Ski season jobs 2020/2021

At Hunter Chalets we pride ourselves on the quality of our service and dedication to ensuring each and every guest has a truly memorable stay, exceeding all expectations. In a large part this is down to the professionalism, skills, passion and friendliness of our team. We are now recruiting our team for this winter, offering a range of ski season jobs for 2020/2021 in the resorts of Morzine and Les Gets. We are looking for candidates who ensure guest satisfaction is their number one priority. We are seeking enthusiastic and positive team players who want to work hard and enjoy the mountain lifestyle at the same time. You will work as part of a fantastic team to bring a first-class standard of service to our guests. The Portes du Soleil is an incredible resort with a massive ski area and working within it for the winter season is a fun, memorable and rewarding experience.

Christobel Bishop

“Working for Fin and Wendy has been an incredible three years and I have learnt so much. Their high standards push you to perform at your best and you will thank them for it. Both have years of experience in the industry and are happy to help you with any queries. They look after their staff with care and generosity where other companies do not. Fin and Wendy have become like family and I can’t thank them enough for all the skills they have taught me. I am very proud to have worked for Hunter Chalets.”

Chalet Host & resort manager

Working for Hunter Chalets
2020-06-24T16:06:53+01:00

Chalet Host & resort manager

“Working for Fin and Wendy has been an incredible three years and I have learnt so much. Their high standards push you to perform at your best and you will thank them for it. Both have years of experience in the industry and are happy to help you with any queries. They look after their staff with care and generosity where other companies do not. Fin and Wendy have become like family and I can’t thank them enough for all the skills they have taught me. I am very proud to have worked for Hunter Chalets.”

Rory Hardie

“My winter season was made very special thanks to Hunter Chalets. We were looked after exceptionally well from start to finish. As a driver the role was diverse and busy. A highlight was getting to know the guests each week, whether they be a young family or a corporate group, this was always a rewarding process. Also central to the role was being on the ball with the logistics of each pick-up, as guests needed to be delivered to their chosen location on time. Importantly, Fin and Wendy were an absolute pleasure to work for. They oversaw activity across the resort and did so in a manner which kept morale high throughout the season. If you want to return home at the end of April having had a sensational season, accompanied by a strong sense of achievement, Hunter Chalets is the company for you.”

Resort driver

Working for Hunter Chalets
2020-06-24T16:08:52+01:00

Resort driver

“My winter season was made very special thanks to Hunter Chalets. We were looked after exceptionally well from start to finish. As a driver the role was diverse and busy. A highlight was getting to know the guests each week, whether they be a young family or a corporate group, this was always a rewarding process. Also central to the role was being on the ball with the logistics of each pick-up, as guests needed to be delivered to their chosen location on time. Importantly, Fin and Wendy were an absolute pleasure to work for. They oversaw activity across the resort and did so in a manner which kept morale high throughout the season. If you want to return home at the end of April having had a sensational season, accompanied by a strong sense of achievement, Hunter Chalets is the company for you.”

Meg Hunt

“Spending a winter season in Morzine was a delight. Hosting is a very rewarding role. There is huge satisfaction when small gestures make perfect holidays. Fin and Wendy have created a special environment for their team to make the most of their experience on and off the slopes.”

Chalet host

Working for Hunter Chalets
2020-06-24T16:50:14+01:00

Chalet host

“Spending a winter season in Morzine was a delight. Hosting is a very rewarding role. There is huge satisfaction when small gestures make perfect holidays. Fin and Wendy have created a special environment for their team to make the most of their experience on and off the slopes.”

Imogen Asser

“I was a chalet host and found that we had a great team atmosphere. At times, the work was hard but it was always very rewarding and fun. The combination of different shifts really complimented the seasonaire lifestyle, ensuring that you get a lot of skiing in, but also a couple of lie-ins a week. I was also able to meet lots of like-minded people who I am fortunate to still be friends with today.”

Chalet host

Working for Hunter Chalets
2020-06-24T16:54:31+01:00

Chalet host

“I was a chalet host and found that we had a great team atmosphere. At times, the work was hard but it was always very rewarding and fun. The combination of different shifts really complimented the seasonaire lifestyle, ensuring that you get a lot of skiing in, but also a couple of lie-ins a week. I was also able to meet lots of like-minded people who I am fortunate to still be friends with today.”

Emily Shannon

“I am delighted to say Hunter Chalets is a great company to work for. As a chalet host I was granted opportunities such as cocktail classes during the training week, which simply demonstrates how they go above the standard of other employees. Fin and Wendy are very supportive and made the transition from moving away from home exciting. I fully recommend working for this five-star company.”  

