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Mt Lyford Alpine Resort: Winter


Applications are now Closed for 2014

At Mt Lyford Alpine Resort we employ 15 staff during the snow season, which runs from early to mid June to beginning of October.

We require personnel who are team players who are dedicated and will provide our customers with the best possible service & experience. You need to be energetic and positive, be able to work under pressure and love the outdoors, it is challenging environment. Working at a ski area should be seen as a life style rather than a place where you earn a lot of money.

To apply for Mt Lyford please fill out the application form.        **Application Form**

Applications for 2014 are now Closed

Applications for the 2015 snow season will be accepted from February 2015.


Qualified Ski & Snowboard Instructors

private and group lessons, school groups
ticket sales, front office for public relations
Cafeteria Personnel     
food preparation, food and beverage sales
Operations Staff       
lift operations
Snow Safety       
level 1 or 2 AVO required
Please note: As Mt Lyford Alpine Resort is a smaller commercial snow resort all staff are involved in the day to day operations

Kaikoura: Summer


Positions are also available in Kaikoura at two of the seaside towns most popular Restaurant/ Bars, 'The Whaler' & 'The Adelphi'.

Postions are available for front staff, chefs and kitchen hands.

To apply please email Hamish at

Why not spend the winter in the mountains and the summer by the sea

How to apply for a position?

Copy the online application form, fill it in and mail or email it back to us. 

**Application Form**

Send a cover letter with a current curriculum vitae. Please state the type of employment and position you are looking for. For Alpine Coaching (Ski & Snowboard School) please attach a photocopy of relevant qualifications plus a photograph.

All overseas applicants need to send a recent passport-type photograph plus a copy of the work visa.
We are only able to help fully qualified instructors to obtain a work permit. Please note that the position of ‘Instructors’ is on our Immediate Skill Shortage List, so you can apply for a visa directly through your nearest NZ Embassy.

All others need to get a holiday work permit from an overseas NZ - Embassy before we can consider the application (does not apply to NZ or Australian residents).

The visas can be applied for through the New Zealand Embassy of your country. Note that the visa must be applied for in your home country - working holiday visas are not issued once you are in New Zealand.

For further information on visas for New Zealand please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service website

Interviews: All applicants from New Zealand & overseas (except instructors) need to be available for a personal interview, a time and place to be arranged.

Hours of work and length of employment can vary with weather and snow conditions. We only employ people who can make a commitment for the entire season.

We find the staff accommodation in the Mt Lyford area. Transport from the Mt Lyford Log Chalet Village to the snow resort is provided.

For information please contact Hamish Simpson


Mt Lyford Alpine Resort, Rural Delivery, Waiau, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Cell Phone:025 330 999
Ph: +64 3 315-6178
Fax:+64 3 315-6158

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