Find ski jobs in Austria

Austria is the second most popular destination in Europe after the French Alps for Brits choosing to work a ski season. In this article we discuss the types of ski jobs available in Austria, and find out more about the resorts that make this country such a great place to work a ski season.

So why choose Austria?

Lower cost of living

Something which is essential to every traveller - keeping the cost of living down as low as possible to ensure that you can enjoy your experience to the max! Consequently, Austria could be a good choice for you. Austria is less expensive than the popular big resorts of the Alps. Crucial things such as lift passes (if not already included in your job package), and of course meals out and partying generally costs less!

The picturesque setting

Austria is renown for its classic, picturesque setting. You just need to think of the sound of music!! The pretty smaller resorts may appeal to you over than the mega resorts of the Alps. Kitzbühel is recommended for its spectacular beauty and its charming medieval town. It is the oldest Austrian resort dating back to 1892. The skiing is also excellent as even the Austrian ski team regularly go there to train. If you are looking for a resort with breathtaking, stunning scenery, a welcoming ambiance and a place where you can become familiar with all the runs, Austria may be the place for you!

Great nightlife

An important element to all ski seasons! It is not just the Alps that has an amazing nightlife. Ischgl is famous for its opening and closing parties, where you can party on the mountain top to performances from A-list artists such as The Killers and Robbie Williams. Ischgl is known to be more expensive, yet if you are looking for an older crowd this could be a good option. St. Anton is also fantastic for its nightlife, yet this time has a younger crowd. St. Anton is a place of hardcore slopes and hardcore partying. Mayrhofen is also known for its crazy partying and drinking. In addition, it is important to note that the well-known Snowbombing festival takes place there every April. A week-long mixture of famous DJs and bands, all on the slopes.

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Ski resorts in Austria

Mountain work

Perhaps the most well known ski resort in Austria is Kitzbühel, but there are plenty more great resorts offering relaible snow and great facilities for holiday makers and seasonaires alike. The Alps are a pretty mountain range but quite a few people argue that the Austrian Alps are particularly beautiful with picture postcard views that will quickly wear out the battery on your phone!

High altitude resortsExample resort: Solden. Resort altitude 3000m. Solden has skiing availbale at over 3000m on the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. This significanly extends the season, which means more money in your pocket as a ski season worker.

Ski in ski out resortsExample resort: Konigsleiten. Resort altitude 1600m. With immediate access to the slopes, Konigsleiten offers plenty of ski in ski out chalet accommodation - it is a fantastic place to work and the snow conditions are superb.

Job requirements for Austria

rules and regulations

- Some jobs will have age restrictions. If your job requires you to drive you will need to be +21 for insurance reasons.

- Although German is not essential, in some jobs the ability to speak German may be important. Working in a non-Austrian business such as a ski hire shop or an Irish bar for example will obviously be less important.

- Make sure you have a UK bank account and that you have a national insurance number. It is cheaper for British companies to pay you this way so most of them insist upon it.

Types of ski jobs available in Austria

Ski season jobs at the Austrian ski resorts fall into the following broad categories:

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Ski Instructor Austria


A dream job at a ski season is instructing skiing on the slopes. If you are not currently qualified this still could be possible if you complete a course giving you a qualification and a guaranteed job at the end. In Austria, the Level 1 and 2 qualifications are known as Anwärter and Landes. You can teach worldwide with them, but as they include a bit of conversational German, you will be especially suited to Austrian ski resorts. Our friends as Ski Instructor Academy are currently offering a course in Austria that includes full training and a guaranteed job for your first season!

Chalet jobs in Austria


Similarly to France, chalet work requires a certain level of expertise. In a catered chalet you are expected to provide a substantial breakfast, usually lunch and a full three-course meal for dinner. Nevertheless, if your cooking skills are not currently up to scratch, you could complete a chalet cookery course to ensure that you are at the level that is required. If you wish to work in Austria couples are in demand.

Bar work


Working in shifts means that there is free time on the slopes and to enjoy the culture. Furthermore, as previously mentioned applying to a bar that is owned by an English speaker, such as an Irish bar makes you far more employable if you can’t remember your German from school!

Childcare staff in Austria


If you would enjoy working with children and would appreciate the extra pay you may wish to apply for a job as an au pair. Although this would mean that you would not be out on the slopes during the day you may find this job more rewarding than bar work.

Hospitality and Catering jobs in Austria


AThis category consists of chalet chefs, which are the most commonly advertised, and jobs working in hotels. To be a chalet chef you must be qualified and experienced.

Drivers / Maintenance


Obviously a clean driving licence is a must. Although you could find yourself with plenty of free time, especially if you are working on a rota basis, being on call means you may have to cancel any plans at short notice.



Ski Nanny
Ski Nanny

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Providing childcare services to individual families on their ski holiday. While working, the nanny will go to the desired hotel or chalet each day to provide a safe and secure environment, while also providing suitable entertain meant for children aged 3 months and onwards. ...
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Chalet Host Pairs
Chalet Host Pairs

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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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Area Accountants
Area Accountants

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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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Kitchen/Night Porters
Kitchen/Night Porters

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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 Cooks
Chalet Cooks

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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...
Posted by: Skiworld
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Chalet Cook
Chalet Cook

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Chalet Mur is an owner-run Guest- house in the beautiful Lungau Biosphere area of Austrian Alps. We have 6 guest rooms, all en-suite, and cater for up to 16 guests per week. We are just 1 hour south of Salzburg and have some amazing skiing – on runs over 7km, on our doorstep. ...
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Head Chalet Host
Head Chalet Host

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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....
Posted by: Skiworld
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Resort Manager
Resort Manager

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renumeration icon £Excellent + Ski Pass, Ski Hire, Accommodation & More..!

