Ski Welt - The Ski Capital of Austria
I was a rep based in the most central and smallest resort of the ski area, Scheffau. It’s a pretty, traditional village where the locals all know each other and you’ll soon become part of the close knit community. In terms of staff, Crystal recruits 2 reps and 3 childcare employees so you’re part of a small team and despite being in a resort with limited nightlife (Scheffau boasts one main village pub) you’re never stuck for places to spend your evenings with lively surrounding resorts.
Ellmau is a 5 minute cab ride away and is home to some great restaurants and bars, all full of the classic euro-pop tunes that you’ll have a love/hate relationship with throughout your season. Ellmau is over to the left of the ski welt with Going, where a variety of blue runs make it ideal for beginners but from the top of the Hartkaiser funicular you can ski and board to your heart’s content. This is a sole rep resort, giving the rep a lot of independence and responsibility, and also home to two crystal run chalets and therefore working alongside 3 chalet hosts.
Across the other side of Scheffau is Soll, appropriately nicknamed the ‘Magaluf of Austria’ with a very British atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. There are 2 main ‘clubs’ in resort, which often host seasonnaire parties and are great venues to end a night out, but there are a variety of good restaurants and atmospheric bars alongside them. Soll is one of our largest team resorts in Austria, with 8 reps, 3 of which are weekend only, a resort supervisor and resort manager, along with a large properties team.
Completing the ski welt resorts are Hopfgarten and Westendorf, run by a sole rep based in Hopfgarten, and are family friendly villages with easy access to the 279km that make up the ski area. These are quieter, traditional resorts with everything you need in the village and offers the chance to work independently with a variety of customers but also close enough to meet up and socialise with the teams in the other resorts.
Overall the ski welt offers a number of opportunities in a variety of resorts, fantastic skiing and après ski that Austria is renowned for.