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.

responsibilities.

about you.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with the following skills:

 

  • A cooking qualification or ability to cook appetising meals for between 6 to 12 people.

  • Previous experience within the hospitality or service industry.

  • 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 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 account.

  • Full vaccination against Covid-19.

  • Your own laptop or tablet to access company systems.

what we offer.

Contract & Salary:

  • Fixed term, 35-hour French contract.

  • €26,000 annual salary (paid pro-rata for actual period worked).

Benefits:

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

  • High quality branded uniform and all PPE required for the role.

  • Discounted ski holidays for your family and friends.

  • Mutuelle health insurance cover.

  • Holiday pay.

  • Overtime pay in the event that your average working hours exceeds contracted hours (calculated and paid at the end of your contract term).

  • Food when hosting guests in your chalet.

Training Provided:

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

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene for Catering course (valid for 2 years after completion).

Accommodation:

  • Assistance with finding seasonal accommodation in your resort, if required.

  • Accommodation available to rent through Ski Beat in most resorts, capped at €600-700 per month.

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