Ski & Snowboard Instructor Internships in Niseko and Kiroro!

Our Instructing Internships are for skiers and snowboarders who want to improve their riding towards Instructor levels. Qualify as an instructor, take up a guaranteed job offer and enjoy an unforgettable winter season. Internships are available at both Niseko and Kiroro resorts with training for the Level One and Two certifications.

Internships are available to those eligible for a Japanese Working Holiday visa, with a limited number of places for tourist visa candidates.

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.

Level 1 Internship - Niseko
  • Niseko JPY 649,000
  • Approx world currencies ($5,795 USD), (GBP 4,429), (AU$ 8,115)
  • Early Booking Rate . Save JPY 50,000 (US$ 450) for bookings before May 31)
  • 24th Nov - 28th Feb
  • Guaranteed job offer for the season*
  • Training for level 1 certification
  • Season Lift Pass
  • Accommodations during L1 training and certification.**
  • Self catering
  • NZSIA / SBINZ Level One Exams
  • NZSIA membership
  • Ski school training
  • Video analysis training
  • Technical and theory sessions
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Level 1 & 2 Internship Pro - Niseko
  • Niseko JPY 899,000
  • Approx world currencies ($8,029 USD), (GBP 6,135), (AU$ 11,245)
  • Early Booking Rate . Save JPY 50,000 (US$ 450) for bookings before May 31)
  • 24th Nov - 15th Mar
  • Guaranteed Job offer*
  • Over 175 hours of training towards Level 1 & 2 Standards
  • Season Lift Pass
  • Accommodations duration training and certification **
  • Self catering
  • NZSIA / SBINZ Level One Exams
  • NZSIA Membership
  • Freestyle & powder coaching
  • Video analysis training
  • Technical and theory sessions
  • Sapporo Snow Festival trip
  • Day trip to another ski area
  • Avalanche course and Touring trips
  • Children's Teaching and Level 2 Exams - optional extra
Level 1 & 2 Internship Pro - Kiroro
  • Kiroro Resort JPY 799,000
  • Approx world currencies ($7,135 USD), (GBP5,455), (AU$ 9,995)
  • Early Booking Rate . Save JPY 50,000 (US$ 450) for bookings before May 31)
  • 24th Nov - 15th Mar
  • Guaranteed Job Offer*
  • Over 175 hours of training towards Level 1 & 2 Standards
  • Kiroro Staff Pass
  • Accommodations for the duration of the course **
  • Half Board for first month***
  • NZSIA Level One Exams
  • NZSIA Membership
  • Freestyle & powder coaching
  • Video analysis training
  • Technical and theory sessions
  • Sapporo Snow Festival trip
  • Day trip to another ski area
  • Avalanche course and Touring trips
  • Children's Teaching and Level 2 Exams - optional extra

* Note:Work will be mainly during the peak holiday periods as a new instructor

** Note: Accommodations are included for the first month on all Niseko programs . Accommodations will be arranged after the first month when Canadidtes start work. Rent payments will be required after the first month ). For Kiroro Internships accommodations are included for the whole course

*** Note:Half board ( Lunch and Dinner )are included on the Kiroro program for the first month. Subsidised staff meals may be purchased after this period.

If you have limited time , please get in touch and let us know when you need to leave Japan by , and we will advise on the most suitable course for you..


What are the Instructing Internships with Niseko Academy?
  • World-class training with the Academy to Certify as an instructor.
  • Guaranteed job offers upon qualifying as an instructor
  • Internship placements in Kiroro for candidates on tourist visas
  • 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.
  • Enjoy and unforgetable season and make lifelong friends form the course