Recruitment overview - Winter 2014-15


Please read this overview for a description of working for YSE, and information on how to apply.


Although we have 21 chalets in Val d’Isère – substantially more than any of our competitors – we are, and always will be, a small company. We recruit our staff carefully, and train them thoroughly.


All of our staff come to Val d’Isère because they want to ski almost every day for five months on some of the best slopes in the world. You don’t have to be a good skier – it doesn’t even matter if you’ve never tried skiing at all – but you have to be a fairly sporty, outdoors sort of person to contemplate a season in the Alps. Most of all you need to smile a lot and be keen to help our guests enjoy their holiday and return with YSE next winter!


All applicants must hold a British passport and a valid UK National insurance number. Applicants under 21 years old need to show exceptional qualities to be considered.


We rarely take staff who have completed a season for another company, with the exception of very good chefs and cooks.


While working for YSE you are paid a monthly wage in arrears in Britain. You are provided with board and lodging, a lift pass, certain items of uniform clothing and the use of ski boots, skis and poles (or snowboard).


We transport you to the resort at the end of November and back to Britain in early May.


If you have a general enquiry about working for YSE in Val d’Isère, please email:


If you wish to apply, please read the relevant job description (see left hand menu) and click on the link to fill in the application form for that position, attach a photo and submit your form. Please note that if you do not get a screen confirmation that your form has gone through ok, we will not receive your form.


Alternatively you can download the form in Word format (see the right hand side of the relevant page), complete it on-screen and email it to us along with a recent photo of yourself.


Please note that we will not consider applications without a photo.


With over 1,250 applications each year for just 35-40 positions available, competition is very strong. If you do not follow the correct instructions for submitting your application, you are very unlikely to be selected for interview.