Chalet host

Working for Hunter Chalets
2020-06-24T16:59:18+01:00

Chalet host

“I am delighted to say Hunter Chalets is a great company to work for. As a chalet host I was granted opportunities such as cocktail classes during the training week, which simply demonstrates how they go above the standard of other employees. Fin and Wendy are very supportive and made the transition from moving away from home exciting. I fully recommend working for this five-star company.”  

Joe Silson

“I worked as a driver for Hunter Chalets and found this to be a great experience, as I enjoyed the interaction with both the guests and fellow employees and feel I made friends for life. This experience also gave the me the opportunity to snowboard for the first time, as well as the experience of living away from home. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hunter Chalets as an employer.”

Resort driver

Working for Hunter Chalets
2020-06-24T17:03:06+01:00

Resort driver

“I worked as a driver for Hunter Chalets and found this to be a great experience, as I enjoyed the interaction with both the guests and fellow employees and feel I made friends for life. This experience also gave the me the opportunity to snowboard for the first time, as well as the experience of living away from home. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hunter Chalets as an employer.”
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Working for Hunter Chalets

We know how important it is to have quality staff who buy into our company ethos. We therefore offer an extremely competitive package that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Competitive wages
  • Quality accommodation within central Morzine
  • Wifi in accommodation
  • Full area, full season Portes du Soleil ski pass
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Ski, board and boot hire
  • Full training pre-season
  • Return flights to UK airport – other European airports negotiable
  • Airport transfers
  • Uniform

If you are interested in applying for any of the following ski season jobs for 2020/2021, please send your CV, covering letter and full length photo (see extra requirements for chefs) to jobs@hunterchalets.com

Please note that all applicants must be fluent in English and hold a valid EU passport and/or be able to work in the EU.

Ski season jobs 2020/2021


Professional chefs

Ski season chefs at Hunter Chalets

We are seeking highly motivated, innovative, professional chefs who are able to work autonomously within a private kitchen of a luxury ski chalet. You will be responsible for menu creation, allowing you to express your individual style and flare within a fine dining style of service. The role is demanding but extremely rewarding, which allows you to directly impress your guests with a five-star service. You will be responsible for breakfast and evening service six days a week, as well as preparing an afternoon cake to leave for guests. Continental and cooked breakfast are offered and evening service includes canapes, amuse bouche, starter, main, dessert and petit fours. Two other chefs will complete the company chef team and you can work together to prepare, budget and plan, however, each chef is responsible for running their own kitchen and meal services within a chalet.

Working for a luxury company, we expect our chefs to be absolutely professional in every way. You will be working in a guest-facing, open-plan kitchen and must be presentable, confident and calm at all times. Whilst we offer a fine dining service, guests take the chalets on a private use basis and are free to request changes to menus within reasonable planning time for the chef. Examples of previous requests being sushi, Indian, Mexican and barbecue-style nights.

*Chefs must send recent photos of food creations, sample menus and links to any appropriate social media accounts such as (e.g.) your Instagram chef account with their application

Chef responsibilities

  • Menu creation
  • Preparing and serving breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meal six days per week
  • Budgeting for and procuring supplies
  • Accounting and budget sheet submission weekly
  • Catering to all varieties of food preferences/allergies/intolerances
  • Catering for children’s meals if required
  • Maintaining all health and safety standards and regulations
  • Set up and shut down of kitchen, including stock takes and inventories
  • Overall care of kitchen and kitchen equipment, including daily cleaning
  • Weekly meetings with GM

Chef requirements

  • Extensive work experience in a fine dining restaurant – Michelin star or Rosette preferred or private chef experience working in the luxury sector
  • Professional catering and food hygiene and safety qualifications
  • Highly professional, presentable and punctual
  • Able to work in an open environment with a positive and calm demeanor
  • Positive, energetic team leader who will support and encourage chalet hosts
  • Adaptable and flexible towards guest requirements and changes
  • Organised, self-sufficient and self-motivated

FAQs

Q. I am passionate about cooking but have no culinary qualifications/training/experience, can I apply?

A. Unfortunately not, we only hire professionally trained chefs with excellent restaurant or private chef experience

Q. Will I be working in a commercial kitchen?

A. The chalet kitchens are open plan residential kitchens which have been purpose built for catering with, for example, double ovens. We also provide equipment such as sous vides, table-top fryers and ice-cream makers. You will be expected to bring your own knives.

