Vacant Positions - Aya Lodge Madarao

Winter Luxe Property Group owns and operates two properties on Madarao Mountain Ski Resort know as Aya Lodge Madarao and the Red Roof iconic building next door ( to be renovated in 2019/20 into apartments ). The properties are adjacent to each other within a five minute walk from the ski lifts and Madarao Kogen Hotel ( being the centre of Madarao Highlands village ).

Located Northwest of Tokyo in the Nagano Prefecture and accessible directly from Tokyo on a 1 hour and 50-minute Shinkansen, Madarao is destined for growth as it becomes more popular with International guests from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, China, New Zealand the UK and parts of Europe.

Across Madarao and Tangram, there are 20 chairlifts and an average snowfall ranging between 10 and 14 meters per winter season that extends from mid-December to early April. Tree-skiing is encouraged and the resort is ideal for beginners, intermediate and expert board riders & skiers.

The team at Aya Lodge Madarao are passionate about winter sports and providing an exceptional standard of hospitality for our members and guests.  Joining our team can provide a unique travel experience, lifestyle and working holiday you'll remember for a lifetime.

Express your interest by sending an email to

In addition to Madarao, we also own and operate the Akakura Akarien Hotel in Myoko Kogen, right in the centre of Akakura Onsen town just off the Gaza Strip. We are perfectly located in the centre of town, minutes from everything.

Both Lodges offer a unique opportunity to the right person(s) to live and work a season in Japan allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture and the abundance of powder skiing this region has to offer.

We are looking for  6-8 people to become part of our enthusiastic and vibrant team. You must be over 18yrs of age, have fabulous character references, work history (if applicable) and be in a position to start in Japan from the 7th December to the 15th March ( at least ).

More details will be provided during the interview process ....

Looking for a Working Holiday In Japan?

Available Positions

Lodge Staff

  • snow clearing
  • breakfast service
  • general housekeeping & cleaning ( common areas & bathrooms )
  • room change over service
  • bar work

Employment Period

  • mid-December to late March ( varies based on role & responsibilities )
  • On the job training provided


  • As required, however, a minimum 25 hrs/week
  • Typically 4hrs / day / 5-6 days per week for the minimum hours
  • Working hours allow for plenty of board riding and skiing
  • Over-time hours at commercial rates up to a total of 38hrs per week are available

Benefits & Conditions

  • Accommodation - twin share room ( shared bathroom )
  • Breakfast included
  • Use of commercial Kitchen for own lunch & dinner
  • Season Ski lift pass ( Madarao & Tangram )

Note: International Drivers Licence required if over 26yrs ( pickup and drop off of guests ).

Express your interest by sending an email to

Working Holiday VISA Information

This information in the link below is for Australian Residents ( under 30 yrs of age )

Mature Age Couples will also be considered.

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