Employment Winter Season



We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals and couples to be the heart and soul of one of our catered chalets in the French Alps. Couples must be established well enough to be able to withstand lots of pressure as you will be working and living closely with each other every day for the whole winter season (December to April!)

We are a small family-run business with a hands-on approach to supporting our teams from the wood deliveries to the cleaning of the chalets but you must also be able to problem solve at short notice and work on your own initiative. You will be ambassadors of Ski Hiver so you must always be friendly, approachable, possess common sense, diplomatic, fast and efficient, a great cook and possess a mind-bogglingly high level of customer service. 

We are not looking trained chefs but you must have a passion for cooking, being aware of all dietary requirements and possessing proven experience of cooking for and hosting large groups up to 22. We love our food so we will make sure to try your best recipes during the recruitment process!

You must be able to support each other in hosting our guests, be fast and efficient, highly organised and possess a positive attitude and outlook towards your work and maintaining the chalet to high standards.

We are pride ourselves for being honest and fair with our guests and with our teams so in summary and in bold IT IS HARD WORK! - BUT there are rewards in working with us and joining in the Ski Hiver family, we will always make sure that you have plenty of time off every day to ski and we will make sure that you are fully supported and prepared seeing the happy faces of your guests each week.

Duties include:       
Set-up breakfast, daily cake, complete dinner service in the evening (6days)
Maintaining strict hygiene and health and safety levels throughout the chalet.
Daily cleaning of chalet communal areas
Weekly cleaning / changing beds of entire chalet on changeover day
Clearing snow and ice from pathways to maintain a safe place to walk
Any ad hoc duties that may arise

Working hours cover breakfast, morning baking, preparing and cooking dinner, in between these 2 services you will have plenty of time to enjoy the snow and the mountains!

We offer a UK contract, competitive salary, 2 days off per week, accommodation, meals, ski passes, equipment hire, health and ski insurance and holiday pay for the entire season. Our HR representative are based in the UK so they will  check that  you are eligible to work in the UK without restriction.
We recruit with face to face interviews held in London or over Skype / Zoom at a mutually convenient time usually until end of October so please send us your CVs for consideration.

Click here to apply NOW for next season!

Working for Ski Hiver

Working for us is not like working for the bigger companies - we interview you directly and we actively support you on a regular basis during the season as we also live in resort. You will be part of a close-knit team so you will not be alone.  

However, we do like our staff to work independently while using their initiative and oodles of common sense. You must be flexible, hardworking, keep calm in a crisis and not get flustered easily while keeping a smile on your face at all times as running a ski chalet doesn't always go according to plan!

We do a week of chalet training and then a week to get your chalet set up prior to letting you loose so there will be plenty of time to iron out any concerns or queries and also to test drive the menu while adding your suggestions to the mix. Working in a ski chalet can be challenging but also very rewarding, especially if you have a real passion for cooking and hosting dinner parties. And then there is the skiing, snowboarding, mountain sports.....!

If you would like to know more about the positions available below please contact us direct. If you would like to apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter and a 6 day menu (veggie/vegan options too!) to bookings@skihiver.co.uk

Good luck!

  • "Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay last week. We absolutely loved the chalet, great location! Also wanted to mention how incredible Rosie and Jake were, the food was outstanding and both were brilliant with our son Arlo. We enjoyed it so much that we are thinking about coming back in Feb / March." (Ali Bovis, Caribou, Dec 2019)
  • “I can tell you on behalf of the group that we had an excellent stay and were extremely well looked after by Cat and Clive. They were very attentive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble. The chalets are perfectly positioned for the skiing and village, plus very well appointed. We have had a boys January week in Montchavin every year for the last 10+ and will no doubt be returning in 2021. I will most certainly contact you in the autumn to discuss the next trip.” (Martyn Pacey, Hermine, Jan 2020)
  • “We had a fantastic time. Really couldn’t have asked for better. Pat and Pete were fantastic hosts, and really looked after our every need. They were great to have around; they provided a wealth of knowledge on the area and where to ski and were only too happy to answer our million questions pertaining to every other aspect of skiing in Montchavin. The food was of a great standard, and we honestly enjoyed (aka loved) every meal. The chalet was really nice and clean. This experience was certainly one of our best ski trips ever.” (Tessa Kershaw, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • Thank you for allowing us to share your wonderful chalet. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Montchavin, and in your apartment with Pete and Pat. Pete and Pat were awesome, and the food was superb. We had a great time, and will spread the word this side. (Chris Cooke, Lievre Blanc, Jan 2020)
  • We had the most amazing week at Christmas this year. The chalet was great, the other guests were brilliant company, the skiing was awesome, the food was fabulous and Pete and Pat were the perfect hosts. As far as ski holidays go, we don't know how it could get any better! (Kevin Smith, Lievre Blanc, Dec 19)