Who are Crystal Ski?
Crystal Ski is the UK's number one ski tour operator, with decades of experience delivering outstanding holidays to the world's best ski resorts in Europe and North America. We offer a huge selection of accommodation and resorts - far more than anyone else in the industry - to suit all budgets, group sizes and tastes. Crystal currently operates in 140 resorts in 14 different countries worldwide, with a sumptuous range of accommodation including Chalets, Club Hotels, Apartments and Hotels.
Crystal pride themselves in offering excellent service, hand picked to individual customer's needs, from our specialist chalet's team through to our friendly and professional resort staff, whose attention to detail will enable you to enjoy the perfect ski holiday. Crystal Ski have been in business since the early 80's and is part of the TUI Specialist & Activity sector, which is the most diverse and unique collection of travel businesses in the world. As part of TUI Travel Plc, the worlds largest travel organisation, our employees have the opportunity for year round employment overseas or in the UK.
Crystal are proud to be true ski experts and our in resort service is built around a highly knowledgeable team who recognize the needs and interests of each and every customer. We shape and develop our programmes in order to match the expectations of our customers, we are intuitive and creative when it comes to improving our customers experience. The huge variety of destinations on offer ensure that there really is a ski resort to suit a variety of customers - from beginners on our 'Learn to Ski' packages, right through to intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders. Meanwhile our 'Pepi Penguin' kids clubs and Nanny Service work hard to entertain the younger, but equally important, customers!
What do we look for in our staff?
We employ ski passionate people with a true love of snow sports. Our teams are made up of like minded individuals who can talk with energy and enthusiasm to our customers and provide a professional insight into our products and locations to ensure they get the best out of their holiday.
We employ proactive people who have a real commitment to exceeding expectations, going above and beyond what is required to really make our customers feel special. Each winter season Crystal employ approximately 800 members of staff to work in some of the most beautiful ski areas in the world.
Our roles are not for the faint hearted, you need to work hard and deliver the highest level of service to our customers - but the rewards make it all worthwhile.
What do we offer?
Ski Equipment & Pass - being snow lovers you'll want to spend your spare time on the slopes!
Accommodation - we've made a commitment to ensuring all our staff accommodation is of a good standard, in most cases this will be on a shared basis
Competitive salary - we have undertaken market research to ensure we offer competitive rates of pay
Personal & Medical Insurance - ensuring you have peace of mind
Staff Meals - dependent on job role
Travel to and from resort - take out the worry of finding your resort and get to meet your colleagues from day one
Large support network - being part of such a large team of overseas staff means you have plenty of friends and colleagues to support you throughout the season, as well as a strong and structured management team
Full and comprehensive training - we make sure that you are fully equipped to achieve success in your role
Career progression - future opportunities that are second to none!
What our staff say about us...
"This is certainly no 9-5 job! The scenery is simply stunning and it's great to share a common passion with like- minded people. The local people are very friendly and welcoming and it soon felt that I was part of the community. The office staff are always supportive with a wealth of knowledge and if I was ever unsure about anything, they were always willing to help." - Jon Hope
"Being part of the Crystal Team is a great experience, not to be missed! It is a great chance to meet new people, see new places and explore new things. I would recommend Crystal to anyone..." - Gemma
"I love the fact that I am working for a big company so I get the opportunity to really explore the world of TUI and work in different areas of the business. For 6 months I could be enjoying the mountain life in the French Alps then heading off for 5 months soaking up the sun in Ibiza.!" - Agata
"I love working for Crystal because of the different challenges, diversity of the role, being part of a fun and hard working team, being able to pass on my knowledge and passion to new candidates about working for the company." - Julie
Crystal is a part of TUI Travel PLC, the world's largest travel organisation. Our Specialist & Activity Sector contains over 100 companies, offering our adventurous and active customers experiential travel from trekking in the Himalayas, attending worldwide sporting events, working on volunteer projects, to sailing in the Caribbean!
The scope of our group means that we have the best opportunities available and we'll assist you in sourcing year round employment in other locations following your ski season. Crystal is keen to develop their staff and offer as many suitable future opportunities to them as possible.
Our dedication to training and development also ensures that we can offer longer term employment to our talented and motivated employees, supporting you in forging a fulfilling career in the worlds largest travel organisation. It's important that you remain focused and deliver high performance to give yourself the best chance for progression.
Incorporating such brands as Crystal / Thomson and First Choice, we employ over 55,000 people around the world so a season with us can extend into a career for life!
We have positions in a number of specialist areas from Hotel Managers to Head Chefs and from Childcare staff to Chalet Hosts. If you're interested in applying don't hang around - our positions are filling up fast!
In spring 2009, Crystal Ski pledged to use its power as UK's No. 1 ski specialist to support Disability Snowsport UK in the UK and abroad by:
increasing awareness of disabled skiing and boarding
helping to improve access to ski resorts and
practical on-site assistance for disabled skiers.
Crystal has raised over £40,000 for DSUK so far and we are still counting...
Here at Crystal Summer we are committed to sustainable tourism and are constantly assessing our responsibilities to society and the environment. Ecological, economic and social improvements are at the forefront of our minds, wherever we operate.
Fundamentally we want to provide high quality holidays that cause minimal environmental impact. Respecting people and cultures is at the centre of this aim, as well as offering a real economic benefit to local communities.
So as a result we're working with hotels to reduce the effect we have on the environment. We're one of the first holiday companies to ask all of our hotels to sign up to Travelife. Travelife is a system developed by UK holiday companies, ABTA and other experts to help measure and award hotels that do their bit for the environment and local communities. Things like reducing energy and water usage, buying local produce, having a recycling policy and ensuring employees have fair working conditions.
If you're adaptable, Intuitive and have a keen interest in snow sports...what are you waiting for? Click on the link below to view our jobs and apply now.
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Crystal Cookery Course Looking to do a winter season as a Chalet Host? Crystal’s cookery course is one the most comprehensive and valuable courses in the Alps. Complete our week long course and you will leave us with the skill set required to be a competent and confident cook. The course is hel...