Winter Season Resort - Job Descriptions



Ski season staffWhen it comes to trying to find a ski resort job there are a number of factors that you need to take into account. Not only do you need to think about what skills and experience you have but also what type of position will suit your personality. For example if you are not very outgoing and your cooking is terrible then maybe working as a chalet host is not the best option.

Luckily, within most ski resorts there are numerous different positions which need to be filled, some require lots of qualifications and experience, others are entry level positions which require little in the way of qualifications and experience.

As well as looking at the type of job your want to try and apply for it is also important to do some research on the different companies/resorts and find out exactly what each employer offers their employees in the way of benefits when they are working in the various winter season jobs that are on offer.

Below you will find some information on some of the most popular positions and some details on what you can expect in the way of roles and responsibilities.

Resort Manager - The resort manager is responsible for all aspects of operations within the resort, these positions are more typically associated with European resorts where guests will travel on a package deal and have all aspects of their ski trip taken care of for them....more

Resort Representative - As a resort representative or 'Rep' you are the front line of many travel companies and you work on a day to day basis with all guests ensuring they have a great time while on their winter break. Working as a resort rep can be challenging job and requires a special personality....more

Chalet Host - If you love entertaining then working as a chalet host may be the perfect ski resort job for you. Basically, you will run a chalet and host guest that will be visiting for a period of time, you will look after them and be responsible for preparing meals and entertaining....more

Cook/Assistant Cook - Where ever you go in the world all ski resorts have a variety of restaurants and other eateries for guests to enjoy. Obviously these restaurants require all kinds of staff to help them function, this includes cooks and assistant cooks....more

Bar & Restaurant Staff - In addition to kitchen staff such as cooks/assistant cooks, all ski resorts offer other food and beverage jobs and require staff to fill positions such as bartenders, waiters, hosts, bar managers, and other support staff for the various bars and restaurants that ski resort have for their guest to enjoy....more

Ticket Sales - If customer service is your main skill then possibly working in one of the ticket sales booths may be a good option. Ski resorts employ staff to work in ticket offices dealing with customer enquiries and selling lift tickets to customers at the resort...more

Mountain Safety - Working as part of the mountain safety in a ski resort can be a fantastic job but requires a number of different qualifications and an advanced level of skiing/boarding. Mountain safety staff deal with all kinds of issues on the mountain from avalanche spotting to helping injured skiers off the mountain....more

Ski Guide - As a ski guide you will generally be hired by different guest that visit the resort and help guide them around the mountain. This is certainly one of the best ski season jobs to have as your job basically involves spending the full day on the mountain enjoying the resort....more

Ski Instructors - Ski instructors help skiers/snowboards of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced level. In this position you will help evaluate the level of ability that guest currently have and help them develop their skiing/snowboarding skills during their ski holiday....more

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