Snow Report

Ohau is Closed for Season

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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. 

SUMMER 2020-2021 

BARISTA/WAITRESS - We are picky about our coffee and if you can make a "bangin'" espresso we would love for you to be part of our team this summer.  In the mornings you would be a dedicated barista and in the evenings you would wait tables in the restaurant although you could be rostered on to do a lunch shift instead.

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.

KITCHEN HAND - We have a fun vibe in the kitchen and need someone to do dishes, be responsible for kitchen clean up at the end of the shift, assist with food prep, tidy fridges and storage areas regularly and any other job requested by the Chef in charge.

HOUSEKEEPER - Do you take pride in your work and have a high standard of cleaning?  We are looking for a Housekeeper for the summer season and if you wanted to stay on for the winter season we would be open to this too.

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:
All positions have been filled for this season. 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, General Manager, please apply by emailing me at Please include an introduction, CV and photo.