Bartender (French Speaking) - Winter Ski 17/18SkiBound France
Puis-je avoir un autre verre de vin s’il vous plait?
Working as a Bartender for Skibound you’ll need to know a bit more than GCSE French! Being able to hold a conversation and deliver food and drink service to the locals and our guests is what it takes to be a bartender in our busiest hotel. The Skilt Bar is the talk of the town, and always has a packed terrace right at the end of the piste.
What are we looking for?
- Able to confidently converse in french
- Hard working and not afraid to roll your sleeves up and muck in
- Energetic and motivated to make sure all of our customers are having a great time
Not forgetting the formal bits…
Previous experience working in a busy bar is desirable but a must-have is the ability to speak french. You will have previously worked in a customer facing role and be happy to have a good chin wag with locals and guests alike. You’ll be at the heart of our busiest hotel so a passion for hospitality is the name of the game!
I’m Ed and I started my first winter season with SkiBound in 2012 in Serre chevalier where I worked as a hotel host at the Frejus hotel. From then on I worked in Tignes, and Alpe d’Huez. During my time in those resorts I shifted roles a few times working as a general assistant, night porter, kitchen porter and most recently working on the bar at the Vallee Blanche in Alpe d’Huez.
Favourite part of the job
My favourite part of the job is working on the bar creating new and interesting milkshakes for our school groups. I love to see the kids enjoying an individually designed milkshake after a long day skiing.
Best work memory
There are too many to pick from. I’ve got so many incredible memories over the four winter seasons and I genuinely couldn’t just pick one. Although, working on the bar during a party at the Vallee Blanche disco for a famous snow festival was great fun.
Why should you join Skibound?
Anyone who has an interest in skiing/snowboarding, traveling, working away from home, meeting new people and trying something different, should definitely consider working a season with SkiBound. I’ve worked with a few different ski companies in the past and SkiBound offers many more opportunities and routes into other roles. There’s always been a brilliant atmosphere amongst the staff and management throughout the hotels I’ve worked, and is one of the main reasons I keep returning!
What do you do during your time off?
If the snows good, and the sun’s out (which it usually is) I’ll go up the mountain and ski as much as I can. If I decide to give the skiing a miss, there’s always the gym, indoor and outdoor pool and multi sports facilities.
What qualities do you need to work a season?
You need to be hardworking, organised, have a strong teamwork ethic and excellent time keeping skills. If you’re easily motivated and confident then you’ll have no problem being an important member of the team.