How to prepare for a ski season: top 10 tips

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Some say it’s a drinking club with a ski problem, a natural extension of uni life, or part of the infamous gap yah; that thing you do before you go home and get a real job. For others, the ski season was always meant to be a one time thing. Then the mountains held on for another year, then another two, and today they’re still convincing themselves that the next one will be the last one.

Either way, the reality of the ski season is slightly different. You work hard for little money, whilst dreaming with ol’ mate about that old shack you could turn into a bar or a chalet. Some days are a slog, people, but HEY, you’re living and working in the frickin mountains!

Whether it’s your first or your fifth, prepping to head out to the hills is where your season starts. There can be an…

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Why should you work a season?

It was the best time in my life. All I think about is going back and doing it again.


The answer is simple…. you will have THE best time of your life, no doubts about it. If that isn’t enough to persuade you then here’s a comprehensive list of short and snappy reasons why a winter season is for everyone:

  1. There is no age limit on a season, most will assume that a chalet job is suited to the 18 year old gap student (like myself) but you will be surprised how many 40, 50, 60 years olds take up doing seasons. The chef in my chalet was actually 45 on unpaid leave from her job just to get out of London for the winter.
  2. You meet friends for life. Sharing a room, working together, skiing together, drinking together and doing everything in between together and you you make it to the end of the season without murdering each other? There’s definitely a strong bond there.
  3. Networking, within…

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