Q. How do I budget and where do I source ingredients?

A. You will be given a set budget per person per day and it is your responsibility to manage that budget throughout the season. There is an excellent range of providers within Morzine and the surrounding towns where the majority of ingredients will be sourced. We have also used UK suppliers who supply direct and previous chefs have brought specific ingredients and elements with them in the past.

Q. Will I work in the same chalet for the whole season?

A. You will most likely work in one chalet for the majority of the time, however, there will be some weeks when you will work in a different chalet or be sent to assist one of the other chefs depending on guest movements and weekly bookings. You should be flexible and adaptable to change in this respect.

Q. Will I get to ski/snowboard much?

A. Absolutely! We want our chefs to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. Morzine is a fantastic place to spend a winter season and we provide you with a full area Portes Du Soleil ski pass so you can make to most of it! We want chefs who come to work hard and ski hard! Working independently in the kitchen, you are in control of your time and can enjoy the mountains all winter.

Q. I have never skied/boarded before, does that matter?

A. No, not at all. We have had previous staff who have never been on snow before and we have had staff who have done many seasons before. Either way, by then end of your season you will be a natural! You can take advantage of lessons when you arrive but we would advise that you try to get some experience before you come, purely from a social point of view so that you can join the others who can ski right from the beginning.


Senior chalet host

We are seeking experienced senior hosts to manage the everyday running within our catered chalets. As a senior chalet host you will be using your experience and initiative to ensure that each guest has a flawless holiday. You will be expected to go above and beyond for the guests and your team. This is a hands on role where you will lead by example. You will be involved in all aspects of service and cleaning and will ensure that your chalet team follow your standards and exceed your expectations. We are looking for highly motivated, positive and confident individuals who thrive in the buzz of the hospitality sector and all that it brings.

Senior chalet host responsibilities

  • Liaising with chalet owners and future guests to prepare for their visits
  • Managing and caring for every aspect of the chalet as if it were your own home
  • Supervising the team within your chalet including the chef, hosts and drivers
  • Setting the standard within your chalet and being the driving force for the smooth operation of it
  • Leading by example; you will undertake all aspects of service and cleaning, as with the chalet host role
  • Maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness, service and enthusiasm within your chalet
  • Completing checks on your team, setting them goals and following through on actions
  • Ensuring chef presentation standards and cleanliness are of the highest quality every day
  • Holding weekly meetings with senior staff to discuss previous and forthcoming weeks
  • Stock takes, inventories, admin updates, general organisation
  • Your ultimate goal is ensuring that every guest leaves with their expectations exceeded and wanting to come back next year

Senior chalet host requirements

  • Minimum 2 previous chalet hosting seasons or continual professional career in hospitality, such as hotel, restaurant or bar work in a senior position
  • Highly professional, presentable and punctual
  • Team leader, motivational and a driving force for work ethic
  • Excellent eye for detail, meticulous about cleanliness and presentation and a desire to constantly improve
  • Confidence and initiative to pre-empt guest requests, find out about the resort quickly and suggest activities that will add to your guests’ experience
  • Pro-active, eager to please and willing to assist guests’ requests at all times
  • Excellent references from previous chalet/hospitality roles
  • Must have own laptop with Word and Excel
  • Fluent English
  • French (desirable)
  • Driver’s licence (desirable)

FAQs

Q. I don’t have any previous hospitality or house-keeping experience, can I still apply?

A. Not for this position. This role requires experience and will suit someone who has an existing career path in hospitality and an ambition to progress within this sector. Please see our chalet host and driver positions, which do not necessarily require previous experience.

Q. Will I be working along the typical catered chalet shifts style?

A. No. At Hunter Chalets we offer a 24hr service to our guests, therefore our staff work different shifts on different weeks, including split shifts and day shifts. Having worked chalet seasons ourselves, we have developed what we believe to be the most enjoyable way of working for our staff. Working different shifts gives you variety in the job as well as meaning you not only have days when you can ski/board but you also have days when you will be able to go out at night or have an all-important long lie-in!

Q. Is it possible to apply as a couple for your ski season jobs in 2020/2021?

A. Yes, it is possible to apply as a couple, however, if you are looking for a traditional chalet couple position, this may not be the role for you. We only employ professional chefs and have several hosts in any chalet at one time, therefore it would not just be the two of you running a chalet together. If you can fulfill roles of a professional chef, senior host, host or resort driver combined, then we absolutely welcome all couple applications.

Q. Will I work in the same chalet for the whole ski season?

A. You will predominantly work in one chalet for the majority of the time, however, there will be some weeks when you will work in a different chalet or be sent to assist one of the other chalets depending on guest movements and weekly bookings. You should be flexible and adaptable to change in this respect.

