Tell me about Hakuba SSS

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EA Ski and Snowboard Instructor Courses in Japan are based at Hakuba
Snow Sports School in the Nagano Prefecture. Hakuba Snow Sports School
is a privately owned ski school who have partnered with EA since 2015. 

Hakuba itself is only 4-hours via train from Tokyo and enjoys an average snowfall of around 14 metres per season! There are 11+ resorts within
 the Hakuba valley and because the season runs from early December to the end of April, there's plenty of time to live, work and play in the Hakuba valley resorts. 

Hakuba Snow Sports prides itself on having a premium product, produced by hiring experienced and qualified instructors. This creates an environment which allows all new interns to learn from their peers and speed up their path to becoming a successful and confident snow professional.

Since it's beginning, EA have run successful Hakuba programs with many satisfied interns. Based at the Iimori snow resort, employees of this ski school enjoy the best teaching terrain in Hakuba itself. Not only this but there is steeps, powder, trees & the biggest terrain park in the valley.

 

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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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Hakuba Resort Facts

Longest run: 8kms; No. of ski resorts: 11; Vertical drop: 1071 metres 

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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 SSS

We offer two ways to become an instructor with Hakuba SSS: A ski instructor internship and a 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

$8975

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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

LIVING & WORKING IN HAKUBA


Hakuba Snow Sports is based in the Hakuba Valley, home of the 1998 Winter Olympics, located in the spectacular Japanese Alps with 11 resorts all within 20 minutes’ drive of each other. 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 on the majority of these mountains. Hakuba Snow Sports offer their instructors a fun 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. A very high standard of behaviour and professionalism will be expected from all employees. Pay rates for group lessons are approximately 1,600 yen an hour. For private lessons pay 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 on 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. 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.

 

PROGRAM MANAGER 

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

 

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

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