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NISS Kid's Programs

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Early Bird Discount on NISS Lessons

Book before August 31st and reviece 15% OFF all standard group lessons for winter 2018-19. Click the picture below for details.

 

NISS Early Bird Specials Hanazono Niseko

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 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.

 

  • Private Lessons Book Now

    NISS Private Lessons are tailored to each guests individual needs and aspirations. Great time and consideration is 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 need 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

    NISS - Adult Private - No Additional Costs

    No Additional Costs


    Maximum 6 guests included in pricing - value for money for groups of similar ability

    Niseko International Snowsports School - Personal Assistance

    Personal Assistance


    Arrange you preferred start time and location, with priority lift access in Hanazono

    NISS - Adult Private - The Choice Is Yours

    Tuition Flexibility


    Lessons available with multilingual instructors in ski, snowboard, adaptive telemark 

    Program Duration Price  
    Niseko Classic 6 hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10am) ¥55,000  
    Niseko Morning 8:30am - 12:30pm ¥45,000  
    Espresso 8:30am - 10:00am ¥19,000  
    Private Lesson AM 10:00am - 12:30pm  ¥32,000  
    Niseko Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm ¥15,000  
    Private Lesson PM 1:30pm - 4:00pm ¥27,000  

    10% surcharge will be added to each private lesson between December 16th to January 5th inclusive and January 27th to February 9th inclusive.
    Private Lesson AM and Espresso only available in Hanazono during the following dates: Dec16th - Jan 5th and Jan 27th - Feb 9th inclusive

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    • Complimentary hot drink & pastry for each guest participating in a Niseko Classic Private Lesson in HANAZONO
    • Flexible starting location of Hanazono or NISS Hirafu Office
    • Prices are all per private lesson. Up to six people at no extra charge.
    • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price.
    • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
    • Private Lessons are available everyday December 2, 2017 - April 8, 2018
    • 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.
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    The Tic Tac Program caters for 3 - 6 year old skiers. Each day is a new and exciting adventure for our little learners and NISS provides the perfect atmosphere to capture their inquisitive minds. A small class size (maximum 5 children per instructor) allows for plenty of one-on-one attention with their instructor, ensuring all children feel welcome and have the opportunity to progress at their own pace.

    The program is structured and timed to provide care and support during the different learning stages in your child's development. Snacks and hot chocolate breaks are an enjoyable part of the ski experience, and a scheduled lunch break ensure all skiers are refreshed on the slopes. Allergies and dietary requirements are also catered for.

    Hanazono's child friendly facilities enable our Tic Tacs to learn and have fun at the same time. With specially designed bathrooms for this age group, magic carpet access for their little legs, and adventure trails for the experienced explorers, our Tic Tacs feel right at home. 

    The Tic Tac Program goes one step further in child-centered lessons! Daily activities of crafts, performances, race day presentations, and story time ensure days are varied and exciting. There is always another adventure just around the corner!

    Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
    Tic Tac Program ¥15,000 ¥28,000 ¥39,000 ¥48,000 ¥55,000
    Tic Tac Extension Rate N/A N/A N/A ¥9,000 ¥9,000
    Tic Tac Beginner Package* ¥16,000 ¥32,000 ¥48,000 N/A N/A

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

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    • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.
    • Please ensure you inform NISS of any special needs or allergies of the child during the booking process.
    • Each child participating in Tic Tac program needs to be toilet trained.
    • For Tic Tac lessons, we require that 3 year old children especially can understand some English.
    • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
    • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price.
    • The Extension Rate is valid only after the completion of more than 3 consecutive days lesson package.
    • After the last lesson of more than 3 days consecutive package, children can have a maximum 24 hour break before returning for additional lessons at the Extension Rate.
    • The minimum age for the Tic Tac Program is 3 years old and all children must be fully toilet trained to participate.
    • Poles are not required for Tic Tac Group Lessons.
    • Meet at Hirafu or HANAZONO
    • Lessons conducted at HANAZONO
    • Registration is from 9:15am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp
    • Pickup is 3:30pm at HANAZONO
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    The Yuki Program is for our 7 - 14 year old skiers and snowboarders. Yuki children love to be challenged, therefore the program is designed to promote learning in an engaging and safe environment. Participants will have an action packed day as they explore, ride and discover Mt. Niseko-Annupuri.

    A small class size (maximum 7 children per instructor) provides the opportunity for more personalized feedback for each child, while still maintaining a great group atmosphere with like-minded children. Under the care and guidance of our experienced instructors, there is plenty of opportunity for adventure whilst also obtaining the essential skills of skiing and snowboarding to progress.

