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Considering working a ski season?

It's not hard to have a great time out in the alps, but choosing the right company can make a huge difference to your season. VIP SKI is a privately owned company with a great reputation for looking after our staff as well as our guests.

We operate a programme of catered up-market chalet holidays in 10 fabulous resorts across France, Switzerland and Austria. We will sift through hundreds of applications to find 200 (ish) perfect candidates to deliver our holidays in the Alps.

Fancy the idea of 5 months in a ski resort? Do you have a bubbly, enthusiastic personality, a good sense of humour and are not afraid of hard work? If so we want to hear from you.

UPDATE 29/9/2014. Only 5 weeks until the managers head out to the mountains for training. We are still recruiting Drivers, Chalet hosts, Hotel chefs and Hotel hosts. If one of these roles appeals to you and you think that you have the skill set to match then we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in any other roles that are not listed, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Why work for us?

  • Our staff are crucial to the success of the business so we train them comprehensively and support them throughout the season.
  • We are a friendly, privately owned ski company with over 25 years of experience in the Alps.
  • We are very proud of our reputation for looking after our staff as well as our guests.
  • We have chalets in 10 fabulous resorts - Val d'Isere, St Anton, Meribel, Zermatt, Verbier, Morzine, Les Gets, La Plagne, Avoriaz and Alpe d'Huez.
  • We're confident that if you work for us you'll have a great experience in the Alps.

Unsure? Watch the video to hear what our previous staff say about working for VIP SKI.

Vacancies to be filled...

We are still searching for a few key people in the following roles for the forthcoming season:

For more detailed job descriptions please click here.

Hotel Chef (Les Gets & St Anton)
We are looking for chefs to work in our hotel properties in Les Gets & St Anton. You will support the Head Chef to ensure the successful operation of a busy kitchen. You will be responsible for menu planning within a given budget and preparation and service of breakfast, afternoon tea and four course evening meal.  You will also take care of the preparation of children’s meals, catering for all guest’s special dietary requirements and will ensure that the kitchen and storage areas are maintained in a safe and hygienic condition at all times.

Restaurant/ Hotel Hosts (Les Gets)
As Restaurant/ Hotel Host your day will start with wake up drinks served in bed first thing and finish with clearing the table after dinner at night.  We are specifically looking for interesting, dedicated, gregarious and professional staff for this role.

We prefer more mature applicants who take time and pride in their work and have more "life experience" to share around the hotel.  We are also unique in that all our staff undertake a comprehensive training course specifically designed to equip them with all the tools required to excel in the role.

Stock Controller / Driver (Meribel) 
Each Stock Controller is responsible for operating one of our storerooms from which they will supply the chalets in the area with required stock. This could be anything from a light bulb to a bottle of champagne! You will liaise closely with the Supply Manager who oversees all storeroom operations.  For the majority of the time you will work alone so you will need to be a dedicated, self-motivated and fastidious individual who is extremely organized with a mathematical brain.

You must have a full, clean driving licence, which you have held for at least five years. You must also be completely flexible and be prepared to do whatever is asked of you.

Chalet hosts
Arguably one of the most important roles in resort as you provide the primary interface between our guests and the Company. We cannot overstate the impact our Chalet Hosts have to the success of our business and more importantly, the enjoyment of our guests' holiday. The Chalet Host is responsible for delivering our service promise in the chalet and full commitment to the role is required.  Your day will start with wake up drinks served in bed first thing and finish with clearing the table after dinner at night. We prefer more mature applicants who take time and pride in their work and have more "life experience" to share around the dinner table.  We are also unique in that all our Chalet Hosts undertake a comprehensive 10-day chalet course specifically designed to equip them with all the tools required to excel in the role.  This includes training on our set menus and bespoke cleaning techniques.

We have a number of different positions to fill each winter across our 10 resorts in France, Switzerland and Austria.

Below is a brief description of the various roles, but for a more detailed job description please click here.

MANAGEMENT ROLES

Hotel Manager (St Anton)
We are looking for an exceptional individual to manage our 66-80 bed hotel in St Anton, Austria. With overall responsibility for the day to day activities of the Company in the resort, complete flexibility is necessary for this role.

Area Manager / Resort Manager / Assistant Resort Manager
We are looking for exceptional individuals to manage each of our resorts. With overall responsibility for the day to day activities of the Company in the resort, complete flexibility is necessary for this role.

