180: The Ski Jobs Special (How to find a ski job, what jobs are available & when to apply)

Episode 180 is a Ski Jobs special, all about working in ski resorts. We find out what jobs are available, how to find them, when to apply, what you can expect and look at the effect of Brexit.

Iain was joined by four experts in ski recruitment: Steph Davidson from Le Ski, Jenny Greenwood, HR manager at Skiworld, Richard Lett from Après-Ski Bands and Charlie Owen, MD of SBiT (Seasonal Businesses in Travel).


Ella from Après-Ski Bands told us about the best après-Ski venues in Episode 178 (1:50)
Rich was dialling in from the Lodge du Village in Méribel Village
The Ski Podcast is sponsored by Les 3 Vallees – the largest ski area in the world (7:00)
We discussed mountain biking in Episode 178 (7:00)
In mid-July, the Tour de France will be passing through Courchevel Le Praz, La Tania, Méribel Village, over the Col de la Loze at 2304m, and down to the finish at Courchevel altiport
Alex Irwin from 150 Days of Winter reported on the build up to the Tour’s arrival (7:30)

Read about Iain’s journey on the overnight train to Nice on Ski Flight Free (12:30)
Iain will be taking part in the Ultraks Sky Race in Zermatt in August
SBiT’s most recent report shows the impact of Brexit on seasonal jobs (16:30)
The number of UK workers in the EU has gone down 69% since Brexit

What ski jobs are on offer? (22:30)
Le Ski offer 31 chalets and employ 70 staff (23:15)

Skiworld employ 170 staff (27:00)
When should you apply for a ski job? (27:45)
When do interviews happen? (30:30)
In 22/23, Skiworld had 5000 applications for 170 jobs (31:15)
When do staff travel out to resort? (36:00)
Iain founded the Season Workers’ website, Natives.co.uk
Bar jobs in ski resorts (38:30)
Charlie recruits 60-70 staff for European Pubs (39:00)
How can musicians work in the Alps (41:00)
Does an EU passport help you find a ski job? (43:00)
How does an employer secure a visa for you? (45:00)
What about ski jobs in Austria? (52:00)
Is there a 35-hour week? (57:00)
What is the Youth Mobility Scheme? (59:30)


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Richard Bond:
“Really enjoying the podcast, bucket list now overflowing!” 

Richard Sideways:
“I really enjoyed #178 – I’d never thought of Bosnia as a winter destination before but it sounds interesting.”

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