Ski Jobs in Austria

As a ski destination, Austria is more popular than you may think. Well known resorts like Kitzbühel and St Anton attract a huge number of tourists each winter season, largely due to the lower cost of living and skiing. Still not quite as popular as France, but definitely starting to improve on tourist numbers, Austria have copied the French trick of combining multiple resorts into huge ski areas which offer more choice and more terrain options. Stand alone resorts still pull in their share of the crowds, especially the good ones like Alpbach, but the linked resorts like area known as the Kitzbühel Alps, or the Gastein Valley are the ones that are attracting people who would otherwise have been compulsive visitors of places like 3 Valleys and Portes du Soleil.


Chalet and Ski Lodge Supervisor

Chalet and Ski Lodge Supervisor


location France & Austria

Do you have a passion for perfection, and the ability to inspire? Assist in leading chalet or ski lodge staff to new heights, supporting the Resort and Chalet or Lodge Managers in training and motivating them from the start to the end of the ski season. Join Skiworld for this winter ski season!
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Chef, Winter Alps

Chef, Winter Alps


location France, Austria

Register your interest Winter 2020/21 Thank you for your interest to work the coming Winter Season 20/21 with Alpine Elements. We ask that you kindly fill in the details requested on the application form and we will be in contact with further details once the Global situation has become clear.
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Chef, Winter Alps

Chef, Winter Alps


location France, Austria Val d'Iserre, Tignes, Meribel, La Tania, Morzine, La Plagne, St Anton

Register your interest Winter 2020/21 Thank you for your interest to work the coming Winter Season 20/21 with Alpine Elements. We ask that you kindly fill in the details requested on the application form and we will be in contact with further details once the Global situation has become clear.
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Ski Nanny

Ski Nanny


location Austria Obergurgl

Providing childcare services to individual families on their ski holiday. While working, the nanny will go to the desired hotel or chalet each day to provide a safe and secure environment, while also providing suitable entertain meant for children aged 3 months and onwards.
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Chalet Assistant

Chalet Assistant


location France & Austria

If you're new to ski seasons or have limited hospitality experience, but you're a real 'people person' with a friendly, happy, energetic personality and a can-do attitude, then this is the ski season job for you!
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Chalet Cooks

Chalet Cooks


location France & Austria Val d'Isere, Tignes, St Anton, Meribel, La Plagne, Val Thorens and more...

If cooking is your strongest suit but you're not looking for an out-and-out 'chef' role, then being a Chalet Cook will be your bread and butter! You'll take responsibility for the kitchen but work with the rest of the team to provide breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal 5 days a week
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Chalet Host Couple

Chalet Host Couple


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

Together you’ll be the heart and soul of a catered chalet, welcoming guests from the moment they step into resort until their holiday comes to an end.
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Area Accountants

Area Accountants


location France, Austria & Switzerland Tignes, St Anton, Val d'Isere, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Alpe d'Huez, Les Deux Alpes and more...

Are you a whizz with numbers and have a passion for powder? Use your skills in finance and get the opportunity to ski daily in your free time! Working alongside the European Finance Manager based in our Bourg Saint Maurice HQ, an Area Accountant is a crucial member of the administration team.
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Ski instructor course in Austria with guaranteed job

Ski instructor course in Austria with guaranteed job


location Austria Kaprun

Gain a Anwarter Level 2 qualification, followed by a guaranteed job in an Austrian ski resort for the ski season. Training for 5 days a week on the slopes, you will gain valuable experience for the following job. Teaching skiers of all ages, you will work for the rest of the ski season.
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Resort Manager, Winter Alps.

