Frequently Asked Questions

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JAPAN

  • What qualification will I work towards?

    The ski schools we worth with in Japan are Australia owned with Australian trainers. However, we choose to work to towards the New Zealand Ski and Snowboard Instructor Qualifications (NZSIA/SBINZ). These certifications are recognised internationally and will allow you to work as an instructor in countries such as Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada.

  • Why haven’t I heard of skiing in Japan?

    Skiing in Japan is MASSIVE in Australia and New Zealand, with thousands of skiers and snowboarders heading there each winter. While not the most obviously destination, more and more Europeans are now traveling to Japan. The appeal of reliable powder snow, an authentic travel experience and a selection of delicious cuisines means it is a no brainer.

  • I can’t speak Japanese, is this a problem?

    Absolutely not, our ski school partners in Japan want English speakers. The award-winning resorts we operate within have a huge demand for English-speaking instructor to fulfill the demand for lessons. Each season hundreds of thousands of Australian, Kiwi and North American guests arrive in Japan, so there is no need to worry about language and culture.

  • Who goes on courses in Japan?

    The majority of our courses are filled by people from Britain, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. We tend to find most people are between the age of 18 and 26, but sometimes we get applicants slightly older.

  • How much does a visa cost?

    Answer

We've got some bad news!


Unfortunately it appears that you don't currently have enough ski or snowboard experience. We require a minimum of 2 weeks on-snow experience for all of our instructor courses. We hope to hear from you again in the near future.

Kind regards,
The WE ARE SNO Team

We'll be in touch shortly


Thanks for requesting a brochure, it looks like you've enquired with us before! We've noted that you're still interested and we'll be in touch.

Kind regards,
The WE ARE SNO Team

We've got some bad news!


Unfortunately your nationality does't meet the visa requirements for a course. If you have a secondary nationality/citizenship please try our eligibly check again.

Thanks for your interest,
The WE ARE SNO Team