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1. Posted by toransurf (Full Member 55 posts) 10y

Hey, I'm looking for some work in the Alpes. I'm Canadian, but I have my german passeport, so I don't need any visas or other stuff. I would be interest to work in the Alpes in Germany, France or Switzerland. If you have any hotels or ski resort to suggest where I would be able to get some work with a staff accomodation, would be awesome. Thanks

Fred

2. Posted by Ursus (Budding Member 48 posts) 10y

Hello toransurf and everybody else looking this site... ;)

Coming winter season I'd like to spend working in the Alps and I'm wondering if somebody has any experiences with it... I prefer to go to Swiss or Austria because I wish to improve my German. If anybody knows for ski resort searching for student workers please let me know... Thanks. U.

3. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

Hi Fred,

There are many opportunities in the Alps. For example there is Zermatt, which is beautiful and has good skiing. But also Verbier is a great place (only accommodation is very expensive). I would say it actually depends if you know German and/or French, then there are many possibilities. If not you would need to stick to the mainly english dominated resorts, e.g Verbier, and some place in France, I can't remember the name just now, it is close to Geneva. But from my experience apres-ski is better in the German speaking countries

cheers,
kat

4. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 10y

Chamonix? I know a lot of people from here go to Chamonix to ski, also Innsbruck seems quite popular with English speakers.

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 17, 2006 6:52 PM by BlankFrack ]

5. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

Quoting BlankFrack

Chamonix? I know a lot of people from here go to Chamonix to ski, also Innsbruck seems quite popular with English speakers.

exactly that was the one, thank you!

around this region (of Chamonix) you will find many english speaking. My favorite personally is Wengen (the English ski club was founded there). But only for skiing and having a good time, don't know how the working would be.

6. Posted by sunny1985 (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

Hi!!
Chamonix is very nice place to stay and a lot of english-speaking staff wanting, so i don't think that it would be a problem to find a job. Actually i've heard that about 70% of Chamonix and surroundeengs is populated with english- peaking and swidish people! But the atmosphere there is really cool! So, i advise it strongly! ;)

7. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

check this link, they seem to offer some seasonal jobs in ski resorts in Europe.

8. Posted by Ursus (Budding Member 48 posts) 10y

Hey to all... Thanks for your answers and information. I exchanged some PM with aleah and checked quite many sites on the net... but unfortunately I didn't find suitable job for me yet. :( It's a little problem because I could work just till February but most ads search for people for whole season (including April). I didn't give up but I guess I'll need a lot of luck... :) Greetings, U. ;)

9. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 10y

Quoting bentivogli

check this link, they seem to offer some seasonal jobs in ski resorts in Europe.

I tried this site in the past, and I never got any replay on any of the e-mails I sent out...I guess those places receive to many applications.