Niseko International Snowsports School

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Niseko International Snowsports School

NISS believes in creating lifelong memories for you and your family. We are passionate about the mountains and all Niseko has to offer. Our instructors are inspired to teach and pass on their knowledge to you, making snow sports an activity for all to enjoy!

NISS has proudly been providing snow sports lessons in Niseko for 15 years. As an official resort operated snowsports school, NISS is able to conduct lessons throughout the four Niseko United Resorts. Group Programs meet in Hanazono, before exploring the most appropriate terrain for the day. Private Lessons offer a flexible starting location of Hanazono or Hirafu. Our skilled instructors and wide range of services allow us to accommodate every guests' needs and aspirations; whether novice to expert, child or adult, skier or snowboarder - come and create your memories with NISS!

Niseko International Snowsports School - Dedicated Facilities


The Hanazono Bowl, accessed by three magic carpets and a unique Kamo Ride, is the perfect location for all learners

Niseko International Snowsports School - Multilanguage


NISS instructors hail from all corners of the globe; allowing them to teach in your preferred language

Niseko International Snowsports School - Designed for you


We continue to work hard to further understand our guests, and develop new or updated aspects each season


NISS Beginner's Package

The Beginner's Package is a super convenient and easy package that bundles beginner group lessons and equipment rentals with Niseko Sports in one simple booking.

The HANAZONO Shield by Trek Track - NISS GPS tracking

New for the 2018-19 winter, Hanazono has introduced The Hanazono Shield by Trek Track. The latest in GPS location and tracking technology, this system is the first of its kind in the snowsports industry in Asia.

New Programs for Niseko International Snowsports School


  • Niseko Parents Program
  • Beginner Package
  • Yuki Freeride Program
  • Kamp Kitsune Adventure Trail
  • Reduced class sizes


The HANAZONO Shield by Trek Track Kids happily holding Hanazono Shield devices

NISS introduces The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK for the 2018/19 Winter. The latest in GPS Location and Tracking Technology, this system is the first of its kind in the Snowsports Industry in Asia. The ultimate protection and safety available for your family, The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK will be a prominent feature of NISS children’s lessons.


hanazono shield by treck track GPS device


TREK TRACK technology provides comprehensive mountain coverage of the Niseko United Resorts in 3D mapping, with each child’s location accessible in pinpoint accuracy through real-time tracking. In case of an emergency, The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK allows for an immediate response time and assistance on scene with all live information accessible by Ski Patrol and NISS.


NISS staff checking the locations of the children taking ski lessons with 3D map by Trek Track


Safety is of utmost priority for your children while in our care. The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK gives you, the parents, peace of mind as your child experiences learning and adventure in the mountains within a safe and controlled environment.


Niseko International Snowsports School - Finding Us


7:50AM - 5:00PM (approx. every 20 min.)


 193-6 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, 044-0081

 8:30AM - 9:15AM

3:45PM - 4:00PM


Hanazono offers a free shuttle service throughout the Hirafu Village. Available from 7:50am - 5:00pm, guests can board at a convenient bus stop closest to their accommodation. View a detailed map here.


The Hirafu Base is located opposite the Vale Hotel, within metres of the Family Chair Lift. Meet here for lessons starting in Hirafu and also for the NISS Kid's Express Shuttle Service - a private Kid's Only Service for children registered in the Tic Tac or Yuki Program.


Tihana, Hong Kong

Amazing ski instructors. Kids absolutely enjoyed skiing and learned a lot in just a few days.

Fiona, Australia

My 3 boys and I had a group private snowboarding lesson. Our instructor, Billy, was fantastic. He was prompt, really friendly, great with the kids, and very patient!

Tammy, Australia

Fantastic...Totally professional ski school teachers are awesome with the little ones. Seems to be the same teachers each year... This school is the reason we love it in Hirafu!

Get in Touch

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

  • 328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
    Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

  • Activity Bookings - +81 (0)136 21 66 88
    Resort Information - +81 (0)136 23 01 03

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