Bikevillage have provided the very best catered mountain biking holidays since 2001. We are based near les Arcs in the French Alps and have just one chalet. Our guest return rate is extremely high, at 75%, and much of this is down to the quality of chalet hosting.
Working as a pair, the job is pretty similar to hosting a ski chalet, with some packed lunch making and van uplifts thrown in. We have a 14 person chalet and our holidays run Saturday – Saturday. Ours hosts prepare breakfast, a packed lunch, cake and an evening meal 6 days a week. One of the pair also helps drive our minibus back down the hill after we uplift our riders in the morning. There is also the usual cleaning and the food shopping to do. As well as the guests our hosts also provide food for themselves and 1-2 other team members, depending on who is about. We have a great veggie patch and herb garden and we love it when our hosts get stuck in with picking the garden fruit, veg and herbs for the meals.
Aside from the full french working contract the job includes accommodation, food, wine and beer and a summer lift pass for Les Arcs+La Plagne. You're also welcome to come riding with the groups when you can, to swim in our pool and generally enjoy the playing hard side of work hard, play hard. We're a very small team (6 in total) with only one chalet so it's a super-firendly place to work.
We really do insist that any applicants have at least a full season experience running a chalet (including cooking) as the summer is quite short and we need independant staff right from the start.
Also, please only apply as a pair (friends or a couple) - it's a close working environment and a working personal dynamic is needed, meaning we can't consider individual applications.
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