How to be a great ski chalet host

Posted 1st July 2015

How to be a great ski chalet host

How to be a great ski chalet host

So you’re going to do a ski season?

Whether you’re just out of university or taking a sabbatical from your career, doing a ski season is a great opportunity to live in the mountains, spend lots of time socializing with great people, broaden your horizons, and of course SKI EVERY DAY!

Sounds like the ideal job right?! And yes it really is, but to have a successful ski season also takes a lot of hard work and commitment – and there are certainly some ‘less glamorous’ aspects such as cleaning toilets and shoveling snow in a blizzard at 6am!

What does it take to be a really good ski chalet host?

Paddy Connor, owner of NINE & TENNE Chatel gives his top tips:

Enjoy your work, have a positive attitude and everyone will be happy!

It’s important to work in a team and get involved with any of the jobs around the chalet, even if you don’t consider it to be under your remit.

Keep the fire roaring, make sure the right music is playing, light candles and create the perfect setting for your guests… it makes all the difference!

To ensure jobs are done well and you also get as much time on the mountain as possible

It really helps to personalize your service offering

If you’ve got a spare couple of minutes, offer to help children get their ski boots on in the morning, or help little ones with their supper in the evening.

Don’t wait for a bluebird day – get out there in all conditions and your skiing will improve beyond measure

Ski seasons involve 3 things – work, skiing, and partying. Work isn’t optional, and it’s important to balance the other 2!

Ski companies will welcome experienced seasonal staff back and it can be a great way of mixing travelling and working. Enjoy!

Please contact us for our 2015/6 staff vacancies and for more information about doing a ski season.

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Tracey Woodcock  March 2018

         
One of the loveliest chalets we have stayed in, large rooms, private swimming pool. We had food delivered to the chalet so we could eat when we like, shopping was done for us when we arrived. Skis brought to the chalet. Paddy, who owns and runs the chalet, is lovely, friendly,always there to answer questions and run us any where on request, the perfect host. Fabulous holiday with views to die for. X

Stuart YB  April 2018

         
A beautifully appointed and presented luxury chalet with great views. Paddy & his team (Chris, Becky & Shauna) seamlessly attended to our every need both in the chalet and on the mountain. Thank you for making our week so wonderful. Stuart YB

Jane Freedman  February 2018

         
La Belle Vache was awesome. The house was beautiful and well-appointed, in a great location. The house is comfortable with great space to hang out, cook, and enjoy the mountains. Paddy was also wonderful, and met our every need and request. He was so helpful with making arrangements so that our ski week was seamless and so much fun. We highly recommend this property and Paddy!

David Owen Morgan  April 2018

         
Really special stay. Paddy and his team made everything easy and comfortable. We appreciated all the considered details, from our names on the pool towel rack to the kids’ nooks throughout.

Brid Gallagher  January 2018

         
We had a wonderful holiday with Paddy and his team. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Paddy & Tessa, the fire was roaring, the chef Harry was cooking a delicious meal and Braydon was preparing welcome drinks, after a long journey with kids it was just bliss! The chalet was fantastic and the service all week was second to none. All equipment delivered to the chalet, and we were taken to the slopes by Paddy. We even got delicious cakes and tea after a long day skiing. Thanks again folks!

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