Chalet Manager 
Like all of our management positions in the Alps, the job of a Chalet Manager is extremely varied and complete flexibility is required for this role. This is a highly demanding role and ideally we are looking for people who have previously worked in a chalet environment and have experience of managing and motivating staff. A good understanding of French is advantageous and previous resort experience essential. Driving will invariably be a part of your duties and therefore you will need to have held a full clean driving licence for at least five years.

Executive Chef/Staff Trainer 
Like all of our management positions in the Alps, the job of an Executive Chef is extremely varied and complete flexibility is required for this role.  Ultimately you will be responsible for maintaining the standard of catering throughout our entire programme and would be required to travel between our resorts when necessary.
This is a highly demanding role and requires candidates to have previously worked in a chalet environment and have catering / chef experience.  We are looking for people who have a genuine enthusiasm for food, are committed to constantly improving quality and have experience of managing and motivating staff. A good understanding of French is advantageous and previous resort experience essential. Driving will invariably be a part of your duties and therefore you will need to have held a full clean driving licence for at least five years. 

Logistics Coordinator (Meribel & Val d’Isère)
As applies to all of our management positions in the Alps, the job of a Logistics Co-ordinator is extremely varied and requires a great deal of flexibility. Based in Meribel and Val d'Isere, these 2 positions work alongside the Resort Manager and Chalet Managers.  The role predominately involves the organisation and execution of an efficient shuttle service as set out on the company website. 
This is a demanding role and we are looking for people who have previously worked in a ski environment and have experience of managing and motivating staff. A good understanding of French is advantageous.  Driving will invariably be a part of your duties and therefore you will need to have held a full clean driving licence for at least five years.

Resort Coordinator
We recruit Resort Coordinators to work in Alpe d'Huez and La Plagne. Like all of our positions the role requires complete flexibility and team work and a variety of different skills.  This is a very varied role requiring a great deal of initiative and organisational skills.  We are looking for people who have previous season experience, ideally in a chalet environment, and have a good understanding of MS office.  A good understanding of French is advantageous. Driving will invariably be a part of your duties and therefore you will need to have held a full clean driving licence for at least five years.
 
CHALET / HOTEL ROLES
 
Chalet Host
Arguably one of the most important roles in resort you provide the primary interface between our guests and the Company. We cannot overstate the impact our Chalet Hosts have to the success of our business and more importantly, the enjoyment of our guests' holiday. The Chalet Host is responsible for delivering our service promise in the chalet and full commitment to the role is required.  Your day will start with wake up drinks served in bed first thing and finish with clearing the table after dinner at night.  
We do not actively look for qualified chefs or cooks, although a passion for cooking and confidence throwing dinner parties is a necessity.  We can train you to become more confident with your cooking; we cannot train you to have the drive, enthusiasm and sheer dedication to customer service that we expect: that is up to you.CLUB Chalet HostAnother hugely important role, you will provide the primary interface between our guests and the Company.As CLUB Host you will be responsible for delivering our company promise and full commitment to the role is required.  Your day will start with wake up drinks served in bed first thing and finish with clearing the table after dinner at night.  Our CLUB Hosts are different from all others, we are very lucky to hand pick our staff from the hundreds of individuals who apply to make very sure that we have the most interesting, dedicated, gregarious and professional staff in the Alps. We prefer more mature applicants who take time and pride in their work and have more "life experience" to share around the dinner table and on the chair lifts.  We are also unique in that all our staff undertake a comprehensive training course specifically designed to equip them with all the tools required to excel in the role.

CLUB Chalet Chef (Morzine & Alpe d’Huez)
Our Chefs are required to design and produce a 4 course menu on 6 nights a week as well as breakfast and afternoon tea.  Working as part of a small hosting team, you will be committed to providing the top level customer service that VIP SKI is known for.  We cannot overstate the impact our CLUB Chefs and Hosts have to the success of our business and more importantly, the enjoyment of our guests' holiday. Working with a small team, you will be committed to providing the top level customer service and high quality catering that VIP SKI is known for.  

