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Help at our cosy family-run lodge and enjoy the slopes in Hakuba Valley, Japan

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a cosy family-run lodge (Jules - UK, 30 years in Japan, Tomoko - Japanese national) set in the pristine forests of the Hakuba Valley in Nagano, Japan. We have 6 guest rooms and can accommodate a max of 22 guests. We also look after rental chalets across the valley for their non-resident owners.

    It is a truly ski-in and ski-out lodge to both the Norikura and (the powder mecca of Asia) Cortina resorts. Winter here provides a healthy and invigorating environment conducive to hard work and play.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is no necessity to speak Japanese although Workawayers will have the opportunity to learn and/or improve their spoken Japanese as well as helping our Japanese staff practise their English.

    You will get to eat great Japanese food and experience the very quaint unspoilt village that is Hakuba where you can meet like minded travellers and engage the locals for language and cultural exchange.

    We provide a car for you so you can explore the valley and surrounding areas. A trip to see the snow monkeys or partake in the Nozawa Fire Festival are recommended!

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for assistance during the WInter snow sports season, both in our lodge and in the chalets.

    We offer shared accomodation, a wage, meals when on duty, use of a staff car and lift tickets.

    ***You will need either Japanese nationality or a (working holiday) visa***

    ***We are looking for workawayers that can work for more than 6-weeks***

    Positions:

    Chef - opportunity to learn Japanese cooking techniques as well as serving your own style of dishes. Alternating with Tomoko cooking dinner and occasionally breakfasts. Sometimes front of house, talking and explaining dishes to guests. Stocktake, order and shop. Will need to muck-in when busy with other hotel and chalet related tasks.

    Assistant Chef - assist chef in the kitchen in the evenings and cook English breakfasts in the morning. Sometimes front of house, talking and serving guests. Stocktake, order and shop. Will need to muck-in when busy with other hotel related tasks.

    Front of house/kitchen hand - learning kitchen routines, washing-up, cleaning, serving food and drinks in the restaurant and bar. Stocktake, order and shop. Drive when short-handed, help with cleaning and snow-clearing and general hotel related tasks. Cleaning of the chalets.

    Driver - driving our guests to bus stops, ski lifts, grocery/ATM runs. Help with cleaning and snow-clearing and general hotel-related tasks. Cleaning of the chalets.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In general, Workawayer's accommodation is shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We understand that a big part of coming to a snow resort to to spend time on the mountain, so we try to restrict hours to one 6-hour shift per day, 5 days a week. Shifts would generally be either morning or evening (but not both) which would leave plenty of time on the slopes. We may ask for extended hours or double shifts during super busy times.

    A valid international driving licence is an necessity. You will be driving in snow and icy conditions.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Mornings 06:00~11:00; Evenings 16:00~22:00

Host ref number: 753741514278

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