Ski Season Jobs for Backpackers

Ski Staff Required

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 7th July 2021

SKI STAFF REQUIRED!If you would like to get some boarding and skiing done and earn some money at the same time... Read more

2nd Year

Front Office Manager-remote Western Australia

MLKA Hospitality Recruitment Perth, Western Australia

Published: 2nd July 2021

Front Office Manager-Remote Western AustraliaAre you tired of the hustle and bustle if the city?Are looking... Read more

Hotel All-rounder

Vikas Motel Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 26th June 2021

We have a great opportunity for four people to join our team from now to end of September in the snowy mountains,... Read more

Hospitality Work On Boutique Farm Retreat In The Snow

Tinkersfield Crackenback, New South Wales

Published: 19th June 2021

Come and work and play in the Snowy Mountains for the 2021 Winter season. A great way to see and experience a unique... Read more

2nd Year

Snow Jobs!!!!

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 18th May 2021

We are looking for experienced housekeepers and hotel all rounders to work in our motel.Above award rates of pay... Read more

2nd Year

Housekeeper

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 16th May 2021

If you would like to get some boarding and skiing done and earn some money at the same time we are looking for... Read more

2nd Year

Bar Staff Wanted

Jenkins Hotels Pty Ltd KHANCOBAN;NSW, New South Wales

Published: 13th May 2021

The Khancoban Alpine Inn is located at the western foot of Kosciusko National Park. Close by is Thredbo Ski Resort as... Read more

Ski Man / Ski Hire Technician

Snow Gate Motel BERRIDALE, New South Wales

Published: 12th May 2021

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

2nd Year

Housekeeping Staff

No Mess with Ness Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 6th May 2021

No Mess with Ness is a premium cleaning company in the Snowy Mountains we require Housekeeping Staff for 2021 winter... Read more

Front Of House/ Hotel All Rounders For Iconic High Country Hotel

The Snowline Hotel Harrietville, Victoria

Published: 5th May 2021

Come and experience Victoria’s High Country and work in our Hotel & Motel. Only 3.5 hours from Melbourne in the... Read more

Kitchenhand/apprentice Wanted For Popular High Country Hotel

The Snowline Hotel Harrietville, Victoria

Published: 5th May 2021

Come and experience Victoria’s High Country and work in our Hotel & Motel. Only 3.5 hours from Melbourne in the... Read more

Housekeeper

Jo's Complete Clean Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 3rd May 2021

ACCOMODATION AVAILABLE TO RIGHT CANDIDATESJo's Complete Clean is based in Jindabyne in the heart of the New South... Read more

Sales Executive

Signature Media Chatswood, New South Wales

Published: 23rd April 2021

LOVE TRAVEL? LOVE TO SELL? JOIN AUSTRALIA'S LEADING TRAVEL PUBLISHER!Excellent salary + commission scheme.... Read more

Kitchen And Hospitality Careers

Delatite Winery Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 22nd April 2021

We are looking for experienced, passionate front of house and Kitchen people to join our team as we open our new... Read more

Ski Hire Technician

SCM Hire PL Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 16th April 2021

Immediate start!! Front desk cashiers and ski/snowboard techs required. Discount Ski Hire is now hiring for the... Read more

Head Chef - Ski Season

New Chef Mount Hotham, Victoria

Published: 11th April 2021

We looking for hard working Head Chef for this winter season to work in busy Hotel in Mount Hotham.Accommodation... Read more

Barista

Zirkys Mt Hotham, Victoria

Published: 8th April 2021

Zirkys is a Resort Hotel located in the heart of the Mt Hotham Ski Resort. We operate a busy café on the slopes. We... Read more

Hotel Reception & Tour Coordinator

Alzburg Resort Mansfield Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 12th March 2021

Hotel Reception & Tour CoordinatorThe Alzburg Resort is a 4-star rating resort located in the heart of Mansfield,... Read more

Food & Beverage Attendance & Housekeeping - All Rounder Position

Alzburg Resort Mansfield Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 5th March 2021

About the business and the roleThe Alzburg Resort is a 4-star rating resort located in the heart of Mansfield, with... Read more

Chefs/cooks

Alzburg Resort Mansfield Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 5th March 2021

About the business and the roleThe Alzburg Resort is a 4-star rating resort located in the heart of Mansfield, with... Read more

Sales Executive

Signature Media Chatswood, Sydney

Published: 15th January 2021

LOVE TRAVEL? LOVE TO SELL? JOIN AUSTRALIA'S LEADING TRAVEL PUBLISHER!Excellent salary + commission scheme.... Read more

Assistant Venue Manager

The Snowline Hotel Harrietville, Victoria

Published: 7th January 2021

Come and experience Victoria’s High Country and work in our Hotel & Motel. Only 3.5 hours from Melbourne in the... Read more

Housekeeping Supervisor

Alzburg Resort Mansfield Mansfield, Victoria

Published: 5th January 2021

About the business and the roleThe Alzburg Resort is a 4-star rating resort located in the heart of Mansfield, with... Read more

Hospitality Work On Boutique Farm Retreat In The Snowy Mountains

Tinkersfield Crackenback, New South Wales

Published: 12th December 2020

Come and work and play in the Snowy Mountains for the 2020 Summer season. A great way to see and experience a unique... Read more

2nd Year

Thredbo Summer 2020/2021.....calling All...

Central Road 2625 Thredbo, New South Wales

Published: 8th December 2020

NOW HIRING..... CHEFS/COOKS/WAITSTAFF/BARISTAS/KITCHENHANDS in the Snowy MountainsCentral Road 2625 restaurant... Read more

Unique Au Pair Job That Allows You To Travel!

White Canowindra, New South Wales

Published: 2nd February 2020

Dear aupairs,*Looking for someone already in Australia.• Short term spot until the boarders open - May until... Read more

Helper Around The House

The Shed Thurgoona, New South Wales

Published: 21st October 2019

G'day,I run a small remedial massage business and also work another job and am looking for general help around... Read more

Experienced Chef

Talbingo Lodge Mountain Escape Talbingo, New South Wales

Published: 8th April 2019

The Talbingo Lodge offers a beautiful restaurant, bar and lodge style accommodation. Talbingo is a picturesque town... Read more

Experienced Bar And Kitchenhand

Talbingo Lodge Mountain Escape Talbingo, New South Wales

Published: 8th April 2019

The Talbingo Lodge offers a beautiful restaurant, bar and lodge style accommodation. Talbingo is located in the snowy... Read more

Experienced Chef

Talbingo Lodge Mountain Escape Talbingo, New South Wales

Published: 1st April 2019

The Talbingo Lodge offers a beautiful restaurant, bar and lodge style accommodation. Talbingo is located in the snowy... Read more

Construction Worker- Carpenter

deacon constructions Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 20th January 2019

We are interested in hiring carpenters in the snowy mountains,Thredbo and Jindabyne, post code 2627If you are... Read more

2nd Year

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

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/snowboard Hire / Rental Assistant Required

The Ski Co. Cooma, New South Wales

Published: 9th May 2018

SKI/SNOWBOARD SHOP ASSISSTANT WITH ACCOMMODATIONPrevious experience in the snow industry preferred but not... 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

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

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

Housekeeper Mt Buller

AMS Mt Buller Mt Buller Victoria, Victoria

Published: 20th April 2016

Live and work at Victoria's Premier Snow ResortLots of opportunities to ski and snowboardVibrant night life... 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

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

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.