The title of Ski Host suggests that most of your time will be spent on the mountain with sunglasses surgically attached to your head. The reality could not be further from the truth!
In reality the Ski Host position is one of the least glamorous and most diverse roles we have to offer and is therefore probably one of the most demanding. You will be offering safe fun-filled ski hosting programmes to our guests 2/3 days per week, showing them where to find the best runs, the best snow and the most stunning views. You will be accompanying guests to and from the airport, one of the most stressful parts of any holiday, ensuring a seamless transition from plane to resort. You will advise guests as to the best lift pass, ski hire and ski school options for their needs, and ensure that these products are delivered to the VIP SKI standard.
As a DHG, driving duties are an integral part of your role. When you are not at the airport or ski guiding during the day - driving / snow clearing will feature prominently in your day as well as maintenance on the properties. We favour applications from those with previous experience or qualifications in carpentry, plumbing, painting and decorating or electrics. You must be fit and strong as lifting and carrying is a large part of the job. Other duties include maintaining up to date "snag" lists for each chalet, basic chalet and vehicle maintenance and chalet inventories.
In addition you will be expected to help occasionally with the service and clearing away of dinner. In Zermatt & Verbier, the role involves standing in for Chalet Hosts in case of illness or injury and applicants would ideally have previous chalet or catering experience.
You must have a full, clean driving licence, which you have held for at least five years. Approximately 20 weeks skiing experience is necessary, and we also look for people that are proficient at both skiing and snowboarding. French/German is desirable. Anyone applying for this position must be of smart appearance with a happy gregarious personality and must be dedicated to providing a seamless and exemplary service to all guests. You must also be completely flexible and be prepared to do whatever is asked of you.