As you probably know the hospitality and tourism industry, particularly in ski resorts require hard work, long days and pay generally at the lower end of the scale. But don’t worry too much as many seasonal jobs come with substantial benefits including accommodation, food, discounted rental equipment and lift passes. For those willing to work hard, have fun with the main aim to exploit the local mountainous terrain in any shape or form, then there are not many better places to base yourself than the Chamonix Valley.

Chamonix does not just offer some of the best and unique skiing, mountain biking, rock and alpine climbing in the world but is a hub for a number of extreme sports and hosts world class sporting and cultural events throughout the year meaning there is always something happening in the Valley. With Chamonix being a lively bustling and fully operational town as well as a popular ski resort means that there is a huge variety of jobs available (especially for those that are multilingual) for seasonal, annual and permanent position. However, seasonal work in Chamonix usually starts at the beginning of December running until the end of April and even sometimes as late as May due to the high altitude of some ski areas. Popular seasonal vacancies include:

  • Sales Representatives
  • Administration Assistants
  • Bar Staff
  • Waiters / Waitresses
  • Chefs
  • Marketing Assistants
  • Airport / Resort Representatives and Managers
  • Airport Transfer Drivers
  • Chalet Hosts, Chefs, Drivers & Cleaners
  • Hotel Receptionists, bar staff and Cleaners
  • Ski and Snowboard instructors
  • International Mountain Leaders

All season workers must have the right to work in France and will be registered with the French Chamber of Commerce in respect of income and taxes.  To work with a tour operator, most companies require you to hold a valid European Passport and a UK National Insurance number and relevant tax documentation (P45/P60). Foreign nationals that do not hold a European Passport must have been granted a valid work permit and a long stay visa in order to secure employment in Chamonix.

Are you Recruiting in Chamonix?

If you are a Chamonix based tour operator, chalet management agency of chalet manager are you are still looking to seasonal staff, please contact the Chamonix Chalets Team by email and we can inform all applicants who have made enquiries.