Resort Manager, Winter Alps.


location France, Austria Val d'Iserre, Tignes, Meribel, La Tania, La Plagne, Morzine, St Anton

Register your interest Winter 2020/21 Thank you for your interest to work the coming Winter Season 20/21 with Alpine Elements. We ask that you kindly fill in the details requested on the application form and we will be in contact with further details once the Global situation has become clear.
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Chalet Cook

Chalet Cook


location Austria St Michael Im Lungau (Salzburgerland)

Chalet Mur is an owner-run Guest- house in the beautiful Lungau Biosphere area of Austrian Alps. We have 6 guest rooms, all en-suite, and cater for up to 16 guests per week. We are just 1 hour south of Salzburg and have some amazing skiing – on runs over 7km, on our doorstep.
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Kitchen/Night Porters

Kitchen/Night Porters


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val d'Isere or Tignes

The buzz of a busy kitchen, the ultimate team and the chance to work in one of our most sought after resorts… how does that sound? Develop your knowledge in food and hospitality in this varied and fulfilling role based in a Skiworld Lodge in Val d'Isere or Tignes.
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Assistant Resort Manager

Assistant Resort Manager


location France, Austria St Anton

As the Assistant Resort Manager, you will look after all aspects of your guests’ welfare during their holiday and build excellent relationships with them as a confident and helpful person. You will be supporting your Resort Manager and expect a lot of day-to-day variation in this position. The
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts


location France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, Saalbach, Bad Gastein, Wengen/Murren, Baquiera/Beret

If you are looking for a small family run ski holiday company look no further. We love what we do and are looking for staff who share our passion. With nearly 40 years’ experience and 6 resorts across Europe see why we are the industries best kept secret.
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Resort Manager

Resort Manager


location France, Austria Meribel, Courchevel, Val d'Isere, St Anton

Primarily responsible for the management of your resort team (up to 25 members of staff), you are the primary link between the guest and Powder White, ensuring they receive the product in its entirety, dealing with their every request and overseeing the smooth operational running of your resort.
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Bar Manager

Bar Manager


location France Tignes

Live and work in the world-famous ski resort of Tignes this winter! We need an experienced bar manager who is able to work on their own initiative and who possess excellent customer service and communication skills and has experience managing budgets, accounting, and handling cash.
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Resort Management Positions

Resort Management Positions


location France, Italy or Austria Val d'Isere, Courchevel, St Anton, Tignes, Meribel, Ischgl, Cervinia,

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or even looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you
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Resort Host

Resort Host


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

Apply TODAY and join us in the Alps as a Resort Host ("Rep") for this coming 2018/19 ski season. Can you party and problem solve in equal measures? Are you a true people person with a gift for selling and natural gift of the gab? This job's for you.
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Nanny

Nanny


location France, Italy or Austria

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you.
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Santa’s Lapland Positions

Santa’s Lapland Positions


location Finland Lapland

Being part of our Santa's Lapland team is all about having a passion and love for Christmas. It will involve you working alongside the Real Santa Claus in Lapland which is 230km inside the Arctic Circle, his native home. This will require you to adhere to the Santa story at all times.
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Resort Support Positions

Resort Support Positions


location France and Austria Resorts including Val d'Isere, Courchevel, St Anton, Tignes & Meribel

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or even looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you
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Chalet Hosts

Chalet Hosts


location France, Austria & Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

Be the heart and soul of a catered ski chalet! Welcome Skiworld guests from the moment they step into resort until their holiday comes to an end. Preparing breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner 5 days a week, you'll be the true hero of your guests' holidays.
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Chalet Trainers

Chalet Trainers


location France, Austria and Switzerland Bourg, Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

Do you know ski chalets like the back of your hand? Do you want to use your chalet experience to train and inspire new chalet hosts? A Chalet Trainer is a ‘foodie’ person who enjoys sharing their knowledge with budding new hosts, whilst helping to develop and design the menu plan for coming seas
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Resort & transfer driver

Resort & transfer driver


location France Courchevel

We are looking for experienced Drivers to join our small Boutique chalet company based in Courchevel. The duties of a driver role will include: providing in-resort Driving, guest support and local airport transfers.
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Chalet Manager

Chalet Manager


location Austria & France St Anton, Meribel, Courchevel, Val d'Isere

Are you an experienced Chalet Host who is looking for progression and a challenge? We’re looking for energetic and strong individuals with previous catering and/or ski industry/Chalet hosting experience to share their wisdom across our Resort teams. You will assist in providing ongoing trainin
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Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple


location France Three Valleys

Spend the winter in the heart of the Three Valleys running one of our beautiful chalets! We are looking for couples or friends to be part of our small luxury chalet company.
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Chalet Managers

Chalet Managers


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

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?
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Head Chalet Host

Head Chalet Host


location France, Austria Val d'Isere, Tignes, St Anton, Meribel, La Plagne, Val Thorens and more...

