Ski School - Kids Programs

NISS is a creative Kids Snowsports School; we offer a progressive instruction program with various themes throughout the week for all levels of ability. The HANAZONO magic carpets and dedicated areas make for a superior learning environment in Niseko. The outdoor HANAZONO facilities, positioned directly in front of HANAZONO 308 have been carefully designed to make learning and progression fun for kids for days on end. All Tic Tac Program MAX 5 and Yuki Programs MAX 7 are inclusive of a great lunch (prepared by our own chef) at HANAZONO 308.

Tic Tac Group (Ages 3-6)Yuki Group (Ages 7-14) Yuki Freeride Program Private lessons (Ages 3-14) Beginner's Package Niseko Parent's Program

 

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 sheltered magic carpets – vital for your child's learning and comfort.

NISS - Hanazono Trails

Fun & Exciting Trails

All new Strawberry Bells adventure trails, beginner terrain park and snow-play areas.

NISS - Lunch at 308

Lunch

Dedicated kids eating areas within HANAZONO 308, with meals specially prepared by our own chef.

NISS - Kids Passport

NISS Kids Passport

Tracks daily and yearly all the goals, activities and adventures of your child's time at NISS.

NISS - Kamonohashi Ride

Kamonohashi Ride

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

Tic Tac Program

Tic Tac Program is pure fun for little skiers, whether it's their first time or they can already ski. Your child will be taught under the safety of a qualified NISS instructor who ensures they receive the best guidance in learning whilst under our care. Classes are limited to a maximum of 5 participants.

  • Meet at Hirafu or HANAZONO
  • Lessons conducted at HANAZONO
  • Registration for Tic Tac 3 to 6 year old programs is from 9:15am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp
  • Pickup is 3:30pm at HANAZONO
Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
All Day 
(10:00am ~ 3:30pm)
¥15,000 ¥28,000 ¥39,000 ¥48,000 ¥55,000
Day Extension rate
(per additional day)
N/A N/A N/A ¥9,000 ¥9,000
Tic Tac beginners package* ¥16,000 ¥32,000 ¥48,000 N/A N/A

* Exclusion dates - 17th to 31st December 2017 and 11th to 25th February 2018

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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.

Yuki Programs

The Yuki programs are action packed learning for kids, they will explore, ride and learn all that Niseko and HANAZONO have to offer. The full day with our instructor ensures there is time to have fun, whilst obtaining the essential skills of skiing and boarding in a safe learning environment under expert supervision.

Yuki lunches utilize our 308 kitchen and a dedicated dining area at HANAZONO. Yuki kids can also be found to have a great on-mountain dining experience with our great relationship with the King Bell restaurant. Classes are limited to a maximum of 7 participants (between ages 7 and 14).

  • Meet at Hirafu or HANAZONO
  • Lessons conducted at HANAZONO
  • Registration for Yuki Kids 7 to 14 year old programs is from 9:45am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp
  • Pickup is 3:30pm at HANAZONO
Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
All Day 
(10:00am ~ 3:30pm)
¥15,000 ¥28,000 ¥39,000 ¥48,000 ¥55,000
Day Extension rate
(per additional day)
N/A N/A N/A ¥9,000 ¥9,000
Yuki beginners 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 - 17th to 31st December 2017 and 11th to 25th February 2018

**only available -17th to 31st December 2017 and 11th to 25th February 2018

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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.

Yuki Freeride Program

Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
All Day 
(10:00am ~ 3:30pm)
¥15,000 ¥30,000 ¥45,000 ¥60,000 ¥75,000
  • A specialized program designed specifically for our Yuki Riders who are at level 4 or 5 and are looking to further develop their mountain skills 
  • Terrain Park Progressions - Learning key park skills under the experienced eyes of our instructors ensures children learn correct progression - enhanching their tricks!
  • Freeriding - An Introduction to powder riding. Your childs first taste of off piste and tree runs with a focus on developing backcountry confidence
  • Race and Gate training - teaching the significant discipline and precision required by racers to maintain control whilst adding a fun challenge to the day
  • Beacon and Probe practice - Your child will learn the basics of snow safety and backcounty gear usage in a fun and informative environmen
  • Snowshoeing - The best terrain often requires hiking in, here your child will practice using snowshoes to traverse flat powder terrain 
  • Only available between 17-31st December 2017 and 11-25th February 2018

Private Lessons

Kids learn by having fun. The kids specialist private lesson is designed to accelerate a child's learning ability to ski or ride with the perfect combination of fun, technique and safety. Our instructors are focused on delivering quality results by utilising a range of special tools and entertaining teaching aides in a fun environment.

