What Can You Do?

So you love snow and want to work a ski season, but what position is right for you? Don't worry, there are lots of different jobs available within the overseas ski industry.

Obviously, if you have any hospitality or bar experience you will be spoilt for choice, but ski companies also require staff for office based roles, as well as childcare and maintenance. In fact whatever previous experience you have, there is a suitable role for you.

Some jobs will require you to have previous work experience or qualifications, for example, to be a ski guide you will need to have more experience than having spent an afternoon at an indoor ski slope. Other positions just require a can-do attitude and a smile.

Click on the links below to find out more information on some of the snow jobs available in resort:

 

Admin Staff

Many UK office workers are lured away each year - who wouldn’t want to swap the daily commute for a job in the mountains, with free food and accommodation, and of course the chance to go boarding or skiing each day!...

Bar Staff

Probably the most popular job in resort and also the one that attracts the most applications. The job will involve some late nights but does allow lots of time to get on the hill, while everyone else is working. Some bar roles...

Chalet/Chef Cook

In this role you can be expected to prepare anything from 10-30 covers a day which can involve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a 3 course evening meal (sometimes a kids meal as well). You will also be in charge of running...


 

Chalet Couple

This chalet job involves two people (partners or friends) living and working closely alongside each other dealing with the needs of the chalet guests. You will share the responsibilities, but will each have a different role to play...

Chalet Host

Cooking and cleaning for guests you could work in a small chalet for 6 guests or a chalet hotel with hundreds of guests. You would be responsible for keeping the chalet clean and tidy, cooking breakfast, baking an afternoon tea cake...

Chef

There are lots of different chef positions in resort from Commis Chef-responsible for basic food prep to Head Chef-responsible for the overall running of the kitchen, planning and costing the menu, ordering stock and managing the kitchen staff...


 

Childcare Staff

There are loads of ski jobs in resorts for qualified and unqualified childcare staff. Positions are available for nannies, au pairs, children’s reps and childcare assistants. You will be taking care of young children...

Driver

There are a number of different driving jobs that you can apply for in resort airport transfer drivers, coach and mini bus drivers, PSV drivers, chauffeurs and delivery drivers. The basic skill set are the same for all roles ie 21+ of age...

Hotel Manager

Again hotels can vary in size and style but the main responsibilities of this position will include: staff management, dealing with guest questions, requests and complaints, coordinating laundry, cleaning and deliveries and generally...

 

Housekeeper

This is one of the most popular entry level jobs as it does not need any formal qualifications or experience, just a can do attitude. As a housekeeper you may be working in a large chalet, but more likely in a hotel. Your primary responsibility...

Kitchen Porter

Working as a Kitchen Porter you will generally be based in a hotel or restaurant, although some large chalets and bars also recruit them. The role is also sometime advertised as a kitchen hand/assistant or plongeur...

Maintenance Staff

Sometimes advertised as Handyperson or Maintenance Person. The role generally includes maintaining and fixing things around the chalet or hotel. One day it could be a blocked toilet, the next a broken door handle...

 

Massage

If you’re a qualified beauty or massage therapist, you can make a good living in resort. Most roles will be on a self employed basis, and you will be expected to have your own transport and equipment, but on the upside...

Resort Manager

You will have overall responsibility for the resort as a whole, if any of the staff or guests has a major problem they will come to you. You will also be responsible for a weekly or monthly report regarding staff, budgets...

Ski host

One of the most competitive roles to get because of the amount of time you will have on the slopes. This position is also advertised as ski rep and ski guide. In most countries you won't need any professional ski or boarding qualification...


 

Ski Instructor

This is one of the most popular ski jobs to have in resort around the world, but one of the most competitive to get. Where you can work will depend on your qualification, but a lot of instructors prefer to work outside of Europe in Canada...

Ski Rep

If you're looking for a customer service role that will provide lots of face to face interaction, this is the position for you. You will be providing hands on customer service and sales to guests, being on hand to meet them at the airport...

Ski & Snowboard Technician

If you have retail experience or enjoy working with your hands, then maybe you would be interested in a working as ski and snowboard technician. As a technician you would be responsible for servicing and repairing skis...


 

Snowboard Instructor

This job involves coaching groups and individuals on how to snowboard. You will need to plan and deliver lessons according to needs of the guests you will be teaching. Depending on your level of qualification...