How do I apply?
Simply search the job section (here) and when you see a job that you like (and are suitable for) click on the APPLY ONLINE button, you will then be able to upload your CV and add a covering note to your apllication.
When is a good time to apply?
Companies start recruiting from the end of the season , so anytime from May onwards.
Do I have to work for the full season?
Certain companies look specifically for peak season cover , check in the job description.
Do I need a visa?
Currently while working in the EU you would not require a visa to work , if you take a job outside the EU ( US/Canada/ Australia/NZ/Japan for instance ) you would need a Visa. From 31st Dec 2020 onwards the visa system will change in the EU, we are monitoring this and will bring you updated news when we have it.
What does Brexit mean for ski jobs?
At the moment we do not know and its probably unwise to try to guess , we will be updating our views/news section regularly on this .
How do I get to resort?
Normally the company you work for will advise you of this , however if you are working for a more independent company you may well have to organise your own transport, easyjet can be invaluable, there are great train links too. Its advisable to sign up to the resort facebook page for seasonairres as quite often transfers from airport to resort can be booked there.
What kind of wages should I expect?
This will all depend on your role, sometimes a chalet staff / rep job will pay what seems to be quite good wages, however check for uniform / transport deductions which may be made, best to check when you are at the interview stage.
Do I need to have a qualification?
There are many jobs where if you are qualified this will bump you up the prospect list, obviously if you will be cooking at chalet level then perhaps a chalet course would be good for you, proffesional kitchens look for experience and qualifications. Ski hire shops may look for staff who have attended training courses. Do what you can to make yourself stand out from other candidates.
Will I have my own accommodation?
This varies again from role to role, accommodation is very expensive in ski resorts and you may find yourself in a tiny room under a chalet or sharing a larger apartment with other staff. Its worth remembering when having a “get together” that you may have signed up to a damage deposit in your contract!!
Will I get to ski / board every day?
NO… if you are lucky then you may get to get out on the hill 3/4 times a week with one of those being your day off, the more organised you are the more slope time you get… So it can be in your hands .
When will it snow!?
At some point…! Early season dumps can lead to weeks without snow… Early season “droughts” can lead to late season dumps that go on for weeks… That being said, resorts mostly have great snow-making facilities and it’s in their interest to keep everyone on the mountain… Relax… you have got all season .
Can I get a job with my friend?
It is possible to get a job running a chalet with friends, and also working in bars / restaurants and hotels give you an opportunity to work together too, remember though that if the company needs staff in another resort you may well be asked to move.
Do you offer training?
If you are looking to attend a chalet cookery course then we can highly recommend the guys at Fresh Tracks Chalet School , they are more than just a cookery school and will give you tips on what to expect (and how to cope) with a season in the mountains