Ski Chalet Chef and Catering Jobs

France has more ski resorts and more opportunities to find the right job, than anywhere else on Earth. While resorts in countries like Canada and the USA are expanding, nowhere yet eclipses France when it comes to choice for winter season workers. Chefs, reps, instructors, childcare; staff are needed in growing numbers.

If you want to work in this country please see the ski jobs in France below for our current vacancies.


snow splat POPULAR SKI JOBS IN FRANCE

Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef

location France

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 coming season is now underway.
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Childcare

Childcare

location Europe

Fancy spending your winter living in a ski resort? We are looking for qualified childcare staff who have a great work ethic and fun and engaging personality.
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OUR FEATURED JOBS


Chalet Host

Chalet Host

snowflake Catering Chalet Staff Resort Jobs Chalet Couples
location France La Tania, Courchevel & Meribel

We are a small luxury chalet company with 14 chalets in the resorts of La Tania/ Courchevel and Meribel in the Three Valleys ski area in France, we are lucky to have a high level or returning staff each season and we hope this reflects our quality of package offered to our team. We employ experience
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Resort Representative & Flexi-Host

snowflake Drivers Maintenance Chalet Staff Resort Jobs
location France Rhône-Alpes

The Resort Representative & Flexi-Host position is a hands-on role combining chalet hosting with enhancing our guest experience and assisting the Resort Manager. Applications now open for the Winter 24/25 season, based in the French Alps!
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Maintenance People

snowflake Drivers Maintenance
location France and Austria Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel + 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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CURRENTLY RECRUITING


Resort & transfer driver

Resort & transfer driver

snowflake Drivers Maintenance
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 Chef

Chalet Chef

snowflake Catering Chalet Couples
location France Courchevel, Les Trois Vallees

Are you either someone with plenty of cooking experience or a qualified chef? We are a small, fun and fabulous ski company in the outstanding ski resort of Courchevel Le Praz. Would you like to utilise your hospitality skills whilst working in one of our 5 chalets in the 3 Valleys.
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Chalet Host Couple

Chalet Host Couple

snowflake Chalet Staff Chalet Couples
location France and Austria Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel + 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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Chalet Hosts (French Alps)

snowflake Catering Chalet Staff Chalet Couples
location France Rhône-Alpes

Across our portfolio of properties in Morzine, Courchevel/La Tania and La Plagne, our chalet hosts are responsible for providing our guests with a great catering experience, a clean and comfortable chalet and a wealth of knowledge about the resort. Applications now open for the Winter 24/25 season!
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Chalet Managers

Chalet Managers

snowflake Chalet Staff Management
location France and Austria Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel + 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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Experienced Chalet Hosts

snowflake Chalet Staff
location France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland Various

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.
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Chalet Chef

Chalet Chef

snowflake Catering Chalet Staff Chalet Couples
location France La Tania, Courchevel & Meribel

We are looking for talented Chefs to join our small team and spend this winter in one of our Boutique Ski chalets in the 3 Valleys, France. Our chefs have two full days off per week, cooking breakfast, afternoon tea & dinners only !
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Resort Managers (French Alps)

snowflake Management
location France French Alps

Our Resort Managers are required to effectively manage the hosting team, develop & maintain supplier relationships and deliver the highest standard of customer service to ensure our guests have a great holiday! Applications are open for positions in La Tania & Courchevel Le Praz, and La Plagne.
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Ski Resort Manager Jobs

snowflake Management
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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Driver/Maintenance Person

snowflake Drivers Maintenance
location France, Italy, etc Various ski resorts

We are looking for qualified and experienced drivers, and maintenance people, to help maintain chalet for the coming winter season.
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Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple

snowflake Catering Chalet Staff Chalet Couples
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. Applicants must be legal to work in France
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Chalet Couples

snowflake Chalet Couples
location France Various

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.
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Childcare

Childcare

snowflake Childcare
location Europe Europe

Fancy spending your winter living in a ski resort? We are looking for qualified childcare staff who have a great work ethic and fun and engaging personality.
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Resort Managers

