NISS Kid's Programs

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​​​​​NISS operation schedule has shortened

Please see the tables below. Thank you for your understanding.

Dates of Operation
Group Lessons December 7, 2019 ~ March 15, 2020
Private Lessons December 7, 2019 ~ March 29, 2020

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.


NISS - Kids Passport

NISS Kids Passport

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

NISS - Lunch at 308


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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  • Beginner Package Book Now

    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 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

    ¥20,000 per day / maximum 3 days 

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

    ¥20,000 per day / maximum 3 days

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

    ¥20,000 per day / maximum 3 days

    *Exclusion dates - 15th December to 4th January and 19th January to 1st February.
    Guests must start in Level 1 on first day of product. Progress to a maximum of level 3 by the third day

    The Extension Rate is not applicable for the Beginner's Package.


    • 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 : Dec 15th to Jan 4th and Jan 19th to Feb 1st
    • Early Bird Discounts not available.


Advanced Bookings Highly Recommended

Simply book online clicking the BOOK NOW button, call us or visit our activity desks for bookings!
Find the contact details and hours HERE.

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


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.


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 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.


Renai Vasta, Australia

Our 4 children had a private lesson and Eric was the instructor for both days. Just wanted to say how wonderful he was with the kids. Very patient, caring and fun and he made the parents feel comfortable to leave them as they were in great hands. When the weather turned and the kids were too cold to go on the ski lift, Eric had a back up plan and still made the afternoon enjoyable. Top effort Eric!

Cat Tang, Hong Kong

Both Tic Tac and Yuki are excellent for kids! Our 3 kids love NISS program, their instructors are very professional and caring. I would like to thank Michael, Adam, Veronica, Alex Jak, Mark (and a few more instructors who I can’t remember their names) for their excellent coaching and patience to my kids. They always want to come back and have more lessons! I would also like to thank Jan for his excellent coaching for my private lesson!

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.


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