Ajigasawa employment opportunities at Aomori Spring Ski Resort

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Company: Aomori Spring Ski Resort
Location: Ajigasawa, Aomori


Aomori Spring Ski Resort is a powder lover’s paradise! The resort sits on a classic volcanic mountain, Mt Iwaki, close to the Western coast in Northern Honshu, Japan. There are stunning views over the Sea of Japan and we receive lots of superb dry, powder direct from Siberia.

Facilities include a gondola, two covered high speed lifts and 2x two-seater lifts, a terrain park and an Olympic 22 foot half pipe. The terrain is a mixture of manicured wide open groomed runs, a few steep pitches, and lots of trees. A 188 room ski-in, ski-out hotel, Rockwood Hotel, sits at the bottom of the resort and it includes an open-air onsen, bar, bistro, buffet restaurant and a gift shop.

Please be aware that this resort is NOT party central! There is no village at the resort, it is about 15 minutes’ drive from the nearest town (a fishing village) and 35 minutes from the nearest city. There will not be a lot of English speaking people around, or Western food. So please only apply if you want to ski/ride lots of powder, park and pipe and have the ultimate cultural experience!

More information on Aomori Spring can be found at http://aomorispringski.com/ or the Resort Spotlight on SnowJapan here.


Experienced Chef/Cook Wanted

We want to make the resort more international in feel so we need a few English-speaking staff on the mountain. We are looking for chefs and cooks to work in the hotel or in the on-mountain restaurants.


Candidates should have relevant experience and/or qualifications. We need people who are versatile with a willingness to work wherever needed.

You will need to apply for your own working holiday visa, or be legally eligible to work in Japan. Note: you do not need to have a visa in place to apply for a job.

Employment runs from end December to end of March, but this may be negotiated.


A full season’s pass (including night riding)

A daily allowance for food, as well as discounted staff meals.

Shared accommodation on-mountain or nearby (dorm style)

Transfers to/from the resort from Aomori city and regular shopping trips

Flexibility in shifts to allow for skiing and snowboarding.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and CV to Karen Melville Ives at karen@joltmarketing.co.nz. Feel free to  email for more information.