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Lake Ohau Lodge Employment

Lake Ohau Lodge is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge on the shores of Lake Ohau in the Southern Alps.   We are a medium to large family run business catering for tours and functions over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter. Lake Ohau Lodge is unique in its style and we pride ourselves on our hospitality and amazing food. We are seemingly remote but in a beautiful location so these positions will suit someone who enjoys the outdoors and working in a fun and happy environment. If your R&R pleasures include skiing or snowboarding, bush and mountain walking/tramping, rock climbing, fishing, and mountain biking this may be for you.

WINTER 2020 

CHEF - We employ 4 Chefs in the kitchen over winter and we are looking for one more to complete our team.  We would prefer a qualified Chef with some previous experience.  Someone who is passionate about food, keen to learn and when given a task will do it to a high standard.

BARTENDER - We require a Bartender with their Manager's certificate who would work alongside one other bartender most of the time.  The position requires someone with a mature head but a sense of fun who is prepared to work some long hours, can relate to all ages and contributes to a happy team environment.  You would serve drinks and snacks in the bar, wine wait on tables in our restaurant and in addition it is an advantage if you can make a good espresso.

2 x HOUSEKEEPERS - Come and be part of a happy, hardworking team this winter.  There's a lot of satisfaction gained in leaving a clean, beautiful room and working with a fun team.

If you are interested in applying for positions please send an email to Louise,  attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself.  Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau.  

Ohau Snow Fields Employment

Ohau Snow Fields is the original NZ high country boutique snow and ski field situated in the Southern Alps south of Mt Cook. Ohau has a double chair lift, a platter and a snow mat.

WINTER 2020:
We are seeking staff to fill the following positions. Please accept my apologies if I don't always reply as I will only follow up with applicants who I feel are suitable applicants.

The job requires operating PB400W, PB200W and PB240 groomers on the snow field and on occasions clearing snow on the ski area access road. Typically you will be required to work from 4pm in the afternoons until grooming is finished, 4-10 hours. You will also be required to work morning shifts after a snowfall or when the snow is better suited for grooming early morning. Ohau is a small snowfield operation and as such you may also be required to help when needed with sundry jobs such as maintenance, snow making, rental, snow clearing etc. It is also expected that you will be required while grooming to check and monitor the Techno Alpin snow making operation. The wage rate offered for this job vacancy is subject to experience and is negotiable


Thank you for your interest, Mike Neilson, General Manager, please apply by emailing me at Please include an introduction, CV and photo.