Sherpa International Snow school is looking for both ski and snowboard instructors to join our team for the 2023/2024 season in Japan.

We are aiming to provide the best snow sporting experience to all of our guests. Mainly from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and other asian countries. As well as a few from Australia and New Zealand.

Sherpa is small snow school located in Naeba, Niigata Prefecture known as 雪国. Which stands for Snow Country in Japanese. Naeba is one of the most popular ski resorts for Japanese locals and gets more than 10 meters of snowfall every winter. We are a small Japanese town with a Japanese atmosphere unlike what you will find in other well known ski areas in Japan with more of a western feel. If you would like to have a real Japanese experience with some of the best snow and less crowd, we are the next destination for you.

What we offer
  • Japanese/small town atmosphere
  • Great location (70-90 minutes Shinkansen bullet train ride from Tokyo)
  • Undiscovered area
  • A different experience than your typical popular ski resorts
  • Key skills; English speaking, great customer service skills, communication, ability to ski, lift, and work outdoors,
  • Experience; skiing/snowboarding
  • Certification; current ski/snowboard instructing qualification from NZSIA (or equivalent)
  • Ability to apply for working holiday visa in Japan or minimum 36 months experience in the snow-sports industry
  • Instructors who hold ski instructor qualifications at the following link, including NZSIA, CSIA etc.
Successful applicants will receive the following
  • Mt. Naeba staff pass including 4 ski resorts (Naeba, Tashiro, Kagura and Hakkaisan)
  • Visa assistance
  • Competitive salary
  • Staff accommodation
  • Staff Vehicles to use for shopping and sightseeing

¥2,000 - ¥4,000


We are located Naeba, Japan.


Interested candidates will need to be available to work from 1st, December 2023 to 31st, March 2024.(please ask us for your start and last date)


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