Ski Chalet Jobs - Winter 2023/24

pchalet team on chairlift

Ski Chalet Manager are looking for happy, enthusiastic and experienced staff to join our luxury ski chalet team for winter 2024.

Chalet Chefs

Chalet Managers

Chalet Hosts

Ski Chalet Couples

If you think you have the right aptitude and experience to help us continue providing outstanding ski holidays for our guests we would like to hear from you today.

We believe in creating a confident and supportive team to create a relaxed and happy atmosphere for both staff and guests. We provide thorough pre-season training as well as providing a high level of ongoing management support. Our staff also benefit from excellent accommodation with roles that provide plenty of time off to ski and to meet other seasonaires.

We would like to hear from couples as well as individuals. Click on the call outs below for a detailed description of the role profiles for the Chef and Chalet Manager and Chalet Host roles. Read on for a broader view of working for Clarian Chalets.

Working for Clarian Chalets

Working the winter season with Clarian Chalets is a great fun opportunity to enjoy the alps for the whole winter while working in a luxury chalet environment. With a team of four staff there is plenty of support to get things done. We provide a high level training at the beginning of the season to ensure that our staff are well equiped to deliver great holidays for our guests. 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 provide generous terms, lovely staff accommodation, a full Portes du Soleil ski pass and equipment hire if required. We know our staff want to enjoy time off in the mountains and our rotas ensure everyone can regularly ski on 4-5 days a week. Happy staff make happy guests.

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 well.  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 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.

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 sport bar and bowling alley!

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 Chef is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen: food preparation, hygiene, provisioning and re-ordering.  The Chef liaises 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 waiting for guests' return in the afternoon along with a freshly baked cake or similar goodie. Canapés and a four course dinner may be preceeded by a childrens dinner. We believe our complimentary wine list is a notable draw for guests. Different wines are paired with each course over dinner to provide a an interesting tour of our cellar.

The Chef has 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 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 Chalet Hosts play a key role in ensuring guest happiness and welfare. The role requires flexibility to cover daily housekeeping, breakfast, cake prep, 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. The Chalet Hosts will work closely with the Chalet Manager in facilitating day-to-day operations. The role schedule will alternate day by day to ensure a good balance of work and time off.

Driving duties provide 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 until shortly after the lefts close. With this 'on call' service where guests give 45 minutes notice, staff will be able to enjoy some extra skiing or time off whilst on duty.

The Chalet Hosts 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.

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. 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 changeovers and any necessary information updates to ensure the smooth running of the business.

There is 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, service and driving.

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