In an ideal world, travellers globally would get paid outrageous sums of money just for being all round great people. Unfortunately, this isn’t the world we live in and there are few jobs out there that get you to the gems of our planet whilst earning some cash.
There are plenty of options out there, many of which are well documented. Teaching English abroad, cruise ships, cabin crew or travel blogger are great options, yet the one I’ve recently stumbled upon is peak season ski repping.
For adventure enthusiasts, or people in full time employment, this is the one. There’s huge availability for it from any of the prominent ski holiday companies, with Equity and PGL being good examples within the UK. You also don’t need to be amazing at skiing to fulfil this opportunity!
My trip consisted of taking an extremely well behaved school, which I’m extremely grateful for, from Leeds to Les Deux Alpes. Fortunately, I got a set of teachers that were clearly veterans in the “school ski trip” department and I was predominantly there to be a face of a company. It wasn’t all glamour though. Aside from the five hours of boarding per day and the relaxing and drinking in the hotel bar at night, there were some tasks that required my attention. These were just a few:
- Ski fit
- Ensure all children met their ski instructors on time
- Make sure everything was ok with their rooms
- Sort out evening entertainment and host it. Work? What work!
- Be a point of call for anything ski related or in-house
Of course there were more, such as travelling with the school and giving them a brief of their week on the bus, yet it seemed a distant cry to the generic meaning of “work”.
Check out some of my pics from the resort!