Ski Resort Jobs Abroad

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Club Europe Holidays – Concert tours, school travel and ski tours. Employment information is available. For ski tours, Club Europe employs students on an ad hoc basis to accompany ski tours to Italy, France and Austria. Proficiency in German, French or Italian and reasonable skiing ability is essential.  Applicants should feel confident in handling emergency situations, be an excellent communicator and highly organised.

* Note: More links to ski companies can be found in the relevant country section, in particular France, Italy, Switzerland & Austria *

Links for Working in a Ski Resort

ABTA – The Association of British Travel Agents comprises 2300 member companies in the UK. ABTA’s search facility, by destination or activity, is a handy tool for finding addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and websites of tourism organisations such as ski tour operators.

Altitude Holidays – Once upon a time Altitude Holidays ran their own chalets and there were a few job opportunites available. Now, though, they have evolved into a site liaising with catered ski chalet owners, self catering apartment and hotel owners and helping them promote their properties to holiday makers. This means the job opportunities are gone but resourceful work hunters could still use this site to find the names of chalets in an area they are considering looking for work.

AnyworkAnywhere – Recruitment site that can help with ski jobs.

Base Camp – Run ski and snowboard instructor courses in Meribel, Whistler, Verbier and other ski resorts. The courses include freestyle, racing and freeride training as well as first aid courses, avalanche courses and ski and snowboard tuning clinics. Base Camp aim their courses at those looking for a career change, on a gap year or taking time out from work.

British Association of Ski Instructors – Offer a gap style course as a practical way to gain a ski or snowboard qualification in one season. BASI currently organizes courses in France, Andorra, Switzerland, Italy and the UK.

Club Europe Holidays – Concert tours, school travel and ski tours. Employment information is available. For ski tours, Club Europe employs students on an ad hoc basis to accompany ski tours to Italy, France and Austria. Proficiency in German, French or Italian and reasonable skiing ability is essential.  Applicants should feel confident in handling emergency situations, be an excellent communicator and highly organised.

Crystal Holidays – Offers a variety of ski holidays and employ over 1,000 staff in Europe and North America. The majority of staff are required from the end of November to the middle of April, but some additional staff may be required once the season has started.

Equity Travel – Employ around 100 people each year in hotels and resorts throughout Europe.

Erna Low – This long established ski tour operator used to display current vacancies on their site but this seems to be no longer the case.

Esprit Holidays – Winter work for British passport holders available from 1st December until 30th April. Pocket money wage plus lift pass, ski hire, accommodation, uniform and medical insurance are provided.

FindaSkiJob.com – Ski season jobs.

Finlays Skiing Holidays – Family run chalet holiday operator who take on professional and friendly seasonal resort and chalet staff in Val D’Isère, Courchevel and other resorts.

First Choice – Very large tourist operator. Now with jobs on site, they recruit for both summer and winter positions.

Flexiski – Specialise in tailor made chalet and hotel ski breaks for both private and corporate clients. Overseas positions are based in either St Anton in Austria or Courchevel in France, and can be viewed and applied for via www.tuitraveljobs.co.uk.

Headwater Holidays – Recruit overseas reps and instructors who are prepared to be on call 24 hours a day and willing to tackle any emergency. Headwater operate activity holidays in Europe and require cross country ski instructors from December to March.

Inghams – Large employer of ski personnel. Recruits from April to October for winter jobs. Recruitment is conducted via the dedicated employment site www.workaseason.com.

Kareeve.com – Kareeve covers all kinds of seasonal jobs including ski resort jobs around the world.

Mark Warner – Recruit over 1,500 staff for the Alps and the Med each year. Applicants must be over 19 and hold an EU passport.

Mountain Heaven – An independent family run company with chalets and apartments for rent in ski resorts in France and Switzerland. The company starts looking for staff for the following season even before the current one has ended.

Natives.co.uk – The Season Workers’ Website – A great resource of information about working a ski season, including a job search area to find a ski or summer job.

NBV Leisure – A specialist tour operator, providing holidays to the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps, both in the winter and summer. In addition three to 12 month student placements are available in the UK and in France.

Neilson Ski – Neilson is dedicated to providing active holidays in the winter with ski and snowboard programmes and have over two decades of experience in operating active holidays worldwide. A wide range of vacancies for the up-coming season.

Peak Leaders – Ski and Snowboard Instructor courses in Canada, New Zealand and South America. Ex military personel are particularly welcomed.

PGL Ski – Britain’s largest provider of activity courses for children recruits ski staff to accompany school groups and individual children to ski resorts across Europe. Each year PGL employ over 100 winter seasonal staff to work on a part time basis.

Powder Byrne International – Now have an online job application and job description section. Vacancies for summer and winter work.

RocketSki.com – Ski and snowboard holidays in France, Austria and Italy. Their winter recruitment requirements include chalet staff, hotel staff, chefs, reps, bar staff and porters. EU nationals only.

Scott Dunn – Offers a selection of catered chalets and hotels in European resorts including Courchevel 1850, Val d’Isere and Zermatt. Recruitment is via a dedicated sub domain and commendable social media efforts.

SeasonWorkers.com – A great site to explore if you are considering working in a ski resort.

SkiBound – Part of the TUI Travel Group, SkiBound is a tour operator which has been specialising in group travel to European and North American destinations for over 25 years. SkiBound operate a number of ClubHotels in France operated by mainly British staff. In other countries reps accompany groups to and from their destination and cater for their needs during their stay.

Ski.co.uk – Lots of interesting skiing resources including vacancies. Add your name to the looking for work list.

Ski Jobs 4 U – Lists a variety of ski resort jobs in Europe and around the world.

SkiPlan Travel – School skiing specialists and family holidays to the French, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps.

Ski Total – A catered chalet specialist operating in Austria, France, Switzerland and Canada. Recruitment for Ski Total and other brands in the same group is undetaken via the dedicated employment site www.workaseason.com.

Ski-Val – An independent family business with over 25 years experience specialising in skiing holidays to the French resort of Val d’Isere and St Anton in Austria.

Skiweekends.com  – Invites enthusiastic hard workers to get in touch over the summer for ski jobs in France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Ski World – Opportunities for chalet hosts, reps and managers. Begins recruiting for the season in June.

Silver Swan Recruitment – Winter roles in for the ski industries in France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada include resort managers, chefs, hosts, nannies, chauffeur and beauty therapists.

Snowcoach – Various winter positions in the French Alps and Austrian Tirol.

Snow.Guide – An online winter-sports publication covering both skiing and snowboarding destinations around the world. There’s some information on becoming a ski instructor.

Snow Jobz – A smattering of ski positions, internships and information on working a season.

Supertravel – Ski resort jobs in Courchevel, St Anton and Zermatt.

Thealps.com – News, resorts and links.

Thomson – Big time employer of winter and summer staff. Look for jobs via www.tuitraveljobs.co.uk, the group’s dedicated recruitment site.

Transfer Intelligence – Work in theAlps for Transfer Intelligence, specialists in airport to resort transfers throughout Europe.

VIP Ski – Ski tour operator providing luxury chalet holidays in the French Alps, Switzerland and Austria.

YSE Limited – YSE is the biggest specialist chalet operator in Val d’Isère, France requiring a team of qualified chefs, keen cooks and assistants to run chalets from six to 60 guests, from November to May. British passport holders only.