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NISS Kid's Programs

NISS Kid's Programs

Learn creatively through snow sports!

NISS is a creative 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.

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

HANAZONO OFFERS KIDS ONLY PRIVATE LESSONS!

Rare in the area, Hanazono can take your kids to learn by themselves with our instructors!
This season, though there are no usual group lessons available in Hanazono, we have dedicated our private lessons to be custom made for kids only, family including kids, adults only, or friends.
In this page, we introduce you our two types of private lessons and price variation.

Our expert instructors have skills to adjust each lesson depending on the level and the member of each private group, lessons are programmed to suit for kids only, family, or friends.

Why You Should Choose NISS Kid's Programs

Learning Areas

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

Magic Carpets

A total of three magic carpets – vital for learning with comfort.

Fun & Exciting Trails

Strawberry Bells and Kamp Kitsune adventure trails, beginner terrain park and snow play areas, great for group of kids.

2022 -23 Winter's NISS Kid's Programs

Click the course type and see the details and prices.

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

Small Groups

Share the lesson will family and friends, maximum capacity up to 6 guests depending on the ages in a group

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

Extra Protection

Introducing the real time GPS Location and Tracking Technology, this system will offer the ultimate protection and safety available for your family. Learn more about it HERE.

Pricing

Program Duration Price Capacity
Niseko Classic 6 continuous hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10:00am) ¥64,000 ~ * 6 **
Private AM Lesson 10:00am - 12:30pm  ¥38,000 ~ * 6 **
Private PM Lesson 1:30pm - 4:00pm ¥30,000 ~ * 6 **
Hanazono Twilight 4:30pm - 6:30pm (book by 3:00pm on the day of use) Night skiing season ony ¥25,000 6 **
*Variable rate system. You can see the rates on booking screen.
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
  • 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.

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.

First track / Lessons in Rusutsu / Transport / Flexible meeting points....


NISS Kid's Group Programs

NISS offers two age defined children's programs - Tic Tac Galaxy 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. 

NISS Kids Passport

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

Lunch

Private Kids Zones at the Hanazono Base, catering for allergies and dietary requirements. ( Dedicated kids kitchen operation not confirmed for 2022-23 )

Extra Protection

Introducing the real time GPS Location and Tracking Technology, this system will offer the ultimate protection and safety available for your family. Learn more about it HERE.

The Tic Tac Galaxy 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 3 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 Galaxy 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!

Program Duration Price Capacity
Tic Tac Galaxy 6 continuous hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10:00am) TBC for 2022-23 * 3
*Variable rate system. You can see the rates on booking screen.
  • Please ensure you inform NISS of any special needs or allergies of the child during the booking process.
  • Each child participating in Tic Tac Galaxy 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 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 HANAZONO
  • Lessons conducted at HANAZONO
  • Registration is from 9:45am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp
  • Pickup is 3:30pm at HANAZONO

Bookings for group lessons for 2022-23 coming soon.

The Yuki Galaxy 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 3 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. (Lunch operation for 2022-23 is TBC)

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

Program Duration Price Capacity
Yuki Tac Galaxy 6 continuous hours with a flexible start time (8:30am - 10:00am) TBC for 2022-23 * 3
*Variable rate system. You can see the rates on booking screen.
  • 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 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

Bookings for group lessons for 2022-23 coming soon.


NISS Kid's 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

The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRAK

Safer winter sports experience with real-time GPS location tracking system

The Hanazono Shield by TREK TRACK, is 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.

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.

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.