NISS Beginner Package

  • January 20, 2019

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If you’re a first-time skier or boarder, NISS has made it easy and stress-free to get the most out of your winter holiday with the Beginner Package. It’s a super convenient and easy package that bundles beginner group lessons and equipment rentals with Niseko Sports in one simple and cost-effective booking.

This package is available for the whole family with adult and children programs available - all lessons are full day group lessons (10:00am – 3:30pm), and lunch is provided for children aged 3-14 years old. So whether you’re introducing your kids to the exciting world of snowsports, or you’d like to try your own hand at gracefully sliding down a hill, this package makes it affordable and fun for everyone!

The Beginner’s Package can be booked for a maximum of three days, allowing you to start from the very basics and develop those skills to take you into more advanced lessons.

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NISS has partnered with Niseko Sports to provide you with skis/snowboard, boots, helmet and waterproof jacket and pants if required. Rental equipment can be fitted and collected from one of the three Niseko Sports store locations – The Vale Snowsports, Hirafu-zaka or Hanazono, and can be collected as early as 3pm the previous day, so you don’t need to feel unnecessarily rushed on your first morning.

If you get your gear fitted at the Hirafu-zaka store, they will even deliver your equipment to Hanazono the next day ready for your lesson, so all you have to do is show up! If you have lessons for multiple days, they can also store your equipment overnight in Hanazono.

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On the day of your lesson, make sure you check in at the Hanazono Activities Desk in Hanazono 308 by 9:45am and get ready to head out onto the snow to meet your instructor. NISS has access to on-snow transport in Hanazono with three magic carpets and a snow raft, allowing guests to utilize this package without having to purchase a lift pass for the first day. Please speak to your instructor after the first day regarding lift passes for further lessons.

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To get to Hanazono, there is a free shuttle bus that circulates Hirafu village every day between 7:50am-5:00pm. The bus comes every 20 minutes (every 30 minutes between 11am-1pm), and you can find the stop closest to your accommodation by clicking here.

If you have children aged 3-14 years old registered in a lesson, NISS also offers a children’s only express shuttle service from the Hirafu base, located across from the Vale Hotel, within meters of the Family Chair Lift - please click here for a map. You can drop off and register your children between 8:30am - 9:15am at the Hirafu office and the staff will escort your children to Hanazono on the shuttle. After the lesson, the children will be brought back to the Hirafu office between 3:45pm - 4pm for you to collect them.

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