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SKI JOBS IN FRANCE

France has more ski resorts and more opportunities to find the right job, than anywhere else on Earth. While resorts in countries like Canada and the USA are expanding, nowhere yet eclipses France when it comes to choice for winter season workers. Chefs, reps, instructors, childcare; staff are needed in growing numbers.

If you want to work in this country please see the ski jobs in France below for our current vacancies.

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Talented & Professional Chef & Host Couple


Talented & Professional Chef & Host Couple
Ski Company: The Alpine Club
The Alpine Club, now in our 13th year, is a family run business with a passion for building unique mountain homes & creating unforgettable holiday experiences in St Martin de Belleville - the jewel of the 3 valleys.

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Chauffeur/Resort Assistant


Chauffeur/Resort Assistant
Ski Company: The Alpine Club
The Alpine Club is a small, private company. For over 13 years we have been providing bespoke, luxury holidays & have an exceptional reputation as a result of the talented, dedicated, professional & genuinely lovely people who make up The Alpine Club.




Talented & Professional Chef & Host Couple

Talented & Professional Chef & Host Couple

Are you a talented Chef & Host Couple looking to develop your experience & skills running your own luxury mountain home, designing your own fine dining menus, creating unforgettable experiences, whilst working in beautiful surroundings ..... then this is the opportunity for you.
Talented & Professional Chef & Host Couple

Nanny

Nanny

We are looking for individuals who can use their initiative to implement fun activities to ensure that the children are entertained and safe all day. Our staff are polite, professional and confident nannies who can liaise with parents to ensure they have an excellent experience with Little Chicks.
Nanny

Resort Assistant

Resort Assistant

You will be part of a small flexible team and be willing to have a go at anything! Duties include airport transfers, ski school runs, snow clearing, chalet deliveries, routine vehicle maintenance checks, simple DIY jobs, hot tub cleaning and maintenance and assisting other members of staff.
Resort Assistant

Chalet Host / Chalet Couple

Chalet Host / Chalet Couple

You will be required to manage every aspect of running your very own hand-picked chalet for the season, covering catering, housekeeping and customer care duties. You will be empowered to create the home from home, yet slick and professional, environment that we want for all of our guests.
Chalet Host / Chalet Couple


Chalet Head Chef

Chalet Head Chef

Are you an experienced Chef looking for more responsibility and a challenge..? Then this is a great opportunity to combine your love for producing fantastic food whilst skiing in one of the most beautiful locations in Europe.
Chalet Head Chef

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

Chalet Driver/Maintenance

In this role you will be responsible for the repair, upkeep and maintenance of Ice and Fire's properties in La Plagne and Les Coches. You will also drive guests to/from the slopes each morning and afternoon, and get involved in everything from snow clearing to shopping.
Chalet Driver/Maintenance

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2017

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2017

PGL is recruiting PEAK SEASON SKI REPS to accompany our school groups on their ski trips to Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Andorra, Czech Republic, Spain, and USA during the main school February half term and Easter holidays in 2017.
Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2017

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

We are recruiting enthusiastic, dedicated people to work with us on a seasonal or permanent basis. Our mission is simple: to deliver market leading winter holidays, with an intense focus on gastronomic food and a unique wine list.
Chalet Chef


Chef / Host

Chef / Host

Our friendly, warm, home-from-home service is a crucial part of the Meribel Ski Chalets experience for our guests. We are based in central Meribel, right at the heart of the Three Valleys. It’s a firm Alpine favourite with many of our guests, which explains why we see so much repeat custom.
Chef / Host

Chalets Supervisor

Chalets Supervisor

We’re looking for energetic and strong individuals with previous catering and/or ski industry experience to share their wisdom across our Resort teams. You will assist in providing ongoing training, support and guidance to your Chalet Hosts and team as a whole.
Chalets Supervisor

Driver/Maintenance 2016/17

Driver/Maintenance 2016/17

This is an exciting opportunity for a hands on driver who would like to work in a mountain resort. Accommodation and board is at our Club Hotel where you will assist with a team of staff looking after our guests. Your main responsibility is to transport guests to the slopes and for transfers.
Driver/Maintenance 2016/17

Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Primarily responsible for the management of your resort team (perhaps up to 25 members of staff), you are the primary link between guest and Powder White, ensuring they receive the product in its entirety, dealing with their every request and overseeing the smooth operational running of your resort.
Resort Manager


