The Alps are one of the most impressive mountain ranges anywhere in the world and attract visitors year round to take part in a range of summer and winter outdoor activities.
Jobs in the Alps are generally related to the tourist industry and there are numerous opportunities available to anyone who is interested in visiting this region and working for an extended period of time.
The mountain range spans 8 different countries, including France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, with the highest mountain in the range being the mountain of Mont Blanc. This mountain spans the French and Italian Alps and is close to 5000m high.
When most people think of working in the Alps they associate it with winter ski resort jobs. Although winter certainly is a busy time in the Alps you can also find many opportunities in the summer for a variety of different jobs in the Alps. During the summer months many people will come to the region to enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities.
Jobs in the French Alps
Although the Alps spans many different countries, the French Alps seem to be consistently popular with travelers and people looking to work in the region. Jobs in the French Alps can be quite competitive with a high percentage of applicants hoping to work in this region.
The majority of seasonal workers who travel to this region for jobs do so between the months of November and May, which is when the ski season is in full swing. Some of the most popular parts of the French Alps to work a ski season include...
Chamonix - In the shadow of Mont Blanc, you will find the world famous resort of Chamonix. This resort offers amazing skiing during the winter, it also has summer skiing! The resort is extremely popular during the winter months and offers all kinds of jobs to anyone looking to work in the French Alps
Val Thorens - Val Thorens is the largest ski area in the world and each year it attracts winter sports enthusiasts who come to the region to enjoy the consistently good conditions it gets year after year. Many different tour operators run holidays to this resort and employ seasonal staff members each winter.
Meribel - Meribel is another hugely popular resort which attracts a number of British visitors during the winter season. It is a lively resort and in addition to great skiing it also has plenty of apres-ski action to keep you happy.
Summer Jobs in the Alps
During the summer months things slow down a little in the Alps but it is still a great place to work. The weather is perfect in the summer months and you will have beautiful sunny days with snow capped mountains to enjoy. Although visitor numbers are slightly less during the summer there are still plenty of opportunities to find summer jobs in the Alps. Many of the bars, restaurants and hotels will hire seasonal staff during the winter months and also lots of the major tour operators employ summer staff to work in the Alps.
To find out more about jobs offered in the Alps be sure to check out our jobs board. Also we have a number of employers that hire staff members to work in the Alps featured in our ski season jobs section.
Regardless of whether you are looking for information on summer or winter jobs in the Alps, the region is a fantastic place to visit any time of the year. Hopefully the resources we have available will help you land one of the many great jobs the region offers each year.
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