Working With Us

Have you dreamed of taking a break from the 9-5 to ski or board for a whole season?

About us…

Alpine Escape is a small tour operator offering high quality ski holidays in the Courchevel resorts of the Three Valleys. The company was founded in 2003 and is still family-run by Jo & Neil Williams. We have 13 catered and self- catered boutique chalets situated in La Tania, Le Praz and Courchevel Moriond.

As anyone who has worked in hospitality knows – happy staff means happy customers! As you’ll see from the rest of our website, we have beautiful chalets and talk a lot about our high service levels. We really mean it. Our guests have big expectations from their well-earned holiday and we need a team who can deliver that promise.

You’ll be fully trained before guests arrive so that you’re up to speed with the standards required. Throughout the season, we’re always on hand for communication and support meaning that you’ll be well-equipped to offer our guests the exceptional service they’re looking for.

About you…

We’re looking for driven, professional people who can help to make holidays with a wow factor. Whether you apply for Chalet Host, Chef, Housekeeper or Driver, you’ll need to be dedicated to providing excellent service at all times, going the extra mile for our guests.

– Our chefs are given a lot of autonomy with regards to cooking and menu design, and therefore must hold relevant qualifications and have experience in fine dining.

– Our hosts and drivers must be professional, hardworking and naturally welcoming: experience in hospitality and customer service is essential as is evidence of upholding high standards of service.

About La Tania & Courchevel

Courchevel La Tania

It may be part of the largest ski area in the entire world, but La Tania is a small, friendly resort and by the end of the season, you won’t be able to walk into the village without saying hello to several people on the way! We have 7 catered and 2 self catered chalet in resort.

The beauty of La Tania is that everything is in easy walking distance and the high speed bubble out of resort means little or no queuing.

Off the slopes, our staff tend to frequent the Chrome Bar and Pub Le Ski Lodge which stay open until the early hours and often have live bands playing. The Taiga has a more relaxed cocktail bar with a restaurant upstairs and also has a programme of live music. To explore further afield, a free bus service connects La Tania with Le Praz, Courchevel Moriond, Village and 1850.

For more info visit www.latania.co.uk/resort/rguide.htm

Courchevel Le Praz

Imagine rooftops blanketed in snow, fairy lights twinkling in the trees and elegant restaurants set among rustic cobbled streets… Courchevel Le Praz is pretty as a picture. We have one catered and one self catered chalet in this resort

The vibe in Le Praz is that of an authentic mountain resort with homes and chalets mingled together creating a lovely, welcoming atmosphere. The many French tourists and locals who live in Le Praz mean that you’re more likely to need your ‘bonjours’ and ‘mercis’ than elsewhere in Courchevel.

There’s regular live music in the many bars in the village and excellent transport links to all the other Courchevel resorts, a truely beautiful place to live and work in the winter

Courchevel Moriond

the village is home to eclectic collection of shops and a large choice of bars and restaurants, we have two self catered chalets in this resort. You are right in the heart of the Courchevel valley here and an excellent place to spend a winter.

 

 

About our package…

  • Good accommodation, normally in a shared apartment in the resort where you work.
  • Competitive salary
  • Courchevel season pass, if you were to come back for a 2nd season then will will upgrade this to a full Three Valley pass.
  • Winter ski insurance
  • Ski and board hire
  • Travel allowance to and from resort

If you would like to find out more about us and working in the Alps this winter contact Neil on +33 (0) 4 79 06 56 87 or e-mail us with a CV to neil@alpine-escape.co.uk

Why Work For Us?

The Ski Resort of La Tania and the Three Valleys

A Day in the Life (six day week; one day off mid-week)

A typical day for a chalet chef would be:

7.30am – 11.am – Set up and cook breakfast with cooked options along with a continental style menu.

Clean down and prepare the day’s afternoon tea, of cake or similar delight. Prep any dinner dishes that require early cooking or chilling.

Ensure kitchen, lounge and communal areas are kept at a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness. Daily control of stock and budgets to achieve weekly targets set by Alpine Escape.

From around 11- 5 (each depending on completing all your chores) the time is your – go out and enjoy the mountains!

5pm to 10pm approx. – Prepare, cook and help serve with your host the evening meal, ensuring dishes are both creative and, of course, filling.

Keep records of fridge temperatures and ensure stock rotation, keeping to a planned cleaning rota.

On top of all this, we are looking for someone who will make sure our clients our well looked after and enjoy their holiday; creating a great and homely atmosphere is the key to successful chalet hosting and ensures also have a great season.

Other duties:

Shopping and control of wine, wholesale goods and fresh groceries.

Change over day (Sunday): this is one of the hardest days of the week – up early, see guests off, clean and prepare the chalet for incoming guests.

The job list is not exhaustive and there are always other jobs to do when you’re on duty but when you’re not and you’re skiing on top of the mountain, life doesn’t get much better.

Salary and Other Benefits

  • Competitive salary, paid into a UK bank account
  • Tips from guests – each chalet keeps their own tips made
  • Shared room accommodation in an apartment a few metres from the slopes
  • Transport (flight and transfer) from London to resort
  • Food and drink on a full board basis
  • Courchevel Valley season lift pass for the largest skiing area in Europe.
  • Winter insurance contribution
  • Ski or board hire for the season
  • One full day off each week
  • A small and personal company to work for; who are around and on hand to help and support.

So there it all is, we’re sure it seems a lot to take on! Although hard work, it is one of the most rewarding ways of doing a ski season; it allows you to get plenty of skiing in, and enjoy the nightlife after you’ve finished service!

For more information on us and our chalets (from a guest perspective) please browse www.alpine-escape.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

NEIL & JO WILLIAMS

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