Jobs & Recruitment

Up the Alps is a small, privately owned, chalet company based solely in Les Gets, part of the massive Portes du Soleil ski area in the French Alps. We have 3 chalets in total, both catered & self-catered, all within 30m of each other and centrally located in the village.

Each winter, we are on the search for dynamic, enthusiastic and capable people with a passion for cooking, delivering excellent customer service, a proven ability to clean to the highest of standards and of course an interest in the mountains, to join our team.

Think you might have what it takes? Then read on…..

The roles – Chalet Chef/Hosts

In summary, the Chalet Host/Chef role is a varied one – with a partner, you will manage your own chalet and your ultimate goal is to provide delicious food and excellent customer service to all guests throughout their stay. We look for either couples or individuals (you can apply on your own) to fill these roles.

Daily duties include prepping and serving breakfast, cleaning communal areas and rooms, removing rubbish and prepping and serving kids tea & adults dinner. On some days there’ll be food shopping to do and other days will involve changing over the chalet for incoming guests. You must ensure that our high standards, procedures and company image are maintained at all times. One of the best parts of the job is that you’ll get to meet and socialise with some fantastic guests, so a friendly personality is essential – you must also be able to manage all requests, questions and deal effectively with any problems as they arise.

Chalet Hosts/Chefs need to be incredibly flexible, reliable, organised and fluent in English – if  you have these skills, you can really maximise your time on the mountain and fully appreciate your season in amazing Les Gets!

Employee Package

The basics

  • Minimum 4 month French contract, commencing December 1st. At least 1 full day off per week, plus holiday allowance
  • Excellent monthly salary
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner included on full working days
  • Les Gets/Morzine ski pass included

 The perks

  • Free ski and boot hire for the season
  • Free private gym usage
  • Discounted ski lessons
  • Discounted massages
  • Uniform – branded T-shirts
  • In season rewards/incentives
  • Pre-season wine tasting
  • 1 week free B&B summer holiday

Why choose us?

In addition to the fantastic package and perks we offer our employees, here are just a few reasons why we think you should choose Up the Alps and Les Gets for your winter season…..

  • Experienced, supportive employers who completely understand the challenges of the role and are always on hand to help if needed.
  • Our properties are high end luxury chalets with fab kitchens – great to work in and you’ll never have to worry about guests not liking the accommodation!
  • Fantastic ski area on the doorstep – you can be sitting on the Chavannes express chairlift within 20 mins of finishing your work in the morning!
  • Great seasonnaire community of all ages, we’ll introduce you to other companies and their teams to get you started (pre season staff night out :> ) but it’s really easy to get to know people.
  • Village has 8 bars to choose from and 1 night club. You can have as big a night or as chilled a night as you like. Live music is a regular feature. Loads of great restaurants both in the village and on the mountain.
  • Lots of events happening throughout the season; Grand Odyssee, Lounge music festival, Rock the Piste festival, Ski Colour

How to apply

If you’ve read all of the above and think you might be the person / people we’re looking for, then get in touch asap!

In the first instance please email with your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to work for us and why we should choose you. We will contact you by telephone or email within 14 days. Successful applicants will then have a phone/skype interview.

All applicants must be able to legally work in France and therefore must be a citizen of an EU, hold a French carte de sejour or hold a valid working visa if non EU (inc. British) – we can help you to obtain the latter if necessary.

Have questions or need more info before you apply? Just contact us and we’ll get back to you asap.

Mid station on the Chavannes – perfect corduroy!