Tell me about Club Med

Up in the north of Japan, is the prefecture of Hokkaido, Hokkaido is Japan’s most northerly island which has a strong history of winter sports since it hosted the Sapporo Olympic Games in 1972. EA Ski and Snowboard run internship courses in both Club Med Sahoro & Club Med Tomamu. LOGO Club Med Hokkaido Japan

As with Club Med resorts worldwide, the main concept of Club Med Sahoro & Tomamu is to offer the ultimate hassle-free holiday for
families. Their services are almost all-inclusive. Ski packages include transport, accommodation, lift passes, daily meals, snacks, beverages and ski and snowboard lessons. 
Plus, the epic conditions in Sahoro & Tomamu guarantee plentiful snow and great powder on and off-piste. 

For our EA Club Med interns, this means that at both locations, they join the Club Med experience as staff and enjoy a guaranteed salary, luxurious accommodation, food and drink every night and an overall fun experience!

Facts about Club Med

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Good lift access on both resorts

8 lifts – including Lions Express and Eagle Express High-Speed Quad Chair at Sahoro and 6 lifts at Tomamu!

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SNOW. SNOW. SNOW!

Average annual snowfall of over 35 feet!

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New resort facilities to enjoy including a gym, pool and other luxuries!

Recently refurbished, Sahoro is Japan’s first Club Med village, while Tomamu is a brand new resort for the 17/18 season

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Working with Club Med creates future work opportunities

Working here opens up possibilities of being offered a position in other Club Med resorts worldwide 

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Ski in, ski out access!

Who doesn't love that! 

Become a ski or snowboard instructor at Club Med

Club Med offers the perfect place for 20+ year olds looking for guaranteed income and a fun experience skiing or snowboarding in Japan. You can leave home knowing you will work hard, but you’ll be looked after well, in luxurious accommodation, be well fed and watered and enjoy Japan in an English speaking environment! 

We offer three different programs at Club Med: A ski instructor internship, a snowboard instructor internship and our Club Med Level 2 program for instructors that already have their level 1 ski or snowboard instructors certifications and want to start training for their level 2 alongside the security of a guaranteed instructor job. 

Check out some of these inclusions and benefits of all three of these courses below:

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SKI INTERNSHIP

 

INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS: 

  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 
  • Training webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance
  • Reliable & guaranteed salary 
  • Consistent levels of work 
  • Food included
  • Full use of resort facilities including gym, heated indoor pools, bars and restaurants.

STARTING AT

$6975

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SNOWBOARD INTERNSHIP


INTERNSHIP INCLUSIONS: 

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level 1 training
  • Level 1 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

 

STARTING AT

$9975

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CLUB MED LEVEL 2



INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Level 1 Qualified Ski or Snowboard Instructor 
     

INTERNSHIPS INCLUSIONS: 

  • Accommodation during training
  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full season lift pass 
  • Level 2 training
  • Level 2 exam costs
  • Association membership
  • Mountain transfers
  • Future job opportunities with our network of 30+ resort partners around the globe 
  • Program managers at each location
  • Training webinars 
  • Special deals on flights and insurance

STARTING AT

$5975

Living & working at Club Med  

As an instructor at Club Med Sahoro or Tomamu you are well looked after. This location does differ from other EA internships in a few ways. Here are some points to sum up the Club Med instructor internship:

  • Ski lessons will be 2 hours in the morning followed by 2 hours in the afternoon.
  • You will work 6 days per week 
  • You need to be 20+ years old by the time you start work, to be placed here
  • You will earn an attractive monthly salary at Club Med. After deductions for food, accommodation, and tax you can expect to earn approximately $800-$1000 USD each month. 


This is a unique opportunity, and due to the nature of the Club Med resort expenses during the season are low. This gives you a fantastic opportunity for financial security and to earn a fair share of the course cost back!
Long days are to be expected! Interns socialise each evening with guests after their lessons, either taking part in performances for them or having a few drinks and chatting with them.

What about accommodation?


All instructors will stay in staff accommodations which are convenient, affordable, comfortable, well maintained and close to work. There will be 2 types of accommodation provided; one is in the Club Med Resort, and the other is a 3 min shuttle bus transfer from the resort.

