Level 2 Ski Instructor Course in Japan

2 weeks course and an even better instructor ⛷

The Dream in Japan


As the Land of the Rising Sun, there’s no better place to broaden your ski horizons than in Japan! That’s why Snowminds is excited to offer you our Level 2 ski instructor course in Japan, where you now have the opportunity to receive two ski instructor educations within a single winter season. When combined with our popular Season with a level 1 Ski Instructor Course in Japan, you have the ability to go from a beginner to a highly-competent ski instructor with more advanced certification on your very first winter season abroad. This course is your chance to step up and level up, Donkey Kong style!



The Training


Due to the popularity of our courses, you can now become a Level 2 instructor half-way through your very first season in Japan. For the best possible experience, the training program takes place in Niseko, where you will receive a 7-day technical training course in January-March with our most highly-competent instructors we know and trust.


Through the personalized instruction, you can expect significant individual feedback on your ski technique and style. With such constructive feedback and intense training, we have watched our instructors’ technique and abilities soar year after year. The training course culminates with the Level 2 Exam in February/March, where you will be prepared to crush the exam like Donkey Kong. With your new advanced Level 2 certification in hand, our Snowminds team will help you take advantage of many exciting job opportunities for highly-competent ski instructors around the world, in places like New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.


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What do you get from Snowminds? 


When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure.

With this course package, you can look forward to the following benefits:


  • Ski instructor training course in preparation for your Level 2 exam
  • Level 2 exam in February/March (including all NZSIA, APSI or CSIA materials and exam fees)
  • Arranged accommodation and lift pass during the course*
  • Opportunity to see mainland Japan after your course ends
  • Confidence in Danish travel company that is a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund
  • A total experience where all the practicalities are arranged for you
  • A strong community


What’s not included? 


  • Meal plan during your training course and education
  • Equipment for the season, such as avalanche equipment, tourski, etc.
  • Pocket money and anything else not mentioned above


*The course takes place at the destination where you are working, because of this you’ll use the staff accommodation and staff lift pass from the ski school during the course. Expenses for the staff housing and lift pass aren’t included.




At Snowminds, we take pride in offering everyone with the right passion the opportunity to become part of our community of ski and snowboard instructors. The Level 2 ski instructor course in japan has limited spots, so we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee your participation. When you have booked your Season with Level 1 Ski Instructor Course or a Season in Japan for Certified Instructors, you can add level 2 to your booking. If you haven’t traveled with Snowminds before, you are welcome to give us a call, and then we will be more than happy to help you with your level 2 education.


Basically, we expect you to:


  • Possess good skiing or snowboarding skills
  • Outgoing, positive, motivated, and responsible
  • Passionate about offpiste skiing
  • Enjoy teaching and being challenged
  • Speak English at a conversational level
  • At least 18 years old (Note: You must be at least 19 years old to work in British Columbia)
  • Passed Level 1 NZSIA, CSIA, BASI or APSI exam (or other equivalent certification)


As previously mentioned there is great interest in this course and therefore available positions fill-up quickly. Generally, we operate on a “first come – first served” principle. That means the earlier you apply, the greater your chances are to join the course. You can apply here.


Course Price

Course Icon 2 Week Level 2 Ski Instructor Course in Japan

Course Icon from €2.295

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Course Icon January - March

Course Icon €200 Deposit


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