Jobs in New Zealand ski resorts

By adamrowden, 20 Jul '12 at 09:34

Want to spend the season in New Zealand? If the thought of no snow over the summer fills you with fear then why not head south in June?

It's a different set up in the Southern Hemisphere to your typical chalet holiday in the Alps, so the usual chalet jobs aren't readily available.

Instead, people tend to live and stay down in the valley, and drive up to the slopes daily. There's generally no big resort, just a club house, lift ticket office, a restaurant, and a hire shop etc. The resort, rather than a tour operator, is your employer.

The New Zealand season typically runs from June to late-September/early-October, with most areas taking on their staff from February onwards. Check the links below for details on the main ski areas, plus have a read of Zoe Watson's advice on finding work in New Zealand.

NZSKI.COM (Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Mt Hutt)
Applications accepted from January - only via theirwebsite.

PORTER HEIGHTS
Applications mainly in April and May, or from January for Instructors. Check their website.

TREBLE CONE
Applications close early April. Application form available from their website.

MT RUAPEHU (Whakapapa & Turoa)
General applications close late-April. Ski/Snowboard Instructor applications close in March. Apply online.

MOUNT POTTS
Often have jobs for a chef and chalet hosts each winter. Visit their website.

MT DOBSON
Has a small team of 18 - interviews in March to May. Visit their website.

CARDRONA
Applications close at the end of February. Visit their website.

OHAU
A few positions available - check its website.

For more jobs in New Zealand head over to our Jobs section and browse.

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