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IMG-20170309-WA0012Valley Fever will be entering our 10th winter this year, operating on the same principles that have served us well since 2009. We are passionate and 100% dedicated to the guest experience and we like to get the small things right with good listening and solid planning, backed up of course by tasty food.

Our hosts, drivers and managers are the key to this and invaluable to our business, so we seek to recruit experienced, confident and outgoing people, those who value a two way conversation, are dedicated to customer service, and have preferably completed a season already.

We look after them well too, with a high standard of seasonal accommodation, a full area MBU lift pass, travel, food and a competitive wage.

If our roles interest you then it’s your attitude that is the most important thing to us. We can teach you most things you’ll need to know but we can’t teach your personality or desire to do what it takes to get the job done.

We want you to get the most out of your season, so keen skiers or boarders are preferred, and we pride ourselves in helping you achieve your winter goals.

In advance of December we are recruiting into the following positions and still have some roles still to fill:

Individual Chalet Host – running a chalet up to 8 guests with support

Chalet Couple (no driving) – running a chalet up to 14 guests with support

Chalet Couple (with driving) – running a chalet up to 10 guests with support, and one person will complete slope shuttles in resort.

Driver & Chalet Host – a combined job, working closely with the chalets hosts at breakfast and evening meal plus in addition you’ll complete slope shuttles, Geneva Airport Transfers, hot tub maintenance and snow clearing.

Resort Manager – As the line manager to the immediate team and a key contact with guests, this role ensures everything runs smoothly and requires a flexible problem solving attitude and great people skills.

Working closely with us, but taking full ownership of our chalets we like to give our team the support & training required but we’ll also give you the freedom to add your personality to Valley Fever.

Requirements:

  • Previous Experience in winter ski roles or similar
  • A positive attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A good problem solver
  • A passion for the mountains
  • A passion for customer service and patience to deal with guests
  • A UK National Insurance number
  • Knowledge of French is a bonus

It is hard work, so you’ll need to be very flexible and you never quite know what’s around the corner – sometimes a blocked toilet but sometimes a bluebird powder day! You’ll be likely to meet friends that last a lifetime and memories to share along the way.

If you’d like to join us please email your covering letter and CV to gary@valleyfever.co.uk

 

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Forward thinking on the Brevent Domain!

With snow due later this week down to 1,400m we thought we’d take advantage of a cracking Saturday in Chamonix to hike up to the Brevent ski domain, and to check out the progress of the new Parsa chairlift.

We hiked up the vertical kilometre absorbing the stunning scenery above and below us with expectations somewhat muted. Never one who naturally associates local investment with forward thinking and strong planning, I was expecting a slightly faster version of the same without improving the piste layout, or separating beginners from speedy intermediates at key points.

My expectations were wrong and this lift will massively improve the Brevent ski experience!

The old lift has been dismantled, totally removed, and the new high speed 6 man has been relocated hard to the skiers left, making the most of the available space and not at all getting in the way of the black run down from the top lift, like the old lift used to.

The beginner drag lifts have been knocked down too, with a new one located hard skiers right, really separating the ski area and removing the congestion there was before, plus the  construction of the FUNI 2000 that was built last year actually makes sense now. Beginners get straight on the FUNI 2000 from the top of the Plan Praz gondola and can easily access the Brevent beginner areas, skiing directly from the FUNI 2000 to the new drag lift on a marginally downhill gentle green piste.

At the bottom of all this, the old lift has totally disappeared, major landscaping has taken place and the result is a far longer wide blue run, again with the effect that the congestion between the Cornu and Parsa chairlifts will disappear.

I am now very optimistic, and I have to say this seems a job well done!

Working @ Valley Fever

(Updated 29th Sept 2015)

As winter 2015 / 2016 approaches we have two vacancies unfilled at Valley Fever. Both are chalet host roles ideal for individuals or couples and friends who would run one chalet each right next door to each other.

Working a season is tough, but a lot of fun. You need to be very flexible and you never quite know what’s around the corner, sometimes a super exciting experience and other times something that’s a real pain. Working with us we expect you to experience both, although we hope way more of the fun stuff!

We look for experienced people (preferably having completed a season already) – those with great people skills, an eye for detail, a passion for customer service, and those who take ownership, get stuck in and get the job done. Working closely with us, but taking full ownership of the chalets we’ll give you the support & training you need but we’ll also give you the freedom to add your personality to Valley Fever.

Our company is all about getting the little things right, and we believe preparation and proactively is key. If we stay on the ball our guests have fun, you do the job well and we get to enjoy the mountain more!

If you think our jobs are for you, or you’d like to know more, then please get in touch! Drop Gary an email and he’ll look forward to chatting with you.

gary@valleyfever.co.uk