Ski & Snowboard Instructor Internships in Niseko and Kiroro!

Our Instructing Internships are for skiers and snowboarders who want to train towards certifications and take up paid teaching positions as part of the course. We offer Internships at two different resorts training for the Level One and Two certifications, as well as separate Level 2 or Level 3 Three Internships in Niseko.

Interns MUST be eligible for a Japanese Working Holiday visa in order to take up job offers as part of the course. Alternatively, we offer a "Seasonairre" option for those who are not eligible for a working holiday visa or would just prefer to freeski / freeride more, instead of teaching during the busy periods.

Ski & Snowboard Internships

Internship Locations

Our instructing internships run at two different locations...

Niseko

Japan's most famous, international resort ski resort, with massive amounts of snow and an exciting nightlife.

Kiroro

A hidden Japanese gem, with even more snow than Niseko and only 50mins drive away.

Read more about the Niseko and Kiroro here.


"Having skied for over 15 years I considered myself pretty competent and was unsure how I would find the NZ course format and standard. In reality, the learning experience was absolutely fantastic."

- Rupert Shanks, UK


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Compare Internships

Please take the time to look through the table below to understand these different options.

Niseko Internship - Level One & Two
  • 1,145,000 JPY ($10,295 USD)
    JPY 1,045,00 ( US$ 9,400 ) early booking rate (before July 31)
  • 25th Nov - 31st Mar
  • 1 Month paid work**
  • Over 200 hours of training
  • Niseko United 4 mountain season pass
  • Comfortable shared lodge accommodations
  • Self catering
  • Level One & Two Ski/Snowboard Exams
  • Children's Teaching Cert. optional extra
  • NZSIA membership
  • Avalanche course
  • Freestyle & powder coaching
  • Video analysis training
  • Technical and theory sessions
  • Sapporo Snow Festival trip
  • Day trip to another ski area
Kiroro Intership - Ski Level One & Two
  • 899,000 JPY ($8,050 USD)
    JPY 799,000 (US$ 7150 early booking rate (before July 31)
  • 25th Nov - 31st Mar
  • 1 Month paid work **
  • Over 200 hours of training
  • Kiroro Ski School season pass
  • Twin-share staff accommodation
  • 2 staff meals per day
  • NZSIA Level One & Two Ski Exams
  • Children's Teaching Cert. optional extra
  • NZSIA Membership
  • Avalanche course
  • Freestyle & powder coaching
  • Video analysis training
  • Technical and theory sessions
  • Sapporo Snow Festival trip
  • Day trip to another ski area
Niseko Level 2 or Level 3 Internship
  • 1,045,000 JPY ($9,500 USD)
    945,000 JPY early booking rate (US$8,600 ) (before July 31)
  • 11th Dec - 31st Mar
  • 1 Month Paid Work**
  • Over 200 hours of training
  • Niseko United 4 mountain season pass
  • Comfortable shared lodge accommodation
  • Self catering
  • Level Two Examination or Level Three Workshop ( Exam optional extra )
  • Children's Teaching Cert.
  • Optional NZSIA membership (if not already)
  • Avalanche course and touring Trips
  • Freestyle & powder coaching
  • Video analysis training
  • Technical and theory sessions
  • Sapporo Snow Festival trip
  • Day trip to another ski area

* Please note: Instructing Internships available in Kiroro are ski only.

** Please note: The amount of teaching experience specified is approximate and is subject to work volumes.

The above dates show the arrival date (November 25th) and the typical departure date (March 31st). Due the scheduling of the Level One exam, there is only limited flexibility in required arrival dates , although the departure date can be flexible. It is possible to leave by March 1st if necessary.


What are the Instructing Internships with Niseko Academy?
  • World-class training with the Academy, followed by paid teaching experience with a local ski school.
  • Internship placements with local Niseko ski schools and the neighboring resort of Kiroro.
  • Renowned qualifications from the New Zealand Snowsports Instructor's Alliance.
  • Spend the season skiing and riding the deepest powder of your life, while gaining invaluable teaching experience.
  • Learn about and indulge in the unique and beautiful culture of Japan.
  • And enjoy the like-mindedness of other adventurous trainees.