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- Working Holiday Visa
- Skilled Labour Visa
Rusutsu Season Dates
Rusutsu Resort is schedule to open on November 25th 2017 closing on April 11th 2018.
We require all instructors in resort and ready to start work on December 1st. Typically, contracts run until either late-February or mid/late march, depending on individual contract details.
A free season pass proved for all staff, for the duration of the season.
Training and Japanese Certifications
Throughout the season international instructors can train towards their Japanese SAJ 1 & 2 certifications. It is also possible to do cross over training and exams, later in the season.
Free uniform provided free of charge for all instructors, for use in work time only. Instructors must provide their own mid/base layers, helmets, goggles, gloves, skis/snowboards etc.
We provide free accommodation to all our instructors which is located in the ski area. The accommodation is dormitory style, located close to the boot room and under 20 meters to the nearest ski lift. The staff accommodation is connected to the North & South Wing Hotel and features Wi-Fi, kitchen facilities, a 24 hour common room, free laundry facilities and access free to the hotel hot springs & Sauna.
Instructors are also welcome to use the hotel facilities such as swimming pool, climbing wall, fitness gym etc., for a discounted rate. All bedding and linen is provided.
Instructors may continue to stay in the accommodation after the completion of their contract, until the end of the season (early April).
School Locker Room
The school locker room is conveniently located below the staff accommodation and provides secure warm storage for your ski equipment. All instructors have a place to store/dry their skis and boots.
Direct local busses to Sapporo (90 min), Niseko (45 min), Kutchan (30 min), Lake Toya (45 min) and Chitose Airport (90 min) make life easy. We offer a free airport pick up for all instructors arriving on the scheduled dates.
Meals & Cooking
Subsidised meals available at the staff canteen located close to the staff accommodation and ski school. The staff canteen provides a range of daily menu options and is open 7 days, per week, 10 hours per day.
Kitchen facilities are available in the staff accommodation with grocery stores within walking distance. Additionally, a 24 hour convenience store is located 100m from accommodation, perfect for snacks, ready meals, drinks etc.
Life in Rusutsu
Rusutsu is a large resort with over 4,000 beds available. The resort complex is extremely large with shops, restaurants, attractions etc.
Please be aware Rusutsu is not a party destination with the resort mainly catering to powder lovers and families, however there are numerous small independent restaurants and bars, karaoke clubs located near the resort. These bars are within walking distance of the staff accommodation and are popular with instructors. The ski school organises regular staff parties, social events and cultural events throughout the season.