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Ski Jobs - What are they?

Ski jobs Europe? This article gives you the lowdown on what kinds of jobs you can do, what you can earn and when to apply for your dream ski job.

Working in a ski resort is a great way to spend the winter months. Every year thousands of people work a ski season in the European Alps and other worldwide ski destinations. Ski resort jobs offer a unique seasonal employment experience lasting for anything from 2 weeks to 6 months.

Ski jobs are usually live-in jobs with accommodation and meals provided. There are jobs available at chalets, hotels, bars and restaurants in hundreds of resorts all over the alps. Ski jobs usually start in late November / December and run through until the snow starts to fade away in April / May.

Ski jobs in the alps are normally only available to UK / EU nationals or non-UK / EU nationals with a valid work permit. For further info on work permits and eligibility click here.

Ski Jobs - Pay and Benefits

A ski job can offer all kinds of benefits and development opportunities. As well as a weekly wage you may also receive some extra benefits - these may include some of the following:

  • A full season's ski pass
  • Ski & boots equipment
  • Travel to and from resort
  • Accommodation & all meals
  • Health & Travel Insurance
  • Training
  • Staff Uniform

You will also experience an opportunity to live in a different culture with like-minded young people intent on combining hard work with a friendly social environment. There will be opportunities to improve your foreign language skills as well as your skiing skills!

You may find that you enjoy the seasonal employment lifestyle so much, that you will want to return for another season - then you will need to find a summer job!

Many ski holiday companies also have summer season vacancies in other resorts - you may even find yourself making a career in the travel and tourism industry!

Ski Jobs – How long can you work for?

FULL SEASON JOBS (3-6 months)
Most ski holiday companies will look to employ seasonal staff for a full 5-6 month season (Nov/December to April) but there are a limited number of opportunities for mid-season relief staff from January onwards for durations of 1-4 months.

There are also opportunities for Ski Reps and Ski & Snowboard Instructors / Guides with companies specialising in school group or family ski holidays. These vacancies are for 1 or 2 weeks each February half term and Easter school holidays.

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