So, you’ve been to Niseko. You know how good it is here and now you’re planning on coming back… Hook, line and sinker… you’re addicted to the Niseko pow the like the rest of us. But are you really making the most of it?

We don’t just teach private lessons at Niseko Academy, we also train instructors, guide off-the-beaten-track powder trips, and offer two week snowboard and ski improvement courses.

2 Week Progression Sessions

Ski improvement course on the way to the lifts

Aiming at intermediate skiers and snowboarders looking to progress fast and make the most of Niseko’s infamous powder, the Progression Sessions are fun, skills-based training camps, focusing on technique development with all-mountain strategies and tactics to give you the confidence to tackle a variety of terrain and conditions.

These camps include accommodation and lift passes, and are aimed at adults looking to push their skills while enjoying a bit of Niseko night life on the side.

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Powder Detours

With two different options, our Powder Detours are setup for either the intermediate skier/snowboarder looking to explore the Niseko area while improving their powder skiing/riding skills, or for advanced skiers and riders looking to get to more off-the-beaten-track locations around Hokkaido.

These powder tours vary between one and two weeks in length, and include accommodation, lift passes and ground transportation, as well as the coaching/guiding of course too. If you want to see Hokkaido’s best powder spots and experience some unique Japanese culture along the way, these Detours are for you.

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Quinton powder shot - Powder Detours

Quinton Wetlake - On of the snowboarders on our 2011 Detour