Primarily responsible for the management of your resort team (up to 25 members of staff), you are the primary link between guest and Powder White, ensuring they receive the product in its entirety, dealing with their every request and overseeing the smooth operational running of your resort....
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Resort Manager Chalets
Resort Manager Chalets

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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Chalet Chef
Chalet Chef

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Bar Manager
Bar Manager

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Live and work in the world-famous ski resort of Tignes this winter! We need an experienced bar manager who is able to work on their own initiative and who possess excellent customer service and communication skills and has experience managing budgets, accounting, and handling cash....
Posted by: Skiworld
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Resort Representative
Resort Representative

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A Resort Representative is the first point of contact for our customers when they arrive on their holiday, so first impressions are key! You will be at the airport to ensure that the transition to resort is smooth, providing them with a wealth of information and knowledge on the way. ...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Chalet Trainers
Chalet Trainers

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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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Senior Resort Representative
Senior Resort Representative

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Reporting to the Area Manager you will ensure the overall smooth running of the resort and be available to answer any questions our guests may have. ...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Bookkeeper/Administrator
Bookkeeper/Administrator

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Reporting to the Hotel Manager and the Overseas Accounts team you will be based in our largest 177 bed hotel overseeing and assisting with all areas of the Hotels and Resort Representatives accounts. ...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Chalet Manager
Chalet Manager

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks...
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Chefs
Chefs

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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 Supervisor
Chalet Supervisor

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Are you an experienced and organised Chalet Host looking for a step up, a step towards management level? Have you completed one or more seasons as a Chalet Host and are now looking for a new challenge?...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Premium Chalet Host
Premium Chalet Host

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As a Premium Chalet Host you will represent the company and be directly responsible for ensuring all of your chalet customer’s holiday expectations are exceeded....
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Waiter
Waiter

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Reporting to the Hotel Manager/Restaurant Supervisor you will provide an efficient waiting service for up to 26 guests/ or 6 to 7 tables in one of Ski Hotels. ...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Assistant Area Manager
Assistant Area Manager

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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Housekeeper Supervisor
Housekeeper Supervisor

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Resort Management Positions
Resort Management Positions

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renumeration icon Highly Competitive Seasonal Benefits Package

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or even looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you...
Posted by: Workaseason
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Bar Supervisor
Bar Supervisor

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The Bar Supervisor works closely with the Hotel Manager to deliver excellent customer service and seamless delivery of the bar services....
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Overseas Accounts Assistants
Overseas Accounts Assistants

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Maintenance People
Maintenance People

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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. ...
Posted by: Skiworld
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Nanny
Nanny

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renumeration icon Highly Competitive Seasonal Benefits Package

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you....
Posted by: Workaseason
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Operations (Office) Administrator (Ski)
Operations (Office) Administrator (Ski)

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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Head Chef
Head Chef

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renumeration icon Highly Competitive Seasonal Benefits Package

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or even looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you...
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Driver
Driver

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Reporting to the Area Manager you will assist with the overall smooth running of the resort. As a Driver you will work on a rota basis to cover all logistical movements within resort; ferrying guests to/from lift stations, airport transfers, taking colleagues to/from work and assisting with resort. ...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Chalet Hosts
Chalet Hosts

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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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Resort Support Positions
Resort Support Positions

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renumeration icon Highly Competitive Seasonal Benefits Package

Are you ready to make memories and friends that last a lifetime? Whether you are looking to work just one ski season or even looking for a long term career then we are the company for you! If you are an enthusiastic and friendly person who has a 'can do, will do attitude' then we are looking for you...
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Chalet Managers
Chalet Managers

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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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Commis Chef
Commis Chef

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Receptionist
Receptionist

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts
Chefs for Chalet Hotel in top ski resorts

map pin France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain

renumeration icon £250/week + lift pass +accommodation + food+ ski Hire + insurance + flights to and from resort + share of gratuities

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. ...
Posted by: Ski Miquel
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Santa’s Lapland Positions
Santa’s Lapland Positions

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renumeration icon Highly Competitive Seasonal Benefits Package

Being part of our Santa's Lapland team is all about having a passion and love for Christmas. It will involve you working alongside the Real Santa Claus in Lapland which is 230km inside the Arctic Circle, his native home. This will require you to adhere to the Santa story at all times....
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Restaurant Supervisor
Restaurant Supervisor

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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Resort Managers
Resort Managers

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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 Host
Chalet Host

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As an Alpine Elements Chalet Host you will represent the company and be directly responsible for ensuring all of our chalet customer’s holiday expectations are exceeded....
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Area Operations Manager (Ski)
Area Operations Manager (Ski)

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As a long-established Tour Operator (18 years) in France and Austria, the Company covers 9 resorts and has 50 committed properties (Chalets and hotels). ...
Posted by: Alpine Elements
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Hotel Manager
Hotel Manager

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Sous Chef
Sous Chef

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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Chef De partie
Chef De partie

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks....
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 Maintenance Person
Maintenance Person

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St.Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Head Chef
Head Chef

map pin France, Austria

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Alpine Elements Ltd is a medium sized tour operator specialising in ski and summer beach & alpine activity holidays operating throughout France, Greece and St. Anton, Austria, with their sister company iGO SKi offering short ski breaks. ...
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Room Assistant
Room Assistant

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As a Room Assistant you’ll make sure that our customers walk into their bedrooms and say ‘Wow – this looks great’. It is the most important parts of their experience with us. You’ll make sure that their rooms are cleaned to a standard that is stunning....
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Ski Resort Manager Jobs
Ski Resort Manager Jobs

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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

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/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 2019/2020 season is now underway....
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