Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Private Lessons For International Guests

Private lessons are the ideal way to explore the best Niseko has to offer and enhance your skills with a dedicated and expert private instructor. Lessons are tailored to your needs and you can choose from one-on-one attention, or a group of up to 4 with similar ability levels to share the instructor.

Ability levels:

LevelLevel 1 First TimerLevel 2 BeginnerLevel 3 NoviceLevel 4 IntermediateLevel 5 Advanced
SkillIt is my first time skiing or snowboarding.I have tried skiing or snowboarding before and I can stop.I can use the chair lift, link basic turns and speed control.I can turn (parallel for skis or link turns for snowboard) on all green and red runs.Confident riding all over the mountain.
Goal of the LessonLearn to stop and turn, go left & right.Learning to simple turn (snowplough for ski, falling leaf for snowboard), ride the chair lift and control my speed.Learning to turn and adapt to steeper and uneven terrain.Learning to ride on all runs, short turns, easy bumps, intro to powder.Further developing advanced riding skills across a variety of terrain.
TerrainFlat land and magic carpet.Magic carpet, Family chair.Green runs, easy reds.Red runs, easy blacks.Whole mountain.

* We work with only the best ski schools in the area to offer a premium service for our valued guests and will do all we can to accommodate your lesson language preference wherever possible if advised in advance.

Pricing

Ski LessonPrice
Full-Day (7-hours, including 1 Hour Lunch Break)¥ 65,000
Half-Day AM (3 Hours)¥ 35,000
Half-Day PM (3 Hours)¥ 35,000
Night Lesson (2 Hours from 5:00 pm)¥ 25,000
Kiroro/Rusutsu Full Day Lesson¥ 80,000

* Above pricing may vary dependent on the ski school provider available on your date and will be confirmed at time of booking.

Terms and Conditions

  • Lift passes and equipment rental are not included in the lesson price and need to be purchased in addition to this cost.
  • At time of booking please indicate whether a ski instructor or snowboard instructor is required, and the lesson will be conducted as either a ski lesson OR a snowboard lesson (mixed discipline not possible).
  • Cancellation fees may be applicable for any changes or cancellations made within 14 days of the lesson start date as charged by the third-party provider. In making your booking through us as an agent you agree to the cancellation policy of the third-party supplier. We will not apply any cancellation fees to our valued guests that are not charged to us by the ski school.

Group Ski Lessons

* Group lessons for this winter are available in Japanese only

If you are wanting to learn in a group setting and can speak Japanese, choose from a Half Day (2 hours) or Full Day (4 hours) group lesson with Grand Hirafu ski school. Ski lessons are available for children aged 6-12 years and adults aged 13 years and above. Snowboard lessons are available for those 7 years and above. For beginner children learning to ski, aged 4 to 5 years, there is an option for the lesson to be conducted in a dedicated kids-only area equipped with a lift for beginners.

Ability levels:

LevelLevel 1 First TimerLevel 2 BeginnerLevel 3 NoviceLevel 4 IntermediateLevel 5 Advanced
SkillIt is my first time skiing or snowboarding.I have tried skiing or snowboarding before and I can stop.I can use the chair lift, link basic turns and speed control.I can turn (parallel for skis or link turns for snowboard) on all green and red runs.Confident riding all over the mountain.
Goal of the LessonLearn to stop and turn, go left & right.Learning to simple turn (snowplough for ski, falling leaf for snowboard), ride the chair lift and control my speed.Learning to turn and adapt to steeper and uneven terrain.Learning to ride on all runs, short turns, easy bumps, intro to powder.Further developing advanced riding skills across a variety of terrain.
TerrainFlat land and magic carpet.Magic carpet, Family chair.Green runs, easy reds.Red runs, easy blacks.Whole mountain.

Pricing:

SkiHalf-day (2 hours)Full-day (4 hours)
Standard (13 years old or above)¥5,300¥8,500
Junior (6-12 years old)¥5,300¥8,500
Kids Beginner (4, 5 years old)¥6,400¥9,600
SnowboardHalf-day (2 hours)Full-day (4 hours)
Standard (7 years old or above)¥5,300¥8,500

Terms and Conditions

  • Ski or Snowboard ability level must be provided at time of booking.
  • Group lessons will be conducted in Japanese only.
  • Registration is required at the ski school counter at least 30 minutes before the lesson start time. The ski school may cancel your lessons in case of last-minute or late arrivals.
  • For multiple day bookings, please note that the instructors may vary across the days booked.
  • Cancellations incur 50% of the lesson fee if made the day before the lesson, 100% of the lesson fee if made on the day of the lesson or in case of no-shows.
  • If the customer does not show up after 15 minutes past the planned lesson time, it will be 
considered a cancellation and the instructor may be allocated to another lesson. In that case, the full cancellation fee applies.