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SKI JOBS IN ITALY

blue square Italian ski resorts cannot compete with their French neighbours when it comes to scale. But on many other levels, working in Italy is a great idea. Eating and drinking form a large part of any Italian ski holiday, with the apre ski attracting lots of people from nearby towns and cities, so expect plenty of opportunities in catering, as well as chalet and general resort work. If you want to work as an Instructor in Italy, be warned, it is a bit like in France; they have their own standards you have to pass, including language, technical skills, and safety, though perhaps not quite as tough to pass as the French system.

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Head Chef - Winter 17


Head Chef - Winter 17
Ski Company: Mark Warner
We are actively seeking Head Chefs to come work in our superb chalet hotels located in top European ski resorts.

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Chalet Chef


Chalet Chef
Ski Company: Workaseason
Leading a larger chalet team, providing quality catering Chalet Chef duties will include providing breakfast, afternoon tea and a 4 course evening meal. You will need to be able to manage your stock and budget efficiently, as well as carry out some basic administration.




Head Chef - Winter 17

Head Chef - Winter 17

We are actively seeking Head Chefs to come work in our superb chalet hotels located in top European ski resorts.
Head Chef - Winter 17

ClubHotel Staff Winter

ClubHotel Staff Winter

Had a taste for the hospitality industry and now fancy getting away and giving it a go abroad? Equity have exciting opportunities for motivated, hardworking Hotel Staff throughout the stunning French Alps for the 2017/18 winter season.
ClubHotel Staff Winter

Head Chef

Head Chef

Passionate about all things food? Previous experience of managing a team in a busy kitchen environment and fancy giving it a go abroad? Committed to delivering high quality nutritious dishes? Then Apply Now!
Head Chef

Handy Person/Kitchen Assistant

Handy Person/Kitchen Assistant

One of the key positions in our hotel, a good Handy Person is worth their weight in gold. If you have experience in a Trade- plumbing, electrician, carpentry- or have a lot of experience in maintenance and DIY, then this may be the perfect job for you.
Handy Person/Kitchen Assistant


French Speaking Ski Resort Representative/Technician Winter

French Speaking Ski Resort Representative/Technician Winter

For many of the school children that come on holiday with us at Equity Ski, the Ski Reps ARE their holiday. You are the one that greets them at the airport, organises all their ski hire, lift passes, ski lessons and all their fun activities after skiing like ice skating, bowling or running a quiz!
French Speaking Ski Resort Representative/Technician Winter

Maintenance Assistant Winter

Maintenance Assistant Winter

One of the key positions in our hotel, a good Maintenance Assistant is worth their weight in gold. If you have experience in a Trade- plumbing, electrician, carpentry- or have a lot of experience in maintenance and DIY, then this may be the perfect job for you.
Maintenance Assistant Winter

Nanny

Nanny

As a Nanny you will be responsible for providing excellent care for children aged from 17 weeks - 40 months. You must ensure a safe, stimulating and activity packed environment is maintained for the children in your care. You will be the primary worker for children each week which involves taking
Nanny

Ski Technician Winter 17/18

Ski Technician Winter 17/18

By far one of the best jobs available in the Alps, we’re recruiting for the highly sought after position of Ski Technician to manage our in-house ski hire in our hotels.
Ski Technician Winter 17/18


Deputy Manager Winter

Deputy Manager Winter

Think you have what it takes to help manage one of the company’s excellent Equity Clubs in the Alps? This job would suit someone keen to progress in hospitality management and is looking for their next step up, or doing a similar job to where they are at present but doing it in a new country!
Deputy Manager Winter

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

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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

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


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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 2016/2017 season is now underway.
Ski Chalet Chef

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Working a ski season in Italy

Do you need a visa: Being a British citizen, and therefore an EU citizen, you do
not need a visa to work in Italy.

Do you have to learn another language:
It would certainly help. Italian is obviously the main language spoken, though it is
worth noting that if you are up in the Dolomites, near the Austrian border then
German may be almost as widely spoken as Italian.

So you want to work in Italy
Ski resorts in Italy are predominantly found in the north, though there are a few dotted about reaching as far south as the slopes of Mt Etna on Sicily. The northern Italian border is almost ring fenced by high mountains, from the French and Swiss Alps in the North West to the Dolomites and Austrian Alps in the North East. As for the resorts themselves, the main areas you will hear spoken about are Sella Ronda, Aosta Valley in the shadow of Mont Blanc, and Cervinia. And Via Lattea on the French border which includes the resort everyone has heard of, Sestriere - home to world cup races.

So what is it like to live and work in an Italian ski resort?
Skiing and indeed working in Italy is a real treat. The country isn't as attractive to British skiers for some reason. Like beach goers who set up their windbreaks within a few yards of the entrance, you'll find most people content to strap on their ski boots as soon as they hit the Alps, be that in France, Switzerland or Austria. But if you approach from the south then you will find the Italian mountain resorts every bit as impressive. For those of you lucky enough to live and work there for a full season, you may find your wages will go further than they would in other Alpine countries. The cost of living is definitely more favourable. Food, travel, entertainment, accommodation too if it is not already included in your employment package; the average you will spend on the essentials is definitely lower, though watch out for the tourist traps who will gladly exchange huge piles of Euros for less than impressive pizza and birreria.

As for the snow, you will get plenty in places like Cervinia, nestled as they are in the shadow of the high Alps. In the higher resorts the season is usually extended beyond what you would expect, so it is definitely something to consider when you are looking for work. You may squeeze a few extra weeks wages, or indeed get a week or two at the end of the season to spend some quality time on the snow. Expect Italian resorts like Sestriere to be rather more quiet during the week, and busy at weekends when the locals come out to play. As far as scenery goes, the Piedmont and the Aosta Valley are superb places to live and work. In high season the atmosphere is unbeatable - the Italians know how to party with a bit of class and style.

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