Great Lessons, Priceless Experiences

Application Process

If you're a team player, a great communicator, hard worker and of course ready for an amazing experience then we would like to hear from you.

Recruitment for the 2020/21 Winter season will commence in July 2020. If you would like to be noitfied when applications open, enter your email below.

Enter your email here online form.

How to apply

  1. When applications open, click on one of the three categories of Support Staff, Snowsports Instructors or Manager & Supervisory Positions
  2. Review all the available roles and full position descriptions
  3. When you are ready to apply – click on the application form box (if recruitment is closed for the season, please complete the expression of interest form and we will contact you when recruitment opens)
  4. Fill out the online application form and upload:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume CV
    • Certifications
    • A current photo
  5. For applicants based in any of the In-Resort interview locations, please select the resort that you will be working in over June/September 2019. 
  6. For applicants unable to attend an In-Resort interview, your interview will be conducted online via video call.
  7. Submit your application- you will receive an automatic confirmation that it has been received.

*Please note, if you wish to apply for an Instructor role and a Support Staff role, please submit two separate applications as the recruitment process is slightly different for Instructors and Support Staff.

What happens next?

  • All applications will be reviewed by our HR Team on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled. We will aim to have all positions filled by August each year so it is best to get in early to secure the position you want.
  • Support staff positions will go through a two stage interview process. The first being a competency based interview with HR.
  • Support staff applicants successful at the first stage will then be passed on to the department manager for the final interview.
  • Instructor applicants will have one interview with the Snowsports Director or a GoSnow In-Resort Recruiter
  • Applicants need to select their preference for an in-resort or Skype interview. Where possible we prefer to interview in person.
  • If successful in your interview you will receive an offer of employment shortly after
  • All offers will need to be accepted within 14 days or the position will be reopened to other applicants

General information and frequently asked questions

  • Valid Japanese working visas are required for all positions- General visa types are
    • Japanese Working Holiday Program – for more information about eligibility please visit
    • Skilled Labor Visa (Instructor Positions only) – Must have a minimum of 36 months of snow sports instructing. You will need to show letters and payslips from previous employers as proof. 
    • Humanities Visas (For non-instructing positions) For applicants who have finished a minimum bachelor’s university degree. Please note you are not permitted to instruct on these visa types.
  • Employment Dates- Generally full time winter employment will begin in Mid-November and finish in Mid-April
  • Staff Accommodation- Is available for all full time (and limited short term positions) and ranges from 33,000 per month for a quad share, from 53,000 for twin room share & 76,000 a month for a single room. We have a number of different housing options available in Hirafu Village and Kutchan. 
  • For Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

Non-Instructing Partners

If you have a partner how would like to join you in Niseko but is not an instructor, we may have a position available for them. 

HTM (GoSnow's parent company) has a number of other non-ski school positions available. Please view the HTM Website for more details.

Why you’ll love working with us

  • Great range of affordable accommodation in Niseko village and Kutchan
  • Priority lift lines access
  • All Mountain season passes
  • Great training programs with the best in the business
  • Competitive pay and incentive program
  • Consistent teaching hours throughout the season
  • The best powder experience of your lifetime
  • Ski in/out lunch & locker room facilities

Sign up for member-only discounts and special offers!

Terms & ConditionsPrivacy Policy
© 2020 GoSnow. All rights reserved.
Site by 43 North Design