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Application Process

We are not currently hiring however please enter your email address below and you will be contacted once applications are open.

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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.

How to apply

If recruitment is closed for the season, please complete the expression of interest form and we will contact you when recruitment opens

  1. Review all the available roles and full position descriptions
  2. When you are ready to apply – click on the application form box
  3. Fill out the online application form and upload:
    • Cover letter (this is your opportunity to WOW us!)
    • Job specific CV
    • Certifications (instructor applications only)
    • A current photo
  4. Please indicate if you will be working in a New Zealand or Australian ski resort for the southern hemisphere season. In resort interviews will be conducted for these applicants.
  5. Submit your application- you will receive an automatic confirmation that it has been received.

If you wish to apply for both an Instructor role and a Support Staff role, please submit two separate applications.

What happens after I have submitted my application?

  • Applications will be reviewed 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.
  • You will be contacted to arrange a time and date to interview for your position - you will be advised if this interview will be conducted online or in resort.
  • Interviews will be conducted Monday to Friday during business hours (Japan time)
  • Support staff positions will have a two stage interview process. The first being a competency based interview with HR and the second with a GoSnow Manager
  • Instructor applicants will have one interview with a GoSnow Snowsports Manager
  • If you are successful, you will receive an offer of employment within a few days of your interview
  • 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

  • Priority lift lane access
  • Exclusive magic carpet learning areas
  • Resort season pass
  • Excellent training programs with the best in the business
  • Competitive pay and incentive program
  • Consistent hours throughout the season
  • Ski in/out lunch & locker room facilities
  • A great range of affordable accommodation in Hirafu Village and Kutchan
  • Free staff shuttle bus between Hirafu Village and Kutchan
  • Participate in any GoSnow Group Lessons or Workshops for free

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