Tell me about Evergreen Hakuba

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Evergreen in Hakuba offers ski-in, ski-out staff accommodation and huge annual snowfall.

Hakuba is famous in Japan and the world for great skiing and boasts some of the best resorts and snow 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.

With more than 200 trails, fantastic powder and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan, Hakuba has earned its reputation as an absolute must for the bucket list for skiers and boarders of all levels. The season here can start as early as November, but the best conditions can generally be found from December to late February, with March perfect for spring skiing and some of the resorts staying open until the first week of May.

Hakuba resort facts

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Home of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics

Hakuba was put on the map globally with the 1998 Winter Olympics. Hakuba is famous in Japan and the world for great skiing and boasts some of the best resorts and snowfall in the country.

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Meet the locals!

Hakuba is often full of skiers and snowboarders, as you know... But did you realise that wild Kamushka and snow monkeys also enjoy the slopes of Hakuba?

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Established in 2000, Evergreen International Ski School continue to go from strength to strength

Evergreen has professional ski school for ski and snowboard lessons, but specialise in back country - avalanche skills training, deep powder backcountry tours, and general gnarly-ness. If you're looking to charge the back country, this is the spot.

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Japanese culture is ingrained in Hakuba itself

The local farmers work the lifts in winter, there are traditional Japanese villages, shrines, local onsens and great Japanese food on offer. If you want to experience Japanese culture at it's finest, then Hakuba is a great option.  

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SNOW, SNOW, SNOW

Hakuba has earned its reputation as an absolute must for the bucket list for skiers and boarders of all levels. It has some of the best snow conditions in Japan.

Becoming a ski instructor with Evergreen

Become a ski instructor with Evergreen in Hakuba on EA Ski & Snowboard's Internship Plus course. See what's included below.

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SKI INSTRUCTOR INTERNSHIP PLUS

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

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  • First aid certificate
  • Advanced technical and theory training
  • Level 2 instructor training
  • On-snow analysis 
  • Avalanche safety course
  • Park and/or freeride training (resort dependent)

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$12,975 USD

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Living and working at Evergreen

Evergreen Ski School based on the slopes of Happo-One in Hakuba is one of Japan’s biggest and best ski resorts. Evergreen has professional ski school for ski and snowboard lessons and also offer avalanche training, deep powder backcountry tours, and general gnarly-ness. If you're looking to charge the backcountry, this is the spot.

As an instructor at Evergreen Snowsports School, you will be expected to work hard when it is busy and play hard when it is not.

Located four hours from Tokyo by train, Hakuba offers over 200 trails and receives an average snowfall of 14 metres each season. There are 11 resorts in this area for you to explore in the area, including Cortina. If you are a hard-core powder hound who’s priority is the fresh stuff, this is the location and ski school for you.

 

What about accommodation?

Interns will stay in the Kokusai Lodge staff accommodation close to Evergreen Ski School. Kokusai Lodge offers affordable, quality accommodation within walking distance to central Hakuba. Common areas are shared, lounge, dry room, laundry and lobby. Internet wifi is provided.

 

Certification overview

Our ski instructor course with Evergreen Hakuba allows you to obtain globally recognised APSI certifications (Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors). The Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors Inc. (APSI) is a not-for-profit association representing roughly 1000 members. Alpine, snowboard, nordic, telemark and adaptive instructors, coaches, examiners and other snowsport industry professionals make up their membership. In 1976 the APSI received government and international recognition as the Australian industry leaders for providing training and assessment to snowsport instructors.

Snowboard internships at Evergreen Hakuba allow you to obtain a globally recognised qualification with CASI (Canadian Association Snowboard Alliance).

 

 

Program manager

A Ski & Snowboard want you to have the best season possible in Hakuba. We have a program manager on the ground, who is easily contacted and there to offer advice and support at all times. Not only are they familiar with Hakuba itself, but they will also be a familiar face to make your gap year and first winter season that much easier.

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WHERE CAN YOU GO IN JAPAN?

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Niseko Village

Niseko Village Ski Resort, famous in Japan and around the world as Japan's premium 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 GoSnow

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 and 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 and great people then this is for you.

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Club Med is an exclusive ski resort offering world-class powder and top facilities in an English speaking environment.

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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 snow paradise and renown 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 Ski Resort, it has the best teaching terrain in Hakuba as well as steeps, powder, trees and the biggest terrain park in the valley.

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Evergreen Hakuba

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

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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 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!

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