Snowboard and Ski Instructor Courses & Paid Internships in Japan

with EA Ski and Snowboard

Ski Instructor
Snowboard Course
Japan, Canyons, Hakuba, Hokkaido, Evergreen, Niseko, Rusutsu, Shiga Kogen
start dateStart date:
Competitive Salary + Benefits
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

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EA Ski and Snowboard Training offers the most ski and snowboard instructor training courses at world-class resorts across Canada, USA, New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland; your time with EA Ski and Snowboard Training will be memorable and rewarding.

Our team of experienced consultants help students choose the best resort and program to suit an individual's motivations, experience level and personal goals. Our consultants are here to help with everything from visa advice to on-the-job support.

EA Ski and Snowboard Training students are guaranteed a paid job offer at their resort of choice.

EA Ski and Snowboard Training's programs are the gateway into the competitive snowsports industry. Build a career and travel the world doing what you love.

Snowboard and Ski Instructor Courses & Paid Internships in Japan
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Snowboard and Ski Instructor Courses & Paid Internships in Japan
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typical day
The job description
a typical day in resort

Becoming a ski instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard on an internship program is one of the best ways to fast-track your career in the snow industry. On a ski or snowboard instructor course and internship package you'll train, qualify and gain valuable instructor work experience - all in one season.

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One of the big benefits of training in Japan is that you'll gain instructor qualifications recognised by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA). The ISIA is the world body for professional ski instructors which means you will be able to work at other world-class ski resorts across the globe.

Download a Instructor Starter Kit to get you frothing here:

On a typical training day, you'll wake up early and hit the slopes with your group. You'll practice proper skiing techniques on a variety of terrain and master your skills. After a lunch break, you'll be back out on the slopes for a few hours before heading indoors to discuss instructing techniques in preparation for your exam.

On a typical working day, lessons will start at 9am. You may have two or three lessons a day teaching people of all different skill levels. Working hours will depend on the specific job, but it will usually be a 3-6-day work week. As you become more qualified and gain more experience you'll start to build your own clientele which can also boost your pay rates as well.

The ski industry is fun, social and friendly. It's likely your calendar will be brimming with social events - from after-work drinks and dinners to weekend ski missions. Japanese snow, adoringly known as Japow, can be deep, light and fluffy, remember to pack your powder skis. You’ll need them!

Other perks of working as a ski instructor include access to performance gear at affordable prices, employee lift passes, tips from clients, living with your best friends, ski-in, ski-out accommodation*, international travel opportunities, turning what you love into a career, and having the world's best office.

Our courses are open to any intermediate to advanced skiers but places are limited. We generally recommend that you apply as early as possible if you'd like your choice of resort.

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ideal candidate
Who are we looking for?
what makes you the ideal candidate

* Ride to an intermediate to advanced level - We generally recommend having at least 4-8 weeks on the snow before heading out.
* Have an excellent attitude and passion for skiing - This is a given. You'll be introducing the next generation of skiers and snowboarders to snow, often for the first time!
* Valid working holiday visa for your chosen location - Let us know as early as possible if you don't have this so we can point you in the right direction.
* The funds to support your instructor internship course fees (Starting at $4,975) - This must be paid before you leave, but you'll be earning with your new skills in almost no time.

our offer
What can we offer you?
why choose us for your ski season

* Guaranteed job offer once qualified
* Level 1 course fees and exam
* Full Training and Support From Professionals
* Staff Season Pass and Resort Benefits
* Local EA Ski & Snowboard Rep to Support You Throughout the Season
* Accommodation Whilst Completing Your Instructor Training
* Discounts Off STA flights to Japan
* Visa Application Support (If Required)
* Branded Hoodie to Keep You Warm on the Snow
* EA Instructor Learning Materials
* EA Organised Social Events & Local Discounts!


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