Q. Will I get to ski/snowboard much?

A. Absolutely! We want our staff to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. Morzine is a fantastic place to spend a winter season and we provide you with a full area Portes Du Soleil ski pass so you can make to most of it! We want staff who come to work hard and ski hard!

Q. I have never skied/boarded before, does that matter?

A. No, not at all. We have had previous staff who have never been on snow before and we have had staff who have done many seasons before. Either way, by then end of your season you will be a natural! You can take advantage of lessons when you arrive but we would advise that you try to get some experience before you come, purely from a social point of view so that you can join the others who can ski right from the beginning.


Chalet host

We are seeking chalet hosts to assist with the every day running of our catered chalets. You will help ensure that each guest has a flawless holiday. You will be expected to go above and beyond for the guests and assist your senior chalet host. This is a hands on role where you will lead by example. You will be involved in all aspects of service and cleaning to a very high standard. We are looking for highly motivated, positive and confident individuals who thrive in the buzz of the hospitality sector and all that it brings.

Chalet host responsibilities

  • Preparing for and serving breakfast, afternoon tea and evening service
  • Preparing for and serving children’s meals if required
  • Making and serving all drinks, including cocktails and coffees
  • Daily housekeeping, continual upkeep of chalet aesthetics
  • Weekly changeover cleaning and preparation for new guests
  • Cleaning self-catered properties or any other property as required
  • Liaising with the chefs and drivers to provide a seamless service to guests
  • Providing a positive, friendly, anything is possible approach to guest requests
  • Working as a team player, understanding the need to assist and help colleagues when necessary

Chalet host requirements

  • Highly professional, presentable and punctual
  • Friendly, sociable and positive attitude
  • Pro-active, eager to please and willing to assist guests’ request at all times
  • Minimum age at start date 18 years old
  • Previous hospitality experience (desirable)
  • Previous work in luxury chalet sector, yachts or private households (desirable)
  • Previous housekeeping experience (desirable)
  • Fluent English
  • Driver’s licence (desirable)

FAQs

Q. I don’t have any previous hospitality or house-keeping experience, can I still apply?

A. Yes, we provide full training at the start of the season so you will be trained on all aspects of service. That said, it would be ideal to gain some experience working in a high pressure busy environments such as a bar or popular restaurant to give you some valuable work experience.

Q. Will I be working along the typical catered chalet shifts style?

A. No. At Hunter Chalets we offer a 24hr service to our guests, therefore our staff work different shifts on different weeks, including split shifts and day shifts. Having worked chalet seasons ourselves we have developed what we believe to be the most enjoyable way of working for our staff. Working different shifts gives you variety in the job, as well as meaning you not only have days when you can ski/board but you also have days when you will be able to go out at night or have an all important long lie-in!

Q. Is it possible to apply as a couple for your ski season jobs in 2020/2021?

A. Yes, it is possible to apply as a couple, however, if you are looking for a traditional chalet couple position, this may not be the role for you. We only employ professional chefs and have several hosts in any chalet at one time, therefore it would not just be the two of you running a chalet together. If you can fulfill roles of a professional chef, host or resort driver combine then we absolutely welcome all couple applications.

Q. Will I work in the same chalet for the whole season?

A. You will most likely work in one chalet for the majority of the time, however, there will be some weeks when you will work in a different chalet or be sent to assist one of the other chalets depending on guest movements and weekly bookings. You should be flexible and adaptable to change in this respect.

Q. Will I get to ski/snowboard much?

A. Absolutely! We want our staff to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. Morzine is a fantastic place to spend a winter season and we provide you with a full area Portes Du Soleil ski pass so you can make to most of it! We want staff who come to work hard and ski hard!

Q. I have never skied/boarded before, does that matter?

A. No, not at all. We have had previous staff who have never been on snow before and we have had staff who have done many seasons before. Either way, by then end of your season you will be a natural! You can take advantage of lessons when you arrive but we would advise that you try to get some experience before you come, purely from a social point of view so that you can join the others who can ski right from the beginning.


Resort driver

Full time ski driver

Our drivers make up the majority of our staff and provide one of the most customer-facing roles within the company. We are seeking positive, sociable people who can think on the spot and maintain a calm demeanor in what can sometimes be a demanding and busy role. Drivers are in constant contact and interaction with our guests and we are looking for candidates who have customer service as their number one priority. This is a fun, sociable and rewarding role that requires you to be quick thinking, practical and proactive.

