Ski Jobs in Switzerland

Job opportunities exist in bars and restaurants, as well as in chalets and on the slopes. Resorts are often English speaking, though there are plenty of German, French and Italian speakers in this multi lingual country. In some respects, finding work as a ski instructor may not be quite as difficult as in other countries, as traditionally people always seemed to place France as their first choice. This trend is definitely changing though and Switzerland is now high on the list of places to work a ski season for many professionals.


POPULAR SKI JOBS IN SWITZERLAND


Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included

Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice? Fast track your instructor career with EA Ski & Snowboard.
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

location France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain

If you are looking for a small family run ski holiday company look no further. We love what we do and are looking for staff who share our passion. With nearly 40 years’ experience and 6 resorts across Europe see why we are the industries best kept secret.
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FEATURED SKI JOBS SWITZERLAND


Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2020. Receive world-class training, gain internationally-recognised qualifications and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice.
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Brand Ambassador

Brand Ambassador

location Japan, Canada, New Zealand, USA and Switzerland Hakuba, Niseko, British Columbia, Verbier, Queenstown, Lake Tahoe


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Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

Become a qualified ski instructor - Train, qualify and work all in one season

location Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland

Do you want a career that will take you across the globe? Do you want to live and work in the world's top ski destinations? Become a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard and fast-track your career in the snow industry. Choose from 26 resorts across five countries.
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Ski & Snowboard Instructors in Switzerland

Ski & Snowboard Instructors in Switzerland

location Switzerland Saas-Fee, Nendaz & 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, gain teaching experience and be a part of mountain life in a Swiss ski resort.
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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth

Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Switzerland

EA Ski & Snowboard are the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor internships. Turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career. Receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer - all in one season.
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

location France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, Saalbach, Bad Gastein, Wengen/Murren, Baquiera/Beret

If you are looking for a small family run ski holiday company look no further. We love what we do and are looking for staff who share our passion. With nearly 40 years’ experience and 6 resorts across Europe see why we are the industries best kept secret.
Details & Apply..

Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included

Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included

location Japan, Canada, USA, New Zealand or Switzerland

Want to turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification and get a guaranteed paid job offer at the ski resort of your choice? Fast track your instructor career with EA Ski & Snowboard.
Details & Apply..

Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef

location France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland 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 2019/2020 season is now underway.
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Working a ski season in Switzerland

Do you need a visa: If you are an EU citizen you only need a valid passport or
Identity Card to work in a Swiss ski resort. A valid contract of employment will
give you the right to live and work in the country.

Do you have to learn another language: Switzerland is sandwiched between France, Austria, Germany and Italy, and depending upon which part of the country you are in, the language will change accordingly. The majority speak German, with French the next most common in terms of numbers. English is widely spoken, or at least understood, and you will certainly get by with English and some understanding of basic German and or French.

So you want to work in Switzerland
Can't say we blame you. Switzerland and skiing go together like toast and jam. Looking at a terrain map of the country you cannot fail to notice that half of the territory is a giant snow paradise, any sensible country would build lots of world class ski resorts, and this is precisely what Switzerland has done.

Switzerland has an average income that leaves France, Italy and Germany in the shade, so expect excellent facilities at many resorts as no expense is spared to create some first class resorts that really compliment the excellent snowfall enjoyed in the Swiss Alps year after year. Switzerland really does have some of the best resorts and snow conditions in Europe and working a season here is an experience you won't want to miss. The mountains are huge with plenty over four thousand meters, the glaciers are huge offering year round skiing in some resorts, and the manicured towns and villages make living in Switzerland feel like living on a movie set.

When the snow is falling, the country sometimes feels like one giant ski resort. The locals usually spend their weekends on the smaller and quieter slopes, while the tourists make the most of the mega resorts like Verbier, Zermatt and Crans-Montana. If you don't get the choice on where you want to work then it really doesn't matter; it's all good. Lifts, funiculars, buses and train are all super efficient and link most resorts to their neighbours.

So what is it like to live and work in a Swiss ski resort?
The company you work for may include accommodation as part of the employment package. If they do not, make sure you do some good research into the cost of living as you may find your wage does not go as far as it would in the UK. While it is perfectly possible to live and work in Switzerland on a ski season salary, especially outside the cities of Geneva and Zurich, prices do tend to be quite high, so be prepared. Fortunately, companies are well aware of this and so the wages they offer can be relatively generous to compensate for the cost of living.

With resorts at higher altitudes than many others in Europe, and being in glacier territory at the heart of the Alps, you may find you get a longer season, which means more money and more skiing time. Final tip, remember to take Golden Syrup and Marmite with you - Switzerland may be a dream destination to live and work, but they don't get everything right.