Ski Lessons

Learn to ski. Ski better.

If you are interested to come to Niseko for a Winter Ski Holiday, please see our Niseko Accommodation Page to reserve your luxury accommodation in Hirafu, Izumikyo and Hanazono.

You can also choose to reserve your Niseko accommodation and winter activities at the same time.

Ski Lessons

Whether you're a beginner or an extreme off-piste adventurer, our local knowledge of Niseko and connections with the area's ski schools and guides allow us to introduce you to the right person to ensure you get the most from Niseko's slopes on your skiing holiday.

At The Niseko Company, we choose to work with some of the best ski and snowboard instructors to make sure you or your children can learn all the skiing and snowboarding skills necessary to get you up to top of the ski hill in no time.

Japan Powder Connection
Hokkaido Core Snow Sports
Pro Powder
  • Japan Powder Connection

    Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons

    Let Japan Powder Connection be your guide. From beginner ski lessons to full backcountry tours to remote areas, we offer a full range of snowsport activities to suit your requirments. It is our mission to connect you with the best...the best powder, the best nature experiences, the most delicious resturants, the most relaxing onsens, and more, ensuring you the trip of a lifetime!

    • 1 Day = ¥60,000 (up to 5 people)
    • Half a Day = ¥35,000 (up to 5 people)

    Terms and Conditions
    • Your booking is confirmed when paid in full.
    • Participation in snow sport activities indicates that you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not register for or participate in the snow sports activities.
    • The snow sport activity you intend to participate in takes place in a hazardous environment that involves a risk of injury to yourself and is far from medical facilities; Is dependent on the conditions of the environment and may be canceled or curtailed without notice at the discretion of Japan Powder Connection employees. You must have insurance that provides cover for the following; Any snow sport activities; Medical expenses for treatment required as a result of injuries sustained by you while participating in snow sports activities; Your own personal liability for the death or injury caused to another person as a result of your negligence. Japan Powder Connection is not liable for any physical, mental or financial damage incurred by you as a result of your own negligence or the negligence of a third party. You must attend a medical facility immediately should a employee so advise or deem it necessary. You must follow the instructions of Japan Powder Connection employees at all times. Failure to follow the instructions of employees may result in termination of your participation in the snow sport activity. If a employee deems your behavior to be dangerous or inappropriate during the snow sport activity, it may result in termination of your further participation. Any photographs or videos taken of you by during your participation in snow sport activities remains the property of Japan Powder Connection and may be used in promotional material. All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
    • Cancellation by customer:
      Cancellation with less than 7 day's notice: No refund - Cancellation between 7 days and 28 days notice: 50% refund
      Cancellation of any booking made at any time for dates between 17th Dec 2016 - 8th Jan 2017 and 28 Jan 2017 -12th Feb 2017 within 28 days notice: No Refund. Cancellation with more than 28 days notice: 50% refund.
      Cancellation for medical reasons: Full refund less ¥5000 admin fee
      Please note that a cancellation on medical grounds will require a doctor's note confirming that you are in an unfit condition to participate in any snow sport activity. If you cannot provide a doctor's note then no refund will be offered.
    • Modification by the customer:
      Please inform us as soon as possible should you decide to modify your booking.
      A ¥5000 administration fee will apply to any modification of your booking.
      Any attempt to modify your booking with less than 24 hours' notice will not be permitted and no refund will be offered.
    • Product transfer:
      Japan Powder Connection products and services may be transferred to another person when a valid ticket, voucher or booking number is presented.
    • Failure to attend and late attendance:
      In the event that you fail to attend for your scheduled snow sport activity, your booking will be considered as having been cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice.
      In the event that you are 30 minutes late to attend for your scheduled snow sport activity, this will be classified as a no show.
      No compensation or refunds will be offered.
    • Cancellation by Japan Powder Connection:
      No compensation will be offered for cancellations due to factors beyond our control.
      The operation of all snow sport activities is determined by the conditions of the environment at the time such activities are scheduled to take place. If a snow sport activity is cancelled due to the conditions of the environment, chair lift failure, chair lift "wind hold" or any other factor outside of control, will do our best to either reschedule the activity for a time that is convenient for you or offer alternative activities such as indoor rock climbing or cultural tours.
      If the above is not possible, then a credit voucher shall be issued to the equivalent value of the time remaining in your scheduled snow sport activity. Valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Credit vouchers are subject to availability, are transferable and must be surrendered upon redemption.
    • There will be no refunds in the event that:
      You fail to follow the instructions of employee, or; employee deems your behavior during the snow sport activity dangerous, or if your further participation in the snow sport activity is terminated because of your choice.
      All refunds, where offered, will be paid in cash only.
  • Hokkaido Core Snow Sports


