IEP’s brand new Ski New Zealand programme will get you a pre-arranged job at one of the most popular ski fields in the country! What could be better? If you have the sudden urge to unleash the adrenaline junkie inside of you and take up an AWESOME opportunity then this is for you! Did we mention that you receive a full season pass for use on all ski fields? Sign me up!

Mount Ruapehu is located in central North Island and is know for being the largest active volcano in New Zealand and for its amazing slopes for you to shred. Emerald lakes, alpine meadows and hot springs surround the ski fields, offering an eviroment of unreal diversity. There are two ski fields located on Mount Ruapehu – Whakapapa and Turoa. The ski fields range from beginner to advanced runs, meaning that there is something for everyone. Get involved in skiing, snowboarding, sledding, white water rafting, hiking, geo-thermal hot pools, fly-fishing and more!


  • Job at Mount Ruapehu
  • Staff Passes: a full season pass to both Turoa and Whakapapa Ski Fields, Staff discounts on food and beverage and RAL product & hardware . Surrounding businesses also release a list of perks for mountain staff at the beginning of each winter season
  • Limited furnished staff housing avaliable
  • 2 nights arrival accomodaition in Auckland (can be used at a later date if travelling straight to Mount Ruapehu)
  • Auckland Airport Shuttle voucher
  • Arrival orientation and training week 
  • Regular organised social events, such as BBQs
  • 12 month acess to our dedicated Working Holiday resource centre in Auckland and Christchurch – an awesome way to meet like-minded travellers
  • Detailed, free job hunting presentation
  • 12 months free access to the exclusive job lisitings website
  • Accomodation listings
  • Bank account and IRD (tax) number
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi at the Work New Zealand arrival centres
  • New Zealand SIM card
  • Mail holding and forwarding service
  • Luggage storage (from $30 a month)
  • Organised social events with our Work New Zealand team, including pub meets, BBQ’s and movie nights 
  • Travel desk providing you with the BEST deals on tours and activities
  • 24 hour emergency hotline
  • Helpful and friendly staff who are passionate about making sure you have the best working holiday possible! We understand what its like to arrive in a new country with a bunch of questions and we are here to help 


The winter operation runs from  June/July to October, participants interested must be avalible to participate in Skype interviews from March into April by the Mount Ruapehu team, to ensure they are offered employment during this season.


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