Professional Chef / Host Couple

Professional Chef / Host Couple

The role of Chalet Couple involves making our guests feel as welcome, comfortable and happy as possible within the chalet during their stay with Powder N Shine. Your commitment to high quality service and ensuring a friendly environment for all guests will be at the forefront of your responsibility.
Professional Chef / Host Couple

Hotel Manager/ Assistant Manager

Hotel Manager/ Assistant Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a hands-on manager with previous hotel operations and hospitality management experience. You will have ideally worked in different aspects of the business, driving will invariably be part of your duties and French speakers are highly desirable
Hotel Manager/ Assistant Manager

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

Based in the alps, this role is ideal for someone with an office-based background who loves to ski. The role covers sales, marketing, bookeeping, paperwork and helping guests to plan their holidays before they arrive.
Office Assistant

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

Working for Come-Ski you will be passionate about food and cooking. You will be dedicated to providing a holiday to remember to all guests, by offering an excellent level of service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. You will enjoy working as part of a small team and taking responsibility
Chalet Couple


Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Ski Famille are looking to recruit experienced Managers to lead our resort teams in France. We want individuals who are happy to go the extra mile. Your commitment to high quality service and ensuring a family friendly environment for all guests will be a prime focus.
Resort Manager

Guest Services Executive

Guest Services Executive

As a Guest Services Executive, you will look after all aspects of your guests’ welfare during their holiday and build excellent relationships with them as a confident and helpful person. You will be supporting your Resort Manager and expect a lot of day-to-day variation in this position.
Guest Services Executive

chalet chef

chalet chef

Working for Come Ski you will be passionate about food and cooking. You will be dedicated to providing a holiday to remember to all guests, by offering an excellent level of service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. You will enjoy working as part of a small team and taking responsibility
chalet chef

Chalet Couples - Chef and Host

Chalet Couples - Chef and Host

Working together you will provide breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes and a four course evening meal 6 nights a week. You will be responsible for the cleanliness and tidiness of the chalet, as well as providing excellent customer service to our guests.
Chalet Couples - Chef and Host


Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager 2016/17

Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager 2016/17

We require experienced, mature and hands-on managers with previous hotel operations and hospitality management experience. You will have ideally worked in different aspects of the business, driving will invariably be part of your duties and French speakers are highly desirable
Hotel Manager and Assistant Manager 2016/17

Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

Powder White is looking for a highly competent and skilled trades person to join our Verbier team for the remainder of this Winter. You will work on the front line with our customers; become a highly acclaimed and knowledgeable ambassador for our company.
Maintenance & Logistics Coordinator

Professional Chalet Chef

Professional Chalet Chef

We are looking for highly creative and passionate chefs to help build on our existing reputation as providers of superior quality food and wine with a commitment to high quality service to chef in our chalets that sleep in between 15-18 pax.
Professional Chalet Chef

Experienced Chalet Chef

Experienced Chalet Chef

Ski Famille are looking to recruit experienced Chalet Chef's, to work in our chalets in the French Alps. We want individuals who are happy to go the extra mile. Your commitment to high quality service and ensuring a family friendly environment for all guests will also be a prime focus.
Experienced Chalet Chef


Qualified Childcare Assistant

Qualified Childcare Assistant

Ski Famille nannies are the reason that so many of our guests return year after year. You will be providing stimulating, entertaining and safe activities for children from 4 months to 12 years. Unlike many day nurseries, the children are only there for a week, which means relationships constantly
Qualified Childcare Assistant

Driver/Maintenance Person

Driver/Maintenance Person

This is a very varied role, where you will need to be adaptable and flexible. The Maintenance part of the role is minimal, and the bulk of this will be at the start of the season. Driving duties will be every morning and evening, and most of the day Saturday/Sunday.
Driver/Maintenance Person

Head & Second Chefs Winter 2016/17

Head & Second Chefs Winter 2016/17

We require a Head and Second Chef to work and manage a well-equipped kitchen. The role involves early morning and late afternoon/evening duties giving you the time during the day to ski or board
Head & Second Chefs Winter 2016/17

chalet host

chalet host

Working for Come Ski you will be passionate about offering a five star level of service to clients. You will be dedicated to providing a holiday to remember to all guests, by offering an excellent level of service with a nothing is too much trouble attitude. You will enjoy working as part of a small
chalet host


Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Young, foodie chalet company based in the incredible 3 Valleys, providing really special chalet holidays in delightful St Martin de Belleville. We put a big emphasis on fantastic food and personalised service in truly luxurious chalets, maintaining a professional but unpretentious atmosphere.
Chalet Chef

