Ski Season Jobs for Backpackers

Experienced Chef

Talbingo Lodge Mountain Escape Talbingo, New South Wales

Published: 15th January 2019

The Talbingo Lodge offers a beautiful restaurant, bar and lodge style accommodation with meals provided. We are... Read more

Cook / Chef Lux Eco-lodge Christmas Is, Wa

Swell Lodge Christmas Island, Broome

Published: 7th January 2019

This is your chance to live in paradise and experience the natural beauty of Christmas Island - Australia's... Read more

Looking For A Warm, Caring Male Or Female Au Pair To Start As Soon As Possible

Murton COOMA, New South Wales

Published: 4th January 2019

Hi Everyone,We are looking for an au pair to join our small family as soon as possible. We live in a rural town... Read more

Thredbo Restaurant Requires Staff For Summer

Thredbo Burger Bar Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 13th November 2018

Work in Thredbo This SummerThredbo Burger Bar is currently seeking suitably qualified applicants to work in our... Read more

Hospitality All Rounders, House Keeping & Food & Beverage

Post Office Lane Jindabyne NSW 2627 Snowy Mountains, New South Wales

Published: 9th October 2018

Come and work and play in the beautiful Snowy Mountains. A great way to see and experience a unique part of... Read more

2nd Year

Ski Man/ Ski Hire Technician

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 15th August 2018

We are looking for a vibrant, efficient, hard working Ski Man to work for the winter snow season.Well paid... Read more

Ski Season Chefs - Mt Hotham Vic

Zirkys Mount Hotham, Victoria

Published: 22nd July 2018

Zirkys Mt Hotham - EmploymentLocated right at the top of Hotham’s slopes, Zirky’s is a family owned hotel... Read more

Front Of House / Waiter

Last Run Bar Mt. Hotham Mount Hotham, Victoria

Published: 11th July 2018

The Last Run Bar and Restaurant at Mount Hotham Ski Resort have a position available for an experienced Waiter for... Read more

Looking For A Carpenter

PG IA ODONNELL Bright/Wandiligong, Victoria

Published: 10th July 2018

Hello! :)We are a small family with 2 little kids. We are friendly people and loved traveling.We are located... Read more

Kitchen Hand

Central Road 2625 Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 8th July 2018

Central Road 2625 in Thredbo, Snowy Mountains requires an experienced kitchen hand asap to help with kitchen duties,... Read more

Ski Season Chefs - Mt Hotham Vic

Zirkys Mt Hotham, Victoria

Published: 19th June 2018

Zirkys Mt Hotham - EmploymentLocated right at the top of Hotham’s slopes, Zirky’s is a family owned hotel... Read more

Chefs / Cooks - Mount Buller Snow Season

Hotelstaff Pty Ltd Mount Buller, Victoria

Published: 11th May 2018

The CompanyOur client is THE premium venue on Mount Buller. The Hotel boasts luxuriously appointed apartments... Read more

Au Pair - Snowy Mountains, Nsw

Frost Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 31st March 2018

Au pair required for Immediate start!Possibility of:2 Weeks ON 2 Weeks OFFExtra time to travel... Read more

Qualified Chefs - 2018 Australian Snow Season

Gold Coast Jobline Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 9th March 2018

A popular hotel located in Thredbo Ski Resort, NSW, is seeking qualified Chefs for full time roles in the upcoming... Read more

A Carpenter Or A Handyman Needed! We Are Near Bright (3.5hrs Drive From...

PG IA ODONNELL Wandiligong, Victoria

Published: 24th November 2017

Hello! :)We are a small family with 2 little kids. We are friendly people and loved traveling.We are located... Read more

Free Trip For Fun People!

YHA Australia Blue Mountains, Canberra, Thredbo , New South Wales

Published: 3rd October 2017

YHA Australia are doing a photoshoot and they need you! They're looking for four (two guys, two gals) fun,... Read more

Free Trip For Fun People!

YHA Australia Sydney Surrounds, Sydney

Published: 18th September 2017

YHA Australia are doing a photoshoot and they need you! They're looking for four (two guys, two gals) fun,... Read more

Au Pair / Nanny Required In North East Victoria

Beechworth BEECHWORTH , Victoria

Published: 20th August 2017

Seeking a live in au pair / nanny for a month or two in Beechworth North East Victoria.The position is reasonably... Read more

Thredbo Snow Season. .....experienced Hotel Restaurant And Bar Staff

Berntis Mountain Inn Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 27th July 2017

Berntis Mountain InnStay, work & play in ThredboWe are Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Thredbo... Read more

Labourer

Optimal Recruitment Thredbo, Sydney

Published: 12th July 2017

Labourers required for 3 days casual work bumping in and out an event for an events company based in Thredbo.Easy... Read more

Ski Resort Jobs Cook/chef & Kitchen Hand

Oz Snow Thredbo Village, New South Wales

Published: 27th June 2017

We have two jobs (with on mountain accom included) for immediate start at The River Inn in Thredbo ski resort, until... Read more