    Lunch is an important part of the program, allowing our children time to refuel and get to know their group of friends! Level 1 - 3 stop by the Hanazono Base for a 308 restaurant prepared lunch and Healthy Lunch for Active Kids Salad Bar, then try their luck with Ping Pong, Uno or Jenga Battles. Level 4 - 5 visit King Bell Restaurant on mountain with a selection of meal options, before continuing their exploration of the mountain.

    To evolve with the ever growing needs of our participants, the Yuki Program offers a Beginner Package and Advanced Freeride Program to cater for all ability levels - the challenge of learning new skills never stops!

    Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
    Yuki Program ¥15,000 ¥28,000 ¥39,000 ¥48,000 ¥55,000
    Yuki Extension Rate N/A N/A N/A ¥9,000 ¥9,000
    Yuki Beginner Package* ¥16,000 ¥32,000 ¥48,000 N/A N/A
    Yuki Freeride Program ¥15,000 ¥30,000 ¥45,000 ¥60,000 ¥75,000

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

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    • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.
    • Yuki children can switch between ski and snowboard lessons at no extra cost during a multi-day lesson package. Parents must advise NISS staff if their children will change disciplines. Changes are subject to availability.
    • Please ensure you inform NISS of any special needs or allergies of the child during the booking process.
    • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
    • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price.
    • An All Mountain Lift Pass is recommended for Levels 4 and 5. A Grand Hirafu Lift Pass is suitable for Levels 1-3.
    • The Extension Rate is valid only after the completion of more than 3 consecutive days lesson package.
    • After the last lesson of 3 days consecutive package, children can have a maximum 24 hour break before returning for additional lessons at the Extension Rate.
    • The minimum age for the Yuki Program is 7 years old. Children in the program must be at least 7 years old on the first day of their lessons.
    • Poles are not required for Levels 1-3.
    • Meet at Hirafu or HANAZONO
    • Registration is from 9:45am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp
    • Pickup is 3:30pm at HANAZONO
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    The Yuki Program offers an engaging opportunity in snowsports, and the children continue to return year after year. To continue to care for riders who have reached a high level of experience, the Yuki Freeride Program was born - A specialised program for our advanced Yuki Riders, looking to further develop their mountain skills.

    The Program is specifically designed for children who are a Level 5 ski or snowboard standard, and are ready to focus of specific areas of progression. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in:

    • Terrain Park Progression - Just as the Hanazono Park grows throughout the season, NISS instructors are able to assist to build a child's park portfolio. Learning key park skills under the experienced eyes of our instructors ensure children learn correct progression, to further advance their tricks!
    • Freeriding - A chance to put the famous 'Japow' to the test, we love nothing more than exploring the trees and off piste to develop our freeride skills.
    • Race and Gate Training - Significant discipline and precision is required by racers to maintain control in course, and is a fun challenge to have against your instructor!
    • Beacon and Probe Practice - As the backcountry becomes more popular among the snow sport community, teaching snow safety and rescue becomes vital to our children's education. NISS will support your children's love of snow sports and the understanding to enjoy the mountain safely.
    • Snowshoeing - Some of the best terrain needs hiking to be reached, what better time to practice using snowshoes than with a NISS instructor.
    Program 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
    Yuki Freeride ¥15,000 ¥30,000 ¥45,000 ¥60,000 ¥75,000
     

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    • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.
    • Yuki children can switch between ski and snowboard lessons at no extra cost during a multi-day lesson package. Parents must advise NISS staff if their children will change disciplines. Changes are subject to availability.
    • Please ensure you inform NISS of any special needs or allergies of the child during the booking process.
    • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
    • Lift tickets and rental equipment are not included in the lesson price.
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    New to snow sports? Welcome to the excitement of winter activites! 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 snow sport lessons.

    In one easy booking, your first timer lessons and rental equipment will be secured for you 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.

    Program Duration Price
    Tic Tac Beginner Package* (3 - 6 years) 10:00am - 3:30pm

    ¥16,000 / maximum 3 days 

    Yuki Beginner Package* (7 - 14 years) 10:00am - 3:30pm

    ¥16,000 / maximum 3 days

    Adult Beginner Package* (15 years + ) 10:00am - 3:30pm

    ¥18,000 / maximum 3 days

    *Exclusion dates - 16th December 2018 to 5th January 2019 and 27th January to 9th February 2019
    Guests must start in Level 1 on first day of product. Progress to a maximum of level 3 by the third day
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    • Product includes full day group lesson provided by NISS, mid-range rental equipment, jacket and pants, 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
    • Please consult your instructor daily regarding lift pass requirements
    • Exclusion Dates : 17th to 31st December 2017 and 11th to 25th February 2018
    • Early Bird Discounts not available.

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

Get in Touch

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  • 328-36 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho
    Abuta-Gun, Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

  • Activity Bookings - +81 (0)136 21 66 88
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