Why Japan?

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Choose from 9 world-class ski resorts

Choose from one of our resort partners in Japan from Niseko resort in Hokkaido to Hakuba Ski School in the heart of the Japanese Alps 

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Live and work at the world's top ski resorts

Japan is fast becoming one of the world's most popular ski destinations.

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Gain NZSIA certifications

Get your Level 1 and Level 2 NZSIA and SBINZ instructor certifications.

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Get a guaranteed paid job offer

Work as an instructor at the resort of your choice.

Ski courses in Japan

For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been offering ski instructor courses across Japan to help skiers kick start their instructor careers. We now offer courses in nine world-class resorts including Go Snow, Hakuba and Rusutsu. Whether you're looking for a fun gap year or serious about an instructor career, we have a range of ski courses in Japan to suit everyone.

Our ski instructor training courses in Japan will give you three things:

  • The very best instructor training 

  • The best qualifications and experience

  • The best employment opportunities at world-class resorts for your CV

 

Why choose Japan? 

Choose Japan to ski some of the best powder in the world! On average, every ski resort in Japan is looking at about 10 to 18 metres of snow per season. It is absolutely up there on any keen skiers bucket list for powder, culture and untracked runs. A lot of Japanese ski resorts aren't as well known as some in Canada or Switzerland for example - this means that they are less crowded and there's more snow to go around. Plus due to events such as 'the bubble era (look it up) and also the winter Olympics in 1998, Japanese ski resorts are known for being friendly and hospitable, having great food and top-of-the-line facilities. We have resorts available on Honshu (Japan's main island) and also on Hokkaido.

WHERE CAN YOU GO IN JAPAN?

Click the resort names or dots to learn more about each resort

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Niseko Village
Niseko ISS
Niseko GoSnow
Canyons Nozawa and Yuzawa
Club Med Hokkaido
Nozawa Onsen
Hakuba Snow Sports
Evergreen Hakuba
Rusutsu
Shiga Kogen

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

At Niseko ISS, you'll enjoy visiting local onsens, big powder skiing, delicious ramen, and a fun nightlife scene.

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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 Hokkaido

Club Med is an exclusive ski resort offering world-class powder and top facilities 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 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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