It is little over a week since we spotted winter staff on Facebook taking a break from cleaning after the last set of guests for this season, but already ski companies will be turning their attention to finding workers for winter 2016/17.
With bars and clubs popular with seasonnaires beginning to announce their opening parties and chalet companies and tour operators filling their Facebook timelines with snowy landscapes, it is getting late to find jobs in European ski resorts. Though ski resort recruitment for the 2015/16 season is drawing to a close we found these three positions advertised in the last few days:
Though the sun is high in the summer sky snowheads will be counting down the days until the first snows touch the mountain tops in the Alps. But working travellers needn’t confide their job search to Europe. North American ski resorts will also begin welcoming holidaymakers in November and will have need of a temporary intake of workers from then until the end of the ski season in early April to serve beers, cook breakfasts, clean rooms, hire out skis and staff ski lifts.
Even in Turkey the summer sun is only just beginning to get serious about beating down on us with any concentrated intensity. The duvet is still on the bed, the fan sits in bits unused on the office floor and, despite being a man overly fond of winter coats and shade, I’ve yet to cast a spiteful eye at the fiery orb in the sky and wish it would just bugger off already. Nonetheless, recruitment for the ski season is already well under way.
While those looking to spend a couple of weeks whizzing up and down mountains and in and out of bars have plenty of time before they need to book their hols, those of us wanting a job in Europe's ski resorts have to start acting now.
Chris quit a job for a life on the road, working as a surf instructor in Ecuador and appearing in a nudist movie, Franca and Dale took care of 600 dogs in Thailand, Kim dropped explosives out of a helicopter onto ski slopes, while Kaley went to Spain in 2009 to teach English and stayed because of a boy.
There are two main ways to get a job before you go caring for children in a ski resort. Find work through an au pair or nanny agency or get yourself hired by a tour operator or chalet company.
Even though the hangovers from this year’s end of season bashes have barely receded, the first ski vacancy for next season has already landed in our inbox. That’s right – even in the beginning of May it is not too early to be thinking about getting a job to fund next winter in the Alps.
The beautiful village hideaway of Seefeld is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It's the perfect place to let crisp alpine air rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. Throughout the year, there are plenty of jobs for those who want to plump up their resumes with work experience.
It’s not even summer yet but it is already time to start looking for ski jobs for the 2012/13 winter season in the Alps.