Hakuba47 Ski Academy is now accepting applications
for ski and snowboard instructors for 2019-2020 winter season.

Hakuba47 Ski Academy is based in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture, Japan and run by Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park (Ski Resort). Yes, 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 mountain staff such as lift operators, patrols, ticket centre staff, rental shop staff and restaurant staff.

Hakuba Valley has several ski resorts and each of them is within 30 min by drive. So you can enjoy not only our resort but also other resorts in Hakuba Village when you are off or 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.

Hakuba47 Ski Academy has more Japanese instructors than foreign instructors, very friendly staff. 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 training, staff accommodation with 3 meals, school uniform as well as Hakuba47 and Hakuba Goryu lift pass for personal use.

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)

• 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 5 December, 2019 to 28 February, 2020 for mid-term contracts

• From 5 December 2019 to 10 or 31 March 2020 for full contracts

• Short-term contracts are also available, please inquire


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

• Some of our instructors will have opportunity to be assigned to teach in Shiga Kogen which is about two hours by car in busy time.


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