Employment

Hokkaido Backcountry Club is looking for staff for our mechanized/ human powered ski guiding operation in Niseko/ Hokkaido. HBC has been working directly with Black Diamond Lodge & Tours and we are dedicated to offering the highest level of guiding and backcountry skiing in Japan.

Japanese language ability and previous experience in Hokkaido is not necessary but of course will be considered very valuable assets.

Staff accommodation and vehicle are available if needed. All positions will come with benefits (eg heli skiing on your days off, attending avalanche courses etc).

Please send us your resume and a cover letter to info@hokkaidobackcountryclub.com which includes all experiences related to the industry.

Job Openings for 2022/23

Job Duties:
Manage reservations for ski tours (heli, cat, backcountry ski tours) and accommodation/transfer for ski tour guests.

Requirements:
Fluent in English (Japanese speakers are highly valued)
Computer skills
Experience working in customer service
Eligible for a working holiday visa

Wages: 1200 – 1500yen/ hour based on experience
Working hours: 8:00 – 16:00, 5 days a week
Term of employment: Dec 1 – Mar 20  2023 (starting earlier is possible)

Job Duties:
Patrol and guiding guests at Chisenupuri Snowcats 

Requirements:

CAA Operations Level 1 or equivalent
Wilderness First Responder (80 hours) or equivalent
Eligible for a working holiday visa
Valid International Driver’s License

Wages: 10,000 – 20,000yen/ day based on experience
Working hours: 8:00 – 16:00, 5 days a week
Term of employment: Dec 15 – Mar 15 2023

Job Duties:
Driving snowcats with guests on board at Shimamaki and/or Chisenupuri.

Requirements:
Experience driving snowcats or operating heavy machinery (cat skiing experience preferred)
Ability and experience in light repairs and maintenance
Eligible for a working holiday visa
Valid International Driver’s License

Wages: 10,000 – 25,000yen/ day based on experience
Working hours: 8:00 – 16:00, 5 days a week
Term of employment: Dec 15 – Mar 15 2023

Job Duties:
Driving guests to/from Niseko ~ Shimamaki

Requirements:
Experience working as a vehicle driver in snow
Eligible for a working holiday visa
Valid International Driver’s License (D-stamp)

Wages: 1,100 yen/ hour
Working hours: 12:00 – 20:00, 5 days/ 40 hours a week
Term of employment: Dec23 – Mar 15 2023

Job Duties:
Year round position. Cutting grass, snow clearing, painting, cleaning, assisting with carpentry work

Requirements:
Eligible for a working holiday visa
Valid International Driver’s License (preference given to those with large vehicle license)

Wages: 192,000yen/ month
Working hours: 8:00 – 17:00, 5 days a week
Term of employment: Full time all-year round