Winter 2021/22

Snowsports Instructor, Elevate

An exciting opportunity to work as a ski or snowboard instructor for Winter 2021/22.

Snowsports Instructor, Elevate

Winter 2021/22
As a member of the team you will be surrounded by like-minded people with a passion for the mountains and snow as well being in one of the world’s top resorts.

About the Company

Elevate Snowsports is one of Niseko's newest ski/snowboard schools, launched after we noticed a demand for private lessons outside of our popular winter kid's camp. Our private lessons are tailored to each adult's and child's individual needs and learning goals. We select the most appropriate part of the mountain for our guests based on ability, learning aspirations, weather and crowds and make sure they get the most out of every minute on the hill. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide ski and/or snowboard lessons in a safe and secure manner/environment
  • Independently plan ski or snowboard lessons
  • Create and maintain a positive rapport with clients
  • Portray a positive image of the school and yourself at all times
  • Be prepared to teach a wide variety of lessons to all types of clients
  • Pick up and drop off clients from/to their accommodation

Selection Criteria

  • Ski and/or snowboard instructor qualification
  • Valid ski and/or snowboard instructor license for duration of contract
  • First aid qualifications are an advantage, but not essential
  • Must hold a valid work/working holiday visa for Japan or be a Japanese citizen
  • Fluency in English, basic Mandarin or Japanese an advantage
  • Must obtain an International Driving Permit (valid for duration of contract) or valid Japanese driver’s license


  • Commercial lift pass for the duration of your contract
  • Access to affordable staff accommodation
  • Staff Uniform
  • Monthly seasonal staff incentive and rewards program
  • Discounted tours & activities from local suppliers
  • Assistance with health insurance, registration and paperwork 
  • Working with awesome people from around the world 
  • Access to the best powder snow on the planet!

Employment Period

Early December until end of February (with a chance to extend)

Contract Length

Working Hours

Working days/hours will vary depending on business needs.


Based upon qualification and experience.

How To Apply

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