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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!

2021-22 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.

PRIVATE LESSON HIGHLIGHTS

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) ¥60,000 6 *
Private Lesson AM 10:00am - 12:30pm  ¥35,000 6 *
Private Lesson PM 1:30pm - 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

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.

Program Duration Price Capacity
Diamond Pro Full Day** 8:30am - 4:00pm ¥90,000 6 *
Diamond Pro AM 9:00am - 12:00am ¥50,000 6 *
Diamond Pro PM 1:00pm - 4:00pm ¥50,000 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 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.

  

  

NISS Ability Guide

Please use the chart to check your child's 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

What we usually have available...

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

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

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

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