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12 months ago
Ski Beat
Location: France, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Val d'Isere, La Rosière
Job type: Seasonal
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: Catering Jobs, Chalet Host Jobs, Other Jobs, Outdoor Jobs, Ski Jobs

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Person/Chalet Assistant (Cook) - must be a qualified plumber, carpenter or someone with proven Maintenance Skills having worked in the trade, also you will need to have worked in a kitchen, done a cookery course or something similar.

Are you one of those people that we love? Someone that can turn their hand to just about anything? We need you over here this coming season....pronto! The job really consists of giving support to chalet hosts whilst helping to provide guests with an excellent holiday by complying with Ski Beat guidelines. Can you do it? Yes you can! Keep reading....

Accountability: To: Resort Manager

Key responsibilities

  • To assist chalet hosts in the running of a chalet - so you must be able to cook
  • The day to day management of maintenance issues in resort
  • To comply with all procedures & standards as set out in the staff manuals
    To support and liaise regularly with your manager
  • In La Plagne, Meribel, Peisey, Val d'Isere and La Rosiere you will also be expected to be a Resort Driver in some of the above therefore will need to be over 23 years for insurance purposes. 
Your duties include
  • Assisting in chalets, hosting, serving and preparing meals and keeping the chalet clean at all times
  • Repair a diverse range of problems from broken beds, to common electrical problems, to blocked pipes etc.
  • Spotting potential problems before they arise
  • Maintain chalets and accommodation to a high standard, for example painting walls, tightening screws, re-sealing baths/showers etc.
  • Keep work sheets up-to-date
  • Liaise with Senior Maintenance Person and local French tradesmen where necessary, following up on repairs and parts
  • Deal with emergencies when they occur
  • Teamwork, participation in the collection and delivery of laundry and general supplies between chalets
  • Keeping access paths and steps to and from the chalets and any other communal steps free of snow and ice at all times, (this is hard physical outdoor work - requiring plenty of stamina)
  • When necessary running a chalet to cover illness, injury or staff shortages.


You are definitely someone who enjoys variety and working with different people in a team.

You will need to have:

  • An EU passport and a permanent UK National Insurance Number
  • Your own tools and laptop would be helpful
  • Extensive maintenance and repairs experience
  • A friendly and helpful manner
  • Ability to manage your own time well and work on own initiative
  • Patience and a sense of humour
  • A neat and well groomed appearance at all times
  • First rate timekeeping
  • Flexibility
  • Enthusiasm and dedication


  • Substantial general household maintenance or experience in a maintenance role
  • Previous experience within the hospitality industry. i.e. food preparation experience


  • A working knowledge of French
  • Basic hygiene knowledge


  • Good all round maintenance skills
  • Proven organisational skills
  • Problem solving

Please note that this job description is purely intended to give you an idea of what your work involves and is not intended to be a precise breakdown of your duties.


  • Season lift pass
  • Ski/board and boot hire
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Lessons (free when available)
  • Holiday pay + bonus 
  • Wages paid monthly into UK bank account
  • Comprehensive training in La Rosière, France
  • Uniform: polo shirts and ski jacket
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Return transport from the UK at the beginning and end of season

Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. Perhaps your new home will be here in the Alps?

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