Niseko Academy offers training programs to intermediate level skiers and riders to gain internationally recognized instructor certifications in NISEKO the powder Mecca of Japan.
The 13 week `work placement` program offers training towards your first level of certification, work placement over the busy periods of the season and further training towards level 2 certification at the end of the course.
Worried about your skiing or riding level? If you are an intermediate skier or rider you are able to enroll on this course. ( pre course training is also available if you think you need a bit more on-snow time ) Can`t speak Japanese. No problem the courses and certifications are in English ( as are all the lessons for international guests that visit Niseko.) Prospective candidates need to apply for a Japanese working Holiday Visa, which is available to UK citizens under 30 years of age.
4 mountain season pass Over 200 hours of training for level 1 and 2 certification 3 weeks work experience (and optional weekend work when available)
Level 1 instructor examination ( optional level 2 examination )
Video analysis Avalanche awareness and back country safety course Instructor manuals and NZSIA or SBINZ memebership Accommodation options available.