Private Ski Lessons, Snowboard and Telemark Lessons with Niseko Academy

Let our highly experienced coaches help you make the most of your time in Niseko; whether it's your first time on snow or you're exploring deep into the backcountry, we can meet your needs.

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Lesson Information ( 2017-2018 )

We offer a variety of private lessons to suit your needs. Please consider the type of lesson services offered below that most suits your requirements. The cost for all ski lessons, snowboard lessons and telemark lessons with Niseko Academy are "per instructor". We recommend up to a maximum of 4 students per coach.

In certain circumstances where having a larger class is deemed not to affect the quality of the lesson services offered, additional students may join the class (max 6). A charge of JPY 3000 will apply per additional student.

If you are a group of mixed ability skiers, snowboarders or telemark skiers, you can simply hire one coach for a full day Premium Private and utilise the lesson time between the group, dividing the day into shorter one-on-one or one-on-two sessions.

Note 1 Lessons times are total time with the instructor which includes any breaks ( including lunch )and transfers

Note 2 Lessons fees have 3 price bands ( Spring, High and Peak )

Premium Full Day Private Lessons

To make the most of you time in Niseko we recommend that you consider our Premium lesson services. Premium Lessons include a door-to-door transfer service, flexibility to transfer to other Niseko United resorts and the freedom of choosing your start times.

Ultimate Premium lessons Full day Private Lessons enable clients to visit other ski areas such as Kiroro and Rusutsu.

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  • Lesson Times
  • Time with Instructor
  • Spring ( from March 15th )
  • High
  • Peak 18 Dec - 03 Jan & 11 - 21 Feb
Ultimate Premium Full Day
  • Guest's preferred time *
  • Full Day ( up to 8 Hours )
  • ¥65,000
  • ¥72,000
  • ¥77,000
Full Day Premium
  • Guest`s preferred time**
  • Full Day ( up to 7 Hours )
  • ¥58,000
  • ¥65,000
  • ¥70,000

* Please note: Ultimate Premium Full Day lessons can begin at any time our guests choose but are limited to 6 hours with the coach, plus up to 2hrs driving time if required.

* Please note: Full Day Premium lessons can begin at any time our guests choose but are limited to 6 hours with the coach, plus 1hr driving time if required.

Premium Half Day Private Lessons

Take a half day lesson and also benefit from the Premium Lesson door-to-door transfer service, flexibility to transfer to other Niseko United resorts and the freedom of choosing your start times.

Half Day Premium lessons are also great for beginners and Novices, to escape the very crowded Hirafu beginner areas and learn more quickly on the easier terrain in Hanazono and Annupuri

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  • Lesson Times
  • Time with Instructor
  • Spring ( from March 15th )
  • High
  • Peak 18 Dec - 03 Jan & 11 - 21 Feb
Morning Premium
  • Guest's preferred time *
  • Half Day ( up to 4 Hours including transfers )
  • ¥35,000
  • ¥42,000
  • ¥49,000
Afternoon Premium
  • 13.00 - 16.30
  • Full Day ( up to 3.5 Hours, including transfers)
  • ¥27,000
  • ¥33,000
  • ¥40,000

* Please note: Lessons must finish back in Hirafu by no later than 13.00 to enable instructors to start afternoon classes.

Private Lessons

Private lessons based in Grand Hirafu area, beginning at any of the three meeting spots; Hirafu Gondola, Dot-Base (Ace Quad Two Chairlift), or Family Chairlift. All our regular private lessons start at the prearranged, specified start times below.

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  • Lesson Times
  • Lesson Duration
  • Spring
  • High
  • Peak
Full Day
Private
  • Guest`s preferred Time
  • 6 hours ( incl. breaks )
  • ¥50,000
  • ¥57,000
  • ¥64,000
Morning
Private
  • 9.00 to 12.00
  • 3 hours
  • ¥30,000
  • ¥37000
  • ¥44,000
Afternoon
Private
  • 13.00 to 16.00
  • 3 hours
  • ¥22,000
  • ¥28,000
  • ¥35,000
Twilight
Private
  • After 16.00
  • 2 hours
  • ¥18,000
  • ¥20,000
  • ¥22,000

Lesson Inclusions

Ultimate Premium Full Day Private Lessons (6hrs lesson time and up to 2 hrs driving time)

We guarantee a fully certified coach ( level 3 or above ) with a minimum 10 seasons experience
All coaches are avalanche certified
Avalanche packs supplied if required ( subject to availability )
Choose to visit any ski area within an hours drive of Niseko. Includes Kiroro , Rusutsu, Moiwa and any of the Niseko United resorts (free transport provided)
Ideal for intermediate or advanced levels who want to explore more of the mountain including side country.
Flexibility to start when you wish
No need to worry about getting to the ski area or carrying your gear around
The perfect way to visit a number of ski areas and enjoy more than just Niseko.
Not suitable for young children or if a full day will challenge fitness levels

Premium Full Day Private Lessons (6hrs lesson time, 1hr driving time)

We guarantee a fully certified coach ( level 3 or above ) with a minimum 10 seasons experience
Perfect for beginners and novices and those with less stamina
Great for families (or just the kids so parents can have a morning to themselves)
Good for all levels to take advantage of a fully flexible lesson service
Options to go to other Niseko United area resorts with transport included
Flexibility to start when you wish
No need to worry about getting to the ski area or carrying your gear around
Ideal for beginners and novices to learn in the best environment away from the busy and steep Hirafu slopes

Full Day Private Lessons (Guests preferred time )

Great for families (or just the kids so parents can have a day to themselves)
Ideal for intermediate levels who want to explore more of the mountain
Perfect for advanced levels who wish to access backcountry through the gates
Suitable if you would prefer to meet at the chairlift and wish to begin in Grand Hirafu
Not an option for mixed ability groups

Morning Private Lessons (9.00 to 12.00)

Ideal training when taking multiple lessons
Perfect as a quick "get your legs back" lesson if it's been a while
Suitable for those with less stamina (compared to longer lessons)
A good option for those that can make their own way to the slopes
Not an option for mixed ability groups

Afternoon Private Lessons (13.00 to 16.00)

Perfect for those arriving late the night before or wanting a leisurely breakfast
Ideal for intermediates and advanced looking for a few quick tips
Suitable for first timers just wanting to "give it a try"
Good if you're on a budget but still want some guidance
Not an option for mixed ability groups

Twilight Ski/Ride (2 hours, after 16.00)

Perfect for those looking for a different and surreal experience
Ideal way to escape the crowds and enjoy a less hectic mountain experience
Suitable for intermediates and advanced looking for a few quick tips
Good if you're on a budget but still want some guidance
Not an option for mixed ability groups or suitable for beginners