Want to experience European culture and enjoy the slopes at the same time? Perhaps working at a ski resort in Europe for a season is just what you need. Follow these steps to find a ski job oversees.
Research ski resorts in Europe
Look into different ski resorts in Europe and determine which ones interest you the most. Look into the size of the resort, the type of terrain, and the amenities offered.
Check job listings
Visit the websites of the ski resorts you are interested in and check for job listings. Many ski resorts have a dedicated section for employment opportunities.
Prepare your resume and cover letter
Tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific ski resort and position you are applying for. Highlight any relevant experience or skills you have that would make you a good fit for the job.
Submit your application
Submit your resume, cover letter, and any other required documents to the ski resort. Be sure to follow any instructions provided on the job listing. Keep in mind that there’s likely plenty of job applicants in Europe for these job openings. So be sure to highlight on your application why they should hire an American. Are you an especially good skier? Do you already speak the language fluently? Perhaps you can specialize in assisting American tourists at the ski resort. Whatever the reasons are, make them clear on your application or resume.
If you haven’t heard back from the ski resort after a week or two, consider following up with them to inquire about the status of your application.
Be prepared to work hard
Ski resort jobs can be physically demanding and require working long hours, so be prepared to work hard and be flexible.
Learn the language
If you plan to work in a country where you don’t speak the language, it is a good idea to try and learn the basics. This will help you communicate with your colleagues and customers.
Have a valid working permit
Make sure you have the necessary paperwork and visa to work in the country you are applying for.
Talk to people who have worked in ski resorts, attend job fairs and make connections with people in the industry.
Finding a ski resort job in Europe can be competitive, so be prepared to be patient and persistent in your job search.