Our Night Operations team both prepares for the coming day and deals with anything that occurs between midnight and 7:45am. Night Ops get the most opportunity to ride, but must stay up through the night and be on call.

Start date: November 2020

This position is now full for the 2019/20 season.

To register your interest in working with us in winter 2020/21 submit your email address below!

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Ski Pow Bine Lr 2

Job Description

Below is a brief description of what you would be doing on a day to day basis. This is not a comprehensive list, but it is what you would generally be doing:

  • Start work at 23:30 and work through to 08:00
  • Check-in any guests arriving after 23:30
  • Deal with any emergencies (with called-in support from management and Japanese-speaking staff) that occur through the night
  • Prepare check-in documents and Welcome Packs for the following day's arrivals
  • Preparing lift passes for the next day's arrivals
  • Prepare other assorted paperwork for the following day
  • Follow up on missing keys from the previous day
  • Checking and recording the guest services cash count
  • Check that various payments have been correctly made for arriving guests and make charges where necessary
  • Drive around the various properties checking for any problems and updating weather report sheets
  • Answering emails in the guest services inbox

Job Particulars

Pay Rate - based on winter 2019/20

  • ¥1,150- ¥1,250 per hour (commensurate with experience)
  • 25% overtime rate 
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am

Employment Period

  • November to Mar
  • We start our staff with training to give you all you need to know about working for Niseko Central!
  • Potential to extend pending work availability
  • Generally 5 days per week, around 40 hours per week
  • This is likely to be higher during peak season (including some weeks where you may be required to work 6 days) and a little quieter during the start and ends of the season

Job Benefits


  • Each of our accommodations is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price!
  • Twin shares (doubles for couples), triple or quad shares in a range of locations to suit various budgets

Lift Pass:

  • A Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass
  • Most companies will give staff access to shared Grand Hirafu passes, these are usually kept at work so it may stop you getting first lifts on powder days! Shared passes also cannot be upgraded to All Mountain passes (unless everyone sharing the pass agrees to it). Working for Niseko Central means your pass can live in your snowboard jacket and gives you the opportunity to pay to upgrade your pass to cover All Mountain at cost!
  • To keep everything fair, for those of you who don't want a lift pass you will be offered instead a ¥20,000 payment to offset the subsidisation those taking lift passes receive

Bi-monthly pay

  • Receive your pay every 2 weeks!
  • Most companies pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season

Cost price on HTM-delivered services

  • Please see our website for more details on what we book, but this could include things like snowmobiling, back country tours, freestyle ski/snowboard lessons, transfers and car rental
  • Car rental is always very popular, 4 seater cars for around ¥5,000 mean you can explore Hokkaido and what the nearby resorts have to offer!

Free ski or snowboard lessons

  • Free ski/snowboard group lessons with GoSnow (availability dependent)

Potential Sponsorship in the future

  • For most people in town, Japan is a one-time affair; 1 working holiday visa and you're done!
  • For the best performing seasonal staff Niseko Central will want you back!
  • We would look to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria). Typically we sponsor between 4-8 people per season, some of these end up becoming full-time staff and stay with us year round!
  • Niseko Central is a company growing year on year. For those of you with the right commitment there are opportunities for permanent employment with Niseko Central. Do you want Niseko to be your next permanent home?

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