Applying from Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland
Established over 40 years ago, family-owned Topflight is Ireland’s leading quality tour operator and one of Ireland’s largest indigenous travel companies.
With brands that include Topflight, Directski.com and Ski McNeill, we offer high-service package and tailormade holidays in Italy and Austria and have been awarded Best Ski Operator in the Republic of Ireland for over 24 years and Northern Ireland’s best Ski Operator for the over 15 years.
Topflight acquired Ski Beat in 2010 and together the teams in Topflight’s Dublin HQ and Ski Beat’s teams in Brighton and France have helped turn Ski Beat into one of the UK’s most successful and most highly-regarded chalet companies.
working a winter season
With positions which run from November to April each year, working a winter season can be a one-off opportunity to enjoy the mountains while developing your hospitality skills or a long-term complement to summer seasonal work.
Most of our available positions each year are for Chalet Hosts. The Chalet Host is responsible for delivering the Ski Beat catered chalet experience and successful candidates come from all walks of life including:
Enthusiastic home cooks (comfortable catering for up to 12 people).
Qualified or part-qualified catering or hospitality graduates looking to advance their career in a unique environment.
People already working in catering or hospitality looking develop their skills, to try something different or simply looking for a role to complement summer work.
People who run their own summer seasonal business such as restaurants or bed & breakfasts.
Single people, couples or friends looking to work together.
School leavers through to mid-career or retirees are all welcome to apply.
While we expect all candidates to meet a minimum standard before they join us, we provide world-class training and support to develop those skills during your time with our company. Many ex-Ski Beat chalet hosts have moved on to take senior roles in our business and other hospitality companies.
For our candidates from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, you’ll also benefit from the support of our team in Dublin who really understand what it is to work a season.
your entitlement to work in france
Since Brexit, candidates resident in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland or elsewhere who hold an Irish or other EU passport are still legally entitled to live and work France.
If you don't already have one, you will be required to set up a French Bank account so that you can receive French Mutuelle health insurance payments if required (this can be setup on arrival in France). Your salary will be paid into this bank account.
find out more
For more information on what it’s like to work a winter season in a chalet check out the video below and visit our Chalet Host page where you can submit your application.
If you have any questions or you’d like discuss whether this is the right role for you, please contact Laura Daly, Topflight’s Dublin-based Customer Service Director (with 16 overseas seasons under her belt).