Seasonal Chalet Host Jobs

Ski chalet jobs are a popular way to earn money, experience life in a winter resort, and have great access to skiing and snowboarding during the winter season. There is some hard work involved, and often unsociable hours as you have to be awake before the guests and asleep after they have everything they need, but you should still get enough free time to make the most of the surrounding mountains and snow with many companies giving you plenty of time off to enjoy yourself. Follow this link for a full chalet host job description.

A small chalet taking a family or two may be run by a couple or a few individuals, in which case you could be tasked with cooking and cleaning and much else besides. If you are interested in taking on a small chalet that involves some cooking, but you haven't got the experience, we'd certainly recommend you think about taking a chalet cookery course.

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Chalet Host in Switzerland

Chalet Host in Switzerland

location Switzerland

Join our team of international staff in Switzerland for an incredibly rewarding experience in a beautiful mountain resort. Take on this varied role and enjoy working with an international clientele and benefit from lots of free time for skiing or snowboarding or just experiencing the mountain life.
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Chalet Hosts (French Alps)

Chalet Hosts (French Alps)

location France

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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FEATURED SKI CHALET JOBS


Resort Representative & Flexi-Host

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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Chalet Host in Switzerland

Chalet Host in Switzerland

location Switzerland Saas-Grund & Anzère

Join our team of international staff in Switzerland for an incredibly rewarding experience in a beautiful mountain resort. Take on this varied role and enjoy working with an international clientele and benefit from lots of free time for skiing or snowboarding or just experiencing the mountain life.
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Chalet Hosts (French Alps)

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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MORE SKI SEASON CHALET POSITIONS..


Chalet Managers

Chalet Managers

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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Chalet Hosts

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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Chalet Host Couples (French Alps)

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 Chef

Chalet Chef

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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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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Chalet Host Couple

Chalet Host Couple

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

location France Morzine

Jack & Jill is a small independent chalet company based in Morzine, France and we offer amazing catered chalet holidays to skiers and snowboarders. We're a friendly team and our focus is on providing an exceptional service whilst enjoying what the mountains have to offer.
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The staff needed to run a ski chalet will cover a wide range of jobs, including chalet cooks, cleaners, and hospitality or hosts. Chalets vary in size, some catering for just a few people, others for several dozen and the bigger the chalet. The size of the chalet will often determine your job role. The more staff required to run the chalet, the more specialised your task. If the chalet takes a lot of people then they will probably need a dedicated chef with a good degree of previous experience.

Daily life

Starting early in the morning, you may be required to see to breakfast. Holiday makers with a long day on the slopes ahead of them are going to need a lot of fuel so dishing out a few bowls of cocoa pops probably isn't going to cut the mustard. After breakfast you are going to be cleaning and getting ready for the evening meal. If you are working on the catering side you will have to spend some of your time shopping for ingredients, especially with the smaller chalets, you will have to do all the budgeting and shopping to make sure nobody goes hungry. And the last thing you want is a ski chalet full of hungry snowboarders! By evening you will either be serving meals to the guests, clearing up at the end of the meal, and setting your alarm clock for breakfast the following morning.

Changeover days

If you are on the chalet host side of the job, you will have the changeover day to deal with, which means cleaning the chalet from top to bottom, between guests departing and new guests arriving. Unless the company you are working for is quite big, they probably won't have their own reps, so that could be your job too. You may be responsible for meeting guests, driving them back to the resort and getting them settled in the chalet. But other than shopping for supplies and changeover days, you can expect the middle of your day to be mostly leisure time. All we would say is take care if you plan to do some skiing. If we had a pound for every time we had an advertiser call us to re-advertise a vacancy because one of their chalet staff had broken a limb(!)

Ski chalets are often luxurious accommodation and almost always situated in stunning locations - some right on the pistes themselves. It may not always be a well paid job, but with your accommodation and meals taken care of, and a resonable amount of free time compared with some other winter jobs (see our comparison guide), finding employment in a chalet is an understandably appealing way to work a season. So, if you are looking to head to the Alps this winter, you could do worse than get yourself a chalet job. For more options of who is currently recruiting, please view the jobs being offered below.