Ski Jobs in Italy

Italian ski resorts cannot compete with their French neighbours when it comes to scale. But on many other levels, working in Italy is a great idea. Eating and drinking form a large part of any Italian ski holiday, with the apre ski attracting lots of people from nearby towns and cities, so expect plenty of opportunities in catering, as well as chalet and general resort work. If you want to work as an Instructor in Italy, be warned, it is a bit like in France; they have their own standards you have to pass, including language, technical skills, and safety, though perhaps not quite as tough to pass as the French system.


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Ski Resort Manager Jobs

Ski Resort Manager Jobs

location France

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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FEATURED SKI JOBS ITALY


Driver/Maintenance Person

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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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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Ski and Snowboard Instructors

Ski and Snowboard Instructors

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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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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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef

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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Experienced Chalet Hosts

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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Childcare

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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Working a ski season in Italy

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

If you are a British citizen, your employer will apply on your behalf for a visa lasting six months. Once this is granted, you will be able to get an entry visa. You will also be able to apply for residence permit once you arrive in Italy, your employer will help you with this.

Do you have to learn another language:
It would certainly help. Italian is obviously the main language spoken, though it is worth noting that if you are up in the Dolomites, near the Austrian border then German may be almost as widely spoken as Italian.

So you want to work in Italy
Ski resorts in Italy are predominantly found in the north, though there are a few dotted about reaching as far south as the slopes of Mt Etna on Sicily. The northern Italian border is almost ring fenced by high mountains, from the French and Swiss Alps in the North West to the Dolomites and Austrian Alps in the North East. As for the resorts themselves, the main areas you will hear spoken about are Sella Ronda, Aosta Valley in the shadow of Mont Blanc, and Cervinia. And Via Lattea on the French border which includes the resort everyone has heard of, Sestriere - home to world cup races.

So what is it like to live and work in an Italian ski resort?
Skiing and indeed working in Italy is a real treat. The country isn't as attractive to British skiers for some reason. Like beach goers who set up their windbreaks within a few yards of the entrance, you'll find most people content to strap on their ski boots as soon as they hit the Alps, be that in France, Switzerland or Austria. But if you approach from the south then you will find the Italian mountain resorts every bit as impressive. For those of you lucky enough to live and work there for a full season, you may find your wages will go further than they would in other Alpine countries. The cost of living is definitely more favourable. Food, travel, entertainment, accommodation too if it is not already included in your employment package; the average you will spend on the essentials is definitely lower, though watch out for the tourist traps who will gladly exchange huge piles of Euros for less than impressive pizza and birreria.

As for the snow, you will get plenty in places like Cervinia, nestled as they are in the shadow of the high Alps. In the higher resorts the season is usually extended beyond what you would expect, so it is definitely something to consider when you are looking for work. You may squeeze a few extra weeks wages, or indeed get a week or two at the end of the season to spend some quality time on the snow. Expect Italian resorts like Sestriere to be rather more quiet during the week, and busy at weekends when the locals come out to play. As far as scenery goes, the Piedmont and the Aosta Valley are superb places to live and work. In high season the atmosphere is unbeatable - the Italians know how to party with a bit of class and style.