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

Ski resort in Japan (volunteer exchange) โ€“ We are located in the premier Ski resort in 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 volunteers 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 the following:
  • 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 daily meals and a cosy, 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!

In some cases, we could sponsor your work visa. If you are not from one of those countries below, you must gain a 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 is given to those who can stay the whole season and have an 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 the whole 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 have more than 3 years of work experience visa sponsorship – this process takes a long time however and a lot of work both for the 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 experience 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.

Ski resort, volunteer exchange, Japan, hokkaido

Depending on your timing we can take Helpers at any time 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, nature, sports, onsens and food are the best here!!


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


Ski resort in Japan (volunteer exchange) – If interested in this volunteer opportunity please get in touch using this e-mail

scottwalker10@gmail DOT com

Looking forward to meeting you!!


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Author: Voluntouring staff

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2 thoughts on “Help at a Ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan in an epic location

  1. Hello,
    I am very interested in volunteering/working at your hostel in Hokkaido this winter season. I’m 21 years old and living in California. Would I need a working holiday visa in order to enter Japan? What are the current covid protocols for Americans entering Japan?

    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.


    1. Dear Kenzo ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts might not (be able to) read this section. To get in touch with them, please use the contacts they left for you in the “Contact Details section” at the end of the same announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and good travels ๐Ÿ‘‹

      Did you know? you could use this section to leave a reference, or review, of this volunteer project/program.

      Voluntouring team

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