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Chalet Staff from Mountain and Tradition

Ski and Chalet Jobs in Les Gets, France Working with Mountain and Tradition

Mountain & Tradition Positions for Winter 2024-2025

Chef working in a kitchen in Les Gets

Chef / Pastry Chef

Working as a member of our kitchen team. You have a passion for cooking and a desire to learn new skills quickly.

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Guests being served in a Les Gets chalet

Chalet Host

Working as a chalet host in our catered chalets. No experience necessary. Some customer-facing experience an advantage.

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Driving a Van in the Alps

Delivery Man

Working as our Delivery Man, you'll deliver our homemade food and supplies from our central kitchen and garage to our chalets.

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Introduction to our roles

A full week of training will be provided in the UK, after which you will be responsible of making sure our guests enjoy their holiday.

Each day, our meals (breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner) will be prepared in our central kitchen, and served to our guests in the comfort of their accommodation.

Your working week, throughout the ski season, will vary but on average it will work out at 40 hours. Contracts with us are available for 2, 3, or 5 months, from December 2024 until April 2025 (exact dates to be confirmed closer to the time).

Certain weeks, during the ski season, will be busier than others:

  • General training, as well as chalet setup, will take place over the first 2 weeks
  • Christmas week and New Years' week will be very busy
  • January will be quieter, and your ski time will increase
  • February is the busiest month (the skills you have learned, in the previous months, will benefit you most during this time)
  • March and April will be quieter
  • Kitchen and Chalets close down and cleanup will take place over the final week

A wide range of opportunities

We understand that each position within our organisation requires a unique set of skills and experiences. That's why, within each department, we allow individuals to find the perfect fit for their expertise and career goals. Our aim is to ensure that every team member is placed in a role that maximises their potential and allows them to flourish throughout the season.

The specific responsibilities, training, and remuneration will be discussed during the application process. We are here to guide you through the process, ensuring that you find the role that best aligns with your capabilities and ambitions.

What we expect of you

Take Pride in your work

We are looking for people to take pride in their work. Those who take satisfaction in a job well done, no matter if it's a job big or small. We are looking for those who can not only maintain our standards but help improve them.

Responsibility & Take your Work Seriously

We are all here because we love being in the mountains, and we want you to enjoy yourself here too. We've worked hard to design enjoyable roles that give you good ski time alongside your work timetable. Whilst we are at work though we expect everyone to take their role seriously. This is not a holiday, and we'd expect all our staff to approach their role in a dedicated and professional manner.

To be Driven and Flexible

As a small company you may be involved in lots of different aspects of the business. You don't need huge experience, but you do need to be enthusiastic to learn and have a will to get stuck into all areas. Being part of a small company is great fun. There can be a lot of different challenges popping up and we are looking for people who enjoy getting stuck into everything, who can think on their feet have a can-do attitude!

Enjoy your downtime

It's not all about work here at Mountain & Tradition. We know that Les Gets and its surroundings are an outdoor wonderland. And, we want you to enjoy it, just as much as our guests do. While certain times during the winter season can be particularly busy, others allow amply opportunity to head out and grab a few hours on the slopes.

We provide a high-level of service that is only achievable when our staff are relaxed and satisfied. Your time off is as important as your time on... enjoy them both.

The Mountain & Tradition team enjoying some snow time This was a food and beverage research project, honestly This calls for a ski Some days you just gotta stand on a mountain and look off into the distance

Our Environmental Policy

Since we first founded the company, improving our production systems and quality of service has been at the heart of the business. This is not only to improve the experience of our customers, but also the workplace experience of our team — by creating easy-to-use and effective procedures which are applied throughout.

We are committed to regularly communicating environmental policy objectives and action plans, and we expect each of us — in the context of our daily activities and the monitoring of our projects — to implement and apply the principles and actions defined in our environmental policy. You can find more info throughout our website and our Environmental Policy.

Staff Accommodation:

This is not your average staff accommodation. At Mountain & Tradition, we know the importance of having a space that is comfortable and practical — a space that you can call your own. It also helps when it's super stylish and modern!

With all the facilities and features that you'll need throughout your stay. Spaces designed with couples and solos in mind.

Staff accommodation in Les Gets Map of The Alpine Lodge in Les Gets

Central location

Fully-equipped kitchen
2-4 people
500m to ski lifts
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Located in the Alpine Lodge building, right in the very heart of Les Gets village. 400m to the the main Chavannes Express chair lift, 150m from the nearest bar and restaurant. Two bedrooms, and access to a courtyard.

