Become a ski instructor in Rusutsu

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About Rusutsu

Rusutsu is comprised of ​​three mountains -West, East and Isola – and has become world-renowned for dumping an average of 13 meters of fresh powder per year. With 37 different slopes and night skiing, Rusutsu offers something for everyone. It’s standout features include powder bowl access, a massive open backcountry, and tree-lined slopes groomed to suit all levels. With both a traditional park and a side-field terrain park built by Solomon freeskiers, you will also have the opportunity to take on new challenges throughout your season. It’s all yours.




The Ski instructor life

For many years, the ski school has developed a reputation for being one of the best in the country and serves both national and international guests primarily from Hong Kong, China and Australia. As a trained ski instructor at Snowminds, you should expect to speak English at all times. The ski school has nearly 50 ski and snowboard instructors, who also live together. The leadership is known to place a high priority on instructor training and making sure their employees are thriving.


Become a ski instructor in Rusutsu


  • 13 meters of snow a year, one of the world’s highest averages
  • 37 different slopes in all categories 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert)
  • 19 modern lifts covering large area on 3 mountains
  • Ride in comfort; modern covered chairlift and gondolas
  • Night skiing until 08:00pm
  • Sidecountry terrain park
  • Season from December – April
  • Natural Onsen (Hot springs)
  • Snowmobile and heliskiing opportunities
  • Only 40 minutes from Niseko

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