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

We are a young, foodie chalet company based in the incredible 3 Valleys, providing really special chalet holidays in delightful St Martin de Belleville. We put a big emphasis on fantastic food and personalised service served in an unpretentious atmosphere to create a holiday we would like to go on
Chalet Host

Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

We are a young, foodie chalet company based in the incredible 3 Valleys, providing really special chalet holidays in delightful St Martin de Belleville. We put a big emphasis on fantastic food and personalised service served in an unpretentious atmosphere to create a holiday we would like to go on
Chalet Couple

Chalet Couples

Chalet Couples

If you and your partner or close friend would like the chance to work a ski season as what the ski industry terms a chalet couple, we would love to hear from you.
Chalet Couples


vacancy filled

Chalet Chef

We are looking for a Chalet chef, with relevant catering experience, to replace our chef of the last 5 years. You will be able to work as part of our small team but also resourceful enough to work on your own initiative.
Chalet Chef

vacancy filled

Assistant Transport Manager

A fantastic opportunity to re-locate to the French Alps for someone with a keen interest in transport logistics. This is predominantly a winter and summer administration role with light driving duties whilst the "inter season" is spent on business development, administration and vehicle management.
Assistant Transport Manager

vacancy filled

Ski Resort Manager Jobs

We regularly receive jobs for ski resort staff of managerial level. If you have already worked a season and are looking to step up to a more senior role, or if you have management experience in another field, we may have the right job for you!
Ski Resort Manager Jobs

vacancy filled

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Looking to get paid to teach people how to ski and snowboard this coming winter? At OutdoorJAC we help recruit for multi-resort tour operators and small specialist independent ski holiday companies. Share your CV with us to improve your chances of a job offer!
Ski and Snowboard Instructors


vacancy filled

Experienced Chalet Hosts

We would like to hear from people who have previous experience working as chalet hosts in a winter resort. If you have at least one season under your belt, please get in touch.
Experienced Chalet Hosts

vacancy filled

Ski Chalet Chef

Each year we recruit chefs to work in luxury chalets throughout Europe. And our search for qualified and experienced chefs and chalet cooks to work during the 2014/2015 season is now underway.
Ski Chalet Chef

More vacancies

Looking for something else? We have plenty more jobs awaiting your application.





Working a ski season in France

Do you need a visa: If you are an EU citizen you do not need a visa to work in France.

Do you have to learn French: It would certainly help, though if you are working for a British company, with British guests, you should be able to get by with basic school level French.

So you want to work in France
When it comes to powder, there is no denying that France has it all. In spades. Blessed with a large slab of the European Alps in its back garden, France has created a series of winter playgrounds that attract people from all over the world. We have all heard of the popular resorts, made famous by films and as the winter retreats of the rich and famous, examples include Les Arcs, La Plagne, Meribel, Val d'Isere, Courchevel, Chamonix, Tignes, Val Thorens, the list goes on. And with well over two hundred resorts offering good quality terrain for those of us who like to slide about on snow, it is no wonder that France grabs a huge proportion of market share. What does that mean for us? Plenty of opportunities to work in France during the ski season!

Choosing a resort?
France is probably the obvious choice for most Brits, being easy to get to and having lots of opportunities, but while you may view choosing to spend your winter in the country as a bit of a no brainer, you won't all be lucky enough to choose your resort. In general, the bigger the resort, the more opportunities to find employment. Don't let that put you off though, some of the smallest resorts are also the most charming, and are more likely to have held on to their true alpine character. It all depends on the experience that you are looking for.

If you manage to secure a job with one of the big companies, like Neilson, or Mark Warner, they need staff in lots of different French resorts, and while some may ask your preferred choice, most will send you to where they need you most, so don't automatically think biggest company equals best choice. Alternatively you may have decided that you really want to work in a specific resort and apply for employers solely in that area. This is great if you know where you want to be, and location is one of your biggest criteria. No matter who you apply to, make sure you do your homework on their resorts. If you can talk about the place with some knowledge you are sure to impress at the interview stage.

Types of ski resort jobs
Every resort will have a range of jobs to suit everyone, both with and without previous experience. Obviously, the more qualifications you need, the less competitive the position will be - for example, if we are advertising a position for bar staff in Meribel then we will get thousands of applications, whereas a head chef may get less than ten. The best thing to do is accept that other people are going to apply for 'your job', and concentrate on making your application better than everyone else's. If you are one of the many who like the idea of working in the French Alps for a few months, but you don't really know what type of work you want to do, have a look at the above categories for some good inspiration and insight, or view the links on the right for all current French resort work opportunities for the coming season.

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