Ski Chalet Jobs

Contact us for Winter 2021

2x Resort Host & Driver roles

Clarian Chalets are offering ski chalet jobs in Châtel, part of the Portes du Soleil in France, for enthusiastic staff to join our happy team for the winter season 2020/21.  We have two positions available for combined Chalet Host / Driver roles.  The chalet is entirely run by the team of four on a day-to-day basis providing a high degree of responsibility for each of the roles. The team is led by our Chalet Manager, catering is led by our Chef and we are looking for two individuals to compliment the team.

As a boutique, luxury chalet, providing an outstanding holiday experience we go out of our way to make our guests’ stay a special one.  The enthusiam and diligence of our chalet staff are key to maintaining a blissful and effortless atmosphere for our guests. If you are passionate about delivering to high standards in the hospitality industry, have experience with prior chalet jobs, possess an outgoing personality, take an enthusiastic approach to life combined with a self-motivated energy to create great holidays for others then we would like to hear from you.

Previous chalet experience is definitely an advantage.  Skiing ability is not necessary but some knowledge is helpful. We seek to offer very competitive compensation to the best candidates.  Our satisfied guests regularly leave a significant additional reward for staff as well. Accommodation is provided near the chalet and close to the village.

Interested candidates should contact us at [email protected] for more information and specific details of the roles.  Please send a CV and a covering email briefly explaining the following:

  1. why you are looking to work a winter ski season,
  2. why you would like to work for Clarian Chalets,
  3. why you would like to join us in Châtel,
  4. a summary of the winter season experience that you have.

Very Competitive Salaries

Generous Staff Accommodation

Ski Pass & Equipment

Flights to / from the UK

Tips

One Team

Varied Roles - Great Experience

Luxury Boutique Chalet

Good Skiing for All Abilities

Fun Bars & Nightlife

Popular with Seasonaires

Portes du Soleil - over 600km of Pistes

3-5 Days Skiing Each Week

2 Days Off Each Week

chef plating up dinner
Chalet Manager
chalet host

Doing a season with Clarian Chalets should be great fun but is also hard work!  We provide a high level of training at the beginning of the season and seek to ensure a good bond between members of the team.  Everyone has an important role to ensure fabulous holidays for our guests and none can function well without good relationships with the rest of the team.

We aim to provide generous terms and good accommodation with a full Portes du Soleil ski pass so that all our staff get to enjoy time off in the mountains, leading to a happy and fulfilling work environment interacting with our guests.  Staff regularly enjoy 3-5 days on the mountain each week.

The Portes du Soleil is a vast ski area, covering over 600km of piste and many off-piste areas, straddling both France and Switzerland.  There are areas for all abilities and also all weathers.  If you enjoy jumps, rails, border cross or tree runs there is something for you. Perhaps the most infamous run is Chavanette, otherwise known as the Swiss Wall, one of the ten steepest marked trails in the Alps. This huge area includes the French resorts of Châtel, Morzine, Avoriaz and Les Gets as well as Les Crosets, Morgins, Champery on the Swiss side.

The resort of Châtel is a charming French village, south of Lake Geneva, which retains a very alpine character.  There are no large concrete hotels in the resort but plently of chalets and consequently many seasonaires. While not the largest of towns, there is a thriving nightlife with plenty of après-ski to enjoy.  There are many bars and restaurants, cinemas, a night club and even a bowling alley!

As a small, boutique chalet business we offer a more personalised experience to guests and staff alike. We think this makes us special.  People matter and we get to know each other.  We hope this matters to our staff too.  Occasionally we may ask a lot but we also try to understand difficulties and be flexible if possible.  We do have high standards, which we think our guest enjoy, but we like to deliver our service in a comfortable and relaxed manner.  We hope this provides a fun, fulfilling and exciting winter season in the Alps for all our staff.

Chalet Host / Driver combined roles

The Chalet Host/Driver plays a key role in ensuring guest happiness and wefare.  The role requires flexibility to cover daily housekeeping, breakfast and evening service and driving a minibus in the resort. This wide range of client experience makes the role particualy exciting for motivated, customer centric individuals, as they will assist with all aspects of the guest experience. There is also an opportunity to cover cooked breakfast and morning baking for afternoon tea. The Chalet Host/Driver will work closely with the Chalet Manager in facilitating day-to-day operations. The role schedule will alternate day by day to ensure a reasonable balance of work load between staff members and days off.

Driving duties, usually three times a week, provides transport throughout the resort to guests in an ‘eight plus driver’ minibus.  These journeys are short but can be frequent.  Transport for guests is to be available from when the lifts open into the late afternoon. The driver will ensure that nannies and parents are transported as efficiently as possible at various times through the day, to meet lessons, creche times and facilitate other trips such as sledging or avoiding the short walk into / out of town.  We do ask guests that they give the driver 30-45 minutes prior warning of when they need to be collected, to enable the driver to plan appropriately. There is also responsibility for the upkeep of the minibus, regular cleaning, weekly reporting of mileage as well as packing and storage of ski equipment every morning and evening.

The Chalet Host/Driver will be expected to participate in other chalet roles, such as the weekly clean, daily snow clearing and firewood, and as required to cover staff days off, sickness and to maintain the smooth operation of the chalet. An aptitude for solving problems and abilities in simple general maintenance are an advantage.

Chalet Manager - RECRUITED

The Chalet Manager oversees all day-to-day operations in the chalet and the resort. This includes oversight of guest activites, the supervision of the staff, successful management of the team and oversight of all property for which Clarian Chalets is responsible.  The role requires that they ensure the team delivers a first class experience for guests from the moment guests land, usually at Geneva Airport (or at the chalet if they drive), to when they depart.  Maintaining high standards of guest satisfaction is a key funtion of this role.

The Chalet Manager will be in regular contact with the General Manager regarding guest change overs and any necessary information updates to ensure the smooth running of the business.

The Chalet Manager takes specific responsibility for the wine cellar (our carnotzet), updating on consumption and re-ordering.

The Chalet Manager will also participate in the other roles of the chalet - primarily house keeping, serivce and driving.

Chef - RECRUITED

The Chef is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen: food preparation, hygiene, provisioning and re-ordering.  The Chef will liaise with the Chalet Manager to meet the dietry expectations of guests (which will be provided well in advance as we request this information early from our guests).

Continental and hot breakfasts are provided daily.  An afternoon tea is presented for guests along with a freshly baked cake or similar goodie.  This accompanyment needs to be prepared in the morning but does not need to be served by the Chef. Children's dinner is provided around 5.30pm and should be wholesome, fresh and appropriate to the junior guests. Canapés are presented for the adults at 7pm followed by a four course dinner at 7.30pm.

The Chef will have a generous weekly budget and is expected to plan for the season with this budget in mind.  Weekly shopping and deliveries are expected such that guests are enjoying fresh, varied, high quality cuisine.

The Chef is responsible for ensuring that food preparation by other members of staff happens in a safe and appropriate manner, that hygiene is maintained and that the delivery is of the appropriate high standard.

The Chef will be expected to participate in the other chalet roles to cover staff days off, sickness and to maintain the smooth operation of the chalet.

The living room with log fire of La Grange au Merle by Clarian Chalets
The kitchen with granite worktops
Chauffeur service