Winter Ski Jobs Abroad

Apply to work a winter season in 2016. Search paid winter ski jobs at resorts in Europe, North America and worldwide. Popular winter jobs can include resort and chalet staff jobs, cooks, cleaners, lift operators, slope patrols, general resort staff and ski instructors. If you are looking for an adventure winter job you could train to become a snowboard ski instructor. There are lots of ski jobs in places like Andorra, Austria, Australia, Bulgaira, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. There are hundreds of resorts here all seeking seasonal and temporary staff both singles and couples. Jobs in places like the Alps are very popular roles can include instructing ski lessons, assisting on ski slopes, lift operators, slope patrols and resort staff. On our guide you can get top tips for applying, search recommended recruiters and apply for winter jobs.


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Winter Jobs Abroad

Top Reasons to Work a Winter Season Overseas

  • Live in a new country/culture
  • Get paid
  • Work in a spectacular setting
  • Make new friends and business contacts
  • Have a lot of fun
  • Go skiing or snowboarding in your spare time



Apply to work a Winter Ski Season Abroad

There are several high-profile ski destinations in continents across the world and you may be left wondering which amazing resort to choose. France, Switzerland, Austria and Canada are popular choices for seasonal workers; they have established resorts with excellent reputations and the images published on the Internet, in travel magazines and on television are extremely tempting; who could resist glistening slopes, perfectly clear mountain air, beautiful ski chalets and also getting paid!

Winter skiing is a popular family pursuit but it also offers great opportunities to work too; in many resorts, you are guaranteed to meet lots of new people, sample several different fancy dress costumes and themes and generally have a great time, whilst having the opportunity to make some money. Travelling features on most people’s lists of things to do during a gap year but only rarely do people consider venturing out to colder climes; choosing instead to mull over round-the-world travel tickets or volunteer projects abroad. If you are a bit of an adrenalin junkie, you love the outdoors or you’re a keen skier or snowboarder, a gap year winter program on the slopes could be just what you’re looking for. 

There are a wide range of winter jobs available at a ski resorts in Europe and abroad, apply for jobs on our website today. Winter positions can include chalet staff, cooks, cleaners, lift operators, slope patrols and general resort staff. If you don’t fancy spending your days teaching others to ski, there are other options. One popular choice is to work as a chalet maid or host; chalet hosts are in charge of the daily running of the chalet and ensuring that guests have everything they need to enjoy their holiday. The work may not seem all that exciting but on your days off, all you have to do is roll out of bed, step out of the door, breathe in the crystal clear air and hit the slopes. By night, many of the resorts come alive and you can party as hard as you like until the small hours.



Winter Working Holidays

Popular Places to Seek Winter Ski Jobs


North America







Types of Positions

General Ski Jobs

  • Ski Chalet Jobs
  • Cooks / Chef Jobs
  • Catering Support Staff
  • Management Jobs
  • Ski Resort Reps
  • Ski Season Administration Staff


Chalet Jobs

  • Chalet Host / Couples / Chalet Staff
  • Chalet Manager and Staff Trainer 
  • Cook/Chef
  • 5* Fine Dining Chalet Chef, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef, Kitchen Porter, Head Chef
  • Resort Host
  • Chalet Couple (Chef & Host)


Winter Resort/Hotel jobs

  • Hotel Manager (Ski)
  • Hotel Assistant (Ski)
  • Chefs
  • Resort Customer Service Host (bilingual)


Other Jobs

  • Bar staff
  • DJ
  • Beauty Therapist and Masseur 
  • Kitchen and Catering Support 
  • Plongeur / KP



Eligiblity / Requirements

  • Students, graduates and anyone seeking a fresh challenge overseas
  • Usually need to be aged 18 and over
  • Generally people are aged 18-39
  • Must be eligible for a work visa for your destination



How to Apply

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