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Collett’s Mountain Holidays

Sep 6th, 2022

Collett’s is a small, independent holiday specialist,offering half-board, bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation in some of Europe’s most stunning mountain ranges and areas of outstanding beauty: In Italy, The Dolomites and Tuscany; the Austrian & Swiss Alps; and in Spain, the Pyrenees, Picos de Europa and the Sierra Tejeda (Andalucia). Our guests come with a range of outdoor interests, aspirations and abilities, from wildflower enthusiasts to those seeking challenging high level adventures on rugged terrain. They are a very sociable crowd, who enjoy the atmosphere we manage to facilitate, getting to know fellow outdoor enthusiasts in their chosen accommodation or on our organised walks. For more information about our holidays go to colletts.co.uk

Each morning at breakfast and in the evening from about 5 until 7:30 you would be available to advise your guests and help them with any questions they might have. In the evening we invite guests to the hotel bar for a drink before dinner, for what is known as ‘Office Hour’. In a very sociable atmosphere, you would help everyone make their ski plans for the next day, using suggested routes and itineraries which Collett’s have put together to showcase the best skiing in the area. Building up your own local ski knowledge is key, and on your arrival, you would be encouraged to get out do our suggested routes so that you have first-hand knowledge to pass on. Not too much of hardship for a keen skier! During this time with the guests, you might also be helping them to sort out other problems which have come up such as: accommodation issues, requests to book restaurants or ski lessons, information about local shops, pharmacy and doctor’s opening times and other local activities, etc. On occasion we will even accompany guests to the Doctors in the village if they have a health problem, to give them as much support as we can. <img width=”720″ height=”480″ src=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/winter-dolomites-107-720×480.jpg” class=”attachment-thumb_gallery size-thumb_gallery” alt=”Winter Skiing in the Dolomites” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/winter-dolomites-107-720×480.jpg 720w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/winter-dolomites-107-531×354.jpg 531w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/winter-dolomites-107-180×120.jpg 180w” sizes=”(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px” /> Winter Skiing in the Dolomites <img width=”720″ height=”480″ src=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugios-italian-dolomites-48-720×480.jpg” class=”attachment-thumb_gallery size-thumb_gallery” alt=”winter private-gastro nomic-ski-safari food hut” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugios-italian-dolomites-48-720×480.jpg 720w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugios-italian-dolomites-48-531×354.jpg 531w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugios-italian-dolomites-48-180×120.jpg 180w” sizes=”(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px” /> winter private-gastro nomic-ski-safari food hut <img width=”720″ height=”480″ src=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/snowshoeing-holidays-27-720×480.jpg” class=”attachment-thumb_gallery size-thumb_gallery” alt=”” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/snowshoeing-holidays-27-720×480.jpg 720w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/snowshoeing-holidays-27-531×354.jpg 531w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/snowshoeing-holidays-27-180×120.jpg 180w” sizes=”(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px” /> snowshoeing-holidays-27 Two of our team would be based at Haus Valentin, a 30 bed Chalet Guest House, working alongside the small Haus Valentin team and liaising by email and telephone with the Colletts Office team back in the UK. Here you would get involved with some admin jobs day to day, as well as helping to serve dinner every evening. Two of our team would look after our guests in Corvara, who would be staying in a few different hotels and guest houses, holding Office Hour in a couple of different locations. Your rota is only the beginning of your responsibility to the job – not the end. Jobs can crop up unexpectedly and usually they need to be carried out immediately. We aim to recruit people who are prepared to ‘go the extra mile, take responsibility to see a job through to the end, and to drop what they are doing (work or leisure) to help out when necessary. All members of our team would be given training at the start of your job and shown how information would be emailed to you each week with details of arrivals and transfer reports etc. Inevitably you would need to be very flexible to deal with other things that need to be done during the week, but there is a lot of free time built into the job which would allow you to ski. Ski Recces During the training period and for the first few weeks of the season it is essential that our team get to know the ski itineraries we recommend to guests during their stay with us. You first-hand knowledge of the ski areas, and subsequent ability to match itineraries to your guests’ ability will help them get the best out of their week. You need to become a local expert very quickly, able to advise on good places to stop for a rifugios lunch, last lift times etc.

Every Sunday (our Changeover Day)you would also be required to act as a representative on a coach to and from the airport, dropping off and picking guests up to bring them back to the Dolomites.

This is perhaps the most important job of the week. Meeting people for the first time, giving them a warm welcome, sorting out any problems they might have with lost luggage etc., is essential. You might be the first person from Collett’s that our guests have met and it is an opportunity to get off to a great start.

During the journey back up to resort we chat to every individual and double check any ski pass or ski hire needs etc. Informing them of what will happen when they arrive and any other information they need to know.

On your return to the hotel, you would help your guests to settle in, passing on essential information about their stay, and accompany them to ski hire which is a 10-minute walk away. You would collect pre-ordered ski passes for everyone and have these waiting for guests in their rooms on their arrival.

<img width=”720″ height=”480″ src=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/skiing-holidays-09-720×480.jpg” class=”attachment-thumb_gallery size-thumb_gallery” alt=”Ski Safari – Hut to Hut Skiing Holidays in Italy” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/skiing-holidays-09-720×480.jpg 720w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/skiing-holidays-09-531×354.jpg 531w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/skiing-holidays-09-180×120.jpg 180w” sizes=”(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px” />
Ski Safari – Hut to Hut Skiing Holidays in Italy
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<img width=”720″ height=”480″ src=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugio-accommodation-25-720×480.jpg” class=”attachment-thumb_gallery size-thumb_gallery” alt=”ski-safari” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugio-accommodation-25-720×480.jpg 720w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugio-accommodation-25-531×354.jpg 531w, https://1iuvrm4emucl48rfpi1335nf-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/rifugio-accommodation-25-180×120.jpg 180w” sizes=”(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px” />

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