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.


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


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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Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses


We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 4 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!
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Chalet Cooks

Chalet Cooks


If cooking is your strongest suit but you're not looking for an out-and-out 'chef' role, then being a Chalet Cook will be your bread and butter! You'll take responsibility for the kitchen but work with the rest of the team to provide breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal 5 days a week
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Chef

Chef


Our carefully selected Chefs work alongside a Host to create an unforgettable holiday experience. You will need the imagination to produce a fresh and exciting menu., tailoring it to our guest's tastes each week. A hugely rewarding role that involves dedication, initiative and personality
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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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Nanny

Nanny


Alpine nanny provides guest who are looking for childcare on there ski holiday in Zermatt Switzerland We are looking for a nanny to work for the WINTER SKI SEASON and be part of our wonderful team! If you’re a qualified nanny, have baby and young children experience contact us.
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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth
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Travel the globe with the coolest job on earth


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


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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Kitchen/Night Porters

Kitchen/Night Porters


The buzz of a busy kitchen, the ultimate team and the chance to work in one of our most sought after resorts… how does that sound? Develop your knowledge in food and hospitality in this varied and fulfilling role based in a Skiworld Lodge in Val d'Isere or Tignes.
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Chalet Host

Chalet Host


Elysian Collection combines the most exclusive of luxury properties with unsurpassed levels of private service and gourmet cuisine. We are looking for fine dining chefs who can continue our 5 Star Service within our exclusive chalets. Apply now for the 2019 / 2020 season.
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Chalet Host Pairs

Chalet Host Pairs


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 Cook Host

Chalet Cook Host


Our carefully selected Chalet Cook Hosts will create an unforgettable holiday experience by producing mouth-watering meals while delivering incredible customer service. Flexibility & strong multitasking skills are required to be successful. The role involved dedication, initiative & personality
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included
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Skiers wanted Become an instructor - training and job included


Want to get turn your love of skiing or snowboarding into a career? Become a ski or snowboard instructor in 2019. 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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Paid Ski Instructor Courses

Paid Ski Instructor Courses


We are looking for skiers and snowboarders with at least 4 weeks experience to train to become qualified instructors and work the whole length of a winter in a paid instructor job in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Europe. Think you've got what it takes? Check if you are eligible below!
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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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Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included
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Work as a ski instructor around the world - Training and job included


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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Chalet Chef - Luxury Chalet Collection

Chalet Chef - Luxury Chalet Collection


Elysian Collection combines the most exclusive of luxury properties with unsurpassed levels of private service and gourmet cuisine. We are looking for fine dining chefs who can continue our 5 Star Service within our exclusive chalets. Apply now for the 2019 / 2020 season.
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Head Chalet Host

Head Chalet Host


If you have a penchant to provide perfect service this could be the alpine job you’ve been waiting for. Manage a large chalet with a close knit team made up of a Chalet Chef and Chalet Assistants, with your role focused on tying together the complete chalet experience for your guests.
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Chefs

Chefs


Fanatical about food, and a presentation perfectionist? Here is the chance to put your culinary prowess to practice, whilst living and working in a place that dreams are made of! Be an integral part of a kitchen team in the Skiworld Lodge, tantalising the taste buds of our guests.
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Chalet Managers

Chalet Managers


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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Airport Transfer Driver

Airport Transfer Driver


We offer winter and summer contracts to our drivers. Winter contracts start from December to Spring (and summer contracts from June to September). We can offer fixed positions during these periods for a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day working week. We seek hardworking Drivers that will work a shift pattern.
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Chalet Trainers

Chalet Trainers


Do you know ski chalets like the back of your hand? Do you want to use your chalet experience to train and inspire new chalet hosts? A Chalet Trainer is a ‘foodie’ person who enjoys sharing their knowledge with budding new hosts, whilst helping to develop and design the menu plan for coming seas
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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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Maintenance People

Maintenance People


All the gears and all the ideas! If you are a dab hand with a screwdriver steer the way into your mountain career, dividing your time between taking care of in-resort guest transportation and maintain our pride and joy- chalets.
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Resort Managers

Resort Managers


Are you a logical leader, ultimately unflappable and daringly dynamic? It’s time to step up… take on the ultimate resort role which is as rewarding as it is challenging. The Resort Manager role is highly varied role and would suit a confident, capable person with plenty of ski season experience
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Chalet Hosts

Chalet Hosts


Be the heart and soul of a catered ski chalet! Welcome Skiworld guests from the moment they step into resort until their holiday comes to an end. Preparing breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner 5 days a week, you'll be the true hero of your guests' holidays.
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts


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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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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Ski Chalet Chef

Ski Chalet Chef


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 2018/2019 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.