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.


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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Resort Assistant/Chauffeur

Resort Assistant/Chauffeur


To provide an effective and comprehensive driving service for all clients, as well as supporting the chalet teams to effectively run their chalet. You will be a regular point of contact for our guests on a daily basis so you must have a passion for providing excellent service.
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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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Receptionist

Receptionist


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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Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassador


Become a ski instructor and work as a brand ambassador this season and we'll give you $1,000 towards your flights and a new GO PRO HERO to take with you. We're looking for brand ambassadors to join us on training course in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and Japan.
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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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Sous Chef - Skibound winter 1819

Sous Chef - Skibound winter 1819


A Winter season with Skibound is like no other. Offering a unique ski experience to budding skiers from all over the world, school and youth groups are at the heart of what we do. You will be based at one of our 5 lively club hotels across three resorts in the French Alps.
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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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Hotel Supervisor - Skibound winter 1819

Hotel Supervisor - Skibound winter 1819


A Winter season with Skibound is like no other. Offering a unique ski experience to budding skiers from all over the world, school and youth groups are at the heart of what we do, You will be based at one of our 5 lively club hotels across three resorts in the French Alps.
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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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Resort Support Team

Resort Support Team


The Resort Support Team role is essential for the smooth running of our resorts and covers a multitude of roles, from Maintenance and Drivers, to Reps and Chalet Assistants.
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Housekeeper

Housekeeper


This is a fantastic opportunity to work overseas as a Housekeeper across our luxurious chalets based within our handpicked European ski resorts. This position will appeal to a strong independent all-rounder that has a passion for cleaning.
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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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Head Chef

Head Chef


If you are a creative chef and want a challenging role which also involves mentoring a junior chef, then look no further. Working in one of our luxury ski chalets in the premier ski resort of St Anton, this is a fantastic chance to create and design new dishes in an exciting environment.
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Chalet Concierge

Chalet Concierge


The Chalet Concierge role is responsible for every aspect of the success of our Alpine Chalets. As a result, the position is very diverse, encompassing guest relations, monitoring standards, logistical arrangements and transfer planning.
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Chalet Host

Chalet Host


This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a premier ski resort as a Chalet Host in one of our luxury ski chalets. The position will appeal to a strong, independent all rounder that has a passion for service and enjoys working closely with guests. You will be working with a professional team in o
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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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Second Chef

Second Chef


This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a leading ski resort as a Second Chef based in one of our luxury ski chalets. At Scott Dunn we are renowned for our high quality cuisine and the development of our chefs is important in order to develop our future chef talent.
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Airport Transfer Reps & Supervisors

Airport Transfer Reps & Supervisors


No Fuss Bus are recruiting weekend transfer reps and supervisors to assist their customers travelling to and from Geneva Airport. Positions are most suitable for people who already have accommodation, or are planning to source accommodation in one of the ski resorts listed.
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Chalet Couple

Chalet Couple


Flexiski are looking for friendly, mature, and passionate couples to work in our fantastic chalets across France & Austria. We provide a high end tailor made service for our customers, providing top quality dishes and excellent above and beyond customer service.
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Resort Assistant/Chauffeur

Resort Assistant/Chauffeur


To provide an effective and comprehensive driving service for all clients, as well as supporting the chalet teams to effectively run their chalet. You will be a regular point of contact for our guests on a daily basis so you must have a passion for providing excellent service.
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Resort Host

Resort Host


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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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.