Oz Snow - Winter Snow Season

Oz Snow East Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 11th May 2017

** Oz Snow **Australian Snow Season 2017Keen for a Snowboard or Ski in Thredbo this season, we are seeking... Read more

Snow Resort

Oz Snow Jindabyne, Canberra

Published: 23rd March 2017

Australian Snow Season 2017Keen for a Snowboard or Ski in Thredbo this season, we are seeking enthusiastic and... Read more

Ski Lodge Hand

Habitat Chalet Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 18th March 2017

Light duties lodge hand at small ski lodge in unique alpine setting.OWN ROOM close to perisher and Thredbo ski... Read more

Gardening And General Farm Maintenance

Docherty Mt Beauty, Victoria

Published: 12th March 2017

We need someone to help in general gardening, labouring, wood chopping and farm maintenance for 1-2 weeks for 20hrs... Read more

Snow Skiing Retail Assistant

Snowsport Int P/L Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 2nd March 2017

We have a store in Australia's premier ski resort. We specialise in top end ski clothing and accessories. Our... Read more

Au Pair In Beautiful Country Tumbarumba

Bartlett Tumbarumba, Tumbarumba NSW

Published: 7th January 2017

Hi,We are a family of 4 living in beautiful Tumbarumba. We have 2 children, a boy 7 and a girl 3. We are in need... Read more

Welcoming Kiwi Family With 2 Littlies Seeking Experienced Au Pair To Become...

Au Pair Collective Australia Mt Hawthorn, Perth

Published: 1st November 2016

Days and Hours.Tuesday (8:30am - 5:30pm) Wednesday (8:30am - 5:30pm) Thursday (8:30am - 5:30pm) Friday (5 hours)... Read more

Hotel Staff Required

Alpine Inn Khancoban, New South Wales

Published: 27th September 2016

The Alpine Inn Khancoban is seeking the services of experienced hospitality people for all departmentsie kitchen,... Read more

Housekeeper

Altitude Accommodation Mount Hotham, Victoria

Published: 3rd August 2016

Altitude Accommodation Services Mount Hotham are looking for experienced housekeepers for the 2016 ski season. We... Read more

Looking For A Job

Marte Meuleman Perth, Perth

Published: 18th September 2015

I started my "Australia adventure" in August. I've discovered the east coast in 5 weeks. Beautiful! Now it's time to... Read more

Waitperson Needed Asap At Lake Pedder Chalet

Lake Pedder Chalet Lake Pedder, Tasmania

Published: 17th August 2015

Lake Pedder Chalet is looking for a casual waitperson from 17.08. (Monday) till 23.08. (Sunday). Lake Pedder is... Read more

Ski/snowboard Rental Position

STM Snow Surf Skate Bondi Junction, Sydney

Published: 11th May 2015

We have full time and part time positions available in our ski/snowboard rental department. Previous experience... Read more

Child Care Assistants

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

CHILD CARE ASSISTANTSThredbo, Australia’s premier year round alpine resort, is accepting applications... Read more

Childrens Program Positions - Thredbo Resort

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

Ski all day, every day(We’ll even pay you)Thredbo Alpine Resort is accepting applications for winter... Read more

Houskeeping - Thredbo Resort

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

HOUSEKEEPINGThredbo, Australia’s premier year round alpine resort, is accepting applications for... Read more

Thredboland Ski Instructors - Thredbo

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo , New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

Ski all day, every day(We’ll even pay you)Thredbo Alpine Resort is accepting applications for winter... Read more

Ski Instructors - Thredbo Resort

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

Ski all day, every day(We’ll even pay you)Thredbo Alpine Resort is accepting applications for winter... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendants - Thredbo Resort

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo , New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

FOOD & BEVERAGE POSITIONSThredbo, Australia’s premier year round alpine resort, is accepting applications... Read more

Food And Beverage Attendants

Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 3rd March 2015

FOOD & BEVERAGE POSITIONSThredbo, Australia’s premier year round alpine resort, is accepting applications... Read more

Chef – Thredbo Ski Season 2015

Zima Kuca Pty Ltd Thredbo, Snowy Mountains

Published: 16th February 2015

The 2015 Ski Season is just around the corner and runs from June long weekend until October long weekendKareela... Read more

Maître D' – On The Ski Slopes

Zima Kuca Pty Ltd Thredbo, Snowy Mountains

Published: 16th February 2015

2015 Ski Season is just around the corner.Kareela Hütte is currently seeking a charismatic Floor Manager/Maître... Read more

Barperson – On The Ski Slopes

Zima Kuca Pty Ltd Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 16th February 2015

2015 Ski Season is just around the corner.At Kareela Hütte we are looking for an experienced barperson who also... Read more

Waiters - Thredbo Ski Season

Zima Kuca Pty Ltd Anywhere

Published: 16th February 2015

2015 Ski Season is just around the corner.At Kareela Hütte we are looking for experienced waiters & baristas who... Read more

Winter Cleaners Reqired "work Then Ski"

Snowy Mountains Resort and Function Centre Adaminaby, Canberra

Published: 16th May 2014

3 Cleaners Required in Adaminaby in the Snowy Mountains. We seek temporary cleaners from July through to September... Read more

