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Helping and staying in a beautiful ski lodge nestled in Hakuba Valley, Japan

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  • Last activity: 21 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    °°°°°°°°°°°°°°Applications for Green season is now open °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

    @@@@@ Application for winter 23/24 OPEN in JULY 2024 @@@@@

    Lodge situated in the pristine Japanese Alps in the Hakuba valley that can host up to 20 guests.

    Lodge owned by two Swiss backcountry riders in Hakuba-Norikura, situated 20min drive from the main resort of Hakuba-Happo.
    Our guests are mainly snowboarding, ski enthusiasts, backcountry riders and Nature lovers.

    _GREEN SEASON 2024 :

    May 2024 (15 may to 30 may)
    Mid July to End of August 2024
    From 10 of October to 25 of October 2024
    (dates upon schedule) Please, feel free to ask about our availability.
    During the green season, our guests come to discover this incredible nature for hiking, biking and relaxing

    +++++++++++++Main task++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    _Diy/ House maintenance/ outdoor work, cutting grass / Housekeeping/ Kitchen help

    @@@@@ Application for winter OPEN in JULY 2024 @@@@@

    _WINTER SEASON 24-25 : ++++++++++From 15 December to 15 of March (3 month required)++++++++++++++
    -All rounder (kitchen help, bar tending)
    -All rounder (Housekeeper, bar tending)
    _Driver/ snow removal.

    ° We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, smiling,
    fast learners, open minded that can take direction from others and understanding working with a team and dealing with different situations.

    We ask for,
    ° Seasons work experiences
    ° Can adapt to a sudden need of working position change, dealing with stress management.
    ° Details oriented
    ° Good working etiquette
    ° People that love taking care of others and tolerant to guests, team...
    ° Being able to live and share community staff areas together and maintain in order.
    ° Love beeing surounded by snow and cold climate.
    ° Snowboarding, skiing enthusiasts.
    ° Able to live in a remote area.

    These positions are not suiting people that want to party, ride and just work a little.

    +++++++++++++ You need to have ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    _ Valid Japanese Working Holiday Visa.
    (Before contacting us, please make sure you are eligible)
    _ International driving licence/ able to drive in snow conditions.
    _ Previous experience in hospitality, kitchen, service, bar or snow removal.
    _ Reference contact will be asked.

    Accommodation and an hourly wage will be provided for any position at the lodge. From 30h to 40h
    From 1'000 JPY an hour depending on position and experience.
    The working hours per week will be adjusted and scheduled depending on what needs to be done and number of guests.

    if you want to be part of our team, please contact us.
    warm regards from Japan!

    Géraldine and Simon

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be working closely with a great team in a beautiful environment, away from the crowd. Providing the best experience and quality service to our guests.
    You will be able to ride this unique powder snow and immerse yourself into a deep Japanese winter life.

  • 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


    Summer May to September :

    Helping to maintain the outdoor areas, grass cutting, outdoor renovations, renovations,
    Cleaning, housekeeping when there is guests, DIY.

    Winter :

    All rounder positions : Housekeeping, snow removal, kitchen help, bar tending.
    Chef position, cooking 4 times a week (3 course dinner menu).
    5 hot breakfast.

    Accommodation and an hourly wage will be provided for any position at the lodge.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will be sharing a room up to 3, with shared showers and toilets.
    Couple will have a private room.
    Possibility to enjoy the commun areas and yoga room depending on guests use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a bit remote from the main town of Hakuba.

    A car will be available depending on our schedule and guest services to drive around the valley.
    E-bike, available depending on our schedule and guest services.

    Hiking, biking, snowboarding, skiing are the most activities in the valley.

    2 onsens near walking distance.

    We will be also happy to give you information about sightseeing and other travel tips depending on your needs and interests.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    From 30h to 40h/week

Host ref number: 841728179369

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