Doing a ski season…
Every year thousands of people head to the Alps to start a new chapter in their lives: their first ski season job. But what is it really like to do a ski season?
Let’s start by confirming what you probably already know about ski seasons, if you’ve got this far in thinking about doing your first winter:
- Ski seasons are hard work
Well yes, this is true! Looking after people on holidays involves quite a high level of thinking about those people ahead of yourself – after all, they’re the reason you are able to do a ski season in the first place! If you can work hard and keep smiling, you’ll make some good friends and maybe even some tips!
- It’s the best way to get better at skiing & snowboarding
Also true! With a season lift pass and plenty of time when you’re free to head out onto the snow to play, you’ll automatically improve, unless you’re super lazy! Beginners can always get some free or cheap lessons to help them out, and many ski schools offer seasonnaire sessions to help progress your skills on the slopes.
- You may have one or two hangovers…
Now… Whilst we would never advocate heavy drinking, we do understand that après-ski is one of the main draws of ski resort life! But getting the balance between work, rest and play is essential to making it until the end of the season – overdo it on the working and playing without getting any rest will mean you end up injured or burning out early. The good thing is, that should you wake up on your day off after one or two glasses of sherry the previous evening, the very best hangover in the whole world is sliding down a snowy mountain. (We also have loads of other activities in Courchevel that don’t involve standing at a bar… See below!)