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The Destination


Japan is often associated with sushi, video games and high-tech electronics, viral game shows, and ancient temples. And yes, that’s true. However, in recent years, Japan has also become the worst kept secret in the ski world for a very different reason: the deepest and freshest powder snow. Now Snowminds offers you the opportunity to quickly become a ski or snowboard instructor in Japan. You will get a job guarantee at one of our Japanese partner ski schools and we will make sure that your ski season in Japan with Snowminds is epic.



Map of destinations in Japan

The Mountains


Off the coast of Japan, on the northern island of Hokkaido, lies a mystery like the Lost World in Jurassic Park. Ok, there are no dinosaurs, but Hokkaido is home to its own magic: The world’s freshest powder, with an average of 16 meters of snow per year. How is that possible? Hokkaido provides the ideal air temperature, where cold air blows in from Siberia and collides with seasonal winds over the Sea of Japan, a process that creates a lot of moisture. This forms into dense snow clouds that bring heavy snowfall. The result is powder designed to shred. 


“You often hear people go somewhere and say there's no place like it. The thing about Hokkaido is, it's actually true."

- Julie, Snowminds Instructor

The Instructor Life


As a ski or snowboard instructor in Japan, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich and sophisticated culture. On the mountains, for example, it’s unlikely you could find more healthy and meticulously prepared food anywhere else. Even something as simple as a Ramén or miso soup for lunch has a way of warming-up your heart just right to get you ready for an afternoon of snow. During your ski season in Japan, you will also be exposed to the Japanese menu of experiences. You will fly to the mainland to visit Tokyo, one of the world’s most modern cities. Eat sushi, visit the hot springs, or hit the karaoke bar after a full day on the slopes. You really can’t go wrong with Snowminds in Japan.


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