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chalet host.

Provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere and an amazing holiday experience for our guests. 

We are looking for professional, friendly and enthusiastic individuals, couples or friends to run our catered chalets. 

This position runs from mid November to late April

The Ski Beat holiday experience generally includes flights from the UK, transfer to one of our high-altitude French resorts and one week in a Ski Beat catered chalet - sometimes booked on an exclusive basis for families or groups of friends and sometimes shared with other Ski Beat guests.


The Chalet Host is responsible for delivering the Ski Beat catered chalet experience which includes:

  • Clean and prepare your chalet for weekly arrival of your guests.

  • Four mornings per week, prepare and serve a cooked breakfast, clean living areas and bedrooms, bake a cake and lay out afternoon tea for guests’ return from skiing.

  • Six evenings per week, cook a three course evening meal, serve and dine with your guests – a bit like hosting your own dinner party.

  • Generally care for your guests in a warm and friendly manner, provide resort and ski area information and resolve any issues that may arise to the best of your ability.

Other duties include:

  • Manage your chalet including reporting, linen supplies, food & wine ordering, keeping pathways clear of ice & snow and basic maintenance.

  • Deep clean of your chalet at beginning, middle and end of season.

  • Adhere to all local regulations, health & safety & hygiene standards.

  • Being a conscientious member of the resort team, assisting other team members as required.

Please note that this overview is purely intended to give you an idea of what your work involves and is not intended to be a precise breakdown of your duties.


about you.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with the following skills:


  • The autonomy to work independently (typically chalets will have only one host).

  • Ability to follow a menu plan and to cook appetising meals for up to 15 people.  

  • Previous experience within the hospitality or service industry.

  • Previous experience in housekeeping or cleaning.

  • A love of skiing or snowboarding and all things Alpine, or a strong desire to learn. 

  • Flexibility and willingness to assist other members of the team.

  • Since most of your guests will be British, an excellent level of spoken English is essential.

You will also require:

  • An EU passport or established residency in France (Titre de Sejour) or other means of legally working a season in France. For exceptional candidates with relevant chalet experience, Ski Beat can assist with French visa and residency applications.

  • A Euro bank account (can be with an e-bank such as Revolut). Your salary will be paid into this.

  • Your own laptop or tablet to access company systems.

what we offer.

Contract & Working Time

  • A fixed-term, modular French contract.

  • A 35 hour a week contract as standard which allows for some flexibility. This will form the basis of your monthly wage. 

  • 1.5 days off a week (Wednesday & Thursday morning).


  • Monthly salary (in Euros) starting from €2167 gross, rising with experience. 

  • Overtime and holiday pay are paid at the end of the contract - we generally expect you to work around 40 hours a week.


  • Accommodation available to rent from Ski Beat if needed (typically between €600 - €700pm).

    • For those who return to work for Ski Beat for 4+ seasons, an accomodation bonus will be applied.​

What does this mean in real terms?

We know working in France can be confusing. Below is an example of a typical first-time Chalet Host salary package:

Additional Benefits

  • Full-area season lift passes and lots of opportunity to hit the slopes.

  • High quality branded uniform.

  • Discounted ski holidays for your family and friends.

  • Mutuelle health insurance cover if required.

  • The freedom to apply your skills and experience with a high level of autonomy.

  • Opportunity to grow your career within Ski Beat and the Topflight Travel Group in France, UK, Italy and Ireland.


  • Ski Beat pay for all staff to complete a Level 2 Food Hygiene for Catering course (valid for 3 years after completion).

  • Two weeks pre-season training plus exceptional ongoing support from our Area Managers and our local French team.

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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 pages with information specific to the country you may be applying from:

Applying from France

Applying from Ireland

Applying from Poland

Applying from Great Britain

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