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.
Working in a hospitality role in the mountains is a lively way to spend your ski season. Whether it's working in the kitchen, behind the bar or out front of house, your shifts can leave you plenty of time for hitting the slopes and socialising with your friends in your spare time.
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.
Some people become so completely obsessed with skiing that they give up their job and spend their life savings on living, breathing and learning everything snow.
Chances are you already ski, but there are plenty of people who head to the Alps each year with no previous experience. If that is you then make sure you read this article as it describes nicely that feeling of a first forray on to the white stuff.
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.
Ever wondered what a chalet host really does? Read our detailed guide, covering every aspect of the job, including an hour by hour over view of a typical day in the mountains.