What makes a Skiworld seasonnaire?
Around the end of summer, recruitment for ski seasons really hits fever pitch. A-Level results are released, returning seasonnaires come to the end of their summer jobs and plans for the winter are hatched en-masse. It’s the time of the year when many of us gaze longingly toward the snowy peaks of mountains all over the Alps once again, dreaming of winter.
Over the years we’ve been very fortunate to have so many exemplary members of staff throughout our resort teams. Both first-timers and multiple-season veterans have proven themselves in some very difficult conditions, not least the 2017/18 season. When the hardest challenges were levelled at us, we saw the quality of our staff come to the fore. Their residual energy supplies were released like adrenalin, seasonnaire auto-pilots were turned off and superhuman acts of ‘going the extra mile’ became as commonplace as an out-of-order French coach toilet.
It got us thinking… What are these qualities that beset our incredible resort staff? How do we keep getting so lucky with such amazing people joining our ranks? And could we figure out the secret formula to find more of these people, or better yet, teach mere mortals the mysteries of ‘The Skiworld Way’?
In a kind of snow-covered Dr Frankenstein spin-off, we came up with the following parts-list for the perfect Skiworld seasonnaire:
1. A team player who is always willing to help
2. Someone who possesses an infectious zest for life
3. Welcoming affability; someone who’s door is always open
4. A person who strives and isn’t afraid to try, fail and try again in the quest to achieve their goals, no matter how small or large
5. Adventurous and boundless energy, with a desire to explore the furthest boundaries of, and exceed their comfort zone
6. Enthusiasm to live in the mountains and make the most of everything the lifestyle can offer
7. Personality that’s full of initiative and ideas to improve professionally, from individual, team and company perspectives
8. A natural motivator of people who will always look to encourage
9. Clear communication; willing to both listen and learn just as much as imparting their knowledge on others
10. Someone with the flexibility to tackle any individual task with a positive attitude for the betterment of the team
11. And finally, most importantly… A dab hand with a snow shovel!
Do you fit the bill? If the answer is yes, or if you know someone who does we want to know about it! Apply online for a Skiworld ski season today and find out how it could change your life…