If you have a penchant to provide perfect service this could be the alpine job you’ve been waiting for. Manage a large chalet with a close knit team made up of a Chalet Chef and Chalet Assistants, with your role focused on tying together the complete chalet experience for your guests.
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Maintenance People

Maintenance People


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

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.
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Resort Managers

Resort Managers


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

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. The Resort Manager role is highly varied role and would suit a confident, capable person with plenty of ski season experience
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Chalet and Ski Lodge Supervisor

Chalet and Ski Lodge Supervisor


location France & Austria Val d'Isere, Tignes, St Anton, Meribel, La Plagne, Val Thorens and more...

Do you have a passion for perfection, and the ability to inspire? Assist in leading chalet or ski lodge staff to new heights, supporting the Resort and Chalet or Lodge Managers in training and motivating them from the start to the end of the ski season. Join Skiworld for this winter ski season!
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Chefs

Chefs


location France, Austria and Switzerland Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, La Rosiere + more

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.
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Head Chef

Head Chef


location France, Italy or Austria

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or even looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you
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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef


location France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland Various

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 2019/2020 season is now underway.
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Ski Resort Manager Jobs

Ski Resort Manager Jobs


location France Various

We regularly receive jobs for ski resort staff of managerial level. If you have already worked a season and are looking to step up to a more senior role, or if you have management experience in another field, we may have the right job for you!
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Working a ski season in Austria

Do you need a visa: If you are an EU citizen you do not need a visa to work in an Austrian ski resort.

Do you have to learn another language:
Austria's official main language, the one that is taught in schools, is German.
Most people speak this as their first language, but like many other European
countries, English is widely spoken. One thing you will notice if you do decide to work in Austria, is the tourist profile. There are definitely less English people and more Germans and Dutch. Even if you cannot speak German, learning enough to be able to order meals or do your shopping would be a good idea.

So what is it like to live and work in an Austrian ski resort?
In a word, lovely. Austria has a lot going for it, not least the food and friendly welcoming atmosphere. And the fact that you won't feel like you are spending half your wages on food and drink is a big plus. Like all alpine ski resorts, the winter population is a largely cosmopolitan affair, but many of the more popular resorts still manage to hold on to their unique Tyrolean and Alpine charm and 'Austrian-ness', perhaps because they are slightly smaller and less sprawling than the popular French resorts - the resort of Alpbach that we mentioned above is a great example - the kind of place that you could see yourself living all year round, let alone during the winter. Perhaps this is a bit of a generalization and won't be true of all resorts, but many Austrian ski villages seem less commercial than in other parts of the Alps. Of course they exist to make money, but somehow it is not quite so obvious.

What types of work are available?
If you want to work at a resort with a snowboard bias, the main contender has to be the SPC snowboard centre at Mayrhofen, though plenty of other resorts cater to snowboarders and better facilities being added each year. If you want to teach skiing, you are spoilt for choice, though speaking German, while not strictly essential, is recommended. We feature some great teaching courses on this page, with the Austrian Anwärter qualification being highly regarded around the world. Most companies who offer to get you the Anwarter qualification will also improve your language skills - part of the test is German language proficiency, though nothing too difficult. Definitely have a look at the Ski Instructor Academy advert below as they offer a great instructor course with a guaranteed job once you qualify.

Less specialist jobs such as in hotels and chalets are not as easy to find as they once were, with plenty of Austrian nationals more than happy to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into the more menial tasks. There are still opportunities to find work though, especially with UK based tour operators who tend to recruit British staff where possible. If you can speak German, you may be able to contact Austrian companies directly to seek employment, especially towards the end of the summer or right at the start of the season when they may be more receptive, especially as time is running out for them with those more difficult to fill chef and catering roles.

However you decide to get established there, Austria is a great place to start your ski instructor career, or to simply enjoy a winter season with a great atmosphere.