Ski Instructor

Join the Hokkaido Core team and give our guests the most of out their ski and snowboard holiday

Hokkaido Core Snowsports is a premier ski school located in the stunning Hokkaido region of Japan. With a passion for snow sports and a commitment to providing exceptional experiences, we strive to deliver top-notch instruction while ensuring our guests have an unforgettable time on the slopes.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced ski instructors to join our team for the upcoming winter season. As a ski instructor at Hokkaido Core Snowsports, you will have the opportunity to share your passion for skiing with guests of all ages and skill levels. Whether teaching beginners the basics or helping advanced skiers refine their technique, you will play a crucial role in creating memorable experiences for our guests.


  • Conduct ski lessons in accordance with the Hokkaido Core Snowsports teaching methodology

  • Provide personalized instruction tailored to each guest's skill level and learning style

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all guests while on the slopes

  • Foster a positive and supportive learning environment

  • Assist with guest inquiries and provide information about the resort and local area

  • Collaborate with other team members to deliver exceptional guest service

  • Drive the guests to the resort and back, and provide additional guest services(depending on the type of lesson)


  • Certified ski instructor (e.g., PSIA, CSIA, BASI, etc.)

  • Additional certifications (e.g., Snowboarding, AST, etc.) are a plus

  • Previous teaching or coaching experience in a private lesson environment preferred

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups of all ages

  • Fluent in English; additional language skills (e.g., Japanese) are a plus

  • Can legally work in Japan (either have a valid visa or can be sponsored)


  • Full-time and Part-time contracts are available

  • Visa sponsorship available - Japan Immigration Bureau conditions apply

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Seasonal employment with the opportunity for extension (Dec 1st, 2024 - March 1st / 15th, 2025)

  • Company-provided commercial lift pass

  • Japan National Health Insurance coverage - deducted from salary

  • Staff housing options available - deducted from salary

  • 2 complimentary transfer dates from New Chitose Airport to Staff accommodation

Deductible from Salary:

  • Income tax and pension

  • Japan National Health Insurance

  • Staff accommodation

How to Apply:

If you're passionate about skiing and love sharing your expertise with others, we want to hear from you! To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant certifications to [email protected] with the subject line “Hokkaido Core application - Ski Instructor” + your name. Be sure to include why you're interested in joining the Hokkaido Core Snowsports team and what makes you a great fit for this position. We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted throughout June and July for an interview.

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