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Gap Year Winter Work - Get paid and get a qualification

EA Ski and Snowboard / Japan

Offering both ski and snowboard instructor training courses in stunning world class resorts across Canada, USA, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland; your time with EA will be memorable and rewarding.

Our team of highly skilled trainers will coach and mentor you to the next stage of your chosen discipline. With groups averaging around seven people we are able to give you much better individual tuition, with the option to grab some dedicated one on one for those who are really keen!

Our courses vary in length from three, right up to eleven weeks, depending on whether you are time limited and want to take part in an intensive course, or have more time and wish to spend more time in resort.

start date

Start Date

November 2017 or November 2018 (now hiring for the next 2 winter seasons)




typical day

A Typical Day in the Job

Once training is complete you will be working as a member of the snow sports school to teach beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders how to navigate the resort and improve their skiing (or snowboarding).

You will live and work with a team of people passionate about snow in comfortable accommodation located close to the resorts.

Your level of work will depend on your attitude and work ethic, how much work you want!

EA Ski and Snowboard Training have limited places left for skiers and snowboarders in Japan this winter. If you want to work in the mountains and get paid to ski epic powder everyday, talk to our dedicated team of training consultants to work out the best resort for you!

ideal candidate

What we are looking for

- Positive Attitude
- Ability to work in Japan (our team will talk you through the working holiday visa application process. PS don't worry, we can take you to other countries if your restricted with your visa)
- Excellent customer service skills
- Minimum beginner to intermediate level required

our offer

What we can offer you

- Guaranteed Salary job (at selected resorts)
- Accommodation included while training(ski-in-ski-out available in certain locations)
- Lift passes
- Full Training
- Exam and course materials
- Resort rep to provide assistance & support while away from home
- Visa & equipment advice

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