NISS Niseko International Snowsports School



We believe in creating memories for you and your family where natures beauty is enhanced by our facilities and your instructor is inspired to teach and pass on their knowledge to you.

We are an official resort operated Snowsports school with two convenient locations in Hanazono and Hirafu. NISS boasts a complete offering of services to accommodate for every guests needs and aspirations, whether beginner or advanced, small child or adult, skier or snowboarder.

Come and share a memory with NISS.

 Kids ProgramsAdult Programs

Hanazono Learning Areas

Hanazono Learning Areas Operated

From first timers to those who want to step up their expert game, HANAZONO is the perfect place to learn. With the expansion of the HANAZONO 308 Learning Center, kids have access to a world class indoor and outdoor facility. The outdoor HANAZONO facilities, positioned directly in front of 308 are now improved to make learning and progression fun for the kids for days on end. All Tic-Tac Kids Club and Yuki Programs are inclusive of a great lunch at HANAZONO 308.

Hanazono Learning Trails

All new adventure trails 

NISS is expanding Niseko's designated learning trails network with the addition of Kamp Kitsune!  Try and spot Kitsune - Kamonohashi`s cheeky friend as we explore the bumps and lumps and powder of this new tree course. Everyone loves skiing the trees and to make it safe, fun and great for learning NISS have made an exciting adventure trail - Strawberry Bell's located on the right side of Strawberry fields.

NEW IN 2017!

  • Smaller class sizes for Tic Tac and Yuki Programs
  • Yuki Freeride Program
  • Kamp Kitsune Adventure trail
  • Niseko Parents program
  • Niseko Morning Private lessons
  • Niseko Lunch Private lessons
  • Beginners package

Smaller class sizes - We are excited to announce that Tic Tac and Yuki program class sizes have been reduced! With a maximum of 5 Tic Tacs and 7 Yukis per instructor, allowing us to better accommodate each child's individual needs. 

Yuki Freeride Program - A specialized program for our experienced Yuki Riders, to further develop their mountain skills. Participants will have the oppurtunity to engage in Terrain Park Progression, Race Gate Training, Beacon and probe practice and more!

Kamp Kitsune Adventure Trail - Try and spot Kitsune, Kamonohashi's cheeky friend, as we explore the bumps, lumps and powder through the trees! Kamp Kitsune adds another exciting Adventure Trail to Hanazono.

Niseko Parent's Program - Niseko Parent's can now join a group program for a reduced price of 5,000 JPY per guardian when their children are registered for the Tic Tac or Yuki Program.

Niseko Morning Private Lesson - Four hours of tuiton allows guests plenty of time to practice in the morning with their instructor, and an 8:30am start ensures guests will be one of the first on the mountain - make the most of the pristine Niseko snow!

Niseko Lunch Private Lesson - Take advantage of quieter slopes and shorter lift lines during the lunchtmie break, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Beginner's Package - Creating a simple booking process for the our first time guests, lessons and rentals can be bundled together in one convenient package. Lessons are conducted on Hanazono's Magic Carpets, removing the need for a lift pass!

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Contact Information

Telephone: +81 (0) 136 21 66 88 
Fax: +81 (0) 136 21 66 57



Group Programs

Key points

  • Meet at Hirafu or Hanazono
  • Lessons conducted at Hanazono
  • All day group and kids lessons are held at the improved HANAZONO learning facility.

Adult group programs:

Kids group programs:

Private Programs

Key Points

  • A fully qualified and experienced instructor all to yourselves!
  • Convenient option of starting from either Hanazono or Hirafu
  • Lessons conducted at Hanazono and Hirafu

Convenient option of starting from either Hanazono or Hirafu Lessons conducted at Hanazono and Hirafu

Adult private programs:

Kids private programs:

Special Offers

NISS Early Bird Campaign:

2017 - 18 Season

NISS Early Bird Campaign:

15% Off Group Lessons!

The 15% Early Bird discount for NISS will be available for the 2017-18

winter season. This campaign will end August 31st, 2017.

Book From: April 18th, 2017 

Book Until: August 31st, 2017

Bookable Dates: December 2nd 2017 – April 8th 2018 (inclusive)


Finding Us


193-6 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, 044-0081 328-1 Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, 044-0082


NISS Hirafu Base

NISS Hirafu is located opposite the Vale hotel, within metres of Family Chair Lift. Meet here for lessons starting in Hirafu and also for the NISS Express Shuttle Service.

Shuttle buses to Hanazono

We've made it hassle free to start your day's group lessons with our NISS Express Shuttle Service from NISS Hirafu direct to HANAZONO. Simply arrive for registration before 9:15am and your instructor will be waiting to assist you with the short 15 minute trip to HANAZONO. Your instructor will provide a short introduction on the way to prepare you for your day's lesson.

We also provide continuous free shuttles throughout the day. Check our access page for more information.

NISS Express Shuttle HANAZONO Shuttle



9:00AM - 9:30AM 3:30PM - 3:45PM 7:50AM - 5:10PM
Every 20 min

Get in Touch

We're friendly and available to chat. Reach out to us anytime and we'll happily answer your questions.

  • Address

    328-1 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
    Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

  • Number

    +81 136 21 66 88

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