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Ski Chalet Jobs

Working in a chalet during the winter is a great way to meet new people and enjoy the glamour and lifestyle of a ski season worker.

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Snowsport Instructors

Lots of people dream of becoming a ski instructor, but with previous few jobs advertised each season, how do you get yourself noticed?

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Ski Chefs & Catering

Another great way to get paid to live in a ski resort is to gain some catering experience and help feed the masses who play on the slopes.

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Ski Resort Jobs

There are still plenty more employment and qualification options, from repping and cleaning, to boot technicians and heli ski guides.

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Ski Jobs in France

Find out what attracts most ski season workers to the French Alps and apply for all the latest jobs for the coming winter season 2016/17.

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Courses

Read our insight into getting yourself on a ski season course and improving your chances of winter employment.

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Resort Assistant

Resort Assistant

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Being part of a flexible team and happy to give anything a go is an essential part of this role. If you are a person who is a good all rounder willing to go the extra mile and happy to assist your colleagues in all areas of our operation this could be the job for you. ...
Posted by: Ski Famille

Snowboard Instructor Courses

Snowboard Instructor Courses

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Choose to train with us in NZ, Japan or the USA and experience amazing powder snow, expert tuition from coaches who are also examiners for SBINZ. 8, 11 and 12 week Level 1 and 2 certification courses setting you up as a qualified snowboard instructor....
Posted by: Snow Trainers

Head Chef - Winter 17

Head Chef - Winter 17

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We are actively seeking Head Chefs to come work in our superb chalet hotels located in top European ski resorts. ...
Posted by: Mark Warner

Driver/host

Driver/host

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We are looking for a couple or 2 individuals to operate a 10 bed chalet in La Tania with 1 person having a split role also doing airport transfers. ...
Posted by: Ski Hame


Ski Season Articles

Ski Resort Work in France

Posted in: Ski&Snow

france ski resort jobsWe take a closer look at France, assess what makes it so popular as a destination for winter adventure jobs, the types of resorts you can work in, plus the types of jobs available this coming season.

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The seasonality of ski resort employment

Posted in: Ski&Snow

ski season guideJoin us on a review of a typical year and find out how we recruit people to work a ski season. We talk about the early birds, the mid season masses and the late arrivals. A real insight into how to get hired to work a season on the snow.

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Ski resort courses

Posted in: Ski&Snow

snow on a chaletThe difficult way to get a ski chalet job is to fill in hundreds of job applications hoping that your lack of experience will somehow be overlooked. It won't. Give yourself a realistic change of employment with our guide to ski resort taining courses.

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Seasonal Ski Instructor Employment

Posted in: Ski&Snow

seasonal instructor employmentHow and at what time of year do ski instructors find employment. We talk about the early birds, the mid season masses and the late arrivals. A real insight into how to get hired to work a season on the snow.

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Ski Season Jobs 2016/17

Employment options for people wishing to follow the snow


Getting paid to live in an Alpine environment sounds almost too good to be true. Finding ski resort jobs that enable you to stay in resort for the whole season, working and playing hard while everybody else has to head back home at the end of their holiday, earns you the right to call yourself a Seasonaire. It's a tough job but somebody has to do it, and there are plenty of opportunities for those of us who seek seasonal employment. A great way to find seasonal jobs during the winter is at one of the many thousands of chalets established to cater for the tourists who head to the mountains each year for their week of fun on the snow. Or if you a reasonably good skier, or you can handle a halfpipe without eating too much snow, you could be tempted to try your hand at snowsport instructing. There are plenty of ski resort jobs to choose from, and this section of our site will share the best opportunities on offer.

The vast majority of the ski resort jobs we advertise are in the European Alps or North America, so start dates are usually around early November. Holiday companies like to have their staff in place as early as possible, so most will begin their recruitment not long after Easter. Don't worry if you are applying late, people drop out all the time, meaning plenty of last minute roles to fill each ski season.

The great thing about the ski season roles available on outdoorjac is the variety. We work with companies who look after many thousands of guests each season, including family and school ski trips, as well as smaller chalets who perhaps offer a more refined experience, bringing you into contact with fewer guests.



Training Courses

Qualifications leading to ski resort jobs


You probably won't be surprised to hear that plenty of other people are also currently thinking about spending the winter on the side of a picturesque snow-covered mountain. Even your application to clean a chalet for six months will attract some serious competition; with the best roles going to those with very high quality CVs.

To get ahead and make your application stand out, as with all ski resort jobs, you need to good experience. If you are a recent school leaver, or graduate, this can be difficult, so why not think about adding a course or two to your name. For instructors, qualification courses are a pre-requisite, but courses in chalet hosting and catering should not be overlooked and will certainly give you the edge when it comes to securing that all important interview.