Niseko, Japan

Snow Cleaner

Seasonal winter position clearing snow for our guests and our managed properties – also allows time off to enjoy the mountain.

The Company:

Hokkaido Tracks has been proudly offering holiday rental, real estate, project management and property management services in Niseko for over 15 years. In winter, we take on a small team of seasonal staff to work closely with our permanent staff to provide superior customer service. Understanding our seasonal employees also want to balance work with time to enjoy the snow, we offer competitive conditions and time on the mountain.

The Position:

Our Snow Clearing staff maintain easy guest access to and from each of our managed properties, as well as protecting the structural integrity of the buildings by preventing large accumulation of snow. With an average of over 15m of snowfall a year, frequent and professional snow removal is essential to winter operations. Regular tasks include:

Removing snow from driveways, entrance paths and steps in the morning so guests can leave their accommodation without hassle.

Removing snow from balconies, decks and roofs during the day. This does require work at heights so is not suitable for people afraid of heights.

Acting as a back-up to help Resort Host staff when their schedule is too busy to cope with demand.

The Candidate

To be successful in this position you will need:

· Valid work visa or be a Japanese resident

· International or Japanese Driver’s license

· English or Japanese language skills

· Be in good physical condition

· Experience driving a small, front end loader is an advantage but not essential

· Customer service experience preferred


Working hours: Average 35 hours/week(you have chance to ski or snowboard daily)

Short employment: Middle November – late February

Full season: Middle November – April


*Pay: Y1,200 - Y1,300 (depending on skills and experience) / hour *25% pay loading for any work undertaken between 10pm – 5am

*Hirafu lift pass

*Subsidised comfortable staff accommodation in Kutchan including Unlimited fiber optic internet WIFI and Netflix

- Y35,000 / person / month for a 3-4 person quad room

- Y45,000 / person / month for a 2 person room

- Y55,000 / person / month for a single room

*Possibility of permanent position for top performers

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] and our team will get in touch to discuss this opportunity further.

Please note, applications must include a photo.

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