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PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

During 2020-21 winter season, NISS offers private programs designed to fit this Covid-19 affected period, yet still fulfill the needs of all snowsports enthusiasts. With personalized Private Lessons coupled with Hanazono's premium learning facilities; NISS provides progression like no other.

*In order to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19, NISS Group Programs will be suspended during the 20-21 season.

  • Private Lessons

    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.

    PRIVATE LESSON HIGHLIGHTS


    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

    Dates of Operation: December 5, 2020 – April 11, 2021

    ProgramDurationPriceCapacity
    Niseko Classic **6 continuous hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10:00am)¥60,000 6 *
    Private Lesson AM10:00am - 12:30pm ¥35,000 6 *
    Private Lesson PM1:30pm - 4:00pm¥30,000 6 *
    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
  • Ski Concierge

    Diamond Pro, 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. A wealth of knowledge of Niseko allows your Diamond Pro to thoughtfully curate further elements of your stay; local cuisine recommendations and an opportunity to explore the surrounding area. An elegant service for all our valued guests, Hanazono Niseko is the leader in luxury snow experiences.

    Dates of Operation: December 5, 2020 – April 11, 2021

    ProgramDurationPriceCapacity
    Diamond Pro Full Day**8:30am - 4:00pm¥90,0006 *
    Diamond Pro AM9:00am - 12:00am¥50,0006 *
    Diamond Pro PM1:00pm - 4:00pm¥50,0006 *
    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 Diamond Pro

    Other information
    • English or Japanese speaking instructors
    • Complimentary hot drink & pastry for each guest participating 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.

New! Diamond Pro
Ski Concierge

People taking a ski lesson with Diamond Pro

As standard bearers in the snowsports industry for quality client care, an exceptional new private lesson product is available 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.

FINDING US

Niseko International Snowsports School - Finding Us

FREE HANAZONO SHUTTLE

HIRAFU HANAZONO
8:00am - 5:10pm (approx. every 30 min.)


*HANAZONO shuttle bus services may decrease the number of regular departures or suspend operation due to weather conditions.

SHUTTLE BUSES TO HANAZONO

Hanazono offers a free shuttle service covering the entire Upper Hirafu village. Available from 8:00am - 5:10pm, guests can board at a convenient bus stop closest to their accommodation. View a detailed map here.

GUEST REVIEWS

Jane, Great Britain

Professional instructor who kept the lesson fun and at a level appropriate to our abilities. Given advice that has directly helped improve my skiing.

Vivian, Singapore

NISS is a great school. NISS is based out of Hanazono, which has less crowded slopes that are quite good for beginners learning to snowboard. Also has a large dedicated magic carpet area that is excellent for beginners.

Mellisa, China

Friendly staff, centrally located, small group sizes

ABILITY GUIDE

Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 1

Level 1

For Snowboarders

  • Never Snowboarded/can not stop
  • Terrain: Flat land and magic carpet

For Skiers

  • Never skied/can not stop
  • Terrain: Flat land and magic carpet
Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 2

For Snowboarders

  • I can: Control direction/speed with falling leaf
  • Learning to link heel side and toe side turns
  • Terrain: HANAZONO bowl

For Skiers

Level 2

  • I can: Snowplough glide
  • Learning to snowplough turn
  • Terrain: HANAZONO bowl
Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 2
Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 3

Level 3

For Snowboarders

  • 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

For Skiers

  • I can: Snowplough turn
  • Learning to ski parallel
  • Terrain: Green runs, easy reds
Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 4

For Snowboarders

  • 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

For Skiers

Level 4

  • 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
Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 4
Niseko International Snowsports School - Level 5

Level 5

For Snowboarders

  • I can: Snowboard all over the mountain
  • Strenghtening off piste, powder and terrain park skills
  • Terrain: Whole mountain

For Skiers

  • 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

What more we usually have

These programs are NOT available this season

Here we place the description of the classes so you can see what what will be on offer again in the future to consider your next trip!

With smallest number pf people in a class, NISS offers high standard group lessons in normal times.

  • Adult Group Programs (15+) - NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2020-21 SEASON

    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 5 level system ensures you learn at a pace that is perfect for you.

    Starting in Hanazono at 10:00am, guests can choose a morning or full day lesson, allowing for flexibility in their holiday. 

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

    • Maximum 5 students per standard group program
    • No maximum class size for Niseko Parents
    • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days
    • Registration for Adult Group Lessons is on snow in Hanazono from 9:45am with classes commencing from 10:00am. Late arrivals may not be able to be accommodated
    • Guests can switch between ski and snowboard lessons at no extra cost during a multi-day lesson package. Please advise NISS staff if you will change disciplines. Changes are subject to availability
    • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price
    • A Grand Hirafu Lift Pass is suitable for Levels 1 - 3. An All Mountain Lift Pass is recommended for Levels 4 and 5
    • Rental Equipment can be arranged via Niseko Sports
    • The Extension Rate is valid only after the completion of a 2 or more multi-day lesson package. After the last lesson of the 2 or more day package, guests can have a maximum 24 hour break before returning for additional lessons at the Extension Rate
  • Beginner Package - NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2020-21 SEASON

    New to snow sports? Welcome to the excitement of winter activities! To help you achieve your goals and create wonderful memories of your holiday, NISS has partnered with Niseko Sports to provide you a hassle free and relaxed introduction to rentals and snowsports lessons.

    In one easy booking, your first timer lessons and rental equipment will be secured for your or the whole family! Collect your equipment from 3pm the day prior at any Niseko Sports store then, check in at the Hanazono Activities Desk by 9:45am the day of your lesson to meet your NISS instructor. Equipment rental includes skis or a snowboard, boots, jacket, pants, and a helmet. 

    • Product includes full day group lesson provided by NISS, mid-range rental equipment, and a helmet.
    • Product can be booked for a maximum of 3 days. Further lessons and rentals are required to be arranged separately via NISS and Niseko Sports
    • Guests must begin their first day of the package in level 1. Guests are able to progress to a maximum of level 3 during 3 days
    • Lift tickets are not included in the lesson price and must be arranged prior to the start of the first lesson
    • Maximum 5 students per standard group program
    • Registration for Adult Group Lessons is on snow in Hanazono from 9:45am with classes commencing from 10:00am. Late arrivals may not be able to be accommodated
  • Niseko Parents - NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2020-21 SEASON

    Enjoy your time on the snow with other like-minded parents! With any children booked into the Tic Tac Galaxy or Yuki Galaxy program, parents now have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed group lesson for a fraction of the cost.

    At 10am, after sign in for the children's programs, meet your instructor on the 2nd floor of Hanazono EDGE for a hot beverage before hitting the slopes at 10:30am with guests of similar ability. It is a fantastic way to connect with other families while on holiday, explore and gain confidence in the resort while receiving assistance from a qualified instructor. 

    • Maximum of 2 parents per family
    • Only parents with children in the Tic Tac or Yuki program are eligible to join the program
    • Available for Ski or Snowboard
    • Meet from 10am on the 2nd floor of Hanazono EDGE for a hot drink
    • Lesson on snow from 10:30am - 12:00pm
    • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price
    • A Grand Hirafu Lift Pass is suitable for Levels 1 - 3. An All Mountain Lift Pass is recommended for Levels 4 and 5
    • Rental Equipment can be arranged via Niseko Sports
    • Group abilities will be divided into green, red and black with no cap on group size