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Working in a ski resort

We are Camille and Yohann; we have been together for 4 years and we are from France.

After completing our studies in international trade and working for a year in an international company, we decided to work abroad starting with an Australian trip.

In Australia, we enjoyed working in hospitality and that is why we wanted to work as hosts again, but in a different environment this time and a Winter season sounded like such a good opportunity. Victoria and her parents Jeanette and Richard have taken care of us and showed us how everything works here in Bulgaria (where it is all a little bit different!!).

Once we were ready, we couldn’t wait for the guests to arrive at CHALET JUNIPER in Bansko Bulgaria. But first, we had to get everything prepared!

First we met the hire shop and ski school that Victoria has worked with for several years: SKIMANIA, one of the closest to the gondola. What nice staff and great English speakers!!

We introduced ourselves and we understand why this is where we will bring the guests, the Ski Mania guys are the best ski advisers ever who will bend over backwards for you! They also made sure that we were prepared with our own skis for the whole season.

After a tour around the Gondola, we drove up the mountain with Victoria, Jeanette and Richard, to get used to the snow tires, the icy road and the wheel at the right hand-side (There was a lot to remember)! The ski runs were being prepared, everyone was getting ready for the first wave of skiers so it was very exciting.

Walking in the Bansko snow

Checking out the piste bashers in Bansko

We stopped to meet few locals that we would meet again during the season, at Harry’s Bar. It’s the meeting point for our guests if they want a lift back after a day of skiing. The live music is great, the hot chocolate is delicious and the beers are so cold fresh! The friendly staff know us and our guests now and look after us every time we visit.

Hosting during winter season is a matter of making guest comfortable, warm and cook homemade delicious dinners, which we love to do!! The treats are ready to be eaten, the Hot Tub is warm, the beds are cosy and snug, all we need now is for you to come and visit us!

Cami & Yohann