Chalet Host, Ski Resort, Val d’Isère , France

£1,700 monthly
  • Reachjobs
  • France
  • Sep 26, 2018
Full time Hospitality and Catering

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to work overseas as a host in luxurious chalets based within European ski resorts. This position will appeal to a strong independent all-rounder that has a passion for service and enjoys working closely with guests. 


You will be expected to fulfil the following responsibilities:

  • Look after our guests to the highest standard possible and therefore ensuring all of guests benefit from the service in chalets of up to 14
  • Keep the chalet bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas thoroughly clean and tidy
  • Be responsible for reporting overall basic maintenance within the chalet
  • Act as an ambassador for the company in resort




  • Serve tea/coffee in bed, lay the table, serve a full breakfast, afternoon tea and children’s tea
  • Serve canapés and a four to five course evening meal in a formal dining environment
  • Serve champagne and wine from a selected wine list
  • Folding and starching napkins
  • Creating a warm and friendly environment
  • Daily housekeeping and turndown service
  • Report any guest related issues to the chalet manager
  • Resort knowledge, as a host you will be expected to recommend local restaurants, bars and amenities/activities
  • Arrange and communicate daily guest transfers to the driving teams
  • During the season you may be required to take part in additional tasks/duties to ensure that our operation is running efficiently at all times. Tasks may include snow clearing, cleaning and any guest requests. Operational timings may depend on arrivals, departures and any special events.
  • You may be required to drive both guests and team members in company vehicles during the season depending on resort (Full Driving licence dependent) and as per the company´s drivers policy 

Abilities and Expectations

  • Ability to work independently or in a team
  • Excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills
  • Good self-motivation
  • Organized, highly flexible and pro-active
  • Professional and can-do attitude
  • Excellent time keeping and reliability
  • Forward thinking and planning
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • Ability to remain calm, patient, diplomatic and tactful under pressure

Essential Experience and Key Competencies 

  • Previous hospitality experience (essential)
  • Previous background in guest relations and ideally experience in waiting and/or housekeeping, silver service is highly desirable
  • Work experience in Michelin starred establishments, functions, corporate hospitality, yachts, previous ski season, and luxury travel companies are all desirable
  • 2nd Language is desirable – French or German would be preferred
  • A Full UK/EU Driving Licence (driving will be required as part of this role)
  • Available for the whole season (November until the end of April/early May)
  • UK or EU Passport holder

Package and Benefits 

  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation
  • Full area lift pass (winter season only)
  • Ski/board equipment hire (winter season only)
  • The opportunity to ski in your free time
  • Full insurance (covering you in and out of work)
  • Return travel from the home country
  • Uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • All food while working