Peak Leaders works hard to find the best job opportunities for each course. We’ve great partnerships with many companies such as Les Elfes International, ES Ride and others. But this season there’s also been a new employer tempting our trainees: ski instructor jobs in Japan… so here’s what they (and you) can expect when you “Ikimashou”…

600 resorts to explore

Japan has around 600 ski resorts ranging from one-lift slopes to large commercial ski resorts. 

The main regions are Hokkaido, Tohoku, Niigata (Yuzawa and Myoko), Nagano, Gunma – with resorts stretching from the northern island Hokkaido to the southern main island Kyushu.

Even though still relatively new – skiing and snowboarding only came to Japan in the 90s – the sport is actually relatively inexpensive when compared to other countries – meaning plenty of people skiing and snowboarding, and plenty of ski instructor jobs in Japan for those adventurous enough.

One day tickets cost about 4000-4500 yen (approx £24) with resorts giving a fantastic array of options for half-day, multi-day and season passes to make it even cheaper.

Deepest powder anywhere in the world

Niseko in Hokkaido is said to receive the biggest snowfall to be found anywhere in Japan – meaning it really is snow heaven if you’re after the lightest and deepest powder to ski or ride.

The infamous powder of Japan is why every season video edit after video edit comes out from all the big riders and companies – yes, Japan really is as good as it looks on film.

 Watch Gigi Rüf and Elias Elhardt explore Japan with Redbull



Adidas’ snowboard team go Nomad, travelling from the slopes of Hokkaido to the streets of Sapporo


Welcoming and friendly people. Cheap food. Awesome facilities. Great snow. Amazing culture. What more could you ask for? Oh yes, a job!

Well, our trainees have been offered instructor jobs in schools and resorts including Appi Kogen, Myoko Snowsports, Evergreen Outdoor Centre, NOASC, NISS, Snow Country, Canyons, Nozawa Onsen, Gondola Snowsports, Fast Fun, and Niseko Black.


Peak Leaders Alumni Tom McCollum flipping out over the powder in Japan

So if you want to be saying “Let’s go!” (“ikimashou”) then give us a call today and learn more about ski instructor jobs in Japan… here’s a recent blog by Tom McCollum who did just that and left our Bariloche Argentina summer 10 week ski or snowboard course for a season in Japan.

Inspired for your own ski or snowboard instructor course?

Verbier (10 week course) 29 Nov-6 Feb @ £8,399

Morzine (10 week course) 9 Jan-19 Mar @ £8,399

Banff (11 week course) 9 Jan-26 Mar @ £7,799

Bariloche (8 or 9 week course) 18 Jul-11/18 Sep @ £7,(7/9)99

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