Interns receive their ski instructor qualifications
NZSIA Level one instructors in Japan
Enjoying Japanese cuisine
EA Club Med Group Shot

EA Ski & Snowboard instructor internship course in Japan is a ski or snowboard instructor course that comes complete with a guaranteed ski or snowboard instructor job offer. Japan is known for its legendary light, powdery snow, tree skiing and famous Japanese resorts such as Niseko and Hakuba.


Our internships allow you to travel to Japan, train and qualify as a Level one ski instructor, and then accept a guaranteed ski or snowboard instructor job. This means that you will train, qualify and work, all within the same season.

All of the courses are in Japanese resorts where there is a high demand for English-speaking instructors. Your fellow trainees, course instructors and most of the client you'll teach will speak English.

Should you choose to move on from Japan, you can rest assured that your qualification is internationally recognised, so you can work as an instructor around the world in countries such as New Zealand and Canada.

The program inclusions are:

  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Full training and support from professionals
  • Staff season pass and benefits
  • Local EA Rep to help and support you throughout the season 
  • Accommodation whilst training
  • Discounts on STA flights
  • Visa support and assistance
  • EA hoodie and learning materials 
  • EA organised social events and local discounts! 


See if you qualify today to learn more about how you can have the best winter season experience of your life working as a ski or snowboard instructor with EA Ski & Snowboard Training.

Start dates
November and January
Resorts throughout Japan
From US$6,975
US$17 - 20 an hour
minimum fitness level.
What's included?
pre-departure support, in-country support, orientation, accommodation, visas/paperwork, transfers, training, qualification, guaranteed job.
instructor starter kit and welcome pack, deals on flights and travel insurance, clothing, orientation, social events, programme manager, exam costs, professional association membership, season lift pass
Optional extras
Level 2 training and exams, freeride, avalanche, first-aid and backcountry courses
Special offer

EA are currently offering their book early and save deal which includes:

- Flexible payment terms

- $1500 off course costs 

- Reduced deposit amount