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Winter Season - Shuttle Bus Driver

Start Date: 27 November 2024

Job Description

  • Driving the bus on a set schedule loop around the Niseko-Hirafu resort area and between the Hotel and Kutchan station.
  • Driving Guests to and from the Hirafu Welcome Center bus stop.
  • Greeting guests, answering questions and ensuring they are safely transported.
  • Conducting daily vehicle inspections.
  • Snow clearing of vehicles and around the hotel entrance.
  • Cleaning of vehicles interior and exterior.
  • Assistance at Ski Valet, Bell or other areas within the hotel when required.


  • International Driving Permit with category D stamp (Medium or Heavy Rigid) or
  • Japanese driving licence with medium-size Chugata or higher designation.
  • Reliable, punctual person, confident in their driving skills.
  • Winter & on-snow driving experience with passenger-carrying vehicles.

What you'll be driving:

Toyota Coaster 29-seater bus; 4 litre diesel; rear wheel drive (winter chained); max. weight 5,500kg or similar vehicle.

Job Particulars

Pay Rate

  • ¥2,100 - ¥2,200 per hour.
  • 25% overtime allowance for hours worked above prescribed working hours for the month.
  • 25% late night allowance for work between 10pm and 5am.

Employment Period

  • 27 November 2024 - 31 Mar, 2025.
  • Paid training at the start of the season.


  • Generally 5 days per week, around 40 hours per week.
  • Hours will vary through the season depending on business levels with less hours at the start and end of the season and occasional overtime during peak periods.

Job Benefits

Lift Passes

  • Your own Free Grand Hirafu season pass with an option of upgrading to All Mountain at an additional cost.
  • If you do not need a pass, you will be offered a bonus payment of ¥45,000.

Travel Support Bonus

  • ¥30,000 travel cost support bonus upon contract completion.

Subsidised Accommodation and Staff Shuttle

  • Subsidised staff accommodation available in Hirafu starting from ¥5,000 per month quad share, ¥15,000 twin share (or double for couples) with all utilities, basic supplies and WiFi included.
  • Free Staff shuttle available to Kutchan Town for shopping.

Free Ski & Snowboard Lessons

  • Great for first-timers and beginners - free ski/snowboard group lessons with GoSnow (dependent on availability.)

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts on stays, restaurants, rentals, massages and more with HTM operated businesses.

Future opportunities in Niseko with the company

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, we will want you back and can potentially sponsor a working visa for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria). Full-time career options are also available.

Ready for a next level season with Skye Niseko? Apply now using the application form below:

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Looking for more job options?

Visit the HTM Careers site for more positions available or contact us at [email protected]

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