Ski Instructor Internships in Japan - Paid Ski Internships | WE ARE SNO

SKI INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIPS

IN JAPAN
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INTERNSHIPS IN JAPAN

If you’re dreaming of a winter adventure on the slopes of Japan, our popular ski instructor internship is hard to beat. Based on the northern island of Hokkaido, ​Niseko​ is​​ Japan’s number one resort – ​a true powder paradise​ w​​here​ average seasonal snowfall​s​ exceed​ 15​+​ metres.

Join a ski instructor internship in Japan and you’ll get expert training from one of the region’s most established ski schools and a guaranteed job offer to work as a ski instructor in the very same season. A ski instructor internship in Japan also comes with epic resort accommodation, a season lift pass across four mountains​ (Niseko United)​ and a qualification that’s internationally recognised.

 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Some of the amazing benefits you receive when choosing the WE ARE SNO instructor internship programme.

Accommodation

Lift pass

Qualification

Paid Job offer

INTERNSHIP DATES

Niseko, JapanView details
Type: Ski & snowboard instructor internship
Qualifications: NZSIA/SBINZ
Start date: November 2019
End date: March 2020

"I COULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS COURSE MORE"

JAK BOWER - SKI INSTRUCTOR INTERN

HOW IT WORKS

1
CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Take our 5 question instructor eligibility quiz to see if you are eligible for one of our ski instructor internships in Japan.
2
CHOOSE A RESORT
A member of our training team will be in touch to guide you through the process and focus on finding the right course for you.
3
TRAIN AND QUALIFY
Travel to your chosen resort at the beginning of winter, meet your course mates and begin training to become a qualified instructor.
4
BEGIN INSTRUCTING
As soon as you become a qualified instructor you will start working and earning as a full-time instructor in one of our partner ski schools.

QUALIFICATIONS IN JAPAN

Your ski instructor internship in Japan will set you up with an internationally recognised instructor qualification provided by the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA). Governed by the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA), NZSIA sets the minimum standard requirements for ski instructors internationally.

This ISIA affiliation opens up all sorts of opportunities as you get to work as an instructor in your pick of countries around the globe. The following ski instructor internships are available in Japan: NZSIA Level 1, NZSIA Level 2, NZSIA Teaching Children Certification.

Internship stories

Tom Maynard
Ski instructor internship

Our training in Niseko was run by Propeak, one of the most established ski schools in the area. Our trainer, Campbell, had around 18 seasons worth of experience so its some of the best coaching I’ve ever received. My skiing technique was dissected, critiqued and then built back up, so I’m skiing better than ever. The course sets you up for success and its great fun both on and off the slopes.

Dewansh Basnet
Snowboard Instructor internship

WE ARE SNO took care of everything. It felt so good to be in the experienced hands of people who know the resorts, the town, snowboarding and skiing. Delivered from the airport to our place of stay and with personal resort transport to get to and from the mountains each day was awesome. The training was progressive and once qualified we were able to transition seamlessly into employment as instructors.

Rogan Paul
Ski instructor internship

WE ARE SNO simply made everything easy. From the organisation prior to the course to the communication leading up to departure. We met our program manager at the airport and it didn’t take long to settle into resort life. We were fully prepared for the exams with excellent guidance from our trainers. The experience continues to be extraordinary with the help of ongoing support from the team at We Are Sno.

Jak Bower
Ski instructor internship

The whole experience was amazing. We all worked hard for the qualification, but we had plenty of time to chill. The accommodation was everything we needed with comfy beds, and only a short walk from the slopes and bars. The quality of the training definitely gave us the upper hand compared to similar programs and the 100% pass rate is proof. I could not recommend this more to anyone thinking about working a ski season abroad.

Your Instructor Job

Once you’ve ticked off your ​NZSIA Level 1 ski instructors’ exam, you’ll be offered employment in the same resort you trained in. Senior members of the snowsports school and your WE ARE SNO internship programme manager will be by your side every step of the way, making sure your transition into your new instructor role is smooth.

The ski ​schools we work with​ in Japan​ ​are busy ​and vibrant, their standard of work is high and wages are competitive. The course set up enables you to ​plan your season ​in advance​ and maximise your time on the slopes.

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