Group Ski & Board Lessons

Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS)

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

NISS’ dedicated magic carpets and beginners’ areas in Hanazono make for a superior learning environment. The outdoor Hanazono facilities, positioned directly in front of Hanazono 308, have been carefully designed to make learning fun for all. All children’s programs include a great lunch (prepared by NISS’ own chef) at HANAZONO 308. 

NISS 2019-20 Group Lesson Price Lists

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Information

Tic Tac Program

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

Tic Tac lessons are pure fun for little skiers—whether it’s their first time or they can already ski. A highly qualified NISS instructor supervises the class to ensure that all children receive the best guidance in a safe and positive environment. 

  • Max 5 children per group. 

  • Multi-day lesson packages must be used on consecutive days. 

  • Please ensure you inform your NISADE Guest Service Consultant regarding 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 lessons. 

  • The minimum age for the Tic Tac Program is 3 years old. Children in the program must be at least 3 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 between 08:30 – 09:15. 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. 

 

Yuki Program

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

Yuki lessons are full of action-packed learning for kids; they will have a chance to explore all that Niseko and Hanazono have to offer! A full day with a NISS instructor ensures there is time to have fun, whilst mastering the essential skills of skiing and boarding in a safe learning environment under expert supervision.  

  • Max 7 children per group. 

  • Yuki lunches utilize NISS’s 308 kitchen and a dedicated dining area at Hanazono. Yuki kids can also be found having a great on-mountain dining experience at 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 regarding 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. 

  • 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 08:30 – 09:15. 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. 

 

Adult Group Program

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

  • NISS offers the best group learning experience for adults in Niseko. 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. 

  • Minimum of 15 years on the first day of attendance. 

  • Standard Adult Group Program is 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. 

  • Guests in Adult Group Lesson 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. 

  • An 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 

  • Registration for Adult Group Lessons is from 9:45am in Hanazono.  Classes start at 10:00 sharp. 

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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 prior to arrival. 

  • This service is only available to NISADE guests.  

  • Bookings are subject to the NISADE’s Terms and Conditions

  • Requests for changes or cancellations should be sent via email to guestservices@nisade.com. 

  • Please note our strict cancellation policy for cancellations made within 16 days of arrival—cancellations within 16 days are non-refundable and will incur 100% of the total price. 

  • All cancellations 16 days prior to arrival will be subject to a 4,000JPY cancellation fee. Cancellations made 16-30 days before arrival may be subject to an additional supplier cancellation fee, if applicable.  

  • All amendments are subject to a 4,000JPY amendment fee. 

  • A booking is not confirmed until an invoice has been issued. Once an invoice has been issued, all cancellation and amendment conditions apply. 

  • We highly encourage all guests to arrange travel insurance. 

  • NISS lessons 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. 


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