Tell me about Hakuba Snow Sports School

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Hakuba Snow Sports School is a privately owned ski school who have partnered with EA Ski & Snowboard since 2015. 

Hakuba itself is a four-hour train ride from Tokyo and receives an average snowfall of around 14-metres of snow each season. There are more than 11 resorts within the Hakuba Valley and the season runs from early December to April giving you plenty of time to live, work and play.

Hakuba Snow Sports School is a premium school and hires only the best experienced and qualified instructors. As an intern at Hakuba Snow Sports School, you will become a successful and confident snow sports professional and train under the best. 

 

Lachlan Ward

Hakuba resort facts

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Over 200 trails in the valley

Located in the heart of the Japanese Alps, the Hakuba valley has over 200 trails over 11 ski resorts 

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SNOW, SNOW, SNOW

Average snowfall of about 14 metres per season

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Japanese culture in spades

Hakuba has an abundance of Japanese architecture, natural hot-springs, beautiful shrines, a wide variety of Japanese restaurants and cultural traditions.

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Ski at so many locations on your Hakuba pass

The Hakuba Valley lift pass lets you ride in any of the 10 main zones in the area around Hakuba Village, Otari Village and Omachi City.

Becoming a ski or snowboard instructor with Hakuba Snow Sports School

Become an instructor with Hakuba Snow Sports School on a ski or snowboard instructor internship. You don't have to worry too much about these now, our team can help you choose the right one based on your season goals and skills - but check out some of the inclusions and benefits! 

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SKI 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

$8,975 USD

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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

$9,975 USD

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Don't miss out. Places are limited

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LIVING & WORKING IN HAKUBA


Hakuba Snow Sports based in the Hakuba Valley was home to the 1998 Winter Olympics. Located in the spectacular Japanese Alps, Hakuba Valley is an authentic alpine village with terrain to suit everyone. As an instructor with Hakuba Snow Sports, you will get the opportunity to ride and teach at the majority of these mountains. Hakuba Snow Sports offer their instructors a fun-filled living and working environment with pay rates that are second to none.

All employees are rostered one day off a week, which is flexible according to business levels. Instructors will be expected to teach both adults and children of all levels according to their certifications. Employees are expected to conduct themselves professionally. Pay rates for group lessons are around 1,600 YEN an hour. Pay for private lessons is approximately 4,500 YEN per hour! This is a unique scheme and one of the most generous available.


"Thanks for your interest in working for Hakuba Snow Sports. Hakuba Valley is a true alpine village with terrain to suit everyone. As an instructor with Hakuba Snow 
Sports, you will get the opportunity to ride and teach at the majority of these mountains. We pride ourselves on having a premium product, produced by hiring very experienced and qualified instructors. We look forward to meeting you soon." 

Daniel Mee, Director and Owner, HAKUBA SSS

 

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION? 

All instructors will stay in staff accommodations which are convenient, affordable, comfortable, and close to work. Staff accommodation at Hakuba SSS is approximately 35000 Yen per month for a twin share room. 

 

CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW

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Our Ski and Snowboard Instructor Course in Queenstown, New Zealand 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. NZSIA and SBINZ instructors can competently perform and teach on snow in many cultures and conditions. This qualification can take you anywhere.

 

PROGRAM MANAGER 

EA 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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