Outdoor Jobs

Winter Seasonal Positions

We employ a wide range of winter seasonal roles and combine hard work with fun to give our staff a great experience

We employ a wide range of winter seasonal roles and combine hard work with fun to give our staff a great experience.

From luxurious hotels and condominiums to ski school and rentals, multiple restaurants, transportation services, and health and wellness facilities, we manage 10 distinct and varied brands in Niseko, all of which benefit greatly from seasonal workers like yourself to ensure top-quality operations during the winter season.

Benefits of Working with us

Doorstep access to the best powder snow in the world and 2,191 skiable acres of Niseko United Terrain
Doorstep access to the best powder snow in the world and 2,191 skiable acres of Niseko United Terrain
Heavily subsidised independent or shared fully furnished staff accommodation available
Heavily subsidised independent or shared fully furnished staff accommodation available
Free staff bus between Hirafu and Kutchan
Free staff bus between Hirafu and Kutchan
Free Grand Hirafu Lift Pass with the option to upgrade to All Mountain
Free Grand Hirafu Lift Pass with the option to upgrade to All Mountain
Free ski or snowboard group lessons when available
Free ski or snowboard group lessons when available
Discounted hotel stays, F&B, massages and all services provided by HTM
Discounted hotel stays, F&B, massages and all services provided by HTM
Work at the largest independent holiday company in Niseko with a huge variety of roles available
Work at the largest independent holiday company in Niseko with a huge variety of roles available
Vibrant team environment with around 400 other like-minded colleagues from all around the globe
Vibrant team environment with around 400 other like-minded colleagues from all around the globe

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a lift pass?

Yes, all of our winter seasonal roles come with a Grand Hirafu, Hanazono lift pass. You have the option to upgrade to an all-mountain lift pass for a fee.

When do seasonal applications open and close?

Our recruitment period for winter seasonal positions is usually from Mid-May - September each year.

Do you provide accommodation?

Yes, we have a range of subsidised staff accommodation available in both Hirafu, and Kutchan.

Do I need to be able to speak Japanese to apply?

This is dependent on the role you are applying for, but for most of our winter seasonal work you do not need to speak Japanese.

Niseko is an international resort that sees many international visitors from all over the world in Winter. You will find English spoken more than Japanese in Hirafu village in the winter, but if you go 10 minutes down the road you are back in the Japanese countryside. It is respectful to know a few words of Japanese when you are communicating and we encourage you to learn the basics.

When does the ski resort open and close?

Niseko is lucky to have one of the longest seasons in all of the country. Niseko United usually opens late November, and remains open until the first week of May (snow/weather dependent).

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