  • Convenient option of starting from either Hirafu or HANAZONO
  • Lessons conducted at HANAZONO and Hirafu
Program Type Duration Price Notes

A Half Day Private Lesson

AM 2.5 hours ¥32,000 10:00am –12:30pm
PM 2.5 hours ¥27,000 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Niseko Classic Day   6 hours ¥55,000 6 continuous hours, choice of location & start time

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  • 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.
  • 10% surcharge will be added to each private lesson between December 17th - December 31st inclusive and February 11th-February 25th inclusive

Beginner's Package

This package is specially designed for first time skiers and boarders. Equipment rentals and group lessons are bundled in one affordable package. 

  • By booking the NISS Beginner's Package you are saving over 25% compared to booking separately.
  • Rental pickups from Hanazono only on the day of the lesson
  • Program includes full day group lesson, Mid-range rental equipment and helmet.
  • Product can be bookied 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
NISEKO BEGINNERS PACKAGE
Program Adult Child
Rate ¥18,000 / day ¥16,000 / day

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Niseko Parent's Program

Enjoy your time on the snow with other like-minded parents. Parents can now join an Adult group program for a reduced price of 5,000 JPY / per parent when your children are booked into a Tic Tac or Yuki program! 

  • Maximum of 2 parents per family
  • Only Parents with children in the Tic Tac or Yuki Program are eligibe to join the program
  • Available for Ski or Snowboard
  • Meet from 10am at 308 cafe for a hot drink and a pastry
  • Lesson on snow from 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Lift tickets and equipment rental are not included in the lesson price 
  • Group abilities will be divided into green, red and black with no cap on group size

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What to Expect

What level is my child at NISS?

Skiing and riding is about having fun – and being safe while doing it. This guide will help you understand your child's skiing and snowboarding ability and what level to sign them up for.

LEVEL 1
SKIERS SNOWBOARDERS
I've never skied/cannot stop - let's go! I've never snowboarded/cannot stop - let's go!
LEVEL 2
SKIERS SNOWBOARDERS
I can snowplough glide and am learning to snowplough turn. I can control direction/speed by falling leaf and am learning to link heel and toe side turns.
LEVEL 3
SKIERS SNOWBOARDERS
I can snowplough turn and am learning to ski parallel. I can make linked turns on all green terrain and am learning to change turn shape and rhythm.
LEVEL 4
SKIERS SNOWBOARDERS
I can ski on all green, most reds and am learning parallel, short turns, easy bumps and powder. I can make refined turns on all red terrain and am learning carving turns, riding switch.
LEVEL 5
SKIERS SNOWBOARDERS
I can ski parallel all over the mountain and am learning to make dynamic turns, fall line bumps and powder. I can snowboard all over the mountain and strengthening off-piste, powder and terrain park skills.

What does my child need for a lesson?

  • Lift Pass - We recommend you provide your child with a lift ticket regardless of their level, children under the age of 7 can receive a free ticket when accompanied by a parent (A 1,000yen deposit is required).
  • Equipment - To make the experience easy and fun, please ensure your child is familiar and comfortable with their ski/snowboard equipment. Rentals are available from Niseko Sports outlets in Hirafu and HANAZONO.
  • Clothing - Dress your child in base, mid and outer layers to prepare for changing weather conditions. A waterproof jacket and pants, gloves or mittens, goggles and helmet are a must. Having your child practice with all the unfamiliar ski wear ahead of time will help them to have a more enjoyable experience.

Get in Touch

We're friendly and available to chat. Reach out to us anytime and we'll happily answer your questions.

  • Address

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

  • Number

    +81 136 21 66 88

  • Email

    info@harmonyresorts.com

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