La Rocade Ground Floor Apartment in Les Gets Map of Chalet La Rocade in Les Gets


Fully-equipped kitchen
3-6 People
300m to ski lift
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An apartment with all the benefits of a full chalet, located on the ground floor of Chalet La Rocade. Three bedrooms, open-plan living space. At 300m from nearest lift, and within a short walk from both a bar and a restaurant.

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A Small, Friendly Company

We are here all year round and run our company hands on. You'll be working with us directly in all areas of what we do. We are here to work with you, and offer training and support throughout your time. If you have a passion for cooking, or you are hoping to make a career as a chef, then working with Raphael is a great step forward. One of the best chefs in the Alps, Raphael has worked across Europe, including in the two Michelin starred Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin.

Find out more about Mountain & Tradition.

This also needs to be right for you...

We need this to be right for everyone - we want to be happy with you, but we also want you to be happy with us. We've put time and effort in to provide lots of information for you, so hopefully you can make an informed decision on if these positions are right for you. That said though please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions. We are happy to chat through anything, warts and all, so please do just get in touch if there's anything you'd like to discuss first before applying.

Applying for a work visa in France:

To be able to work with us, you'll need to make sure you are eligible to work in France on a French contract. Typically, citizens from most European countries do not need a visa however if you are a citizen from outside of the European Union, you will need to pursue the relevant permissions prior to starting work with us.

Following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, UK citizens now require a visa to work in France. Please find below our (hopefully) easy explanation of the steps you'll go through when applying for a visa to work in France as a non-EU citizen.

  • UK Citizens

    There are 2 different permits required for you to work in France. You'll need a work permit which we as a company need to apply for, and then you'll need a long-stay visa to be able to live in France, this you'll need to apply for yourself. We will help you along the way as much as we can, but please note we can't do everything for you.

    Step 1

    Once you have been successful in the application process with us, you'll sign our work agreement.

    Step 2

    We will then submit the application for your work permit.

    Step 3

    Once we have the work permit you can apply for your visa by:

    • Completing the France-Visas Form
    • Creating your TLS Contact Account
    • Securing an appointment
    • Going to the appointment
    • Delivering your passport

    You can find more detailed information here, and here.

    Step 4

    Once you have your visa approval, you'll need to send us a copy. You are now 100% ready to work with us in France!

    Step 5

    When you are here with us in France, we'll make an appointment on your behalf at the local French immigration office.

    Step 6

    Once the appointment has been made, we can help you to get there as the immigration office is about an hour drive from Les Gets. At this first appointment, they will give you your temporary visa paperwork.

    Step 7

    You'll then need to go to a second appointment at the immigration office where you'll receive your permanent visa called a “titre de séjour”. This will state the exact dates you can live in France for (a visa can be up to five years)

    There are costs involved when applying for the visa. And when you pick up your permanent titre de séjour, you will also need to pay a local tax.

  • Non-EU and non-UK Citizens

    Depending on your nationality and your age, you may be able to benefit from the working-holiday program. This program allows you to visit France for a period of more than three months, and up to one year, with the right to work during that time.

    To be able to apply for a working-holiday visa, your country or territory must have signed an agreement with France. Today, there are 15 countries or territories part of the program, which are listed here.

    You must meet the terms and conditions of the agreement regarding duration of stay and expected financial resources provided for in the agreement. For example, applicants must be, as of the date of request submission, between 18 and 30 years of age (i.e., until the day before their 31st birthday), except for: Argentina, Australia, and Canada where the maximum age is 35 years (up to the date of 36th birthday).

    Australian, Canadian, and Colombian nationals may file their visa application with the visa centre of their choice. Nationals of other countries or territories, must file their application with the visa centre in their country or territory of nationality. To find out if you're eligible and to start the application process, please click here.

How to Apply

Once you've picked your role then we'd love to hear from you. There'll be plenty of opportunity for questions along the way, but please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything you'd like to ask before starting the recruitment processes. Once you've decided it's time to apply, our recruitment process is as follows.

Recruitment Timescale

We are now reviewing all applications and we will make a shortlist and get in touch with you! The following stages will follow quickly from there, with everything being wrapped up before the next review stage.

Step 1: Application Form

To begin, please complete the online application form here. If you are applying as a couple or a pair, please submit a separate application form for each applicant.

Step 2: Video Introduction

The next step is a few questions that we'll send over by email. If you could make a little video introducing yourself and answering these questions, then send that back to us.

Step 3: Video Interview

If we think we might be the right chalet company for you, we will invite you to have a video chat with us, Jana, Ashleigh and Raph.


Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to chat before deciding whether one of our positions is right for you.

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Questions about working with us?

If there's anything you'd like to know before applying, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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