    At Hokkaido Core Snow Sports we teach only premium private lessons. We are a small and specialized snow school, dedicated to giving you the best ski or snowboard experience possible.

    When booking 4 or more full day lessons with us, enjoy a relaxed fire-side chat with your instructor the evening before your lessons begin. If it's your first time skiing or boarding it's a great chance to discuss what to expect, what to wear the following day and start feeling at ease that you are in good hands. Otherwise, it's great to meet your instructor, discuss your goals for lessons and pick their brain about how to get the best experience in the Niseko area... the best restaurants, bars, onsens and activities.

    Private lessons are tailored to your learning style. They are ideal for using specialized teaching tools such as video analysis - see how reviewing your skiing or riding on video with your instructor will make huge improvements. To give you the best experience possible, we recommend a maximum of 4 people in a lesson. Extra fees will apply for more than 4 people.

    Peak Season Off-peak
    VIP Private ¥78,000 ¥78,000
    Full Day Private (6 hours) - 8:30am till 3.30pm (some flexibility) ¥60,000 ¥55,000
    Half Day Private (3 hours) - 8.30am and 1.00pm ¥36,000 ¥33,000
    2 Hour Private - 8.30am, 10.30am, 2.00pm and 4.30pm ¥29,000 ¥26,000

    Peak Season Dates: 19th Dec. - 4th Jan. & 22nd Jan. - 3rd Feb.

  • Pro Powder

    (Lessons | Ski Camps | Night Skiing and Snowboarding)
    • Pro Powder offers private Instruction and guides for more experienced skiers and snowboarders.
    • They have a limited number of guides. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.
    • Pro Powder also offers programs such as Night Skiing / Snowboarding and Improvement Camps. (Please click here for more information)
    Private/Group Lessons (2 Hours):
    1 person = ¥19,000
    2 people = ¥22,000
    3 people = ¥25,000
    4 people = ¥28,000

    Terms and Conditions
    • All Pro Powder Lesson Bookings are subject to the following Cancellation Policy:
      - From 2 weeks before your lesson day - 100% cancellation fee
      - Between 2 weeks and 4 weeks before lesson day - 50%
      - 4 Weeks or longer before lesson day - No cancellation fee
    • The Niseko Company is booking a service on your behalf based on the information provided above. Please ensure that the information provided above is correct before making the booking.
  • Niseko International Snowsport School (NISS)

    Adult Group Program MAX 5 (15+yrs, Skiers and Snowboarders) (Available from 12/7 - 4/6)
    Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
    Half day 10:00am-12:30pm ¥14,000 ¥26,000 ¥38,000 ¥48,000 ¥58,000
    Extension rate Per additional half day n/a n/a n/a ¥10,000 ¥10,000
    Full day 10:00am-03:30pm ¥16,000 ¥30,000 ¥44,000 ¥56,000 ¥68,000
    Extension rate Per additional day n/a n/a n/a ¥12,000 ¥12,000
    Yuki Program MAX 8 (7-14yrs, Skiers and Snowboarders) (Available from 12/7 - 4/6)
    Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
    All day 10:00am-3:30pm ¥15,000 ¥28,000 ¥39,000 ¥48,000 ¥55,000
    Extension rate Per additional day n/a n/a n/a ¥9,000 ¥9,000
    Tic-Tac Club MAX 6 (3-6yrs, Skiers) (Available from 12/7 - 4/6)
    Duration 1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
    All day 10:00am-3:30pm ¥15,000 ¥28,000 ¥39,000 ¥48,000 ¥55,000
    Extension rate Per additional day n/a n/a n/a ¥9,000 ¥9,000

