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Old 22.12.2011, 19:06
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Moving to Villars/Gryon

Hi all,

I currently live in the UK but my family have a ski lodge near Villars so i'm leaving my UK management job in January with the hope of finding something local to Villars in a hotel or bar - maybe seasonal, maybe permanent depending how things work out.

I love snowboarding and after a couple of recent visits, find the Swiss people i've met to be some of the friendliest and most helpful i've ever known - and ive travelled a fair bit!

I'm in my 40's, have an 18 year old daughter and a mortgage in UK but feel its now time for me to enjoy life a little is scary but im very much looking forwards.....

Merry Christmas
Nickie
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Re: Moving to Villars/Gryon

Hi Nickie,

You are lucky to move in Villars-sur-Ollon. It is very nice place, with nice people. I am sure you will enjoy it.
To work in a bar/hotel or restaurant in this period, I think you will manage it without any problem, they are always looking for people talking english (it is very international).
I live in Zürich, but I have my parents in Nyon (1h15 from Villars). I used to go snowboarding in Villars quit offen, so let me know when you are there, maybe we can meet each other and have fun on the pists.

Merry Christmas and Happy new year,
Cheers, Elizabeth
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Hi elizabeth,

Thank you for responding I will be living in Alpes des Chaux near Barbalouse. It is a beautiful area although i am a little nervous about finding work because i dont speak a great amount of French (although i am learning) I'm worried that most of the positions will be already taken by the time i arrive and if i cant find work then i'll have to return home which i really dont want to do.

I've handed a few CVs out to several hotels but not had any response yet so am keeping my fingers crossed.

We must stay in touch, it would be lovely to spend some time skiing and boarding

Joyeux Noel
Nickie
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Dear Nickie,

Did you try to send your CV to the Aiglon College or maybe Collège Beausoleil in Villars-sur-Ollon? There are International Colleges, very famous, and it is possible that you will find a interessant job in the Administration.
But do you have a contact in Switzerland?

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