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Job Description: Bar Staff / Waiter

By adamrowden, Thu 6th Dec, 2012 at 15:19
One of the most sought after roles within a ski resort is the role of bar staff. Working as a bar manager or supervisor in a hotel bar is good fun, but the best jobs in resort are based in small privately owned bars. The places where everyone hangs between sessions on the mountain, and the places where everyone parties after the lifts close.
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Job Description: Resort Rep

By adamrowden, Thu 6th Dec, 2012 at 14:17
If you are hardworking, patient and good with people, then you may just make a good resort rep. If you are lacking any of these three key elements then please, don’t take on this role, you may end up seriously harming a punter.
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Job Descriptions: Plongeur

By adamrowden, Tue 4th Dec, 2012 at 15:40
This is quite possibly the most fun job in resort, and it certainly has the best name (insist on being called a plongeur and refuse to answer to KP, kitchen assistant or anything else) of all the roles you can get.
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Job Description: Nanny

By adamrowden, Tue 4th Dec, 2012 at 15:04
Wherever you get a large hoard of people turning up for a holiday, you are always going to need a decent sized childcare team. And things are no different in the Alps or in any ski resort. Being a nanny in a ski resort is very demanding, but it can be extremely fun and rewarding and, if you are a qualified nanny or you have childcare experience then you will be more than capable of carrying out your duties.
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FAQs- We answer your most frequently asked questions!

By adamrowden, Wed 28th Nov, 2012 at 15:50
We have been asked many a question over the years, some we have only heard once, ‘Is it possible to make a pair of skis out of a snowboard?’ for example, and the utterly ludicrous; ‘Are the Alps in North or South America?’ However, some other questions we tend to hear on a regular basis.
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Job Description: Maintenance Man

By adamrowden, Wed 14th Nov, 2012 at 10:07
Every hotel or chalet company needs a Maintenance Man. These guys (or girls) float around from chalet to chalet solving everyone's problems. Well, that is how it is supposed to work, when in actual fact they are renowned for being hard to track down, and they often struggle to solve issues as they spend most of their time dealing with antiquated continental plumbing and electrics.
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Job Description: Chalet Chef

By adamrowden, Wed 14th Nov, 2012 at 09:09
There are number of cheffing roles available in ski resorts. Some are based in chalets and others will be working in bars and restaurants, whilst others will be stationed in larger Club Hotels. You can get roles as head chefs, assistant chefs and kitchen assistants, but they all have similar good and bad points.
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Job Description: Club Hotel Manager

By adamrowden, Tue 13th Nov, 2012 at 14:42
Many ski companies operates 'Club Hotels'. These properties range in size from 30 to over 200 beds and tend to offer the informality of a chalet holiday, but in a hotel environment. The emphasis within these establishments is on creating a relaxing, informal and highly sociable atmosphere. They are not all successful at creating this atmosphere, but that is what most of them set out to do.
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How to prepare for the 2012/13 winter ski season

By adamrowden, Tue 16th Oct, 2012 at 12:15
I once said to my mate Ken that if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail. Now you might think I sound pretty bloody profound, especially if I tell you that we were in Wetherspoons at the time. You might think that not only is that statement completely true, but it is also pithy and has a nice ring to it. You probably do think that I am a pretty clever guy to come up with something like that off the top of my head. Well Ken didn’t agree. No, he got annoyed and claimed that I stole it from Benjamin Franklin.
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Natives summer jobs

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:39
For some people the summer means topping up your tan before jetting off to some island on the Med where you can drink WKD Blue and rutt in the corner of a sticky nightclub. These people look forward to the summer more than they looked forward to Christmas when they were nine.
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