Private Ski & Board Lessons

Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS)


Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS) is Niseko’s official resort-operated snowsports school. With connections to renowned instructors, superior knowledge of the mountain’s terrain, and years of experience operating in the Niseko area, a private lesson with NISS will ensure that you gain the abilities needed to realize your powder aspirations. 

Your NISS personalized private lesson is sure to take you to the next level – whether that’s simply learning to ski parallel or refining your technique in the terrain park. Enjoy the best Niseko has to offer and learn more in less time! 

NISS 2019-20 Private Lesson Price List

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  • Peak pricing applies between 15 Dec – 4 Jan and 19 Jan – 1 Feb. 

  • Convenient starting locations at NISS Hirafu or Hanazono Resort 

  • Up to a maximum of 6 people in a private lesson with no additional costs. 

  • Priority lift line access for NISS guests during lessons in Hanazono area. 

  • Private lesson instruction available for ski, snowboard, telemark, adaptive, or terrain park. 

  • Complimentary hot drink & pastry for each guest participating in a Niseko Classic Private Lesson in Hanazono. 

  • 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 an All Mountain lift ticket, as your class may explore the whole Niseko United skiing area during your lesson. 

  • Operational periods – Private lessons are from December 7, 2019 to April 5, 2020.

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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 NISADE’s Terms and Conditions

  • Requests for changes or cancellations should be sent via email to 

  • 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 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 5-day package. 

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

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