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
Japan is fast becoming one of the world's most popular ski destinations.
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Work as an instructor at the resort of your choice.
Become a ski instructor in Japan
For over 10 years EA Ski & Snowboard have been offering ski instructor courses in Japan to help skiers kick start their instructor careers. We now offer instructor courses in nine world-class resorts including Niseko, Hakuba, Rusutsu and Shiga Kogen. Whether you're looking for a fun gap year in Japan or are 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 snow 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 deep powder, culture and untracked runs. A lot of Japanese ski resorts aren't as well known as some in Canada or Switzerland for example, therefore, skiing in Japan means that they are less crowded and there's more snow to go around.
Japanese people are well known for their kindness and generosity, 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 the best ski resorts in Japan, on Honshu (Japan's main island) and on Hokkaido in some of the best places to work in Japan.
A winter season in Japan also gives you the opportunity to experience traditional Japanese ways of life, and explore its fascinating culture. When you are not spending time skiing some of the deepest snow in the world you could be relaxing in traditional Japanese Onsens, enjoying sushi or exploring Buddhist temples and Shinto Shrines.
WHERE CAN YOU GO IN JAPAN?
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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.
At Niseko ISS, you'll enjoy visiting local onsens, big powder skiing, delicious ramen, and a fun nightlife scene.
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.
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.
Club Med is an exclusive ski resort offering world-class powder and top facilities in an English speaking environment.
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.
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.
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 has the largest skiable area of any single resort in Hokkaido.
Reviews from EA Alumni
Japan's the one place I've always wanted to go to anyway. Being out here, I came with very few expectations knowing that it was going to be completely different. ...see more
We stayed in a town called Minakami for about three weeks and that basically consisted of three weeks of full-on ski training. ...see more
I want to talk to you about the VISA. Before you go to the embassy in London, here are the things you will need... ...see more
It's a great town to live in, it's very Japanese, very, very Japanese which is really fun actually! ...see more