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.


Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification
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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification


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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Bar Manager

Bar Manager


Live and work in a world-famous ski resort this winter! We need an experienced bar worker who is able to work on their own initiative and who possess excellent customer service and communication skills and has experience managing budgets, accounting, and handling cash.
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job
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Instructor Training + guaranteed job


EA Ski & Snowboard is the world's largest provider of ski and snowboard instructor courses. Choose from over 30 resorts in five countries to receive world-class training, gain an internationally recognised qualification, and get a guaranteed paid instructor job offer - all in one winter season.
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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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Gap Year Snow Jobs
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Gap Year Snow Jobs


Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Want to gain an internationally recognised qualification? Want to receive world-class training from the world's top snow sports instructor? Join us on an instructor internship and enjoy the best winter of your life.
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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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Head Chef

Head Chef


As Head Chef you will be responsible for leading the kitchen team in one of our large Chalets or Chalet Hotels.
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts


A perfect opportunity for an experienced or recently qualified chef to run their own kitchen in our fantastic chalet hotels. Located in top class ski resorts catering for between 22-26 guests evening meal only as we do not provide lunch for our guests, leaving plenty of time for skiing or boarding.
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Chalet Host in Switzerland

Chalet Host in 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 Trainer

Chalet Trainer


Do you know your way around a chalet? Do you want to use your chalet experience to train and inspire new chalet hosts? This role is for a foodie person who enjoys getting the best out of future chalet hosts, whilst helping to develop and design the menu plans for future seasons.
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Hotel couple / Entrepreneur

Hotel couple / Entrepreneur


We offer the opportunity to a couple or entrepreneur with the ambition to develop and implement the new concept for Hotel Suisse. The couple/team has full autonomy to run the business, including development and implementation of the new concept but also preparing lunch/dinners, serving, and cleanin
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Assistant Chalet Manager

Assistant Chalet Manager


Elysian Collection combines the most exclusive of luxury properties with unsurpassed levels of private service and gourmet cuisine. We are recruiting for the 2018 / 2019 season and are looking for talented individuals to join our team. Apply today for more information.
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Chalet Host

Chalet Host


Mountain heaven is a family owned ski company who are just the right size to offer a personal service to all their guests.The company is passionate about its staff and invest a lot of time and attention making sure they have the right team. With fifteen seasons worth of experience we know what ma
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Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses


We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 1-2 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!
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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification
SPECIAL OFFER!

Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification


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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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef


If you are looking for work this season then we would love to hear from you. Whether you are a Chef, Couple, Host, Bar worker or Manager we will definitely have an opportunity for you this ski season. We work with amazing companies in amazing locations. APPLY TODAY
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Ski Resort Manager Jobs

Ski Resort Manager Jobs


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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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.