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NISS - Adult Programs

A Ski School Where You Can Learn in the Best Environment!

In NISS, we've been making sure our programs are safe and fun, and make everyone from beginners to advanced rider to think "Snow is fun! Snow sports are awesome!"
Another feature of NISS is that our experienced instructors knows the mountains of Niseko well and all of them are snow mountain specialists with international qualifications and solid experience.

Since our guests are usually from all over the world, lessons are often conducted English. This season we offer lessons with instructors who can speak both Japanese and English.

This winter, enjoy a unique program yet exciting program that can only be experienced at the snow paradise Niseko!

2022-23 Winter's NISS Adult's Programs

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NISS Private Lessons are tailored to each guest's individual needs and aspirations. Great time and consideration are taken to carefully match guests with one of our instructors to assist with achieving these goals. Our Private Lesson products are carefully designed with our guests needs in mind; importantly, flexibility in start time, location and lesson length, creating a fully individualized experience. 

Whether guests wish to fast track their progress with intensive tuition or families who want to spend time together, NISS Private Lessons provide a premium service and outstanding opportunity to excel under the watchful and professional guidance of a NISS instructor.


Small Groups

Maximum 6 guests included in pricing - value for money for groups of similar ability

Priority Lift Access

Priority lift access in Hanazono will provide more time to enjoy the mountain

Tuition Flexibility

Lessons available with multilingual instructors in ski, snowboard, adaptive and telemark

Program Duration Price Capacity
Niseko Classic 6 continuous hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10:00am) ¥64,000 ~ * 6 **
Private AM Lesson 10:00am - 12:30pm  ¥38,000 ~ * 6 **
Private PM Lesson 1:30pm - 4:00pm ¥30,000 ~ * 6 **
Hanazono Twilight 4:30pm - 6:30pm (book by 3:00pm on the day of use) Night skiing season ony ¥25,000 6 **
*Variable rate system. You can see the rates on booking screen.
Important remarks

** Due to Covid-19 and lift riding policy:
- We cannot send children to ride the lifts with other patrons
- Therefore the maximum capacity of our private lessons is 3 if the children are aged 9 and under with no adult in lesson

Lunch break time is included within the lesson duration for Niseko Classic

Other information
  • English or Japanese speaking instructors
  • Priority lift access in Hanazono
  • Starting point for the first lesson is Hanazono or Park Hyatt
  • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price
  • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods
  • Customers of intermediate levels and above are recommended to choose a Niseko United lift ticket, as your class can explore the whole Niseko United skiing area during your lesson
  • Rental Equipment can be arranged via Niseko Sports

Faster progress, one on one, with family, or with friends!


Ski Concierge

As standard bearers in the snowsports industry for quality client care, an exceptional new private lesson product was launched last season for NISS guests - Diamond Pro; a personalised on and off snow ski concierge.

Your Diamond Pro is hand selected by a dedicated team to provide a truly unique touch during your holiday. As an expert instructor with a prestigious career spanning the peaks of the world, you will receive quality tuition to reach your on snow aspirations.

First track / Lessons in Rusutsu / Transport / Flexible meeting points....

A new type of service that includes not only ski lessons but also a concierge service.

A low student to instructor ratio, coupled with Niseko's best learning facilities - the NISS Adult Group Program offers progression like no other in Niseko. Group lessons are a wonderful opportunity to refine your own skills and meet and progress with guests with similar goals. Designed as a semi-private lesson; small class sizes allow you to receive the most attention possible, while our level system ensures you learn at a pace that is perfect for you.

Whether it's your first time to snow sports or you are a powder expert, NISS caters for all levels of experience.

Program Duration Price Capacity
Adult Group Lesson (From December 19, 2022) Lunch included** 10:00am - 3:30pm ¥25,000 ~ * 3
*Price varies on the day. You can see the prices on the booking screen
**Lunch coupon for ¥2,000 at Hanazono EDGE restaurant
  • Maximum 3 students per standard group program
  • Registration for Group Lessons at 9:45am at Activity Counter in Hanazono 308, with classes commencing from 10:00am. Late arrivals may not be able to be accommodated
  • Lunch break time is included within the lesson duration
  • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price
    - Rental Equipment can be arranged via Niseko Sports
  • A Grand Hirafu Lift Pass is suitable for Levels 1 - 3. An All Mountain Lift Pass is recommended for Levels 4

With a low student to instructor ratio, the NISS Adult Group program is ideal you build your confidence and skills quickly in a supportive group environment.



NISS Ability Guide

Please use the chart to check your ability level.

Snowboarders Skiers
Level 1 Never Snowboarded/can not stop
Terrain: Flat land and magic carpet
Never skied/can not stop
Terrain: Flat land and magic carpet
Level 2 I can: Control direction/speed with falling leaf
Learning to link heel side and toe side turns
Terrain: HANAZONO bowl
I can: Snowplough glide
Learning to snowplough turn
Terrain: HANAZONO bowl
Level 3 I can: make linked basic turns comfortably on all green terrain
Learning to change turn shape & rhythm and riding switch
Terrain: Green runs, easy reds
I can: Snowplough turn
Learning to ski parallel
Terrain: Green runs, easy reds
Level 4 I can : Make refined turns on all red terrain
Learning carving turns, riding switch and getting a feel for the terrain park
Terrain: Red runs, easy blacks
I can ski : Parallel on all green most reds
Learning to ski parallel on all runs, short turns, easy bumps, intro to powder
Terrain: Red runs, easy blacks
Level 5 *
I can: Snowboard all over the mountain
Strenghtening off piste, powder and terrain park skills
Terrain: Whole mountain
I can ski : Parallel on all over the mountain
Learning to make dynamic short and long turns,fall line bumps and off piste powder
Terrain: Whole mountain
*Level 5 Not available for Group Lessons