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SEASONAL CHALET HOST JOBS

blue square Ski chalet jobs are a popular way to earn money, experience life in a winter resort, and have great access to skiing and snowboarding during the winter season. There is some hard work involved, and often unsociable hours as you have to be awake before the guests and asleep after they have everything they need, but you should still get enough free time to make the most of the surrounding mountains and snow with many companies giving you plenty of time off to enjoy yourself.

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Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Fish&Pips is a chalet company based in two of the best resorts in the Alps, Meribel and Val d’Isère. We love food and as such are run by foodies, we have written a cookbook and have won awards for our Food!!...

Assistant Chalet Manager

Assistant Chalet Manager

Elysian Collection combines the most exclusive of luxury properties with unsurpassed levels of private service and gourmet cuisine. We are recruiting for the 2015 / 2016 season and are looking for talented individuals to join our team. Apply today for more information.
Assistant Chalet Manager

Talented Chef & Host Couple

Talented Chef & Host Couple

The Alpine Club, now in our 12th year, is a private owner managed company.  We are a family run business with a passion for building unique mountain homes & creating unforgettable holiday experiences in St Martin de Belleville - the jewel of the 3 valleys. 
Talented Chef & Host Couple

Professional Chef / Host Couple

Professional Chef / Host Couple

The overall requirement will be to ensure that guests enjoy their stay with Powder N Shine through being as attentive, professional and engaging as possible at all times without exception. You must have huge attention to details in all areas required to run a chalet – cleaning, service, cuisine et
Professional Chef / Host Couple


Ski Zermatt Host

Ski Zermatt Host

Ski Zermatt is a recruiting for the 2015 / 2016 season. We are looking for hosts who can join our amazing team. If you are interested please send us your CV for more information.
Ski Zermatt Host

Chef/Chalet Host

Chef/Chalet Host

We are a small company and we care about our clients. If you are looking to spend a winter working in Val d’Isere, one of the worlds premier ski resorts and would like to work for a young, lively company, please get in touch!
Chef/Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

2014 saw us shortlisted for the World Snow Awards and we won "Best Tour Operator Innovation" judged by the French Tourist Office and ABTOF. We aim to continue to deliver outstanding family ski holidays where childcare, food and fun are at the top of our agenda.
Chalet Host

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

Chauffeur/Resort Assistant

The Alpine Club is a small, private company. For over 11 years we have been providing bespoke, luxury holidays & have an exceptional reputation as a result of the talented, dedicated, professional & genuinely lovely people who make up The Alpine Club.
Chauffeur/Resort Assistant


Experienced Chalet Hosts

Experienced Chalet Hosts

If you are looking for work this season then we would love to hear from you. Whether you are a Chef, Couple, Host, Bar worker or Manager we will definitely have an opportunity for you this ski season. We work with amazing companies in amazing locations. APPLY TODAY
Experienced Chalet Hosts

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Chalet Host / Couples

Working with Ice and Fire give you the chance to spend a winter season in the amazing La Plagne resort in the French Alps. You'll have lots of time to ski or snowboard during the season, meet friends for life, learn new skills and to live and work in an amazing environment and stunning location.
Chalet Host / Couples

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A small chalet taking a family or two may be run by a couple or a few individuals, in which case you could be tasked with cooking and cleaning and much else besides. If you are interested in taking on a small chalet that involves some cooking, but you haven't got the experience, we'd certainly recommend you think about taking a chalet cookery course.

The staff needed to run a ski chalet will cover a wide range of jobs, including chalet cooks, cleaners, and hospitality or hosts. Chalets vary in size, some catering for just a few people, others for several dozen and the bigger the chalet. The size of the chalet will often determine your job role. The more staff required to run the chalet, the more specialised your task. If the chalet takes a lot of people then they will probably need a dedicated chef with a good degree of previous experience.

Daily life

Starting early in the morning, you may be required to see to breakfast. Holiday makers with a long day on the slopes ahead of them are going to need a lot of fuel so dishing out a few bowls of cocoa pops probably isn't going to cut the mustard. After breakfast you are going to be cleaning and getting ready for the evening meal. If you are working on the catering side you will have to spend some of your time shopping for ingredients, especially with the smaller chalets, you will have to do all the budgeting and shopping to make sure nobody goes hungry. And the last thing you want is a ski chalet full of hungry snowboarders! By evening you will either be serving meals to the guests, clearing up at the end of the meal, and setting your alarm clock for breakfast the following morning.

Changeover days

If you are on the chalet host side of the job, you will have the changeover day to deal with, which means cleaning the chalet from top to bottom, between guests departing and new guests arriving. Unless the company you are working for is quite big, they probably won't have their own reps, so that could be your job too. You may be responsible for meeting guests, driving them back to the resort and getting them settled in the chalet. But other than shopping for supplies and changeover days, you can expect the middle of your day to be mostly leisure time. All we would say is take care if you plan to do some skiing. If we had a pound for every time we had an advertiser call us to re-advertise a vacancy because one of their chalet staff had broken a limb(!)

Ski chalets are often luxurious accommodation and almost always situated in stunning locations - some right on the pistes themselves. It may not always be a well paid job, but with your accommodation and meals taken care of, and a resonable amount of free time compared with some other winter jobs (see our comparison guide), finding employment in a chalet is an understandably appealing way to work a season. So, if you are looking to head to the Alps this winter, you could do worse than get yourself a chalet job. For more options of who is currently recruiting, please view the jobs being offered below.

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