AN ex-chalet host who labored in certainly one of Europe’s most prestigious ski resorts has revealed what it’s actually wish to be on the beck and name of wealthy Russians.
We’ve all heard of ‘yachtie’ life because of Below Deck and whereas ‘seasonaire’ life isn’t as fruitful with regards to the money, what a chalet host has to do each day isn’t too dissimilar – particularly with regards to demanding visitors.
“When rich Russians aren’t on their yachts, they’re often in the mountains staying in some of the most prestigious private chalets that can cost up to £250k per week,” the hostess revealed to Fabulous.
“I labored through the winter season and we had households or teams from everywhere in the world come to stick with us.
“It seems like a doddle being a chalet woman but it surely was onerous work, our chalet was costly and we labored to a really excessive degree of service.
“But when we were told the next people arriving were Russian – we always knew the work would be even harder – they had a reputation for being difficult, rude and asking for things day or night.”
And it appears no request was off limits.
“The chef was as soon as requested to make separate meals for a visitor’s canine and nearly every day we have been blamed for the climate not being excellent.
“Either there was too much snow, or not enough snow, or the snow was too wet, or it was our fault the sun didn’t come out for their lunch! What the snow had done that week would often reflect on how good our tip was.”
“Once we have been requested to arrange a mountain-top picnic with magnums of champagne and caviar as a result of the visitors ‘liked the view’. So, we skied all these things as much as the spot – the arrange took about an hour – however they stayed there for 10 minutes as a result of it was ‘too cold’. So we needed to lug all of it again down once more.
“Doing a four-hour round trip to the closest big town just wasn’t unheard of either. We drove to Geneva and back just for a specific face cream after one of the guests had forgotten it.”
But whereas the calls for is perhaps all in a day’s work, there was one factor that actually baffled the winter season employees.
“They pay hundreds to come back and keep in these unbelievable chalets however more often than not they’d hardly ski.
“One woman stayed with us for a week, she didn’t put skis or a snowboard on once, she just went to the shops and casually spent about £3k per day on clothes or ski wear which she wasn’t going to wear. It was baffling!”
But whereas they is perhaps onerous to please, the chalet host revealed the onerous work was value it.
“They might have been difficult but the tips were good, not as good as American guests, but we’d be given 500 Euros each on average per week.”
Typically, like yachties, seasonaires have little or no outgoings after they work for personal firms or chalets, so a cool 500 Euros to spend on apres ski events sounds alright to us.