Ski Resort Jobs from December

Job Overview

  • Employer Type Recruiter / Dispatch / Temp Agency
  • Industry Tourism / Travel / Hospitality
  • Salary 875 JPY / Hour Accomodation/Meals provided
  • English Level Conversational Level
  • Japanese Level Not necessary
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Overseas applicants allowed
  • Visa Sponsorship No

Work at a Japanese Ski Resort this Winter!

Improve your Japanese, make lots of friends, ski/snowboard on world-class powder and get paid to do it!

Food and accommodation are provided!

Jobs Start: Early – Mid December.
Jobs End: mid-late February or March.

Key Details:

– You’ll be paid hourly for all of your work (no unpaid “training periods”).
– Meals and dormitory accommodation are provided (They’re either free or highly subsidised, depending on the resort).
– Free Wifi.
Free lift pass for your resort.
Discounted lift passes for other, nearby resorts.
24/7 Support during your stay.

Why Us?

– 15 years in the industry!
This year is our 15-year anniversary. In that time we’ve introduced thousands of applicants to ski resorts during the winter and Okinawa beach resorts during the summer.

– 24/7 Support.
Support staff living locally mean if you ever need to see a doctor or wish to see us in-person about something, we’ll be there! Before, during and even after your time with us you can contact us 24/7 via email, phone, WhatsApp or Line.

– One Application, Many Resorts
We’ve personally visited every major resort in Japan to check facilities & staff conditions. We only work with the resorts that are fun to work at and have good pay and facilities for staff! Apply on our website, and you’ll be considered for a job at all of our many resorts.


Working Holiday Visa / PR / Spousal Visa / Japanese Passport Holders:

You are eligible to work with us without any restrictions.

Working Visa / Student Visa

You will need to obtain permission from immigration to undertake a part-time job outside of your existing visa classification. It is very easy to get this permission from Immigration and we will send you more information about how to get this after you apply.

With the permission, you will be able to work up to 28hrs/week.

Job Descriptions:

Ski Lift Assistant

– No experience required
– Beginner Japanese OK

Duties include: Clearing away snow from around the boarding ramp onto the lift. Wiping off snow that has settled on the lift seats as they come down the mountain. Checking customer tickets and clipping if required. Helping customers safely board the lifts; giving verbal instruction to customers who aren’t familiar with riding lifts. Stopping lifts in case of emergency. On snowy days lift seats will need to be regularly cleaned (brushed) before customers sit down. In the event of heavy snowfall, lift paths may need to be cleared. At most resorts you will work on a 20-30 minute rotation system where you’ll rotate between the different duties.

Restaurant Assistant

– No experience required
– Beginner Japanese OK

Duties Include: Serving drinks and dishes to customers at their tables or at shop counters, clearing them away after customers have finished, and wiping down tables in preparation for the next customers. Some of the ski resorts have self-serve facilities, whereby customers serve themselves (leaving only the clearing of tables for staff). Serving of food onto dishes for customers, and simple food preparation duties, such as making hotdogs, sandwiches or pizzas; hygiene is of utmost importance. Showing customers to tables and taking orders (if required) is generally done by Japanese staff.

Gear Rental Assistant

– No experience required
– Intermediate Japanese required

Helping customers with any queries and offering recommendations about Ski Equipment (eg. Skis, Snowboards etc). Briefing customers on the safety and handling of equipment. Taking customer details (name, address, contact numbers) when organising rental equipment. Ringing up customer rental charges on the cash register and controlling cash inflows-outflows (great care needs to be taken in giving the correct change to customers). Helping customers choose appropriate sized equipment (according to body weight and height, etc.). Adjusting stances on skis/boards to suit boot sizes. Waxing of skis/boards and general maintenance of equipment. Collecting rental gear from customers at the end of each work day and checking stock levels to make sure all rental equipment has been returned. Closing and balancing cash registers at the end of the work day.

Information Desk

– No experience required
– Advanced Japanese required

Duties include: Taking care of customers’ enquiries and offering recommendations about events / restaurants / sights / facilities etc

How to Apply and What to Expect:

Step 1: Apply online at

Step 2: You’ll be able to choose an interview date and time and we’ll speak with you then. We’ll match you with a resort and position and send you a job offer with detailed information about that resort, the exact pay, exact dorm and meal conditions etc.

Step 3: Once you accept the job offer we’ll get it confirmed with the resort and we’ll be in regular contact with you to help you get ready for your winter adventure!

Day 1: We will meet you at Nagano Station, give you an arrival orientation, take you to your resort and help you with their paperwork and get you settled into the dorm. Then the fun begins!

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  • Total Jobs 2 Jobs
  • Full Address 2-2-3 Sakaemachi-dori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0023

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Alterra Education, based in Kobe,  provides customized English and communication skills learning programs throughout Japan for individuals, corporations and academic organizations as well as education industry consultancy services for professional development and business optimization.... Read more >
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