Resort driver responsibilities

  • Ensuring guest safety and comfort at all times when driving
  • Driving guests to and from ski lifts, restaurants, bars, shops etc.
  • Packing the vans with guests’ skis and equipment
  • Dropping guests at lessons, activities and ensuring they are prepared

  • Maintaining and cleaning company vehicles to an immaculate standard inside and out and reporting on issues
  • Coordinating with all drivers on all guest lift requests
  • Planning ahead and organising scheduled pick up and drop offs
  • Cleaning and maintaining all hot tubs, pools and outdoor areas

  • Snow clearing from all parking spaces and chalet outdoor areas
  • Firewood delivery and stocking
  • Chalet maintenance and reporting of issues

Resort driver requirements

  • Highly professional, presentable and punctual
  • Friendly, sociable and positive attitude
  • Pro-active, eager to please and willing to assist guest requests at all times

  • Previous van/minibus driving experience (desirable)
  • Previous work in luxury chalet sector, yachts or private households (desirable)

  • Fluent English
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Minimum 3 years driving experience
  • Trade or practical/handyman experience (desirable)

FAQs

Q. I don’t have three years driving experience, is it possible to apply?

A. We prefer our drivers to have three years experience minimum, however, if you have had a job that has required you to drive regularly and/or drive minibuses, vans or HGVs, we would be open to discussing the role with you. Please state as such in your covering letter.

Q. Will I be working at/for one chalet?

A. No, our drivers service all of our properties and therefore have the most customer-facing role in the company. You will meet and interact with guests from all of our catered and self-catered properties.

Q. Is it possible to apply as a couple for your ski season jobs in 2020/2021?

A. Yes, it is possible to apply as a couple, however, if you are looking for a traditional chalet couple position, this may not be the role for you. We only employ professional chefs and have several hosts in any chalet at one time, therefore it would not just be the two of you running a chalet together. Our drivers take care of guests in all of our properties and don’t specifically work within the chalets. If you can fulfil roles of a professional chef, host or resort driver combined, then we absolutely welcome all couple applications.

Q. Will I be collecting guests from the airport?

A. No. Our drivers provide an in-resort service, taking guests to and from destinations within the resort. We use professional transfer companies for our airport transfers, so you will not be required to do this.

Q. Will I get to ski/snowboard much?

A. Absolutely! We want our staff to enjoy everything the mountains have to offer. Morzine is a fantastic place to spend a winter season and we provide you with a full area Portes Du Soleil ski pass so you can make to most of it! We want staff who come to work hard and ski hard!

Q. I have never skied/boarded before, does that matter?

A. No, not at all. We have had previous staff who have never been on snow before and we have had staff who have done many seasons before. Either way, by then end of your season you will be a natural! You can take advantage of lessons when you arrive but we would advise that you try to get some experience before you come, purely from a social point of view so that you can join the others who can ski right from the beginning.


Part-time cleaner

Old Macaroni

We are looking for part time cleaners who have an excellent eye for detail and a thorough and efficient method of cleaning. You would be responsible for weekly changeovers and/or daily cleaning. This position does not come with a package and is salary only.

Part-time cleaner requirements

  • Previous cleaning experience in chalets or hotels
  • Auto entrepreneur status
  • Chalet changeover experience (desirable)
  • Positive, hard-working and punctual

  • Professional and presentable at all times
  • Available to work every Sunday during the season as a minimum

Part-time driver

We are looking for a part-time driver to work three afternoons/evenings per week. You must be professional, very personable and efficient for this role. You are required to work as part of a large team, co-ordinating guest lifts between a fleet of vehicles, as well as maintaining the vehicles, outdoor areas of our properties and looking after the hot tubs. You will also be the first port of call for any maintenance issues within the chalets. This role does not come as part of a package and is salary only.  It would suit someone already living in Morzine or Les Gets who is familiar with the area but this is not an essential requirement, as full training will be provided.

Part-time driver requirements

  • Highly professional, presentable and punctual
  • Friendly, sociable and positive attitude
  • Pro-active, eager to please and willing to assist guests request at all times

  • Previous van/minibus driving experience (desirable)
  • Previous work in luxury chalet sector, yachts or private households (desirable)
  • Trade or practical/handyman experience (desirable)
  • Fluent English
  • French (desirable)
  • Clean drivers licence
  • Minimum 3 years driving experience

If you are interested in applying for any of the following ski season jobs in 2020/2021, please send your CV, covering letter and full length photo (see extra requirements for chefs) to jobs@hunterchalets.com

Please note that all applicants must be fluent in English and hold a valid EU passport and/or be able to work in the EU.

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