Elevate Snowsports Instructor

Seasonal Full Time: ~40 hours/week from late November

About the Role

As an Elevate Snowsports Instructor, you'll teach skiing or snowboarding lessons to individuals or groups of all ages and skill levels. You'll help students improve their skills and confidence on the slopes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high-quality lessons tailored to each guest's individual needs and learning goals.
  • Choose the most suitable part of the mountain for guests, considering their ability, learning aspirations, weather, and crowd levels.
  • Maximize guests' experience on the hill, helping them make the most of every minute.
  • Prioritize the safety and well-being of each participant under your supervision (Duty of Care).
  • Adapt lessons to suit changing conditions and individual guest progress.
  • Maintain a positive and encouraging atmosphere for guests during their lessons.

Key Qualities

  • Certification in skiing or snowboarding instruction. (Minimum level 2 or cross over level 1)
  • Experience teaching winter sports to individuals or groups.
  • Strong interpersonal and teaching skills.
  • Patience and ability to motivate students.
  • Must hold a valid Japanese driver's license or be able to obtain an International Driving Permit.
  • First aid and CPR certification preferred.


  • Subsidised Staff Accommodation available
  • Grand Hirafu/Hanazono season lift pass  
  • Specialized training and induction program
  • Discounted tours & activities from local suppliers
  • Working with awesome people from around the world
  • More powder than you can handle!
  • Potential to move into a year-round position for outstanding team members


  • The position is based on qualifications and experience, with a starting rate of ¥2,250 per hour
  • Long Season, mid-November until early April | Medium season, mid-November until the end of March | Short season, mid-November until the end of February
  • Depending on customer demand and reservations, working hours can range anywhere from 8 to 40 hours per week, including weekends. You will have at least one full day off each week.  (6-8 Hours per day, up to 6 days per week)

How to apply

Please visit the link below and submit an application form. Our team will contact you for an interview if you have moved to the next stage. We can't wait to hear from you!

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