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Niseko Central

With over 13 years in operations of Niseko’s premier brands, Hokkaido Travel Management (HTM) manages three great Work Japan Winter Jobs employers; Niseko Central, Ki Niseko and GoSnow.

Niseko Central is the leading and fastest growing supplier of premier and luxury accommodation in Niseko-Hirafu Alpine Resort, Hokkaido; with most international guests coming from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.

Fast Facts

  • Season: October to April
  • Minimum Age: 20
  • Accommodation: Yes
  • Interview location: Skype

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Staff Accommodation at Niseko Village

  • Each accommodation 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

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Jobs at Niseko Central

  • Winter Season – Guest Host

Guest hosts represent our first point of direct contact with our guests. It is up to our Guest Hosts to ensure that each guest is welcomed to the resort and they are provided any help they need to make the most of their holiday. Start date: November 2018

  • Winter Season – Guest Services Supervisor

On our busiest days up to 70 groups of guests arrive and a similar amount leave all on the same day, it is the Guest Services Supervisor’s job to ensure that all our guests arrive, are checked in and leave without a hitch. All the while sorting any issues that arise before they become problems. Start date: October 2018

  • Winter Season – Ski Valet

Ski Valet staff work at the Niseko Central Ski Valet situated in the same building as the Hirafu Gondola. They exchange guests’ footwear for skis and snowboarding equipment that has been stored overnight. Ski Valet can be very busy but with a 2-hour break and being next to the Gondola there is plenty of ride-time too! Start date: December 2018

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Perks of working at Niseko Central:

  • Subsidised Accommodation – a choice of options to suit your budget
  • A Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass. 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
  • Cost price on Niseko Central-delivered services and this could include things like snowmobiling, back country tours, freestyle ski/snowboard lessons, transfers and car rental
  • Free ski/snowboard group lessons (availability dependent)
  • Incentives for guest services sales


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