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SKI JOBS IN SWITZERLAND

blue square Job opportunities exist in bars and restaurants, as well as in chalets and on the slopes. Resorts are often English speaking, though there are plenty of German, French and Italian speakers in this multi lingual country. In some respects, finding work as a ski instructor may not be quite as difficult as in other countries, as traditionally people always seemed to place France as their first choice. This trend is definitely changing though and Switzerland is now high on the list of places to work a ski season for many professionals.

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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification
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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification
Ski Company: EA Ski and Snowboard
Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training with a guaranteed instructing job at over 29 resorts in over 5 countries! Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and have a passion for the snow and mountains!

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Gap Year Snow Jobs
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Gap Year Snow Jobs
Ski Company: EA Ski and Snowboard
Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training and a guaranteed instructing job... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable with a passion for the mountains.




Instructor Training + guaranteed job

Instructor Training + guaranteed job

Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 29 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offer selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!
Instructor Training + guaranteed job

Nanny

Nanny

Petit Verbier are looking for fun and experienced nannies to join their team. Working with different families each week you will be there to make sure the children have a fantastic holiday too!
Nanny

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2018

Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2018

PGL is recruiting PEAK SEASON SKI REPS to accompany our school groups on their ski trips to Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Andorra, Czech Republic, Spain, and USA during the main school February half term and Easter holidays in 2018.
Peak Season Ski Rep - Recruiting for 2018

Chalet Trainer

Chalet Trainer

Do you know your way around a chalet? Do you want to use your chalet experience to train and inspire new chalet hosts? This role is for a foodie person who enjoys getting the best out of future chalet hosts, whilst helping to develop and design the menu plans for future seasons.
Chalet Trainer


Resort Manager

Resort Manager

Are you a logical leader, ultimately unflappable and daringly dynamic? It’s time to step up… take on the ultimate resort role which is as rewarding as it is challenging.
Resort Manager

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

A perfect opportunity for an experienced or recently qualified chef to run their own kitchen in our fantastic chalet hotels, in top class ski resorts catering for between 22-26 guests evening meal only as we do not provide lunch for our guests,leaving plenty of time for skiing or boarding.
Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chalet Manager

Chalet Manager

Is your love for food and service unrivalled? Do you know your pâté from your parfait? Do you have real enthusiasm and determination to deliver the highest of standards and are able to inspire and lead a team of hosts to do the same?
Chalet Manager

Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training with a guaranteed instructing job at over 29 resorts in over 5 countries! Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and have a passion for the snow and mountains!
Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification


Resort Host

Resort Host

Can you party and problem solve in equal measures? Are you a true people person with a natural gift of the gab? Set the scene of your guest’s holiday, being their ‘go to’ friendly face in resort and blow their holiday expectations out of the water!
Resort Host

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses

We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 1-2 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!
Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Chalet Supervisor

Chalet Supervisor

Do you have a passion for perfection, and the ability to inspire? Assist with leading resort chalet staff to new heights, supporting the Resort and Chalet Manager in training and motivating them from the start to the end of the season.
Chalet Supervisor

Maintenance Driver

Maintenance Driver

All the gears and all the ideas! If you are a dab hand with a screwdriver steer the way into your mountain career, dividing your time between taking care of in-resort guest transportation and maintain our pride and joy- chalets.
Maintenance Driver


Chef

Chef

Fanatical about food, and a presentation perfectionist? Here is the chance to put your culinary prowess to practice, whilst living and working in a place that dreams are made of! Be an integral part of a kitchen team in the Skiworld Lodge, tantalising the taste buds of our guests.
Chef

Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

Do you aspire to be a canapé connoisseur with a cooking style that goes the extra mile? If you have an appetite for producing both excellent food and service this could be the mountain job for you! Work as part of a close knit team and take your passion for cooking to the next level!
Chalet Chef

Chalet Host

Chalet Host

Picture this... fire crackling, starters sizzling, glasses clinking. Not your average office. Be the heart and soul of a chalet, welcoming guests from the moment they step into resort until their holiday comes to an end.
Chalet Host

Chalet Couples

Chalet Couples

If you and your partner or close friend would like the chance to work a ski season as what the ski industry terms a chalet couple, we would love to hear from you.
Chalet Couples


Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Looking to get paid to teach people how to ski and snowboard this coming winter? At OutdoorJAC we help recruit for multi-resort tour operators and small specialist independent ski holiday companies. Share your CV with us to improve your chances of a job offer!
Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef

Each year we recruit chefs to work in luxury chalets throughout Europe. And our search for qualified and experienced chefs and chalet cooks to work during the 2016/2017 season is now underway.
Ski Chalet Chef

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Experienced Chalet Hosts

We would like to hear from people who have previous experience working as chalet hosts in a winter resort. If you have at least one season under your belt, please get in touch.
Experienced Chalet Hosts

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Working a ski season in Switzerland

Do you need a visa: If you are an EU citizen you only need a valid passport or
Identity Card to work in a Swiss ski resort. A valid contract of employment will
give you the right to live and work in the country.

Do you have to learn another language: Switzerland is sandwiched between France, Austria, Germany and Italy, and depending upon which part of the country you are in, the language will change accordingly. The majority speak German, with French the next most common in terms of numbers. English is widely spoken, or at least understood, and you will certainly get by with English and some understanding of basic German and or French.

So you want to work in Switzerland
Can't say we blame you. Switzerland and skiing go together like toast and jam. Looking at a terrain map of the country you cannot fail to notice that half of the territory is a giant snow paradise, any sensible country would build lots of world class ski resorts, and this is precisely what Switzerland has done.

Switzerland has an average income that leaves France, Italy and Germany in the shade, so expect excellent facilities at many resorts as no expense is spared to create some first class resorts that really compliment the excellent snowfall enjoyed in the Swiss Alps year after year. Switzerland really does have some of the best resorts and snow conditions in Europe and working a season here is an experience you won't want to miss. The mountains are huge with plenty over four thousand meters, the glaciers are huge offering year round skiing in some resorts, and the manicured towns and villages make living in Switzerland feel like living on a movie set.

When the snow is falling, the country sometimes feels like one giant ski resort. The locals usually spend their weekends on the smaller and quieter slopes, while the tourists make the most of the mega resorts like Verbier, Zermatt and Crans-Montana. If you don't get the choice on where you want to work then it really doesn't matter; it's all good. Lifts, funiculars, buses and train are all super efficient and link most resorts to their neighbours.

So what is it like to live and work in a Swiss ski resort?
The company you work for may include accommodation as part of the employment package. If they do not, make sure you do some good research into the cost of living as you may find your wage does not go as far as it would in the UK. While it is perfectly possible to live and work in Switzerland on a ski season salary, especially outside the cities of Geneva and Zurich, prices do tend to be quite high, so be prepared. Fortunately, companies are well aware of this and so the wages they offer can be relatively generous to compensate for the cost of living.

With resorts at higher altitudes than many others in Europe, and being in glacier territory at the heart of the Alps, you may find you get a longer season, which means more money and more skiing time. Final tip, remember to take Golden Syrup and Marmite with you - Switzerland may be a dream destination to live and work, but they don't get everything right.

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