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THE SKI REPRESENTATIVE ROLE

blue square If you look at a job description for a ski resort rep role you will see the usual buzz words like committed individual, good communicator, hard working. Of course you need those attributes, but so does anyone else who wishes to gain employment, of any kind. Unfortunately that requirement list, typed out by someone in human resources who has probably never done the job, tells you absolutely nothing about the type of person you need to be to make a good in resort company representative. Here is our description of the ski rep job and we know it is accurate because we've done the job for several seasons.

As a 'rep', you are the person that the tour operator is putting up as the public face of the company. Getting people to the slopes involves a team of people, from those who look after the website, to the person who posts out the tickets. But once in resort, you alone are the company in the eyes of the holiday maker. Needless to say it is a position of real responsibility and you will often come under quite a lot of pressure, but the work can be rewarding too.

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Resort Representative


Resort Representative
Ski Company: Alpine Elements
A Resort Representative is the first point of contact for our customers when they arrive on their holiday, so first impressions are key! You will be at the airport to ensure that the transition to resort is smooth, providing them with a wealth of information and knowledge on the way.

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Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2018


Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2018
Ski Company: PGL
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 2018.




Commis Chef Winter

Commis Chef Winter

Are you a passionate chef looking for the opportunity to escape the UK this winter? Our Equity ClubHotel kitchens cater for large groups of school children, throughout various locations in the stunning French Alps.
Commis Chef Winter

Resort Assistant

Resort Assistant

Being part of a flexible team and happy to give anything a go is an essential part of this role. If you are a person who is a good all rounder willing to go the extra mile and happy to assist your colleagues in all areas of our operation this could be the job for you.
Resort Assistant

Lift Operator

Lift Operator

Join our Powder program for Whistler Blackcomb or Silver Star and spend a season with the Operations team - the best partys on the Mountain! Man the main village Gondola or the high Alpine lifts, the best office in the world. 4 x 8 hour shifts per week - best hours on the Mountain!
Lift Operator

Resort Administrator

Resort Administrator

The Resort Administrator reports to the Resort Planning Manager and he/she will be part of a small team responsible for the administration tasks in connection with operations in resort and for management of our warehouse.
Resort Administrator


Chalet Host for Luxury 5* Chalets

Chalet Host for Luxury 5* Chalets

Avery Crest are looking for Chalet Hosts to work in luxury 5* Chalets in Meribel. You will be working in some of the most desirable chalets in Meribel, in excellent locations. You must be guest focused and passionate about providing 5* levels of service
Chalet Host for Luxury 5* Chalets

Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training with a guarantee instructor job and salary at selected resorts in Japan... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and have a passion for the snow and mountains!
Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

Food and Beverage Manager Winter

Food and Beverage Manager Winter

Is the thought of another grey British winter bringing you down? Do you fancy spending the next 5 months in the beautiful French Alps? Do you have experience managing a team in a busy bar, restaurant or hospitality operation? Then we have the job for you…
Food and Beverage Manager Winter

BASI Ski Instructor Course Level 1 & 2

BASI Ski Instructor Course Level 1 & 2

A comprehensive level 1 & 2 BASI ski instructor course in the greatest resort in the French Alps. With a huge ski area, in the most snow sure area in Europe, there is no greater place to train for your BASI ski instructor qualification.
BASI Ski Instructor Course Level 1 & 2


Operations Supervisor - Skibound Winter 17/18

Operations Supervisor - Skibound Winter 17/18

As a Skibound Operations Supervisor you truly will form a partnership with our Resort Managers, striving for the same goal in creating an excellent experience for our customers and team. You’ll really understand how a Ski operation works and be able to confidently manage, when the going gets tough
Operations Supervisor - Skibound Winter 17/18

Senior Resort Representative

Senior Resort Representative

Reporting to the Area Manager you will ensure the overall smooth running of the resort and be available to answer any questions our guests may have.
Senior Resort Representative

Activity Leader

Activity Leader

Fantastic life and work experience in the beautiful French Alps! You will work within our great childcare clubs where you will provide fun 'winter themed' activities for the children on holiday. We will support you with everything you need to live and work in one of our superb Alpine resorts.
Activity Leader

Ski and snowboard instructor paid internships

Ski and snowboard instructor paid internships

Snow Trainers has teamed up with Coronet Peak to offer you an amazing opportunity to work and train with their legendary ski school. Based in beautiful Queenstown you'll train for your internationally recognised Level 1 & 2 qualifications while gaining valuable work experience at the same time.
Ski and snowboard instructor paid internships


Housekeeper Skibound Winter 17/18

Housekeeper Skibound Winter 17/18

As a housekeeper you will be responsible for making sure nothing is out of place. You’ll be the person who keeps our hotel hosts focused on keeping the hotel looking spotless.
Housekeeper Skibound Winter 17/18

Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

Life on a ski or snowboard internships is pretty sweet! Spend the first 3 weeks training to be a ski or snowboard instructor with some of the top pro-instructors in Canada. At the end of the 3 weeks you'll take you exam and have a guaranteed job with the sports school for the rest of the season.
Ski Instructor / Snowboard Instructor Internship

