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Explore Japan on a Ski Instructor Course

Join us for the ultimate winter season away and train to become a ski or snowboard instructor. With accommodation, pass, training, exams and much more, this is everything you need to have the experience of a lifetime!

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Courses

Choose your adventure.

4
Weeks

The Getaway

Short Course

A 4-week ski/snowboard level 1 instructor course in Niseko, Japan. Get an internationally recognised ski qualification and perfect your technique while experiencing the culture of Japan.
  • Level 1 instructor training & exam
  • Accommodation, transport & pass
  • Option to extend to 11-weeks
  • Open the door to instructing
11
Weeks

The Epic

Full Course

An 11-week ski/snowboard level 1 & 2 instructor course in Niseko, Japan. Freestyle, all mountain and backcountry training. For those who are looking for a challenge & epic season experience.
  • Level 1 & 2 instructor training & exam
  • Accommodation, transport & pass
  • Advanced all mountain training
  • Take your skiing to the next level
11
Weeks

The Primer

Learn to Ski

An 11-week learn to ski course in Niseko, Japan designed for beginners, with little or no experience. Our personalised development plan will help you get started and open up the mountain.
  • Group lessons to start
  • Level 1 instructor training & exam
  • Accommodation, transport & pass
  • Personalised development plan

Worth $2000

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Why Project Snow

Everything in a Season

Get trained and certified to instruct worldwide and learn about ski industry roles making you more versatile and more employable.

If this is a one season experience, the best way to improve is to learn how to teach. Our training platform will provide the foundation for effective lifetime improvement.

Everything Organised

We organise everything for you to help ensure you have the best time of your life. Getting out there can be challenging and overwhelming. We've got it all covered so you can focus on one thing, you.

Everything Managed

The key to having everything run smoothly is with an experienced on location team.

Our Resort Manager has extensive ski industry experience and background and will be there every day to ensure your season is epic!

Everything in a Season

Get trained and certified to instruct worldwide and learn about ski industry roles making you more versatile and more employable.

If this is a one season experience, the best way to improve is to learn how to teach. Our training platform will provide the foundation for effective lifetime improvement.

Everything Organised

We organise everything for you to help ensure you have the best time of your life. Getting out there can be challenging and overwhelming. We've got it all covered so you can focus on one thing, you.

Everything Managed

The key to having everything run smoothly is with an experienced on location team.

Our Resort Manager has extensive ski industry experience and background and will be there every day to ensure your season is epic!

ABOUT

Most comprehensive combination of training and industry exposure.

"We designed the Project Snow courses to cover all the bases. You access professional snow sports instruction, get an industry qualification while experiencing the magic of Japan in Niseko, the powder capital of the world."

It can be challenging to figure out how to make the most of your gap year or career break. How do you get a fulfilling experience with personal value and growth? (While having the time of your life!)

This is why we created Project Snow - a life experience like no other. Whether you're confident or a first timer on the snow, we can help you develop your skills and open up the mountain.

Tristan Muller
Founder @ Project Snow

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11
Weeks

The Primer

Learn to Ski or Snowboards

The Primer is our course for beginners. Over 11 weeks we will get you up to a strong intermediate level.
We can also keep you in group lessons to continue working on your skills. This is the most effective way to get you up and running quickly and confidently.

Over the course of 4 weeks, you'll live it up in the pow capital of Japan and learn to ski or snowboard! And what better way to do something else than with a group of travellers who are also looking for new adventures?
11
Weeks

The Epic

Full Course

The Epic is our most popular course, 11 weeks, 2 certifications and a guaranteed season of a lifetime. All while letting you live it up in the pow capital of Japan!

Your skills will go through the roof and you'll open the door to future seasons instructing. And what better way to do something else than with a group of like-minded people who are also looking for new adventures?
4
Weeks

The Getaway

Short Course

The Getaway will jam a season into 4 weeks of training, pow and the magic of Niseko.

Perfect for fitting in with your travels or sabbatical. Not only will you get certified, but you'll experience Japan's incredible nightlife and culture with a group of mates that are just as passionate about their sport as you are.
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FAQ's

Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions. If you want some more advice about planning your winter season in Japan, shoot us a message in the chat box below or get started by finding out which course suits you best!

How good do I need to be?

Whether you've never stepped on the snow or have been out every season we have a program designed for you. Depending on your experience we can get you to an intermediate to advanced level.

Can I travel there?

Most citizenships are allowed to travel for 90 days in Japan.  Confirm whether you need a visa here. Please contact us to discuss the details.

What's Included?

Most everything. Coaching, exams, accommodation, transportation, social/cultural events and season pass are covered. You'll need to bring your own gear and setup flights and insurance. Please reach out and we can help with the details.

What do I need to do?

Our programs include most everything and we'll help you organise the rest.

Why Japan? Do I need to speak Japanese?

We chose the ultimate destination that covers all bases. Best snow in the world. Incredible terrain. Cultural experience opportunities. Amazing food. Niseko has everything plus so much more versus other destinations which creates a unique experience in comparison to the standard season. 

All elements of our programs are in English but it sure is rewarding to order some sushi or ramen without causing an international incident.

What can I do after the program?

You'll receive internationally recognised certifications to work as an instructor. Through our worldwide network we'll help you find work for your future seasons.

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