Hakuba47 Ski Academy International is now accepting applications
for ski and snowboard instructors for 2023-2024 winter season.



Hakuba47 Ski Academy International (ski and snowboard school), a sister school of Hakuba47 Ski Academy (Japanese ski school) is based on Hakuba47 Ski Resort in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. We are a part of ski resort while most of the ski schools are independent businesses. So that we can make a stronger team work with other staff such as lift operators, patrols, ticket centre staff, rental shop staff and restaurant staff on the mountains.

Hakuba Valley has several ski resorts and each of them is within 30 min by drive. (Our staff accommodation is only 2 min walk away from the bus stations to different ski resorts.) So you can enjoy not only our resort but also other resorts in Hakuba Village while you are here and when you take your guests to other mountains. Hakuba is also known as the ski destination with great powder, good long runs and the site hosted 98 Winter Olympics for Ski Jumps, and Alpine Races.

We work with Hakuba47 Ski Academy with more Japanese instructors and very friendly staff very closely. If you are looking for something different or you want to jump into a different culture with your skill to survive for your next experience, this is the right school for you.

We provide staff trainings, staff pass that can be used for both Hakuba47 and Hakuba Goryu, school uniform and accommodation in needed with lunch on work days.

We mainly recruit ski instructors. For snowboard instructor applicants, please apply if you can also ski or like to teach ski or even willing to.

Minimum Requirements:

• A completed instructor association certification (Level I or equivalent, ski or snowboard)

• Excellent conversational English

• Service industry experience, preferably snow sports related

• A willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment

• Eligibility for a working holiday visa

For working holiday visa requirements please visit:



• Love kids

• Able to teach both Ski and Snowboard

• Self Driven

• High certifications (Level III / IV or equivalent)

• Cross-over certifications

• Snow sports instructing experience

• Additional spoken languages (Japanese and Chinese are highly regarded, French, Russian, Spanish, etc. are desirable)

• Able to drive in snow with international driver’s license


Interested candidates will need to be available to work:

• From mid December, 2023 to 28 February, 2024 for mid-term contracts

• From mid December 2023 to 10 or 31 March 2024 for full contracts

• Short-term contracts are also available, please inquire


Additional Information:
• Opportunity to teach on other mountains in Hakuba Valley if you are self managed person and are qualified.


Job Description:

• Teach group or private lessons (Ski or/and Snowboard)

• Reception works


If you are interested in, please prepare your resume with face photo, cover letter and references, and send them to me via email.