Ski Valet

One of AYA Niseko's most popular services, and an invaluable part of every avid skier's trip, the Ski Valet team assist with guest equipment and luggage in a friendly and efficient manner.


  • Assisting guests with the storage and retrieval of ski and snowboard equipment.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and efficiency of the ski valet area while taking care of the safety of all stored equipment.
  • Welcoming and assisting guests upon arrival, helping to transfer luggage to and from their apartments.
  • Answering guest queries about the ski resort area, lift operation status, snow conditions and so forth.
  • Some guest pick up/drop off driving duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills
  • Proficiency in both English and Japanese language is required for winter 2021/2022
  • High grooming standards
  • Ability to lift/move heavy equipment/luggage when necessary
  • Desirable: Previous experience in the hospitality or travel industry
  • Desirable: Passion for snowsports and the outdoors
  • Desirable: Knowledge of snowsports equipment and fitting
  • Desirable: Valid Japanese driver's license or international driving permit

Please note: Valid work permit or working holiday visa is required for seasonal staff.

Consideration is given only to applicants already residing within Japan with a valid residence permit. We are not in a position to sponsor international applicants intending to travel from abroad at this time. Thank you for your understanding.


  • Health, social, and employment insurance available
  • Subsidised staff meals (lunch and dinner bento approximately ¥300 per meal)
  • Subsidised staff accommodation (shared dormitory room approximately ¥3,000 per month, utilities and wifi included, shared shower/bath, laundry, drying room, kitchenette facilities)
  • Subsidised ski/snowboard rental
  • Free season lift pass for Grand Hirafu/Hanazono resort

Contract Length

To be discussed. Approximately late November, 2021 until late March, 2022.

Apply Now

If you are interested in the above position and would like further details, please send your CV/Resume, a covering letter/motivation letter and a recent portrait photo to [email protected].