Snow Clearer

The Company:

Hokkaido Tracks has been proudly offering holiday rental, real estate, project management and property management services in Niseko for over 15 years. In winter, we take on a small team of seasonal staff to work closely with our permanent staff to provide superior customer service. Understanding our seasonal employees also want to balance work with time to enjoy the snow, we offer competitive conditions and time on the mountain.

The Position:

Our Snow Clearing staff maintain easy guest access to and from each of our managed properties, as well as protecting the structural integrity of the buildings by preventing large accumulation of snow. With an average of over 15m of snowfall a year, frequent and professional snow removal is essential to winter operations. Regular tasks include:

  • Removing snow from driveways, entrance paths and steps in the morning so guests can leave their accommodation without hassle.
  • Removing snow from balconies, decks and roofs during the day. This does require work at heights so is not suitable for people afraid of heights.
  • Acting as a back-up to help Resort Host staff when their schedule is too busy to cope with demand.

The Candidate

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • Valid work visa or be a Japanese resident
  • International or Japanese Driver’s license
  • English or Japanese language skills
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Experience driving a small, front end loader is an advantage but not essential
  • Customer service experience preferred


  • Working hours: Usually 25 to 35 hours/week
  • Short employment: Late November – mid February
  • Full season: Late November – mid March


  • Pay: Y1,200 - Y1,300 (depending on skills and experience) / hour
  • 25% pay loading for any work undertaken between 10 pm – 5 am
  • Unlimited fibre optic internet WIFI at the staff accommodation
  • Netflix account included
  • Newly reduced rental costs inclusive of all utilities:
    • Y35,000 / person / month for a 3-4 person quad room
    • Y45,000 / person / month for a 2 person room
    • Y55,000 / person / month for a single room
  • End of season bonus of Y100,800 payable valued at the Grand Hirafu season pass (includes Hanazono Resort) at the completion of the contract.
  • 35-hour workweek on average meaning a chance to ski or snowboard daily
  • 50% of your rent will be deducted from your pre-taxed income instead of post-tax, meaning a saving of between Y5,500 – Y3,500 per month.
  • Comfortable shared accommodation in a genuinely Japanese town of Kutchan only 10 mins away from work with scheduled commutes and hourly town buses.
  • Tightly-nit medium-sized team of around 12-15 staff from all around the world
  • Meaningful work and meaningful relationships

To Apply

Please fill in the form below to submit your application.









  • 施設前の道路、階段をお客様の外出前に除雪
  • バルコニー、デッキ、屋根の除雪。高い所での作業もあるため、高所恐怖症の方は難しいかもしれません。
  • 天気によっては急な除雪作業が必要になる事があるため柔軟に行動できる体制


  • 日本で働けるビザ保持者
  • 日本またはインターナショナル運転免許保持者
  • 日本語か英語がしゃべれる方
  • 体力に自信がある方
  • カスタマーサービス経験者(尚可)
  • ホイールローダー運転経験者(尚可)


  • 勤務時間 :約週28時間 - 35時間
  • 短期シーズナル雇用 :11月半ば - 2月末
  • 長期シーズナル雇用 :11月半ば -4月


  • 時給1,200円 
  • ひらふリフトパス提供
  • スタッフ寮あり(倶知安内)