Hotel Chef (Les Gets & St Anton)
We recruit chefs to work in our hotel properties in Les Gets & St Anton. You will support the Head Chef to ensure the successful operation of a busy kitchen. You will be responsible for menu planning within a given budget and preparation and service of breakfast, afternoon tea and four course evening meal.  You will also take care of the preparation of children’s meals, catering for all guest’s special dietary requirements and will ensure that the kitchen and storage areas are maintained in a safe and hygienic condition at all times.

Restaurant/ Hotel Hosts 
As Restaurant/ Hotel Host your day will start with wake up drinks served in bed first thing and finish with clearing the table after dinner at night.  We are specifically looking for interesting, dedicated, gregarious and professional staff for this role. We prefer more mature applicants who take time and pride in their work and have more "life experience" to share around the hotel.  We are also unique in that all our staff undertake a comprehensive training course specifically designed to equip them with all the tools required to excel in the role.
 
LOGISTIC ROLES
 
Driver/Handyman
The role of Driver is strongly focused on delivering an exceptional level of customer service.  You will be facilitating our guests' holiday to ensure that have everything they need and can get to where they need to go with minimal fuss and delay. The operation of a guest "shuttle" service to and from the slopes features prominently in Val d'Isère and Meribel, as well as the transportation of chalet staff, nannies and children where necessary.  You will be responsible for the cleaning and general upkeep and maintenance of the vehicles.  Snow clearing will also be expected of you.  You must also be prepared to accompany our guests to and from the airport on transfer day if required. You must have a full, clean driving licence, which you have held for at least five years.  Anyone applying for this position must be of smart appearance with a happy gregarious personality and must be dedicated to providing a seamless and exemplary service to all guests.  You must also be completely flexible and be prepared to do whatever is asked of you.

Concierge (Val d'Isere)
The position of Concierge is based at our prestigious Aspen Lodge development, containing 12 luxury chalet suites in the heart of Val d'Isère. The role is primarily focused on delivering excellent customer service to all our guests, catering for their every need once they have stepped out of their chalets.
This will involve manning the reception desk, booking restaurants, operating the coffee lounge, cleaning public areas, valet parking, basic maintenance and snow clearing. You will need to very quickly become an expert on Val d'Isère and be prepared to answer any question related to the town, the skiing, the public transport system, the shopping, the restaurants - basically you will be asked anything and everything you could think of!  You will be expected to cover driving duties in and around resort and therefore must have a full, clean driving licence which you have held for at least five years.  Applicants must be able to speak a good level of French and have a calm, confident and courteous manner when dealing with guests and suppliers.

Ski Host (Switzerland & Austria only)
The title suggests that most of your time will be spent on the mountain with sunglasses surgically attached to your head. The reality could not be further from the truth! In reality the Ski Host position is one of the least glamorous and most diverse roles we have to offer and is therefore probably one of the most demanding. You will be offering a safe fun-filled ski hosting programme to our guests 2/3 days per week, showing them where to find the best runs, the best snow and the most stunning views. You will be accompanying guests to and from the airport, one of the most stressful parts of any holiday, ensuring a seamless transition from plane to resort. You will advise guests as to the best lift pass, ski hire and ski school options for their needs, and ensure that these products are delivered to VIP SKI standard.
Approximately 20 weeks skiing experience is necessary, and we also look for people that are proficient at both skiing and snowboarding.  French (Verbier) or German (Zermatt & St Anton) is desirable. In addition you will be expected to help occasionally with the service and clearing away of dinner. In Zermatt and Verbier the role involves standing in for Chalet Hosts in case of illness or injury and applicants would ideally have previous chalet or catering experience.

Stock Controller
Each Stock Controller is responsible for operating one of our storerooms from which they will supply the chalets in the area with required stock. This could be anything from a light bulb to a bottle of champagne!  
You will liaise closely with the Supply Manager who oversees all storeroom operations.  For the majority of the time you will work alone so you will need to be a dedicated, self-motivated and fastidious individual who is extremely organized with a mathematical brain. To manage the stock you will use a stock control application for which training will be provided, however you need to be familiar with using a Windows PC, and have a basic knowledge of Outlook and Excel. You will need to be able to enter data accurately.

