Absolutely Snow offers catered chalets in the best ski areas in Europe. We look for mature, resourceful chalet staff who are focused upon offering their guests the best chalet holiday ever! Travel out, ski pass, ski hire, great accommodation all included as well competitive wages and 1 day off per week.
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.
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, while 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.
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.
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.
Silver Lining Chalets
We're looking for a mature-minded couple (one chalet chef and one chalet host) to work with us this winter. You'll take responsibility for the day-to-day running of one of our chalets for next season.
We’re a fresh and exciting, independent chalet company based in the Paradiski, with one chalet in La Plagne, and another in Les Arcs. Owned and run by Duncan & Toorna Salmon, we offer friendly,fun and memorable skiing holidays with a real emphasis on genuinely personal and flexible customer service
Ski Morzine Limited
We are looking for a qualified chalet chef in beautiful Morzine to complete our professional resort team this winter. You should have at least 3 year's experience working in a restaurant, hotel or catered chalet environment. The position could also be filled by an experienced chef/host couple.
Ski Blanc are a small, friendly ski company based in Meribel in the 3 Valleys region of the French Alps. For the 2013/14 season they are looking for Chalet Couples with warm and welcoming personalities and professional catering experience to run each of their six chalets. We are a close knit team with
Absolutely Snow offers catered chalets in the best ski areas in Europe. We look for mature, resourceful chalet staff who are focused upon offering their guests the best chalet holiday ever! Travel out, ski pass, ski hire, great accommodation all included as well competitive wages and 1 day off per week
If you're an enthusiastic and professional couple looking to spend the winter in one of the best resorts in France, Come-Ski have the job for you. As a Chalet Couple you will take full management of your chalet, one half of the couple will be a qualified chef and the other an experienced host
Ski-Dazzle are a well known chalet company based in La Tania, France. We require an experienced COUPLE to include a Resort Manager & Handyman/ Driver to help run our chalet operations. We are looking for people who have lots of energy, take pride in their work & have a “nothing is too much trouble” attitude
Exciting opportunity to work in Europe for a Ski Season. The snow is starting to fall and the chalets will soon be entertaining the first guests of the season, but that doesn't mean the chalet owners have all their staff in place. We are looking for couples to act as host/chef for a number of luxury chalets
Reach4theAlps : 1019
Reach4theAlps have the perfect opportunity for a couple/ friends to spend the ski season based in Morzine in the French Alps. We are looking for candidates with outgoing and bubbly personalities to clean our self catered apartments and welcome guests, in return we will provide a central appartment and
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Alp Leisure : 971
Are you a motivated and professional couple with hospitality and chef experience? Alp Leisure operates private luxury chalets, giving guests the freedom to choose how they structure their holidays – including their menus. If going that extra mile is 2nd nature and you are ready to take the next step
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Reach4theAlps : 1017
Les Gets is one of the finest ski resorts in the French Alps, so why not join us for an amazing experience this winter. Here at Reach4theAlps we specialise in winter ski and snowboard holidays, and we're currently looking to recruit Chalet Hosts to run our chalets and provide a high standard of serivce
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