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SKI & BOARD LESSONS

NISS GROUP LESSONS

Why you’ll love it

Priority Lift lines throughout Grand Hirafu Resort

  • Wide open, safe and dedicated learning areas
  • Three magic carpets
  • Fun and exciting trails, beginner terrain park, stubbie race and snow-play areas
  • Snowmobile tow to the higher reaches of the beginner slopes

DESCRIPTION

Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS) is Niseko’s premier and official resort-operated Snowsports School. NISS provide group ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults. Group lessons are conducted at Hanazono and offer a progressive instruction program with various themes throughout the week.

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 all. All Tic-Tac Kids Club MAX 6 and Yuki Programs MAX 8 are inclusive of a great lunch (prepared by our own chef) at HANAZONO 308.

INFORMATION

TicTac Club 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 6 participants.

  • Registration for Tic-Tac children is from 9:15am in HANAZONO.
  • Registration for all children utilising the NISS Express Transfer Service is between 8:30am-9:15am in the NISS Hirafu Office.
  • Max 6 children per group
  • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.
  • Please ensure you inform your Nisade Guest Service Consultant 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.
  • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The NISS Express Transfer Service is available to guests who wish for NISS Staff to accompany their children from Hirafu to HANAZONO and return. In this case, registration occurs at the NISS Hirafu Office during 8:30am-9:15am. This shuttle service gives priority to children unaccompanied by parents, we recommend families traveling together utilise the Hanazono Shuttle Bus to/from the closest stop from their accommodation.
  • NISS recommends parents plan for a ‘break day’ for 3 year old children during their holiday. Our recommendation is to book no more than 4 consecutive days, additional lessons can be added after a break day at the Extension Rate.
  • A New Level Of Fun For The Kids

Yuki Programs Max 8

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 a NISS 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 NISS’s 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.

  • Max 8 children per group
  • 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 your Nisade Guest Service Consultant of any special needs or allergies of the child during the booking process.
  • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • A New Level Of Fun For The Kids

Adult Max 5

NISS offers the best group learning experience for adults in Niseko with MAX 5 lessons. Classes are limited to 5 participants giving you more one-on-one time with our instructors. Group Lessons are great fun and provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, start with a morning lesson and upgrade for just ¥2,000 if you decide to extend for the whole day.

  • Max 5 children per group
  • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days.
  • Adult Group Lesson guests can switch between ski and snowboard lessons at no extra cost during a multi-day lesson package. Please advise NISS staff if you will change disciplines. Changes are subject to availability.
  • 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.
  • 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, guests can have a maximum 24 hour break before returning for additional lessons at the Extension Rate.
  • Registration for Adult Group Lessons is from 9:45am in Hanazono with classes leaving at 10.00am sharp.

The Powder Room – A Women’s Ski Program

New for winter 2017. NISS has created a specially designed program with women in mind. The Powder Room is a 5 day ski experience for women skiers looking to broaden their skills and knowledge under the guidance on our top female instructors. Two groups of skiers and a maximum of 12 women total will embark upon a week of skiing, yoga and après; creating memories for a lifetime. We kindly ask participants to be Level 4 or 5 on our ability chart.

The Finer Details

  • Dates: 9th – 13th January 2017 inclusive
  • Meet your instructor at 9am in Hanozono
  • On snow portion of the program concludes at 3.30pm
  • Yoga sessions, movement analysis in the Hanazono theatre room, and champagne après are offered until 5pm each day
  • Limited to 12 people (2 groups; intermediate (lvl 4) and advanced

What’s included?

  • 5 full days of instruction
  • 5th day is a NISEKO WEISS POWDER CAT TOUR and lunch at Weiss Hotel
  • Coffee and pastry at the HANAZONO 308 Cafe each morning
  • Lunch at esteemed fine dining Restaurant Asperges on Day 2
  • Video analysis sessions
  • Yoga classes
  • Champagne après at the end of each day

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Terms & Conditions:

* Bookings can only be accepted more than 72 hours in advance. However, availability is limited so Guests are encouraged to book at least 1 month in advance.

* Bookings can only be accepted from Nisade’s Guests.

* Bookings are not confirmed until you receive confirmation from Nisade via email.

* Payment for any Guest Service is due at the time booking. * Requests for changes or cancellation s should be send via email to guestservices@nisade.com

* NISS lessons will operate regardless of weather conditions and lift operations. Compensation will not be made for weather or operational conditions outside the control of NISS. In the case of inclement weather, the instructor will choose suitable terrain which may require travel by shuttle bus to other parts of the resort or remaining in flat, sheltered areas.

* NISS will not be held liable for any accidents that occur before, during or after the lesson.

* NISS lessons will not be extended or rescheduled due to the late arrival of the guest for any reason.

* Lift passes are obligatory for all guests and are not included in the lesson price.

* Requests for particular instructors cannot be guaranteed. In the event that a requested instructor is not available, NISS reserves the right to allocate another instructor without providing notice to the guest.

* Extension rates are only available for lessons taken within 24 hours of the completion of a 4 or

* NISS strongly recommends guests have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected costs incurred by travel delays, injury or illness.

* Rates are based on 2016-17 season

* Bookings are subject to the NISADE terms and conditions.