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Chalet Manager

Esprit Ski, Inghams and Ski Total

France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland

Competitive salary + accommodation + ski/board hire + liftpass + travel + benefits

Mid November

Late April


Our Chalet Managers are logistics people, staff managers, motivators and hospitality experts.

You will be responsible for training and managing standards of catering and housekeeping within all chalets in your resort. You will need to monitor overall chalet budgets, collate orders and deal with suppliers.

As Chalet Manager potentially for several brands within your resort you will need to be able to prioritise your workload, have excellent communication skills and be willing to show that you are a hands on manager. You will be leading a team providing practical duties such as cooking and cleaning so leading by example will come naturally to you.

We are looking for organized, professional, consciences individuals with previous overseas and management experience to lead our resort teams. 

As well as the general skills related to your job role you will also be required to assist with other physical duties throughout the chalet/Chalet Hotel and Child Care programmes.


  • Hospitality, catering and customer service experience
  • Logistics, stock control experience
  • Staff management and supervisory skills
  • Good command of French, German or Italian an advantage
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Accounts experience desirable
  • EU passport holders only, with UK residency and UK permanent National Insurance number

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Hotelplan UK, the parent company of specialist tour operators Inghams and Inntravel, has expanded its operations in Britain 2010 by acquiring the Enigma Travel Group, a company specializing in skiing holidays, which comprises the Esprit Holidays and Ski Total brands. As a result of the 100% acquisition, Hotelplan UK has become one of the best diversified skiing and walking holidays specialist in Britain.

Inghams has made its name on the English travel market as a winter holiday specialist for high quality ski holidays in 8 countries. In addition to its Ski and Luxury Ski programmes, Inghams – established 1934 – is the UK leader in “Lakes & Mountains” holidays. 

Esprit Holidays has been established since 1982 and operates Esprit Ski, the UK’s market-leading family ski specialist, Esprit Santa’s Lapland, offering family short breaks to Finnish Lapland and a summer programme, Esprit Family Adventures. Ski Total has also been operating since 1982 and is the leading specialist for adult skiers and groups in the quality catered chalet and chalet hotel sector.

Our staff are hand picked for their friendly and outgoing personalities, as well as their experience, to run the Chalet Hotels and Chalets featured in both the Esprit and Total programmes. This enables them to give our guests the best possible holiday experience. We also select dedicated, enthusiastic and fun-loving people to run our Esprit Nurseries and Snow Clubs, to give our younger guests a fabulous time on holiday.

If you feel that you have what it takes to be part of our diverse team, and want to work in some of the best resorts in the world, such as Val d'Isère, Courchevel, Obergurgl, St Anton, Saas Fee, Verbier, Whistler, Selva Val Gardena or even Lapland, then we are the company for you.

All our ski season staff are required the work the full season from late November to late April, although there are some opportunities starting in January. Our Alpine Sun programme season runs from mid June to mid September. Santa's Lapland runs for the month of December, with the opportunity to continue the winter season with either Esprit Ski or Total Ski in the Alps.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will have the opportunity to ski or board on a regular basis, to meet new friends and have the time of your life!

Benefits Package:
  • Full board and accommodation 
  • Season lift pass - and time on the slopes to use it! 
  • Free hire of skis/snowboard and boots 
  • Full medical and liability insurance 
  • Transport to and from the UK 
  • One day off per week 
  • A great social life with like minded colleagues 
  • Competitive rates of pay 
  • Holiday pay 
  • Weekly bonus scheme 
  • Uniform provided 
  • Comprehensive pre-season training course 
  • Opportunities for furthering your career by joining us for a summer season or working in our UK office

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