chalet cook and cleaners;
generally work in mornings until around 11am, then prepare dinner from
6pm - leaves plenty of time for skiing. Go for smaller companies- they
tend to offer better pay with better perks (good quality accommodation,
ski hire). Budget-minded companies (like big travel companies) tend to
take teenagers as they usually will work for less pay and fewer perks.
Some will only hire if you have particular qualifications; Cooks for
example in high quality chalets tend to need a Gordon
Bleu/Grange/Leith's certificate. These could cost you around £3200 for a
five week course. Lower-budget companies are less likely to be concerned
with cooking ability as cooks have fewer cooking options with their food
budget. Go for private chalet work for less stringent qualification
driver / nanny; drivers
spend a lot of time doing airport transfers and other general errands.
Nannies work six days a week looking after children while the parents
ski. Most companies insist on a childcare qualification (NNEB or
resort representative; lots
of free time- if you're organised, but probably the busiest option.
Checkout the tour operators for recruitment options.
bar work; how much time you
have to ski will depend on where you work. Bars will be packed in the
evenings meaning you will be rushed off your feet while everyone else is
enjoying themselves. Other bars may be based on the slopes and only open
during the day- leaves your evenings free, but not much chance of
ski hire assistant; hours
will vary. There are jobs as a ski technician or delivering skis to
clients in the morning and picking them up in the evening- great for
skiing during the day. Working in a ski hire shop usually gives you at
least a day and a few afternoons off a week.
masseur; there is a big demand for
masseurs in resorts. The standard course you must complete is the
"Anatomy, Physiology and Massage Diploma Course", an ITEC
qualification. Expect to pay at least £600.