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NISS Kid's Programs

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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 Tac Program for 3 - 6 year olds (skiing only) and Yuki Program 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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GUEST REVIEWS

Kate, Thailand

NISS was the second ski school we tried in Niseko for our 4 year old daughter, and it was the best. They have a varied program for the kids and best of all, the snowmobile that pulls the inflatable boat with the kids inside. I also liked that there was not a TV playing movies for the kids in their play area. Stories are read, there's coloring and hot cocoa. I feel like it's the best learning environment for kids in Niseko. She'll be back this year for another 5 days!

John, Australia

NISS provide an excellent service teaching kids how to ski. The drop off in Hirafu is easy, early (allowing adults to hit the slopes without waiting around) and well organised. The kids get ample breaks and plenty of food. The quality of the lessons were good and each of the kids made good progress over the course of a week. The facilities at Hanazono are perfect for kids and the NISS transfer allows easy access to this part of Niseko.

Kat, South Korea

Our son has a week of lessons at Niss every year and he loves it! It has been great for his skills and confidence and its comforting to know that unlike many other ski schools for young children, it's a very tight ship, highly organised and very safe. The great lunches and hot chocolates are always appreciated.

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