Snow Report

Ohau is Opening on Sat 3 July

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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, the headwaters of the Waitaki Valley.  The Lodge is unique in its style and we pride ourselves on providing genuine and friendly Kiwi hospitality along with amazing food.  We live in an extraordinary natural landscape with a large lake, mountains, river valleys and walking trails on our back door step so if you love the outdoors, one of these positions could be for you. We are a medium to large family run business catering for tours and functions over summer and skiers and snowboarders over winter. We are the Ohau family and we treat every guest as if they were a guest in our own home.  We choose positive and happy people who will work as a team and who will go that extra distance, offering that personal touch to make our guests feel welcome. 

We have accommodation on site and provide 3 meals a day for $200/week or there are some houses locally that can be rented and different arrangements entered in to. 

WINTER 2021 

HEAD CHEF - We are a family business, looking for a talented and enthusiastic Head Chef to take over the running of the kitchen and to continue the reputation that we have gained over 31 years. You will be involved in menu planning, overseeing the smooth operation of the kitchen including the food control plan, managing food costs and meeting budgets, ordering and maintaining stock levels and rotation, maintaining our high standard of presentation and excellent food.

You will have excellent communication skills, be friendly and approachable, able to work calmly in a busy kitchen and to inspire and motivate others while working alongside your team. 

HOUSEKEEPERS - Do you take pride in your work and have a high standard of cleaning?  We are looking for 2 x Housekeepers, preferably a couple for the winter season, people with experience preferred, who are fast and happy in their work and if you wanted to stay on for the summer season we would be open to this too.

BARISTA - You need to be confident in making 100 great coffees in a morning.  Your job is to take the order, make and deliver the coffee and post this to the guest's account. In the evening you would wait on guest tables in the restaurant, taking orders and serving meals, clearing and washing dishes, keeping the restaurant and coffee area clean.

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.  Accommodation and meals packages available.

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 2021:
We are taking applications for the 2021 Winter season from March 2021. Please note that the ski season is opening on the 3rd of July and preseason training will be starting the week beginning 28th of June. Enquiries please email

































































































































































































































































































































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