NISS Kid's Programs

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NISS Kids Programs

NISS is a creative Kids Snowsports School; we are dedicated to ensuring each child leaves Niseko with a passion for snow sports. Our inspired instructors are equipped with the tools needed to pass on their passion to the future of the snowsports industry.

NISS offers two age defined children's programs - Tic TacGalaxy for 3 - 6 year olds (skiing only) and Yuki Galaxy for 7 - 14 year olds (skiing and snowboarding). These are designed to provide a safe, structured learning environment that is fun and engaging at all times. 

The Hanazono facilities are specifically built to meet the requirements of each age group - only in Hanazono will you find bathrooms designed for 3 - 6 year olds!

We offer small boutique class sizes allowing the progression of each child to be carefully monitored from first timers to all mountain freeriders.

PROGRAMS ABILITY GUIDE

NISS - Kids Passport

NISS Kids Passport


Tracks goals, activities and adventures of your child's time at NISS.

NISS - Lunch at 308

Lunch


Private Kids Zones at the Hanazono Base, catering for allergies and dietary requirements

NISS - Hanazono Learning Areas

Learning Areas


The best equipped and safest place in Niseko for children to learn and improve.

NISS - Hanazono Magic Carpets

Magic Carpets


A total of three magic carpets – vital for your child's learning and comfort.

NISS - Hanazono Trails

Fun & Exciting Trails


Strawberry Bells and Kamp Kitsune adventure trails, beginner terrain park and snow play areas.

NISS - Kamonohashi Ride

Kamonohashi Ride


Transports NISS kids to the higher reaches of the beginner slopes, opening more fun places to learn.

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Introducing: Galaxy of Kidz

The new kids' activity center at Hanazono - a world for children to have the ultimate freedom to play and investigate in a safe and challenging environment. The next level of exploration, the Galaxy of Kidz encompasses diverse areas to spark the curious minds of all children. 10 climbing walls (up to 5 metres) are self belayed, promoting proud independence. A floating adventure trail connected by a cloud climb and net playground launches explorers into the atmosphere. Even our little astronauts can join in the excitement with a toddler's net ball pit! Children participating in the Tic Tac Galaxy and Yuki Galaxy Group Programs will also have access to the Galaxy of Kidz during their lessons with NISS.

3,000 JPY / per child for 1 hour of play

 

The HANAZONO Shield
by Trek TrackChildren holding Hanazono Shield dedevice

NISS introduces The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK for the 2018/19 Winter. The latest in GPS Location and Tracking Technology, this system is the first of its kind in the Snowsports Industry in Asia. The ultimate protection and safety available for your family, The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK will be a prominent feature of NISS children’s lessons.

Hanazono Shield by Trek Track devices

 

TREK TRACK technology provides comprehensive mountain coverage of the Niseko United Resorts in 3D mapping, with each child’s location accessible in pinpoint accuracy through real-time tracking. In case of an emergency, The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK allows for immediate response time and assistance on the scene with all live information accessible by Ski Patrol and NISS.

A NISS staff checking the GPS tracking 3D map

 

Safety is of utmost priority for your children while in our care. The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK gives you, the parents, peace of mind as your child experiences learning and adventure in the mountains within a safe and controlled environment.

FINDING US

Niseko International Snowsports School - Finding Us

FREE HANAZONO SHUTTLE

HIRAFU HANAZONO
7:50AM - 5:00PM (approx. every 20 min.)


NISS KID'S EXPRESS

 193-6 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, 044-0081

HIRAFU HANAZONO
 8:30AM - 9:15AM

HANAZONO  HIRAFU
3:45PM - 4:00PM

SHUTTLE BUSES TO HANAZONO

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.

NISS HIRAFU BASE

The NISS 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.

GUEST REVIEWS

Marion Wotton, Hong Kong

The kids had a great time at their NISS Tic Tac and Yuki lessons. They looked forward to ski school and clearly had a lot of fun. Their confidence on snow improved and they were super keen and excited to show us all they had learned by the end of the week - happily taking us on a guided tour of the pistes on our final 'family ski day' of the week.

Shirley Sun, China

Have been taking lessons with NISS for 2 years, including X’mas and CNY holiday. Very good coaches here, Trevor, Jerome, Sara, they all have very good skills and are patient. The kids love them!

NG POH LI, Singapore

This is our second time returning for the ski lessons. (Private group). We had the first ski lesson 3 years ago and were very happy with the coach, Shintaro. He is able to explain well to the children and they love him. He is a very nice and friendly coach. So nice of him to take photos of the kids during their ski lessons and share them with us. We will definitely be back again to look for him.

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