Recruitment Now Underway for 2019/2020
Our recruitment for Winter 2019/2020 has now started.
In particular we are keen to hear from mature, enthusiastic people who have a positive outlook, fantastic attention to detail, and a proven ability to quickly build strong relationships with a variety of different people.
Completion of a chalet host cookery course is not mandatory but strongly recommended for those without relevant experience.
Working a Ski Season in the Alps
The Alpine Generation is a growing company run by people who know what it’s like to host a chalet and spend a winter season in the Alps. Between us we’ve worked for, and holidayed with, many of the large tour operators and the independent chalet companies.
And that’s why we reckon we know a thing or two about making sure our guests have a fantastic holiday, and that our chalet hosts have a fantastic winter working a ski season in the Alps. We recognize the crucial role that our chalet hosts and drivers play in making sure our guests want to return to us year after year, and we make sure they are well rewarded for their efforts. We pride ourselves on fostering a supportive atmosphere for our hosts, offering hands on assistance and guidance where it's needed.
So, if you fancy spending the winter working a ski season in the Alps, have a mature approach gained from work experience, and are genuinely interested in meeting new people – read on. We want to hear from you!
Have You Got What it Takes?
Working as a chalet host over the winter season is a job like no other and for many, a once in a lifetime opportunity. The experiences you’ll have, and the friends that you make, will stay with you forever.
Believe us when we say it’s amazing.
There is, however, a trade off. It’s incredibly hard work. Hours spent on the mountain are top and tailed with early starts and late finishes. Up to 14 guests a week will be relying on you to provide them with delicious food, great hosting and all the information and advice they need to make the most of their precious week on the mountain.
Whilst working a ski season offers excellent opportunities for both work and play, we expect our chalet hosts to prioritise their work whenever work and play conflict. In return for this commitment you’ll get the opportunity to develop new skills, meet some interesting people, and experience life in one of the most stunning environments you could possibly imagine. Oh, and we’ll make sure you get enough time on the mountain to make all your friends at home suitably jealous of what an amazing skier or boarder you’ve become.
What Do We Look For?
A background in catering or cooking, or attendance on a chalet-focused cookery course - whilst we provide training on cooking our menu during our pre-season training programme, chalet hosting courses give you a massive headstart.
Excellent organisational skills - half the battle of being a chalet host is already won if you can plan your time effectively to maximise your time on the mountain.
A positive outlook - being surrounded by guests much of the time means that you'll need to be able to see the bright side, even on those days when everything seems to be conspiring against you.
An interest in people - if you don't have an inherent interest in people, and a sociable personality, you will struggle to enjoy getting to know up to 14 new guests ever week.
A love of skiing or boarding! A ski resort is no place to spend 5 months if you're not a keen skier or boarder.
So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to balance the demands of a busy winter season and ensure that our guests have the holiday of a lifetime, please do drop us a line. Please note that we can only accept applications from EU passport holders, who are resident in the UK and have a UK National Insurance number. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
Career Breaks/ Sabbaticals
As previous career breakers ourselves, we’re always interested to hear from couples/individuals who are looking to do the same. Working a ski season is an excellent choice for a standalone five month career break, or can be easily combined with a summer of travelling.
How to Apply
If you'd like to be part of our team this winter, please email email@example.com with your CV and a recent head/shoulders photograph.