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Working at Lake Ōhau Lodge and Ski Fields.

Lake Ōhau Lodge is an iconic 72 room NZ high country lodge on the shores of Lake Ōhau 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 Ōhau 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. 

With Ōhau Snow Field being relatively remote (30 minutes from the local town and supermarket) we have a variety of staff accommodation and meal packages available. From $90 p/w - for a shared room only, to $300 p/w - for single room and full meal option, package. Staff are welcome to organise their own arrangements and travel to Lake Ōhau Lodge.

Lake Ōhau Lodge Employment

Lake Ohau Lodge is looking for an experienced restaurant person with a valid duty managers / liquor license certificate.  Call or email today.

Otherwise, currently all our other winter roles are fill.

However, we are always interested to hear from you. We are happy if you want to put forward your expression of interest for any future roles.

Logan McPherson
Lake Ohau Lodge Manager
021 1996 153


Ōhau Snow Fields Employment

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

WINTER 2024:

Applications for positions will be accepted from February, 2024.

Enquiries should be addressed to

Please note that the ski season will be starting on the 29th June and pre-season training will be starting on the 25th of June.   


This is an on call casual position to clear snow from access road as required by mother nature. Definitely experience required. Email Mike or call Craig on 027 4389 771. 

Contact details:

If you have an interest in any of  Snow Field roles, please send your application and CV to .


















































































































































































































































































































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