Ski Instructor Jobs in Japan
There are many reasons why people visit Japan and each year skiing is becoming a much more popular reason. With huge snowfalls the norm and a culture so different to that of Europe, Japan really is an amazing place to spend the winter.
Instructors that hold the BASI Level 2 license will be able to apply for work in Japan.
Are there any other requirements that I will need to be aware of?
What qualifications do I need to work in Japan?
If you are a non-Japanese resident, looking to work in Japan for the winter you will need to obtain a working holiday visa to cover the time you be in the resort. Some ski schools will ask that applicants for work apply for the visa before sending in applications and others will agree that it is ok for you to do this after you have been offered a place. If you are a highly skilled instructor you may be offered a sponsored Visa from the ski school.
Seasons in Japan run very similar to that of seasons in Europe. Usually, lifts will open in late November but seasons will finish slightly earlier, around mid to late March. When applying for ski instructor jobs in japan, you can usually expect to be offered a position by September if you have been successful.
Who can I work for in Japan?
There are many ski resorts in Japan, one in particular that our trainees have gone on to work for is Niseko. Niseko is actually made of 5 smaller resorts, Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono and Moiwa. With its amazing tree runs, even in the biggest of snowfalls the visibility is great as it has an abundance of amazing tree runs.
If you are looking to do a season and need to find some ski instructor jobs in Japan, then Niseko looks like the type of resort you would like to be based in. You can find all the info on how to apply for work as an instructor on the Ski Japan Website.