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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, a medium to large wilderness lodge catering for tours and functions over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter. Lake Ohau is a family run business. It 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 bush and mountain walking/tramping, rock climbing, fishing, and mountain biking this may be for you.

Winter 2018: We have the following positions available

No positions current available. 

If you are interested in applying please send an email to Louise, louise@ohau.co.nz, attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself and indicating which Lake Ohau position you may have an interest in. Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau. Alternatively, you can call Louise on 03 4389 885.

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 2018: We have the following positions available

Head Patroller

The applicant needs to have 3-5 years of experience and NZ Avalanche 2 or the overseas equivalent.

Groomer Operators

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, snowmaking, 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.

If you are interested in applying for these or any positions for the winter 2018 please send an email to Mike, mike@ohau.co.nz attaching your CV and a photo, introducing yourself and indicating which Snow Field position you may have an interest in. Please clearly describe your skills and experience and why you would like to work at Ohau. 

Staff Accommodation

For all these positions there is cottage accommodation available from $85 per week on a shared basis plus electricity or at the Lake Ohau Alpine Village at around $120 per week on a shared basis plus electricity. There is also accommodation available in Twizel with transport provided.

Please accept my apologies if I don't always reply as I will only follow up with applicants who I feel are suitable applicants.

Thank you for your interest, Mike Neilson.