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Plan Ahead for a Winter Season on the Slopes - Gap Year Jobs Abroad

Wednesday 10th November 2010

With the winter ski season fast approaching we look at your gap year seasonal work abroad options

If you are planning a gap year in 2011 and fancy experiencing the thrills of a winter season in a ski resort, check out our run down of the companies that can help you make that dream a reality.  There are lots of jobs available in ski resorts throughout Europe, USA and Canada and elsewhere in the world. Working in a ski resort is a great way to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills, get some great work experience and to meet people who share your passion. Whatever work you do, once your shift is over, you will get plenty of opportunity to ski your heart out in your time off.

The kind of jobs available during the ski season include lift operators, janitors, food and beverage staff, guest services, equipment rental and repair, day care, ticket checking, parking attendants, cashiers, retail staff, room attendants and of course ski and snowboard instructors.  These jobs can be found by contacting some of the major or smaller tour operators, many based in the UK, or by travelling out yourself and finding a job under your own steam.  One popular way of spending a season in a ski resort, favoured by many gap year travellers, is to join a ski or snowboard instructor programme - these programmes often help you find jobs once you have your qualification.

So, if you do fancy finding work abroad in a ski resort you have a myriad of options, and for more information and tips, visit our Gap Year Winter Ski Jobs page.