    All day program includes lunch

    Terms and Conditions
    • Should you wish to amend your booking, a service charge may apply.
    • All bookings are subject to NISS terms and conditions.
    • The Niseko Company is booking a servce on your behalf based on the information provided above. Please ensure that the information provided above is correct before making the booking.
    • Please note that all children are required to wear a helmet.
  • Niseko Base (NBS)

    NBS Kids Group Lesson

    Skiing - Powder Puppies (3 - 4 years old)

    Session Price
    Half day 9:30am - 12:30pm ¥11,000
    Half day x 5 days ¥44,000
    All day 9:30am - 3:30pm ¥14,000 (includes lunch)
    All day x 5 days ¥56,000 (includes lunch)

    Skiing - Little Puppies (5 - 8 years old)

    Session Price
    Half day 9:30am - 12:30pm ¥9,000
    Half day x 5 days ¥36,000
    All day 9:30am - 3:30pm ¥12,000 (includes lunch)
    All day x 5 days ¥48,000 (includes lunch)

    Skiing - Freestylaz (9 - 14 years old)

    Session Price
    Half day 9:30am - 12:30pm ¥9,000
    Half day x 5 days ¥36,000
    All day 9:30am - 3:30pm ¥12,000 (includes lunch)
    All day x 5 days ¥48,000 (includes lunch)

    Skiing - Teen Extreme (15 - 17 years old)

    Session Price
    Half day 10:30am - 12:30pm ¥8,000
    Half day x 5 days ¥32,000
    All day 10:30am - 3:30pm ¥11,000 (includes lunch)
    All day x 5 days ¥44,000 (includes lunch)

    Snowboarding - Ride Tribe (7 - 14 years old)

    Session Price
    Half day 10:30am - 12:30pm ¥8,000
    Half day x 5 days ¥32,000
    All day 10:30am - 3:30pm ¥11,000 (includes lunch)
    All day x 5 days ¥44,000 (includes lunch)
    NBS Adults Group Lesson
    Session Lesson only
    Morning (10:30am-12:30pm) ¥8,000
    Morning x 5 days ¥32,000
    All day (10:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-3:30pm) ¥11,000
    All day x 5 days ¥44,000
    NBS Private Lesson
    Session Regular Season Spring Season Additional Person (max 3 additional)
    1 hr - 8:30am ¥12,000 ¥12,000 ¥3,000
    2hr - 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm ¥22,000 ¥17,000 ¥3,000
    3hr - 9:30am or 1:30pm ¥30,000 ¥25,000 ¥3,000
    4hr - 8:30am, 10:30am or 1:30pm ¥40,000 ¥34,000 ¥3,000
    6hr - 8:30am, 10:30am or 1:30pm ¥50,000 ¥44,000 ¥3,000
    All Day FLEXI (2 ppl) - Up to 7 hours tuition plus one hour break. Start anytime between 8:30am and 12:30pm ¥58,000 N/A ¥3,000
    5 Days x 2 hours from 8:30 am ¥88,000 ¥80,000 ¥3,000
    Terms and Conditions
    • NBS requires 100% payment to secure bookings (no refund possible).
    • In taking a lesson with NBS the customer, parent or guardian understands that snow sports can be dangerous and may result in injuries. NBS will not be held liable for any injuries or accidents occurring before, during or after any service has taken place. NBS is not liable for any equipment that is lost or damaged during a lesson, this includes any replacement costs or lost lesson time.
    • All lessons meet in front of NBS/Alpen Ridge (opposite the Ace Family Chair). All lessons have a meeting time 15 minutes prior to lesson start time. Group lesson bookings are deemed to be cancelled if the student does not show up within 20 minutes after the lesson start time.
    • The "Super Saver" and 5 day consecutive packages do not allow for name, date or time changes and must be the same discipline i.e. ski or board for the duration.
    • Cancellations by guest as the result of bad weather will not be refunded. Only official Resort staff can declare the mountain closed.
    • NBS reserves the right to merge groups of differing age and ability level.
    • Minimum age for group lessons is 3 years old and must be toilet trained. Minimum age for children's snowboard lessons is 7 years old. Children under these ages can book a private ski/snowboard lesson only. NBS reserves the right to refuse the custom of any child that is not toilet trained.
    • Private lesson prices are based on two people per instructor, an additional person cost is ¥3,000 per person. Maximum of 5 people in a private lesson.
    • Lift tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the lesson. Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring their children have a valid lift ticket. Any part of any lesson missed as a result of not having a valid lift ticket is non-refundable or transferable.
    • Parents or guardians of any child booked into children's lessons MUST have fully completed a registration form prior to the lesson start time. Failure to do so could result in parents or guardians not being advised in the event of an emergency.
    • In taking a full day lesson that includes lunch, you agree that you/your child will be exposed to potential allergens for which NBS will not be held liable.
  • Niseko Adventure Centre (NAC)

