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NISS - Adult Programs

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NISS offers a variety of adult programs that can fulfill the needs of all snowsports enthusiasts. With personalized Private Lessons, the smallest group lessons ratios in Niseko, a Women's Specialist Program (The Powder Room) and coupled with Hanazono's premium learning facilities; NISS provides progression like no other.


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  • The Powder Room - A Women's Program Book Now

    The Powder Room is a specially designed program for women to broaden their skills and knowledge of snow sports under the guidance of the top NISS female instructors. Not an ordinary lesson, The Powder Room is 3 full days of excitement, with other females who share the same passion of the mountains. 

    NISS - Adult Private - No Additional Costs

    Smaller Class Sizes

    Maximum 6 students per class. You will learn with other female classmates in a supportive environment under the guidance of our female coaches.

    Niseko International Snowsports School - Tailor Instruction

    Tailored Instruction

    We cater the needs for each individual - from first timer to mountaineers looking for backcountry experiences. Students will be divided into groups based on their levels.

    NISS - Powder Room - Free Snacks

    Free Snacks

    Complimentary hot drink and pastry is served at HANAZONO 308 every morning prior to the start of lessons.

    Catering for all abilities, The Powder Room is perfect for those sliding on snow for the first time to the mountaineers preparing for backcountry experiences. Our program offers consistency, with all participants starting their journey together. Bond and progress through 3 days of professional instruction and leave feeling more confident, with lasting memories of conquering the mountain! 

    40,000 JPY / Person for 3 Days

     Exclusion dates - 16th December 2018 to 5th January 2019 and 27th January to 9th February 2019


    10% OFF Kids Programs!

    Powder Room participants will receive 10% OFF Kids Programs for their children. This discount applies to group Tic Tac and Yuki programs and applies to all children in the family!

    • Start on Tuesday every week - from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
    • Exclusion dates: Dec 16th, 2018 - Jan 5th, 2019 and Jan 27th - Feb 9th, 2019
    • Registration from 9:45 am each day, start with a free coffee and pastry at 308 cafe. 
    • 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
    • Minimum of two per group to operate. In the event that we are unable to run your session, we reserve the right to include you into one of our regular groups or offer you a full refund. 


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.


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


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

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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