Group Ski & Board Lessons

Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS)

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.

NISS 2018-19 Group Lesson Price List

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Information

Tic Tac Program

(3 - 6 years, Ski only MAX 5 per class)

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.

  • Max 5 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 and must have a basic understanding of English.
  • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods.
  • Lift tickets and equipment rental are not included in the lesson price.
  • Children 6 and under ski free! Please order a “Preschooler” pass. ¥1,000 deposit per ticket applies (7 days maximum).
  • The Extension Rate is only valid after completion of a 3 or more multi-day lesson package. After the last lesson, guests have a maximum of 24 hours before returning for additional lessons at the extension rate.
  • NISS recommends parents plan a 'break day' for 3 year old children during their holiday. Our recommendation is to book a maximum of 3 days before scheduling a day off for your child.
  • Poles are not required for Tic Tac Group Lessons.
  • 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 NISS Kid’s Express is available to guests who wish for NISS instructors to accompany their children to Hanazono from Hirafu and return. In this case, registration occurs at the Hirafu Sales Office during 8:30am-9:15am. This shuttle service is provided to children unaccompanied by a guardian. We recommend that families traveling together use the free Hanazono Shuttle Bus to/from the closest stop from their accommodation.
  • A new level of fun for the kids

 

Yuki Program

(7 - 14 years, Ski and Snowboard, Max 7 per class)

  • Max 7 children per group.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lift tickets and equipment rental 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 a 3 or more multi-day lesson package. After the last lesson, guests have a maximum of 24 hours before returning for additional lessons at the extension rate
  • 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 NISS Kid’s Express is available to guests who wish for NISS instructors to accompany their children to Hanazono from Hirafu and return. In this case, registration occurs at the Hirafu Sales Office during 8:30am-9:15am. This shuttle service is provided to children unaccompanied by parents. We recommend that families traveling together use the free Hanazono Shuttle Bus to/from the closest stop from their accommodation.
  • 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 has been specifically designed for Yuki Riders who are at Level 5 ski or snowboard standard and are ready to focus on specific areas of progression such as Terrain Park, Freeriding, Race and Gate Training, Beacon and Probe Practice, and Snowshoeing.
  • A new level of fun for the kids

 

Adult Group Program

(15+ years, Skiers and Snowboarders, Max 5)

  • Minimum of 15 years on the first day of attendance.
  • Standard Adult Group Program limited to a maximum of 5 guests per instructor
  • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days
  • Reservations are essential, especially during peak season periods
  • 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.
  • A Hanazono/Grand Hirafu Lift Pass is suitable for Levels 1- 3
  • A Niseko All Mountain Lift Pass is recommended for Levels 4 and 5
  • The Extension Rate is only valid after completion of a 3 or more multi-day lesson package. After the last lesson, guests have a maximum of 24 hours before returning for additional extension lessons
  • 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
  • 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

( Exclusion dates 16/12/2018 - 5/1/2019, 27/1/2019 - 9/2/2019)

NISS has created a specially designed program with women in mind. The Powder Room is a 3 day ski experience for women skiers looking to broaden their skills and knowledge under the guidance on our top female instructors. 

Catering for all abilities, The Powder Room is perfect for those sliding on snow for the first time to the mountaineers preparing for back country 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!

  • 3 Day program, starting on Tuesday of each week
  • Group abilities will be divided into green, red and black, with a maximum of 6 guests per instructor
  • Minimum of two per group to operate. In the event that we are unable to run your session we reserve the right to include you into one of our regular groups or offer you a full refund

 

Beginner Package - NISS and Niseko Sports Partnership

( Exclusion dates 16/12/2018 - 5/1/2019, 27/1/2019 - 9/2/2019 )

New to snow sports? Welcome to the wonderful excitement of winter activities! To help you achieve your goals and create lasting memories of your holiday, we have partnered with Niseko Sports to provide you a hassle free and relaxed introduction to rentals and snow sport lessons.

In one easy booking, your first timer lessons and rental equipment will be secured for you or the whole family! Collect your rentals the day before at any of our Niseko Sports locations and be ready for your lesson at 10:00am.

  • Program includes 1 full day standard group lesson provided by NISS
  • 1 full day rental of Mid-Range skis and poles/board, boots, helmet, jacket and pants provided by Niseko Sports
  • All guests will begin from Level 1
  • 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
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Why You'll Love It

  • 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
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Terms and 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 2018-19 season
  • Bookings are subject to the NISADE terms and conditions.

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