Hotel Staff v. Your Alp Adventure

At Your Alp Adventure, we are looking for staff for both the summer and winter seasons who will be responsible for running our two hotels and chalet in Alpe d'Huez.

We would like to give you an insight into what life as a hotel staff is like. That's why we got Ida to say a little about her last 5 months in the French Alps.

Life as Hotel Staff according to Ida

Hello! My name is Ida and I am 22 years old. In the winter of 2022, I went on season to Alpe d'Huez, totally unaware that the next six months would be the coolest and most eventful. Three days before, I came across a job posting on Facebook, with a cozy family-run hotel looking for hotel staff for the whole winter. The process went quickly and suddenly I found myself on Hotel Le Refuge on top of Alpe d'Huez.

My everyday life in the Alps

During the entire winter season, 7 Danish girls lived in a really cool apartment, with the best view. We had a lot of good times here. Among other things. we had a ritual of watching x-factor every Friday, where we also often invited the other Danes who were also in season in Alpe d'Huez. We had also made a "bucket list" of things we just had to do together. We were, among other things, out paragliding, swimming in the large outdoor pool, playing hide and seek at the hotel, went on a guided off-piste trip. In addition, we had a staff day where we had a helicopter trip to the Les Deux Alpes ski area. In general, we had a lot of fun days on the mountain too, where our bosses also sometimes joined.

The work itself as a hotel staff gave me a lot of ski time with my friends as we worked in the morning or in the evening. Alpe d'Huez is known for having over 300 sunny days a year! There is always something going on during the day and there are always some fun people to ski with. The entire winter season was full of buzz with a lot of happy guests, which also made the work really cool. You can certainly say that many drinks were sold on the terrace of Hotel Le Refuge :-)) The Juul Tietze Bennike family, who run the hotel, are a wonderful family with speed above the field. The atmosphere at the hotel was always very homely as they also have two cute children. At the end of the season, we spent all our tips on a mega fun trip to Nice in the South of France, where all the staff and the managers were there! We really enjoyed ourselves here!

 A single season was not enough

Of course, one winter season wasn't quite enough, so I just brought the summer along! There is clearly more calm in the summer season in Alpe d'Huez, which was great to experience as well. It was also here that I learned to fold "Ida's famous towel swans", which can now be seen on!! During the summer I spent a lot of time on the terrace with my colleagues. OF COURSE I also spent time by the pool. I also cycled and went hiking. The legendary 21 Tour de France bends also pass Alpe d'Huez as well as a lot of other major sporting events. The hotel also held BBQ nights where we grilled, made drinks on the terrace and played music! This was my favorite work day of the week!

 Experiences I will never be without

In the winter and summer season, I have had so many great experiences and new friendships that I would never have been without and with whom I still have close contact today! In the winter of 2022/2023, I went to Austria to try a season there, together with one of my best friends and my boyfriend, both of whom I met in Alpe d'Huez last year. But after all, I couldn't do without Alpe d'Huez and the wonderful skiing family, so I ended my winter season 22-23 with a few weeks in Alpe d'Huez and at good old Hotel le Refuge ! 

I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to have a winter season in their gap year to apply for a job with Signe and Jacob – Your Alp Adventure. You will not regret it!

Maybe we'll see each other summer?

Are you ready for a job in the Alps? 

We have put together a series of videos where you can meet our former staff and hear them talk about daily life in the Alps here

On the same page you will also find our vacancies for the coming seasons.