The ski representative role

If you look at a job description for a ski resort rep role you will see the usual buzz words like committed individual, good communicator, hard working. Of course you need those attributes, but so does anyone else who wishes to gain employment, of any kind. Unfortunately that requirement list, typed out by someone in human resources who has probably never done the job, tells you absolutely nothing about the type of person you need to be to make a good in resort company representative. Here is our description of the ski rep job and we know it is accurate because we've done the job for several seasons.

As a 'rep', you are the person that the tour operator is putting up as the public face of the company. Getting people to the slopes involves a team of people, from those who look after the website, to the person who posts out the tickets. But once in resort, you alone are the company in the eyes of the holiday maker. Needless to say it is a position of real responsibility and you will often come under quite a lot of pressure, but the work can be rewarding too.


Area Accountants

Area Accountants


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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Driver

Driver


This position is at the forefront of the clients holiday. Providing a day driver service 3 days a week, with one transfer day at the weekend. This position allows you to have 3 days off a week.
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Chalet Driver/Maintenance

Chalet Driver/Maintenance


Working across all three chalets the resort rep is an indispensable part of the team; responsible for ensuring that the guests have a great holiday.
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Area Accountants

Area Accountants


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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Multi-role Summer job in the alps

Multi-role Summer job in the alps


Spend this June, July & August working in the French Alps! Peak Adventures (Ski Peak in the winter) are the specialist holiday operator in Vaujany. Operating luxurious catered and self catered chalets. We are a small family run company currently hiring for a multi-role position for the summer
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Ski Rep

Ski Rep


PGL is recruiting SKI REPS to accompany our school groups on their ski trips to Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Andorra, Czech Republic, Spain, and USA.
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Ski Season Job Package  in New Zealand

Ski Season Job Package in New Zealand


We’re looking for ambitious and hardworking individuals who are looking to spend an incredible winter ski season down under in New Zealand! There are a variety of hospitality roles available, of which you will need to be available from at least June-Sept. Perks also include a season ski pass!
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Driver

Driver


This position is at the forefront of the clients holiday. Providing a day driver service 3 days a week, with one transfer day at the weekend. This position allows you to have 3 days off a week.
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Experienced Chef

Experienced Chef


Spend this winter working in the French Alps! Ski Peak are the specialist holiday operator in Vaujany, operating luxurious catered chalets. We are a small family run company currently hiring for an experienced chef as we pride ourselves on the level cuisine we provide. No 'chalet hosts' here
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Administrator needed for fun ski season in Megeve

Administrator needed for fun ski season in Megeve


Small, family run ski company looking for an excellent administrator to work with our resort manager in Megeve making sure everything runs smoothly. A fun & interesting job with lots of free time to ski and a chance to really see how a ski company works. Must have excellent organisational skills.
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Housekeeping, breakfast, bar

Housekeeping, breakfast, bar


Using initiative and flexibility candidates will manage breakfast service in the restaurant, bedroom changeovers, day to day cleaning, presentation of communal areas and preparation of the property to the highest possible level to ensure guest satisfaction and happiness.
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Chalet Manager for fun ski season in Megeve

Chalet Manager for fun ski season in Megeve


We are a family run company looking for a great chalet manager to join our friendly team in Megeve for a fun ski season. You need to have good management skills and great customer service as we want both our guests and staff to have a wonderful time with us and we hope you will too!
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Receptionist (French Speaking)

Receptionist (French Speaking)


Meticulous in detail and presentation, our Hotel Reception team are customer facing ambassadors who use initiative and flexibility to best manage a lot of the day to day operations of the hotel and make our guests experience the ultimate in relaxation and enjoyment.
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Resort Management Positions

Resort Management Positions


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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Senior Resort Representative

Senior Resort Representative


Reporting to the Area Manager you will ensure the overall smooth running of the resort and be available to answer any questions our guests may have.
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Resort Assistant

Resort Assistant


Being part of a flexible team and happy to give anything a go is an essential part of this role. If you are a person who is a good all rounder willing to go the extra mile and happy to assist your colleagues in all areas of our operation this could be the job for you.
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Operations Executive

Operations Executive


Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
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Ski Technician

Ski Technician


Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks.
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Santa’s Lapland Positions

Santa’s Lapland Positions


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 Representative

Resort Representative


A Resort Representative is the first point of contact for our customers when they arrive on their holiday, so first impressions are key! You will be at the airport to ensure that the transition to resort is smooth, providing them with a wealth of information and knowledge on the way.
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Deputy resort manager/maintenance needed for super ski season

Deputy resort manager/maintenance needed for super ski season


We're looking for a maintenance person with management experience able to step up to be our resort manager's second in command in beautiful Megeve. We could make this a permanent role if things work out. So, please do come and join our wonderful team for a fun ski season!
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Arriving in resort

Your job will start a week or two before the first guests are due to arrive. This is pre-season and you could find it is as busy as it gets, with so much to sort out and arrange before the snow starts falling in earnest and skiers start filling the hotels and chalets. Getting everything organised at this point will save you many headaches later on. If it is your first season, make sure you know where and how to get hold of everything you need. You don't want lots of questions at the arrivals meeting, and not have a clue how to answer them, or for someone to get ill and not know the procedure for getting them the help they will expect from you. Chances are you will be able to speak the language of the country you are working in, as well as English. It isn't always listed as a must have for the position, but someone who does is likely to get the job ahead of you, all things being equal.

Changeover days

Arrival and departure days are often the stuff of nightmares because there can be more problems on this day than any other. It doesn't help that flights often rotate at unsociable hours, so expect an early start, or a late finish, or both! Once you have collected your guests and taken them back to resort, you will show them to their accommodation, hand out lift passes, tell them where to hire their ski or snowboard equipment, and where to get lessons. A lot of people wave to you after the welcome meeting and the next time you see them is on the bus back to the airport at the end of their holiday, but as the local expert, you will make yourself available for any advice or assistance they may need. Perhaps they want to know which restaurant you would recommend, or maybe they have injured themselves and need medical assistance. A rep's work is never done.

Ski Resort Rep Perks

Let's get on to the good bits of the job. A way to top up your salary (which is never going to be as big as it should be considering your position on the front line) is to sell extras. Not every company is the same, but quite often as a rep you will be expected to be a reasonable skier. You certainly won't be taking them anywhere challenging, but you may offer a half day ski safari including a mountain top meal. As well as a commission on each person who signs up to join you, it's almost certainly going to be a free feed. And the same thing goes for a bar crawl. In fact you ability to bring a high rolling hoard of hungry holiday makers into an establishment, could see you on very friendly terms with some of the bar and restaurant owners.

While technically always on call, and there will always be a fair bit of paper work to get through during the week, on the whole you can manage a fair bit of free time, especially on weeks where the guests are less demanding. An opportunity then to make the most of those all season lift passes that the company sorted out for you.

As you will have gathered, it isn't the type of ski job you take if you are looking to do a bit of work to subsidise a winter long party. But in return for working hard to make sure your guests enjoy their time in resort, you will get to meet lots of people, make some valuable contacts, and get the kind of management experience that is going to look fantastic on your CV.