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Join Appi Ski & Snowboard School for the 2024-25 Winter Season

Becoming a ski instructor is more than just a job – it’s a lifestyle.

Spend your days on the slopes, mastering the art of skiing, and getting paid to do it.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals ready to embrace mountain life and make a difference in the skiing community. Regardless of your experience level, if you have a passion for skiing and a desire to share it with others, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Transform your love for skiing into a fulfilling and exciting career this season.

Why Join Us?
・Be part of a diverse team of ski enthusiasts from around the world.
・Refine your skiing skills and form lasting friendships with like-minded individuals.
・Enjoy comprehensive training, supportive mentors, and a vibrant social scene.

About Appi Resort
Appi Resort is the largest ski resort in northern Honshu, Japan, featuring 600m verticals and 21 runs, including tree runs. It’s perfect for beginners with well-groomed runs and ski school exclusive magic carpets. The upper mountain offers excellent powder runs. Two Intercontinental brand ski-in/ski-out hotels accommodate guests from around the world.

About Our School
We are the official school of Appi Resort, with experienced instructors who have taught here for over 20 years. They’ll share hidden mountain spots with select students.

Job Details
・Provide quality ski/snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities in a safe, professional manner.
・Assist in setting up and cleaning the beginner park and perform other small duties as needed.
・Be a teammates to a diverse team, ski the famous Japanese powder, and live in beautiful Japanese mountains.

Minimum Qualifications
・Level 1 Ski and/or Snowboard Instructor certification
・First Aid Certification
・Valid visa to work in Japan
 ・Skill visa - ski school will help sponsor visa if qualified 
 ・Japanese National/ Spouse visa/student visa/ etc
 ・Working holiday visa - will apply and be in Japan during next winter season. 

・Fluency in languages other than English (Chinese, Japanese, etc) highly recommended

Employment Duration
・Full Season: December 1, 2024 – April 6, 2025
・Short season contracts available

Staff Benefits
・Season Lift Pass
・School uniform provided
・On-site accommodation with staff super discounted rate (equivalent to 1 full day of work) 
・Travel allowance at end of contract
・Work visa support 
・Training programs for higher qualifications (December to March)
・Season rental ski & snowboard equipment (free or staff discounted)
・Staff dinners and team-building events

Apply now! 
Please fill out the application form to apply. And we will contact you as soon as possible. 

Otherwise feel free to ask any questions or enquiries to

We look forward to your application!

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