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.
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.
If you give people more free time, more disposable income and easier access to the high mountains, it stands to reason they are going to invent all sorts of different ways to amuse themselves on the ice and snow.
So what are the options if there is no snow on the ground, or if you need a quick fix during the summer months, between trips to Les Deux Alpes. Outdoor dry ski slopes have been around for years and have always been very popular, and more recently indoor winter sports centres have been springing up and they can now be found in most regions.
Looking for a ski season adventure but aren't sure where to base yourself? We had a quick pole in the office and came up with a list of our top ten ski destinations complete with reasons for what makes each one so good. We also take a look at some of the less traditional ski destinations.
Find out more about working with your significant other, or friend, as a chalet host couple. We analyse the job from the skills required to the perks on offer.