Resort Managers

snowflake Hospitality Management
location France and Austria Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel + 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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Chef Couple Chalet Manager

snowflake Chalet Staff Chalet Couples
location France Val d'Isère

BELVAL is an owner-run ski chalet company, operating for the seventh year, two of the most luxurious chalets in VAL D’ISERE France. We are ski-in, ski-out. We have hammam, wi-fi, large screen home cinema, whole house stereo, extraordinary view over Val d’Isère, etc…
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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef

snowflake Catering Hospitality
location France 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 coming season is now underway.
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Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

Chalet Couple (professional chef & host)

snowflake Chalet Couples
location France La Plagne

Now in our 16th season, Alpine365 is an award-winning, friendly, independent chalet company with 5 lovely chalets in La Plagne. We're looking for chalet couples for Winter 2023/24 - one of you is a professional chef with restaurant experience; the other a welcoming, experienced host.
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Chalet Host Couples (French Alps)

snowflake Catering Chalet Staff Chalet Couples
location France Morzine

Our chalet couples host our larger 14-16 person chalets. The role is an all-round chalet hosting role shared between the two of you, and includes preparing & serving delicious homemade meals, housekeeping and providing an excellent guest experience.
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Chalet Hosts

snowflake Chalet Staff
location France & Austria Val Thorens, Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel + more

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. Just imagine living and working in one of the top snow-sure ski resorts in the Alps, where you can ski or snowboard almost every day of the week!
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Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

snowflake Ski Instructor Snowboard Instructor
location France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland Various

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!
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Working a ski season in France

Do you need a visa: If you are an EU citizen you do not need a visa to work in France. If you are a British citizen you no longer have a right to work in the Alps.

Some companies will assist you in getting permission to work in the EU. They will apply for your work permit and once that is approved, they will assist you in applying for your long stay visa. Visa's last 3 months, but once you are in France, you can apply for an extension that will allow you to work for the full duration of the ski season.

Do you have to learn French: It would certainly help, though if you are working for a British company, with British guests, you should be able to get by with basic school level French.

So you want to work in France
When it comes to powder, there is no denying that France has it all. In spades. Blessed with a large slab of the European Alps in its back garden, France has created a series of winter playgrounds that attract people from all over the world. We have all heard of the popular resorts, made famous by films and as the winter retreats of the rich and famous, examples include Les Arcs, La Plagne, Meribel, Val d'Isere, Courchevel, Chamonix, Tignes, Val Thorens, the list goes on. And with well over two hundred resorts offering good quality terrain for those of us who like to slide about on snow, it is no wonder that France grabs a huge proportion of market share. What does that mean for us? Plenty of opportunities to work in France during the ski season!

Choosing a resort?
France is probably the obvious choice for most Brits, being easy to get to and having lots of opportunities, but while you may view choosing to spend your winter in the country as a bit of a no brainer, you won't all be lucky enough to choose your resort. In general, the bigger the resort, the more opportunities to find employment. Don't let that put you off though, some of the smallest resorts are also the most charming, and are more likely to have held on to their true alpine character. It all depends on the experience that you are looking for.

If you manage to secure a job with one of the big companies, like Neilson, or Mark Warner, they need staff in lots of different French resorts, and while some may ask your preferred choice, most will send you to where they need you most, so don't automatically think biggest company equals best choice. Alternatively you may have decided that you really want to work in a specific resort and apply for employers solely in that area. This is great if you know where you want to be, and location is one of your biggest criteria. No matter who you apply to, make sure you do your homework on their resorts. If you can talk about the place with some knowledge you are sure to impress at the interview stage.

Types of ski resort jobs
Every resort will have a range of jobs to suit everyone, both with and without previous experience. Obviously, the more qualifications you need, the less competitive the position will be - for example, if we are advertising a position for bar staff in Meribel then we will get thousands of applications, whereas a head chef may get less than ten. The best thing to do is accept that other people are going to apply for 'your job', and concentrate on making your application better than everyone else's. If you are one of the many who like the idea of working in the French Alps for a few months, but you don't really know what type of work you want to do, have a look at the above categories for some good inspiration and insight, or view the links on the right for all current French resort work opportunities for the coming season.