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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Nick Williams  February 2020

         
A beautiful Chalet in the village of Chatel which oozes charm and tradition. Paddy and his team take care of everything from driving you to the town and slopes to cooking delicious evening meals. We had a great week here (despite the lack of snowfall) and will definitely be returning.

Allison Bright  January 2020

         
We had an incredible weekend at the chalet with friends. Every detail was looked after brilliantly. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend Nine and Tenne Chalet to anyone and we can’t wait to come back! It was perfection.

Mathieu JOLI  February 2020

         
Lovely chalet, great staff, very helpful, good food, Paddy has been very efficient and super friendly. Great experience and holidays in Chatel. Loved it

Charles Nisbett  January 2020

         
Had an amazing week for Christmas. Paddy was great, recommending ski areas along with restaurants. The Chalet was extremely comfortable, with delicious food and a constant warm reception.

Gareth Jones  February 2020

         
I stayed here with a group of friends in January 2020. WOW. As someone who is certainly not accustomed to being looked after everything about this place just blew me away. The house itself is large and spacious enough that even a large group such as ours had enough space to relax in. The staff including our lovely hosts and chef couldn’t done enough to help us and every single meal and snack they made for us was a delight (they catered to everyone’s specific dietary needs too). Absolutely perfect experience, thank you so much to all of the Nine & Tenne team xx

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