Farm Hand On Sheep, Cattle And Horse Property

Arthella New South Wales

Published: 13th February 2014

Farm Help WantedWe are looking for two travellers (a couple or friends would suit) who want to have an Aussie... Read more

Chefs Required

Maisano Alpine Catering Victoria

Published: 20th May 2013

Jobs Available for Busy upcoming snow season at Mount HothamMAISANO ALPINE CATERING Recruiting Chefs and cooks... Read more

Ski/snowboard Technicians

ALZBURG RESORT Victoria

Published: 10th April 2013

SKI/SNOWBOARD TECHNICIAN STAFF REQUIRED - 2 positions* Previous 2 years experience in the snow industry preferred... Read more

Chefs And Cooks

Snowden Pty Ltd Falls Creek ski resort

Published: 13th May 2012

Great Chefs & Cooks role! Assist the Head Chef in the daily management of the kitchen and stores areas for food... Read more

Work & Play In The Snow!!!

Merritts Mountain House New South Wales

Published: 17th March 2012

Chefs,Baristas, Restaurant and Kitchen StaffPositions available for the winter season in upmarket on mountain... Read more

Cook/chef

Lake Pedder Chalet Tasmania

Published: 7th March 2012

Cook/Chef required for Lake Pedder Chalet located in South West Wilderness Tasmania. Need to be experienced. For... Read more

Work In The Snow - Waiter, Barista, Kitchen Hand

Zima Kuca Anywhere

Published: 14th July 2011

Waiter, Barista, Kitchen Hand required.Do you want to ski to work, snowboard and ski your way through a great... Read more

Chefs, Waiters, Baristas & Kitchen Hand - Thredbo Ski Season

Katino New South Wales

Published: 14th July 2011

Immediate Start - Thats right start working & skiing/boarding right nowDo you want to ski to work, snowboard and... Read more

Chef, Mt Buller Ski Season $$$$

Uncle Pats Restaurant Cafe & Bar Victoria

Published: 24th May 2011

We are seeking an experienced Chef that is committed to quality, professional, motivated and passionate about food... Read more

Nanny

Cooma New South Wales

Published: 30th January 2011

Live in Nanny required in Cooma NSW from 1st weekend in June 2011 to last weekend in October 2011. 5 day a week... Read more

Ski Season Jobs in Australia

Ski Season Jobs Australia
Ski Season Jobs Australia

When you think about Australia, you often imagine the red sand of the outback or the blue oceans of coasts. Australia’s ski resorts and alpine regions are lesser known amongst backpackers and are all too often forgotten by travel guides.

The ski season provides the perfect opportunity for backpackers to try out some alpine activities as well as pick up employment in one of the many winter resort casual jobs.

We’ve come up with a backpackers’ guide to Australia's ski season. So, put aside your board shorts and thongs, pick up your snowboard and salopettes and hit the slopes this winter.

The most popular ski resorts in Australia

Thredbo, New South Wales

Thredbo is a great ski resort to visit if you’re a first time skier as there are runs suitable for all levels, including many gentle slopes and a ‘first time only’ ski area. The pedestrian-friendly town is a lovely place to wander and there’s also night skiing twice a week.

The downside is that the après ski facilities are lacking a little and the terrain park could be better.

Mount Buller, Victoria

Just a three or four hour jaunt from Melbourne, Mount Buller is a huge ski resort with more than 300 hectares of ski runs which suit both skiers and snowboarders. For experienced skiers there’s a host of black runs to enjoy, while the toboggan run provides a few laughs for the less seasoned skiers.

Unfortunately, because of its close proximity to Melbourne, Mount Buller can get very crowded on the weekends during the ski season.

Falls Creek, Victoria

One of the bigger ski fields in Australia, Falls Creek has more than 450 hectares of skiing area. There are green, blue and black runs, so everyone is catered for, regardless of skill level.

However, about 60% of the ski resort’s terrain is made up of immediate and difficult runs, which means it might not be the best place for those starting out.

The peak dates for the ski season in Australia

The ski season in Australia starts around the end of June and lasts until about mid-September. If you want the best skiing conditions however, it’s best to go skiing in Australia around the second week of July, when the season is at its peak.

Opportunities for work during the ski season

Want to be a ski bunny for a season? There’s lots of jobs that require filling over this busy time at Australia’s ski resorts. These positions include hotel employment, au pair positions, hospitality roles, chalet work and chair lift operators.

The pay isn’t amazing, but employers often throw in accommodation, ski hire and a lift pass – and what else do you need? Working the ski season is a great opportunity for solo travellers to meet new people and find travel buddies.

Budget travel options during the ski season

The trick to saving money when you head for the slopes is to plan ahead. Buy your gear ahead second hand in charity shops or online, or hire your gear before you get to the mountain – it’s a lot cheaper off the slopes.

Planning ahead also lets you scope out the best deals – keep an eye out for discounted lift passes ahead of your travels.

Although it might be tempting to sleep in accommodation on the mountain, you can save a lot by booking a chalet or hostel a short drive away.