Roundhill is a family owned and operated commercial ski area. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding working environment. Roundhill is the kind of place where you make friends for life.

Our 2021 season runs from the 2nd of July until the 19th of September, with work from the 30th of June until the 20th of September.


Roundhill Ski Area is at Lake Tekapo in the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand. Our six lifts allow us to offer a diverse terrain mix to suit all ability levels while taking in breathtaking views of some of New Zealand’s most iconic landmarks.

We have a fantastic beginner’s area with wide gentle runs and plenty of space. Our super wide undulating intermediate trails are just the right pitch to be exciting but not intimidating.

For the more experienced, we offer Australasia’s Highest Vertical! Ride the Heritage Express Rope Tow to an elevation of 2133m and experience a whopping 783m of vertical! The Heritage Express accesses wide open spaces, natural half pipes, chutes, and some seriously steep terrain.

Roundhill prides itself on an excellent customer service ethic. We are looking for friendly people with a neat appearance and a can-do attitude. We are a small, close-knit team who work hard and play hard. If this sounds like you we look forward to hearing from you!


-Subsidised shared accommodation if required.
-Transport to and from the mountain from Lake Tekapo Village.
-A staff season pass for Roundhill.
-Discounted skiing and riding at most other ski areas in New Zealand during our operating season.
-Free access to the pools at Tekapo Springs.
-A complimentary barista made coffee/hot drink each day, and a 25% discount off most products at our base lodge Cafe.

Snowsports Instructor position:

Our snowsports school caters from beginner to intermediate ability levels in our childrens’ ski group lessons and beginners only in all adult and snowboard group lessons. We also offer private lessons for all ages and ability levels.

We are intending to hire up to 12 snowsports instructors for our 2021 season. The minimum qualification we require is NZSIA Ski or Snowboard Level 1 or an international equivalent. For 2021 we will also accept applications from those who are not currently qualified but are willing to attend an NZSIA Ski Level 1 course pre-season.

Other positions:

Please see the Employment page on our website for a full list of the positions available.


Please email Tim Douglass –
Attach a cover letter and CV and please state the position/s you are applying for.