Help at a Ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan in an epic location

Hokkaido volunteering in Japan

Message from the host

We are located in the premier Ski resort of Japan with an epic location!

We’re hosting volunteers starting from: August 15th 2018.

Please come! ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer activities

During summer we require 32 hrs of help per week

We ask the voluntourists when they want to work
It’s usually 4 days a week per 8 hrs = 32
3 day weekend Fri, Sat, and Sunday

We provide all meals, cooked every day.

We also offer:

  • Tennis
  • MTB trail and MTB to use.
  • Use of cans for activities
  • Swimming cycling mountain climbing
  • hokkaido in its best seasons (August September October and November)

December to May

We need helpers to visit us and help us this winter doing

  • snow clearing
  • helping in accommodation,
  • renovations,
  • cooking,
  • website work
  • newsletter writing.

In return we will provide you with three meals per day and a cozy, clean bedroom.
We have a comfortable bed for you and lots of snow.

Best start to the season for many years!


Summer: minimum 2 weeks – preference given to those who have an international driver’s licence
Winter: minimum 8 weeks

VISA – Please read carefully!

We could sponsor your work visa or you gain working holiday visa! The eligible countries are:

Australia, Argentina, Austria , Denmark, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Taiwan, Hong Kong (SAR), Ireland, Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom who are between the ages of 18 and 30 can apply for a working holiday visa for Japan.

Preference given to those who can stay the whole season and have international driver’s licence (+experience driving in snow)

Free Accommodation

1) During winter we provide:

A shared lift pass to use for free
Accommodation in Hirafu ski resort and/or Kutchan 7km away
3 meals per day (you will need to prepare yourself)
Good times and great company!

2) During summer we provide:

3 meals per day (we will cook lunch and dinner for you during help days)
Ski lodge accommodation at Hirafu ski resort

Group activities

Sports gear (tennis, swimming, cycling)
Bicycles for you to use

Help exchangers with working holiday visas will be considered for whole the winter season.

If you don’t have a working visa we would still love to have you outside of the winter season months. Or if you have graduated from University and more than 3 years work experience visa sponsorship – this process takes a long time however and a lot of work both for voluntourist and host.

Until December 1st we accept everyone who would like to come, we will find something for you to do and love lots of different skills.

If you have a lot of experiences in one of the following we urge you to apply:

  • House renovations
  • Painting
  • Fixing things
  • Writing skills
  • IT skills
  • Snow clearing
  • Design (Illustrator, Photoshop or WordPress)
  • You have an international driver’s licence and will be okay with other tasks such as
  • cooking and house cooking.

Depending on your timing we can take Helpers at anytime of the year except May and June, winter ski mountains are open until May 6th and there is still a lot of snow.

We are located only 100m from the main ski lifts.
Depending on the policies set by the ski resort committee, we may have some shared ski passes that you can use for free.

They may not be available every day.

If you would like to use lifts first thing in the morning every day of the season then we recommend that you get your own season pass.

Come to the best place in Japan because no matter what season, the nature, sports, onsens and food are the best here!!


Helpers who can speak both Japanese and English will be especially welcomed.

Looking forward to meet you!!

Scott and Sanae.
Best regards



Author: Voluntouring staff

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