Please check back then to apply for the BEST powder experience of a lifetime!


Here is your chance to LIVE, WORK & PLAY in the worlds deepest and lightest powder! Everyone must apply via the online application process. Unfortunately, any resumes sent to SkiJapan.com or NBS directly will not be considered until received through the online application system. Good Luck!

We do currently have year round positions in our Niseko office - Click link below to check it out!




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Want to ride fresh powder every day in one of the snowiest resorts on earth?

Want to experience a unique culture, eat delicious food and basically have the experience of a lifetime, whilst getting paid!?

If this sounds good, then a job with Ski Japan is what you want!

SkiJapan.com is the largest and longest serving inbound tour operator in Hokkaido, bringing in over 7,000 guests to Japanese ski resorts each season. We have offices in Japan, Australia and Hong Kong with our main operations and HQ located in the heart of Niseko.


To provide our guests with the most memorable and enjoyable holiday experience time and time again, we require a large team of talented, diverse and people orientated staff to be our front line representatives.



Employment - Skiers

SkiJapan is expanding and looking for talented individuals with a passion for Japan to further their career in this exciting leisure based industry.

  • Resort Representatives / Drivers
  • Front Desk / Guest Services
  • Ski School Front Desk/ Reservations (NBS)
  • Rental/Retail Technicians (NBS)
  • Ski Instructors (NBS)
  • Kids Club Assistant (NBS)
  • Baristas (Fresh Café)



Ski Japan actively promote a "Can Do Culture" within our team and it is this positive attitude that allows us to continually offer the most memorable and enjoyable holiday experience to our guests. To join our "Dream Team" of staff that deliver above expectation every time, you must be a motivated, fun loving and "genki" individual with a "can-do" attitude!

Employment - Skiers

The following skills and experience will give you a distinct edge when applying for a position with SkiJapan.com or NBS:

  • Energetic, confident, can-do attitude
  • Exceptional guest experience skills
  • Genuine passion for assisting people
  • Mature, flexible approach with the ability to adapt to any situation
  • Reliable, organised and well presented
  • Previous experience in snow or tourism industry
  • Previous experience in outdoor education, tour guiding, reservations
  • Living in or having previously visited Japan
  • Japanese/English/Chinese language skills and advantage



All winter positions are based in NISEKO, HIRAFU (Hokkaido, Japan).

Depending on position, staff are required to be in Niseko around the end of November / Early December for induction and training, with most positions finishing or winding down by mid/end of March. There a limited number of “Short Term” contracts available from early December to mid-February - perfectly suited for the university student on extended break.

Most staff are required to work a 5-day week, with some days requiring extended hours and balanced by quieter days.

Full training and uniform is provided. Staff Accommodation can be arranged for most positions.

We do expect our staff to work hard, but we also like you to play hard too! The lifts are open from 8:30am-9pm every day, which gives you loads of time to ride no matter what job you do! We also encourage staff to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and joining the many tours, activities and attending local events throughout the season.

Please see our FAQ available from this page after June 1st to find out more!



Employment - Skiers

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Staff rewards and incentives
  • Staff accommodation can be arranged
  • Access to a free Niseko, Hirafu Lift Pass
  • Excellent induction and training program
  • Assistance with Gaijin cards & Government paperwork
  • Regular staff events/ parties
  • Vibrant, fun, forward thinking team of staff and management
  • FREE Rental & Ski/ Snowboard lessons with NBS
  • FREE & discount tours and cultural activities
  • Discounts and deals available in Hirafu Village
  • Visa Sponsorship for highly qualified/ experienced staff
  • The opportunity and experience of a lifetime
  • Working with a team of like minded people from all over the world



Employment - Skiers

  • Review the Positions Vacant page on our website
  • Complete an online application form
  • Attach a cover letter & resume
  • Attach a colour photo of yourself
  • Resumes will be then be shortlisted late June/ Early July
  • If you are successful for an interview you will be contacted by end of July / early August
  • Interviews will be held during August
  • Positions to start end of November/ Early December



Interviews will be held in person or by Skype video only. Please ensure that you set up a Skype account and have access to a PC with working webcam prior to your interview date.

More information regarding the interview will be given to shortlisted candidates upon confirmation of interview.


We wish you the best of luck and look forward to working together in Niseko!



Visas - Working Holiday Visa is required. Sponsored Visa can be arranged for highly skilled positions depending on experience.

Employment dates - Generally winter employment dates start late November and finish mid/end of March.

Salary - Salary and pay depend on position and department- but generally you can expect a monthly salary of approx 160,000-300,000 JPYper month.

Accommodation - SJ/NBS look after their staff and also provide subsidized staff accommodation for most positions in share housing.

Lift Passes - Some jobs come with a personal NISEKO GRAND HIRAFU lift pass, whilst all other employees will have access to a share pass.

Language Skills - All staff need to have basic English skills, Japanese language skills are a must for some positions. Chinese- Cantonese/ Mandarin speakers are also highly regarded.


All successful candidates must meet the legal requirements which entitle them to work in Japan, for more details please visit the Japanese Consulate's website in your country. If you require a working holiday visa, please visit http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/w_holiday/programme.html


Ski Japan prides itself on our ability to deliver over and above expectation every time. Being snow lovers and travelers ourselves, we know what it takes to deliver the ultimate holiday experience and we want you to share in our passion for life, snow, travel and Japan!

About Us

SkiJapan.com has specialised in Hokkaido's best ski resorts for the past 16 years and continues to be Hokkaido's longest serving and largest inbound ski and snowboard tour operator. We can customise a package to suit all your holiday needs when travelling to Niseko, Rusutsu or Furano with packages including accommodation, transfers, rental and lessons.

SkiJapan.com | 170-304 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081 Japan
Ph: (+81) 136 22 4611 | Fax: (+81) 136 22 4613
Enquiries: info@skijapan.com

SkiJapan Travel Japan is a Licensed Travel Agent & member of the All Nippon Travel Agents Association (ANTA).

© 2012 Ski Japan Travel Ltd. All rights reserved.

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