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

Ski Technician

Ski Technician

Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
Ski Technician


Italian Speaking Ski Technician/Ski Rep

Italian Speaking Ski Technician/Ski Rep

For many of the school children that come on holiday with us at Equity Ski, the Ski techs 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.
Italian Speaking Ski Technician/Ski Rep

Chef de Partie Winter

Chef de Partie Winter

We are looking for chefs to work in our busy ClubHotel kitchens catering for large groups of school children, throughout various locations throughout the stunning French Alps.
Chef de Partie Winter

Santa’s Lapland Positions

Santa’s Lapland Positions

Being part of our Santa's Lapland team is all about having a passion and love for Christmas. It will involve you working alongside the Real Santa Claus in Lapland which is 230km inside the Arctic Circle, his native home.
Santa’s Lapland Positions

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 1-2 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!
Paid Ski Instructor Courses


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

Representatives Manager

Representatives Manager

In our larger ski resorts where we have all three of our ski brands, the Representatives Manager is responsible for operating and managing our repping team in resort to ensure a seamless service for our guests.
Representatives Manager

Resort Representative

Resort Representative

A Resort Representative is the first point of contact for our customers when they arrive on their holiday, so first impressions are key! You will be at the airport to ensure that the transition to resort is smooth, providing them with a wealth of information and knowledge on the way.
Resort Representative

Chalet Supervisor

Chalet Supervisor

The Chalet Supervisor reports to the Resort Manager of La Tania and is responsible for the running of our large 28 bed Chalet Christine, ensuring service levels are delivered to the guests in the correct way and managing and motivating the chalet team.
Chalet Supervisor


Hotel Manager Winter

Hotel Manager Winter

Think you have what it takes to manage one of Equity’s excellent ClubHotel’s in the Alps? With over 80 years in the business we are leaders in the educational travel sector and as such are looking for hotel managers who lead and inspire their teams!
Hotel Manager Winter

Rental Technician

Rental Technician

Assist customers in the selection and fitting of suitable skis and board equipment Boot fitting Ski and Board Tuning Provide market leading customer service
Rental Technician

Resort Manager

Resort Manager

The resort manager is responsible for the overall running of the resort area under his/her control - ensuring all of the chalets operate as they should, managing the staff, local suppliers and being the focal point for the guests to deal with any issues in the chalets and self-catered apartments.
Resort Manager

Chalet Support Couple

Chalet Support Couple

The Chalet Relief Couple are fully trained hosts and their purpose is to provide support in any chalet, often at short notice, in any resort and for whatever reason - temporary replacement of a chalet couple due to injury or sickness or just helping out if a couple are struggling and need extra help
Chalet Support Couple


Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Fantastic Opportunity for a Chauffeur/Resort Assistant with The Alpine Club. If you are looking to develop your skills & experience, working for a small, luxury company that provides unforgettable holiday experiences, this is the opportunity for you.
Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

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Arriving in resort

Your job will start a week or two before the first guests are due to arrive. This is pre-season and you could find it is as busy as it gets, with so much to sort out and arrange before the snow starts falling in earnest and skiers start filling the hotels and chalets. Getting everything organised at this point will save you many headaches later on. If it is your first season, make sure you know where and how to get hold of everything you need. You don't want lots of questions at the arrivals meeting, and not have a clue how to answer them, or for someone to get ill and not know the procedure for getting them the help they will expect from you. Chances are you will be able to speak the language of the country you are working in, as well as English. It isn't always listed as a must have for the position, but someone who does is likely to get the job ahead of you, all things being equal.

Changeover days

Arrival and departure days are often the stuff of nightmares because there can be more problems on this day than any other. It doesn't help that flights often rotate at unsociable hours, so expect an early start, or a late finish, or both! Once you have collected your guests and taken them back to resort, you will show them to their accommodation, hand out lift passes, tell them where to hire their ski or snowboard equipment, and where to get lessons. A lot of people wave to you after the welcome meeting and the next time you see them is on the bus back to the airport at the end of their holiday, but as the local expert, you will make yourself available for any advice or assistance they may need. Perhaps they want to know which restaurant you would recommend, or maybe they have injured themselves and need medical assistance. A rep's work is never done.

Ski Resort Rep Perks

Let's get on to the good bits of the job. A way to top up your salary (which is never going to be as big as it should be considering your position on the front line) is to sell extras. Not every company is the same, but quite often as a rep you will be expected to be a reasonable skier. You certainly won't be taking them anywhere challenging, but you may offer a half day ski safari including a mountain top meal. As well as a commission on each person who signs up to join you, it's almost certainly going to be a free feed. And the same thing goes for a bar crawl. In fact you ability to bring a high rolling hoard of hungry holiday makers into an establishment, could see you on very friendly terms with some of the bar and restaurant owners.

While technically always on call, and there will always be a fair bit of paper work to get through during the week, on the whole you can manage a fair bit of free time, especially on weeks where the guests are less demanding. An opportunity then to make the most of those all season lift passes that the company sorted out for you.

As you will have gathered, it isn't the type of ski job you take if you are looking to do a bit of work to subsidise a winter long party. But in return for working hard to make sure your guests enjoy their time in resort, you will get to meet lots of people, make some valuable contacts, and get the kind of management experience that is going to look fantastic on your CV.

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