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.

NEW in 2017!

  • Tic Tac group programs reduced to 5 - unmatched in Niseko
  • Yuki group programs reduced to 7 - unmatched in Niseko
  • Niseko Parent's Program - 5,000 JPY per parent
  • Beginner's Package - all in one package for those first timers
  • Yuki Freeride Program - taking kids to the next level
  • The Powder Room - exclusive program for women
  • Niseko Morning Private lessons
  • Niseko Lunch Private lessons

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 5 (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 7 (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. 

Yuki freeride program

Yuki Freeride Program

Yuki Program Max 7 (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 30,000 JPY 45,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 75,000 JPY
Full Day Extension Rate Extension rate valid only for 4 or 5 days package purchase 9,000 JPY 9,000 JPY

This program is designed specifically for our advanced Yuki Riders who are at level 4 or 5 and are looking to further develop their mountain skills! Participants will have the opportunity to engage in: 

  • 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 environment
  • Snowshoeing - The best terrain often requires hiking in, here your child will practice using snowshoes to traverse flat powder terrain 
  • Available between December 17-31st, 2017 and February 11-25th, 2018

 

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 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 17th - 31th December inclusive and 11th - 25th February 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
Niseko Classic

6 hours continuous,

choice of location and start time

55,000JPY 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
Beginner's Package

10:00-

15:30

18,000 JPY 36,000 JPY 54,000 JPY N/A N/A
Niseko Parents Program* 10:00-12:00 5,000 JPY 10,000 JPY 15,000 JPY 20,000 JPY 25,000 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
Niseko Morning 8:30-12:30 45,000JPY 6
Morning 2.5 hours 10:00-12:30 32,000 JPY 6
Niseko Lunch 12:30-13:30 15,000 JPY 6
Afternoon 2.5 hours 13:30-16:00 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 17th -December 31th inclusive and 11th-25th February inclusive

 

The Powder Room

Hanazono Powder Room

The Powder Room is a specially designed program for woman to broaden their skills and knowledge of snow sports under the guidance of the top NISS female instructors. Not an ordinary lesson, The Powder Room is 3 full days of excitement, with other females who share the same passion of the mountains. 

Catering for all abilities, The Powder Room is perfect for those sliding on snow for the first time to the mountaineers preparing for backcountry experiences. Our program offers consistency, with all participants starting their journey together. Bond and progress through 3 days of professional instruction and leave feeling more confident, with lasting memories of conquering the mountain! 

Program Duration Price Notes
The Powder Room 5 hours ¥35,000 Start on Tuesday every week - from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Niseko parents Programs

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
  • Exclusion Dates: 17th to 31st December 2017 inclusive and 11th to 25th of February 2018 inclusive

 

Niseko beginners Package

New to Snowsports? To help you achieve your goals and create beautiful memories we have partnered with Niseko Sports to provide you a hassle free and relaxed introduction to rentals and snow sports lessons. In one easy booking, your first timer lessons and rental equimpent will be secured for you and the whole family!

  • 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 lesson, Mid-range rental equipment, Jacket & Pants and 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
NISEKO BEGINNERS PACKAGE
Program Adult Kid
Rate 18,000 JPY / day 16,000 JPY / day

 

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