Ski School

NISS - Niseko International Snowsports School

Our connections to renowned instructors, superior knowledge of each ski school’s facilities, and years of experience operating in the Niseko area ensure you’ll gain the abilities needed to realize your powder aspirations. Below is information for classes at NISS, our premier ski school.

Tic-Tac Club (3-6 yrs)

NISS - Tic-Tac Kids Club

This full-day group program puts fun first. Lessons take place in Hanazono, a spacious area with 3 magic carpets and minimal hill traffic. With a dedicated beginner’s area, Hanazono is a safe and convenient place for little ones to learn the basics. Children are taught and supervised by a qualified NISS instructor, and are limited to 6 participants.
 

Tic-Tac Club Max 6 (3-6yrs, Skiers)
Program Duration 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day
Full Day 10:00-15:30 15,000 JPY 28,000 JPY 39,000 JPY 48,000 JPY 55,000 JPY
Full Day Extension Rate Extension rate valid only for 4 or 5 days package purchase 9,000 JPY 9,000 JPY

What to Know

  • The Tic-Tac Kids Club is skiing only (i.e. no snowboarding). 
  • Ski poles are not required for the Tic-Tac Kids Club. 
  • 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.
  • Rental equipment is not included in the lesson price.
  • Children under 6 ski free! Please order a ''Preschooler'' pass. ¥1,000 deposit per ticket applies (7 days maximum). 
  • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.
  • The Extension Rate is valid only after the completion of a 4 or 5 multi-day lesson package.
  • After the last lesson of the 4 or 5 day package, children can have a maximum 24 hour break before returning for additional lessons at the Extension Rate.
     

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for Tic -Tac 3 to 6 year old programs is from 9:15am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp.
  • Registration for all children utilising the NISS Express Transfer Service is between 8:30am - 9:15am in the NISS Hirafu Office.  
     

PICK UP

  • Pick up for Tic-Tac children is 3:30pm at HANAZONO.
  • Pick up for Tic-Tac children utilising the NISS Express Transfer Service from HANAZONO to Hirafu is at 3:50pm in the NISS Hirafu Office.
  • All parents must inform NISS staff of the intended pick-up point of their children daily. 
     

Yuki Program (7-14 yrs)

NISS - Yuki Program

The sky’s the limit in this action-packed, full-day program, where kids will explore all Hanazono and Niseko have to offer, all the while being expertly supervised and mentored by a professional instructor. More advanced levels can make forays into the Niseko Village and Annupuri portions of the mountain as well. Yuki groups are separated into skiers and boarders, and are limited to 8 participants.
 

Yuki Program Max 8 (7-14yrs, Skiers and Snowboarders)
Program Duration 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day
Full Day 10:00-15:30 15,000 JPY 28,000 JPY 39,000 JPY 48,000 JPY 55,000 JPY
Full Day Extension Rate Extension rate valid only for 4 or 5 days package purchase 9,000 JPY 9,000 JPY

What to Know

  • 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.
  • The Grand Hirafu lift pass is sufficient for skill levels 1-3, however, the Niseko United All Mountain pass is recommended for skill levels 4-5.
  • Ski poles are not required for levels 1-3.
  • 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.
  • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.The Extension Rate is valid only after the completion of a 4 or 5 multi-day lesson package.
  • After the last lesson of the 4 or 5 day package, children can have a maximum 24 hour break before returning for additional lessons at the Extension Rate.
     

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for the Yuki program is from 9:45am in HANAZONO with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp.
  • Registration for all children utilising the NISS Express Transfer Service is between 8:30am - 9:15am in the NISS Hirafu Office.  
     

PICK UP

  • Pick up for Yuki children is 3:30pm at HANAZONO.
  • Pick up for Yuki children utilising the NISS Express Transfer Service from HANAZONO to Hirafu is at 3:50pm in the NISS Hirafu Office.
  • All parents must inform NISS staff of the intended pick-up point of their children daily. 

 

Kid’s Private Programs (3-14 yrs)

NISS - Kids Private Lesson

Kids learn best when they’re having fun. The child-specialist instructor will incorporate entertaining teaching aides and special techniques into this private lesson designed to accelerate a child’s ability without sacrificing fun or safety. Flexibility is key; choose between a morning, afternoon or full-day lesson, with a choice of starting in Hanazono or Hirafu.