In the resort:

Twin share (same sex). You will have a single bed, desk, chair, and closet.
1 unit bathroom is shared with your roommate.
Sheet and towel will be provided, and rooms are serviced once a week.
Internet – WiFi in a conference room
Phone – there is paid phone available
Laundry – washing machines available

Dormitory – outside the resort:

Twin share (same sex). You will have single bed, desk, chair, and closet
There is one shared bathroom for male, and one for female
Shower room available
Sheet and towel will be provided, and housekeeping comes once a week
Internet – WiFi in lounge
Phone – there is paid phone available
Laundry – washing machines available

ACCOMMODATION Club Med Tomamu Japan


Certification Overview 

Our Ski and Snowboard Instructor Course at Club Med, Japan allows you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with the NZSIA (New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance) or SBINZ (Snowboard Instruction New Zealand). The NZSIA and the SBINZ are well-established, educational bodies that are internationally renowned for producing professional, knowledgeable instructors, with the capabilities to teach and ride at very high standards. They are both internationally recognised as a well-established, professional provider and has a reputation for high-quality and knowledge. This means that NZSIA and SBINZ instructors are able to competently perform and teach on snow in many cultures and conditions. This qualification can truly take you anywhere.

Disclaimer: The above information should be used as a guide and is subject to change

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WHERE CAN YOU GO IN JAPAN?

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Niseko Village
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Nozawa Onsen
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Mt Naeba
Rusutsu
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Niseko Village

Niseko Village Ski Resort, famous in Japan and around the world as Japan's #1 snow resort. Located in Hokkaido, and towered over by the giant Mt. Yotei, this ski resort is renowned for its consistent snowfall and dry, light powder.

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Niseko ISS

Experience the authentic culture of Japan at this epic Japanese resort! Get ready to explore the local onsens, big powder skiing, sushi and ramen and fun nightlife in the centre of Hokkaido!

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Niseko Go Snow

Niseko is well known as the hub of Japanese skiing, the mix of culture, incredible skiing, and amazing people make the resort town a must-see destination for skiers from across the globe.

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Canyons Nozawa/Yuzawa

Culture, fun and an immeasurable amount of yearly snowfall! If you are up for a steamy combination of authentic Japanese culture, deep fluffy powder, great people and a chance to teach skiing in an English speaking ski school then this is for you.

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Club Med can be simply summed up by saying, great powder and luxury accommodation in an English speaking environment.

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Nozawa Onsen

A dream resort with expansive ski areas and long seasons. EA is proud to offer Ski and Snowboard instructor training at Nozawa Onsen ski resort. Nozawa is a true snow paradise and is renowned as one of Japan’s most superb and expansive winter sports areas.

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Hakuba Snow Sports

Hakuba Snow Sports School is a privately owned business catering to holiday-makers skiing and snowboarding in Hakuba Japan. Based at the Iimori snow resort (part of Goryu & Hakuba 47), it has the best teaching terrain in Hakuba as well as steeps, powder, trees & the biggest terrain park in the valley.

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Evergreen Hakuba

Hakuba is famous in Japan and the world for great skiing and boasts some of the best resorts and snowfall in the country. For more than 70 years Hakuba has been providing skiers, snowboarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying an epic winter experience.

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Mt Naeba

Naeba is one of Japan’s most visited resorts since it is the closest big mountain to Tokyo. It gets around 10m of snowfall per year putting it on the top ten list for big mountain snowfall in Japan.

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Rusutsu

Rusutsu Resort is located in the village of Rusutsu, Hokkaido. Famous for consistent annual snowfall and some of the deepest and lightest powder snow in the world. The winter resort is blanketed in snow that transforms into a world class ski resort with the largest skiable area of any single resort in Hokkaido.

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Shiga Kogen

Welcome to Japan's largest interconnected resort area. EA Ski & Snowboard partner with Shiga International Ski School, in Shiga Kogan where there are 19 ski resorts, all interconnected on one ski pass, Shiga Kogan is no laughing matter! Yet, go here and you'll find yourself grin & hollering from top to bottom!

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