Ski Jobs Abroad

Dream of working at a ski resort? Search positions, recruiters and apply today. Ski jobs are available from late autumn, through the winter months throughout Europe, the USA & Canada & New Zealand. Search ski jobs worldwide including chalet staff, cooks, ski lift operators, ski / snowboard instructors, shop assistants, catering staff, DJ's and childcare assistants.


Ski Resort Jobs Abroad in 2018 & 2019

Ski Jobs

Apply to Work a 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 seasonal 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.

If you have a passion for skiing, snowboarding or winter sports working at a ski resort in the Alps or Rocky mountains can be a great way to fund a season on the slopes. 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.



Popular Places to Seek Winter Ski Jobs


North America







Types of Positions

Ski jobs in USA / Canada must be arranged by overseas applicants in advance and centralised agencies, booking agents or travel companies can arrange your placement and working holiday visas. Exchange volunteer programmes are also available.In Europe it is also best to arrange a ski resort job in advance by applying early (in summer or late autumn) or making enquiries a year before although you can still find jobs available on the spot in season in hotels, bars, restaurants, lift stations and shops.


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



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