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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!

2024-25 Winter's NISS Adult's Programs

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 Holiday Season Peak Season Low Season Capacity
Niseko Classic 6 continuous hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10:00am)
Lunch break time is included within the lesson duration
¥110,000 ¥90,000 ¥80,000 6
Private AM Lesson 10:00am - 12:30pm  (9:00am-11:30am from Nov 30 to Dec 13) ¥85,000 ¥65,000 ¥55,000 6
Private PM Lesson 1:30pm - 4:00pm (12:30pm-3:00pm from Nov 30 to Dec 13) ¥50,000 ¥40,000 ¥40,000 6
Hanazono Twilight 4:30pm - 6:30pm (book by 3:00pm on the day of use) Night skiing season only ¥35,000 ¥32,000 - 6
Other information
  • If you would like to take lessons in other languages, please note this in the request field on the booking page. We will do the best we can to help you.
  • Priority lift access in Hanazono
  • Starting point for the first lesson is Hanazono 308 or Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono.
  • Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the price. (Click here for rentals.)
  • Reservations are essential, especially during holiday 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


Tailored Lessons

Diamond Pro X 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 and transport service available.

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 Holiday Season Peak Season Capacity
Adult Group Lesson (From December 11, 2023) Lunch included 10:00am - 3:30pm ¥35,000 ¥30,000 4
  • Maximum 4 students per standard group program
  • Registration is between 9:15 - 9:45 in Hanazono. Please note that you will not be able to join the lesson if you are late for the meeting.
  • Lunch break time is included within the lesson duration
  • Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the price. (Click here for rentals.)
  • Hanazono/Hirafu Lift Pass is suitable for Levels 1 - 3. 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