Posts Tagged “ski”

Confucius said it best, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” This is a motto that we should all live by, because enjoying life is what it is all about. When you think about your job, do you dread it? Or do you go to sleep at night excited about work? If you want a job that will make you smile, then consider becoming a ski instructor.

Are you interested in going to Japan?
Until recently, if you wanted to work in Japan, your options were limited to English Teaching, or bar work. But now, thanks to the huge ski tourism boom Japan is experiencing, foreigners can now choose to work in Japanese Ski, Beach, and Golf Resorts, which is a lot more fun!

When most people think of Ski jobs in Japan, they think of Niseko. Niseko, which is located in Japan’s northern-most island of Hokkaido, has recently become “the” place for foreigners to come to ski in Japan. The area has experienced a ski tourism boom of unexpected proportions, and every year, the place just gets bigger and bigger. There are some reasons why it has become the most popular… but there are many reasons why it’s not necessarily the best.

Ask anyone why they would want a ski job and the first reason that they offer probably centers on days of plunging through waist-deep powder followed by the raucous night life. But, would it surprise you to learn that many people move to ski resorts for the summer?

Once upon a time, ski resorts operated solely for the winter ski season. While it’s still true that most winter resorts make over 70% of their revenue during the five or six winter months, they’ve also discovered how many visitors return to enjoy the warm summer breezes, fields of wildflowers and endless opportunities for summer recreation. But how do you find a summer job at a ski resort?

When you think about working at a ski resort, does the word “liftie” first come to mind? Nothing wrong with being a lift attendant, but you may be looking for more of a full-time year- round professional career. The seasonal hourly jobs which are most visible at a ski resort are perfect for some, but many professional opportunities exist as well that keep local mountain residents happily employed, year after year. Ski resort jobs can be broken down into three categories; seasonal, full-time seasonal or full-time year-round.

Seasonal Jobs