At the end of each ski season, around Easter, lots of companies begin the job of searching for the staff to run their chalets and holidays for the following season. If you get your application in early you improve your chances of getting the best ski season jobs, but don't worry if you have left it late to apply. Signing up staff early is not without its risks and pre or early season drop outs are not uncommon. If you are hoping to work a ski season this year, take a look at the ski jobs below and make sure you get your CV to us so that you can be considered for any last minute opportunities later in the year.
The chalet host is the most popular job available to newcomers. Some chalet owners prefer you to have worked a season already, but plenty will employ you if you have good customer service experience.
Fancy spending six months living and working in a ski resort? If you have a significant other you can still find work as a couple, with one of your doing the cooking and the other acting as host.
Chefs & Catering
Ski companies always struggle to find talented chefs willing to spend a season in resort. As ski wages go, the pay isn't bad, and there is plenty of time to enjoy the perks of the job during the day.
Chefs & Catering
Childcare is a big part of the ski season. Specialist companies offer a sort of nanny service for younger children, allowing parents to get some unhindered time on the piste. Most of these jobs require you are qualified.
With so many people to take care of, the larger ski holiday companies have numerous staff. Skilled managers are required each ski season to make sure everything runs smoothly each day.
The ski rep job involves a lot of running around, epecially on changeover day, but as long as you can handle the stress and pressures, you will also have an awesome season, with plenty of opportunity to ski.
Most bar jobs are advertised locally, with high turnover as people come and go during the season. Some companies do look to keep staff all year and the perks of being bar staff during a ski season do not need spelling out!
Drivers & Maintenance
Harsh winter conditions take their toll on chalets and vehicles. Ski companies often hire a sort of 'handyman' who can take care of running repairs and who can also act as a driver in resort.
Drivers & Maintenance
With lots of holidaymakers and resort staff comes a heap of paperwork. Administration staff are sometimes required in resort, sometimes at head office back in the UK. Click to view our current admin roles.
Well we have some genuinely useful articles which will give you CV advice specific to winter jobs, as well as guides to increasing your salary and getting the jump on your compeition. If you already have a season or two under your belt then you already know how it works and how to get yourself noticed. But if you are fresh from college, or just haven't been out to the slopes before, and don't have any relevant experience or qualifications then you need to think hard about your strategy.
Thankfully every employer will be looking for something different, but even so, if you want to give yourself a fair chance of being called for interview, you might want to read this article.
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As much as we try to make things clear in this article, we would definitely recommend you take official advice on whether or not you need a visa as it would be a shame to get thrown out for working without permission.