    Private Lessons
    Starting Time Price per Instructor
    Grand Hirafu Skiing / Snowboarding / Powder Skiing 2 hours (up to 6 people) 8:30am / 10:30am / 1:30pm / 3:30pm ¥24,000
    4 hours (up to 6 people) 8:30am / 10:30am / 1:30pm ¥42,000
    6 hours (up to 6 people) 8:30am / 10:30am ¥53,000
    Terms and Conditions
    • Meeting spot: .Base
    • There are no mixed skiing / snowboarding groups.
    • 4 Hour lessons for the Annupuri area start at 8.30am or 1.30pm only.
    • There are no 6 hour lessons starting at Annupuri.
    • A lunch break is included in all 6 hour lessons and also in 4 hour lessons starting at 10.30am.
    • Lift pass is not included in the tour fee. Please prepare the lift pass for your lesson area.
    • First timer might not use lift pass at first. If you did not purchase any lift pass yet, instructor will advise you if you should buy it then or later. Please bring some money for the pass.
    • Ski/snowboard rental is not included in the lesson fee. NAC does not have any rental service for these but they can be rented locally.
    • Please prepare all equipment before you meet your instructor.
    • The Lesson starts exactly at the starting time. Please get all ready before the starting time.
    • If the participants level were mixed in a group, instructor will adjust teaching level for the leased advanced level participant(s).
    • Lesson might be canceled due to the weather condition, if so we will contact you the night before or in the morning of your tour. Please inform us of alternate dates.
    Cancellation Policy
    • 100% on day of lesson & no show
    • 50% from 14 days till 1 day before the lesson

Ski Camps

Improvement camps cater to all levels, from the absolute beginner to the most advanced powder skier. Start and finish time can be any time from 08:30 in the morning until 16:00 in the afternoon. The camps will run for 5 hours of skiing with 1 hour lunch break. Please note that you will need to provide your own lunch.

In order to ensure personal attention, all camps have a maximum of 5 people unless otherwise requited. You will be with the group you came with and no others will be joining your group. All camps require minimum of 2 participants.

2 Day Camps
49,000yen per person for first 2 people, 15,000yen for each additional person.

Two Day Camp are designed for skiers and boarders who want to get a brief introduction on how to improve their skiing or how to ride the pristine Niseko powder. The camp will give you 10 - 12 hours intense instruction and open y our eyes to the excitement of skiing.

3 Day Camps
72,000yen per person for first 2 people, 20,000yen for each additional person.

Tree Day Camps are designed for the skier who wants to take the extra step in improving their skiing or snowboarding skills. This camp will give you 15 -18 hours of instruction and gives you a few more hours to hone in your “Big Powder” skills to make your skiing that much more fun and enjoyable. Most of the training will be done in the powder with some skills and drills training to be done on the groomed slopes.

4 Day Camps
92,000yen per person for first 2 people, 26,000yen for each additional person.

Designed to help you become an all out Powder Hound, this 4 day intensive camp is premium package. This course is designed to improve the skier’s all round ability and technique on and off course. This camp runs 4 consecutive days or you have the option of 1 day off in the middle. The break in the middle allows the participant time to practice and train in between sessions. Four days will give the articipants a total of 20 – 24 hours instruction and allows lots of time for overall improvement of skills and abilities.

Night skiing, snowboarding sessions

If you are planning to arrive late and want to get in a quick lesson to get the rust off your edges or you just want to learn the best places to ride after dark, Pro Powder offers night sessions. Night sessions are 2 hours in duration, starting from anytime after 5:00pm until the last chair at 9:00pm.

Cost will be the same as for a private lesson.