Maintenance
Our Maintenance Team is generally referred to as the "backbone of the resort" and is renowned for keeping things running smoothly and effortlessly behind the scenes.
We favour applications from those with previous experience or qualifications in carpentry, plumbing, painting and decorating or electrics.  You will have occasional resort driving duties including chalet deliveries.  You must be fit and strong as lifting and carrying is a large part of the job.  Other duties include maintaining up to date "snag" lists for each chalet, basic chalet and vehicle maintenance, supervision of third party contractors, snow clearing as required, the upkeep of the maintenance store and chalet inventories.  
Anyone applying for this position must be of smart appearance with a happy gregarious personality and must be dedicated to providing a seamless and exemplary service to all guests.  You must also be completely flexible and be prepared to do whatever is asked of you.  You will need to have held a full clean driving licence for at least five years.

Linen Coordinator
We are looking for a meticulously organised person to run our linen stores in Meribel and Val d'Isere, providing linen for our chalets in these resorts. As driving is a large part of this role, you must have a full, clean driving licence, which you have held for at least five years.   Anyone applying for this position must be of smart appearance with a happy gregarious personality and must be dedicated to providing a seamless and exemplary service. You must also be completely flexible and be prepared to do whatever is asked of you. 

Driver/Handyman
As a Driver/Handyman, driving duties are an integral part of your role however the role is varied and diverse so you must be completely flexible and be prepared to do whatever is asked of you.
We favour applications from those with previous experience or qualifications in carpentry, plumbing, painting and decorating or electrics. You must be fit and strong as lifting and carrying is a large part of the job. Other duties include maintaining up to date "snag" lists for each chalet, basic chalet and vehicle maintenance and chalet inventories. In addition you will be expected to help occasionally with the service and clearing away of dinner. In Zermatt and Verbier the role involves standing in for Chalet Hosts in case of illness or injury and applicants would ideally have previous chalet or catering experience.
You must have a full, clean driving licence, which you have held for at least five years. French or German
(Zermatt & St Anton) is desirable. Anyone applying for this position must be of smart appearance with a happy gregarious personality and must be dedicated to providing a seamless and exemplary service to all guests.
 
CHILDCARE ROLES
 
Childcare Supervisor
VIP SKI is renowned for its excellent childcare programme, and we are looking for an Overseas Childcare Supervisor to head the childcare teams in the French and Austrian Alps.  You will be responsible for coordinating these teams of nannies to ensure they work to the highest standards, so you must be organised and have a good understanding of professional childcare practises.  You must of course be qualified to NNEB, CACHE 3, NVQ level 3 or equivalent.  You will also have proven management or leadership skills, and had previous winter season experience.
Not many people can further their career by sledging and making snow angels, but in the role of Overseas Childcare Supervisor not only will you have proven experience of just doing that, you'll be expected to pass on those skills to those who haven't!

Private Nanny
There are not many ways to earn a living by building snowmen, creating a glittery masterpiece or going on a trip for hot chocolate. But being a Private Nanny is one. In this job you can combine a love for working with children with the stunning surroundings of the French Alps.
The role of a Private Nanny with VIP SKI is one of the most demanding yet rewarding we have to offer, working with children from 6 months to 12 years to ensure they have a safe, fun filled and activity packed holiday. You will work independently with a family in their chalet, providing flexible care to ensure Mum and Dad can relax on the slopes happy in the knowledge that their children are having a fantastic holiday.

Head Nanny
Not many people can further their career by sledging and making snow angels, but in the role of Head Nanny with VIP SKI you can do just that. You must of course be qualified to NNEB, CACHE, NVQ level 3 or equivalent, although we also welcome applicants with a teaching or nursing degree, who have good experience working with young children. You should also have management or leadership experience and a good understanding of professional childcare standards.  

Cookery Course


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Want to be a chalet host but lacking cooking experience or confidence? Join our Chalet Host Cookery Course - dates for 2015 will be released soon...

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Applications for 2014/15 season...

Please apply by email to the following addresses with your CV and a covering letter detailing which role you are applying for;

  • recruit@vip-chalets.com
  • childcare@vip-chalets.com 

Interviews will be conducted at our London office. Managers are required to be available from the start of November, all other staff from mid November.

What We Offer...

Along with having the time of your life, we offer a salary and package as follows:

  • Travel to and from resort
  • Accommodation (and food for Chalet & Hotel Staff)
  • Medical Travel Insurance and Winter Sports Insurance
  • Uniform
  • Extensive Training
  • Ski Equipment
  • Full Area Ski Pass
ATOL

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL certificate CLICK HERE

ABTOT

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for VIP SKI. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with VIP SKI.  

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