There are a wide variety of ski resort jobs and seasonal jobs available depending on your interests and skills including jobs in retail and ski rental shops, hotels, bars, restaurant, chalets and airport transfer companies. The ski season in France runs roughly from December to April and the summer season roughly from June to September. Fluent English is required and while sometimes not necessary, the ability to speak some French will provide greater options. We suggest that you enrol in a French course before you depart. Previous full time work experience and/or a professional training, Tafe or university course is essential.
RETAIL AND RENTAL JOBS
Knowledge of ski products, the ability to speak some French and to ski or snowboard are distinct advantages.
Sales assistants and cashiers
Customer service skills, attention to detail and conversational French normally required.
Ski equipment rental and sales
Normally previous experience selling skis and snowboards required along with a working knowledge of French.
You will learn the science of boot fitting. Normally previous relevant experience required.
Servicing skis and snowboards – wax, edges and repairs. Experience required.
Clean drivers licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles and sometimes minimum age requirements. Previous ice or snow driving experience very beneficial.
Excellent customer service skills, conversational French and normally relevant work experience required.
Making beds and cleaning rooms. May also help in kitchen and serving tables. Must be fit and strong, hard working and have a high attention to detail.
BAR AND RESTAURANT JOBS
Bar jobs are one of the most sought after positions in the Alps as they are typically afternoons and evenings, leaving most days free to ski. Even if you have multiple years of bar experience, it is still likely that you will not be placed in a bar job. Your best chance is if you have experience, a working knowledge of French and cocktail skills. Good social skills are essential.
Must have experience and normally good to fluent French skills.
Food preparation, washing dishes and cleaning. Can be very hard and physically demanding, but great to be on the slopes every day.
Learn and develop your skills in a commercial French kitchen providing breakfast, lunch and/or evening meal. Sometimes set menus. Must be qualified or experienced. Any knowledge of French helps for ordering.
A chalet is a wooden alpine home with sloping roofs often found in the European Alps. Chalets can be very large like small hotels, but typically sleep approximately 8 to 20 guests. Guests generally come for 1 week at a time and receive breakfast daily and dinner 6 nights a week.
It is the responsibility of the chalet staff to be social and look after the needs of the guests for the week in a warm and friendly environment. Staff provide information and advice about the ski resort, prepare and cook breakfast, an afternoon cake and dinner, serve meals, wash dishes, and clean bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas. Sometimes driving guests to the ski lifts, airport transfers and weekly food shopping are required. Depending on work efficiency, there is generally time available to go skiing on most days of the week except for the guest changeover days.
Chalet jobs are hard work, especially when learning the job at the beginning of the season. They require good prioritising skills, speed and efficiency when working. A chalet job will normally include 1 full day off per week, accommodation, lift pass, ski rental equipment and food when working, so there’s no need to organise anything. The other obvious benefit is being able to live and work in the French Alps with regular access to the mountains. It’s all about the lifestyle.
Managerial experience required or must have worked a season in a similar role. You will be responsible for all aspects of running a large chalet.
Available to singles and couples. Commercial or home cooking experience necessary, to consistently deliver delicious home cooked meals. You may be responsible for planning the menu, shopping, expenses, cleaning, cooking breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3 course dinner. You will have an outgoing and friendly personality and normally be able to ski most days of the week except for the guest changeover days. A full clean driving licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles may be required.
Flexibility is essential with responsibilities from housekeeping and cleaning to food preparation and guest hosting. Some cooking and customer service experience is preferred and an outgoing, confident and friendly personality is essential. You will normally be able to ski most days of the week except for the guest changeover days. A full clean driving licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles may be required.
Generally a couple or friends will work together in the same chalet performing the chalet host and chalet assistant roles. Often one person will be required to have a full clean driving licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles and confident driving vans.
Clean drivers licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles and sometimes minimum age requirements. Other duties may include maintenance and supporting the chalet staff. All round handyman skills are necessary including basic carpentry, plumbing and vehicle maintenance.
Must have previous experience in childcare, both babies and children.
Responsible for the smooth operations of chalets within a resort. Involves airport pick up and drop off, providing information, organising social events and sometimes ski guiding. Out-going personality necessary and experience in a customer service role. French speakers preferred with a drivers licence, manual car driving experience and previous experience working for a chalet.
Clean drivers licence with the ability to drive manual vehicles and sometimes minimum age requirements. Experience driving 4x4s, vans, mini vans, trucks or any other large vehicles required. Previous ice or snow driving experience very beneficial.
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