What to Know

  • 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 1, 2016 - April 2, 2017
  • 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 19th - 30th December inclusive and 28th - 31st January inclusive.
     
Kids Private Programmes
Program Duration Price Max Participants

Kids Specialist AM

(3-14 years)

10:00-12:30 32,000 JPY 6

Kids Specialist PM

(3-14 years)

13:00-13:30 27,000 JPY 6

Adult Group Lessons

NISS - Adult Group Lessons

Group lessons are great fun and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new people while learning to ski or snowboard. Start your day off with a morning lesson, or extend it to a full day for just an extra ¥2000. Groups are capped at 5 people to ensure sufficient 1-on-1 time with the instructor. 

Adult Group Program Max 5 (15+ yrs, Skiers and Snowboarders)
Program Duration 1 day 2 day 3 day 4 day 5 day
Half Day 10:00-12:30 14,000 JPY 26,000 JPY 38,000 JPY 48,000 JPY 58,000 JPY
Full Day 10:00-15:30 16,000 JPY 30,000 JPY 44,000 JPY 56,000 JPY 68,000 JPY
Half Day Extension Rate Extension rate valid only for 4 or 5 days package purchase 10,000 JPY 10,000 JPY
Full Day Extension Rate 12,000 JPY 12,000 JPY

What to Know

  • Registration for Adult Group Lessons is from 09:45 in Hanazono with classes leaving at 10:00 sharp.
  • Customers of intermediate level or above are advised to get the Niseko United All Mountain pass, so that your group can explore the entire mountain.
  • Guests doing multi-day lessons are allowed to switch between skiing and snowboarding at no extra cost - subject to availability. Please advise NISS staff if you will change disciplines.
     

Adult Private Programs

NISS - Adult Private Lesson

The ultimate in skier or boarder improvement is a NISS personalized private lesson. Take your abilities to the next level - whether that’s simply learning to ski parallel or refining your technique in the terrain park. Enjoy the best terrain Niseko has to offer and learn more in less time.
 

Adult Private Programmes
Program Duration Price Max Participants

Espresso

08:30-10:00 19,000 JPY 6

Niseko Classic Day

6 hours

Flexible Start Time (08:30-10:00) and location 55,000 JPY 6
Morning 2.5 hours 10:00-12:30 32,000 JPY 6
Afternoon 2.5 hours 13:00-15:30 27,000 JPY 6

What to Know

  • Convenient starting locations at NISS Hirafu or HANAZONO.
  • Enroll up to 6 people under the guidance of a single private instructor for no extra charge.
  • Flexible start times for the Niseko Classic Day lesson.
  • Niseko Classic Day participants who start their lessons at HANAZONO receive a complimentary hot drink and pastry.
  • Private lesson instruction available for ski, snowboard, telemark, adaptive or terrain park. 
  • Customers of intermediate level or above are advised to get the Niseko United All Mountain pass, so that your group can explore the entire mountain.
  • 10% surcharge will be added to each private lesson between December 19th-December 30th inclusive and January 28th-January 31st inclusive

 

The Powder Room Women's Ski Program

The Powder Room, Women Ski Program in Niseko.

A new and exciting program designed specifically with women in mind. It involves a 5 day ski program aimed to improve paticipants skills and knowledge under the guidance of top female instructors. Two groups of skiers and a maximum of 12 women will complete a week of skiing, yoga and apres; creating great memories along the way. Participants must be of an intermediate skiing ability and above.

The Powder Room Women's Ski Program
Program Dates Duration Price
The Powder Room January 9th - January 13th 09:00-17:00 100,000 JPY

What is included in the program

  • 5 days of instuction
  • 5th day is a NISEKO WEISS POWDER CAT TOUR including lunch
  • Coffee and pastry each morning at Hanazono 308
  • Lunch at a fine dining restaurant on Day 2
  • Video analysis sessions
  • Yoga classes
  • Champagne apres at the end of each day
  • All participants also receive a 10% discount on Tic Tac and Yuki Group lessons for their children for these same dates!
     

What to know

  • Prices are per person
  • Lift tickets are not included
  • Lunch is not provided on days 1,3 and 4
  • Minimum Standard level is Level 4 or 5 to apply

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