Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt Hutt ski fields are spectacular places to work – and play!

NZSki, the company that owns and operates Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, employs about 1200 seasonal staff every winter. Along with our core team of full-time staff they undertake a wide variety of fulfilling and adventurous jobs that keep our ski areas running. We employ people with a diverse range of skills and experience from ski area veterans right through to those looking for their first ever seasonal role.

What jobs are available?

If this is your first winter, or your skills don’t quite match what we’re looking for in our specialised roles, you may want to consider applying for roles such as:

  • Rentals Assistant
  • Roads Crew
  • Lift Operator
  • Custodian/Cleaner
  • Food and Beverage Service Attendant
  • Guest Services and Ticketing Assistant

These are our more specialised roles that require relevant qualifications and/or experience:

  • Management positions
  • Ski/Snowboard Instructors
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Race Coaches and Crew
  • Accounts positions
  • Groomer Operators
  • Snowmakers
  • Maintenance positions
  • Ski Patrol and Medical Staff
  • Ski and Snowboard Workshop Technicians
  • Bus Drivers
  • Senior Roads Crew

 current job opportunities

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Things You Need to Know 

Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables are spectacular places to work and play but there are some important things you need to know about working on a ski field:

Why Work for NZSki

As well as getting to work in one of the world’s most stunning alpine locations, an NZSki job offers you many benefits. Here are just some of them: Free Season Pass for four mountains - lift access to Coronet Peak, Mt Hutt, The Remarkables and Ohau ski areas for full-time employees. Free transport (when available) on your days off. Free qualifications, training and development through our NZSki-U professional development programme – you can work towards 25 different nationally recognised qualifications (qualifications up to Level 5 are FREE, and the Bachelor of Applied Management at degree level is partially funded). Free group skiing or snowboarding lessons. A great reward and recognition programme. An employee care programme, for those times when you are finding things a bit tough. Discounted staff lunches, food and drinks, rentals and retail at our on mountain facilities, day passes at other ski areas around NZ, local business discounts in retail shops, cafes, gyms and activities in Queenstown, Methven and beyond. The chance to work with great people – our international crew is motivated, professional, resourceful, enthusiastic, honest, adaptable, approachable and responsible.

Climate

Some days the temperature can drop to minus 10 degrees and you still need to work outside (thankfully the sunny days usually exceed the bitterly cold).

Work Hard, Play Hard

It is everybody’s job to get the mountain open and running so sometimes the work will be hard. Shovelling snow, directing traffic; we all pitch in to get the job done, no matter what the job is.

Come Prepared

We would encourage you to have at least NZD $3000 available to you when you arrive. This will help set you up initially and help you survive until you start work. In our business the opening date can be delayed if there is no snow and no snow = no work

Closed Days

This is due to the weather and usually because it is too windy, making it dangerous for our crew and guests to be up the mountain. You need to budget for these as if we are closed then you won't earn your normal days wages. This is particularly relevant to Mt Hutt.

Hours

The hours that you will work each week will vary and you may only be advised you are required at short notice. As the weather can change quickly in the mountains and people don't need to book to go skiing, it is difficult to know how busy we will be on any given day. One thing we do know is that June and the last month of the season are generally quieter, while the middle of the season is very busy!

Health & Safety

It is really important that we provide a safe environment for our crew and guests and we know it takes commitment from both the crew and the company to do this. We have high standards and recruit a team that share these standards. Our health and safety policy includes random drug and alcohol testing. If you are not comfortable with this, then we may not be the company for you.

Employee Care Program

Everyone benefits from some extra support from time to time. Working with the Salvation Army and All Saints, you can get advice and support about homesickness, grief and addictions as well as life coaching skills, relationship counselling, budgeting advice or just an independent ear to listen.

Smoke Free

The Remarkables & Mt Hutt ski areas are leading the way with New Zealand's 2025 vision of a smoke-free country and our company goal of providing a healthy workplace for our crew. The Remarkables & Mt Hutt are smoke-free environments for both guests and crew alike. This means you cannot smoke anywhere from the ski area access road up to the top of the lifts. Coronet Peak will join the smoke-free initiative in the future. When you are employed by NZSki, you may not smoke in uniform at any time, whether on or off the clock, on or off the mountain.

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