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Niseko International Snowsports School


NISS boasts a complete offering of group lessons to accommodate every guest, whether beginner or advanced, small child or adult, skier or snowboarder.  Lessons take place in HANAZONO, which offers a Learning Centre for kids, and access to a world class indoor and outdoor facility avoiding the crowds of Hirafu.

From first timers to those who want to step up their expert game, Hanazono is the perfect place to learn. With the expansion of the Hanazono 308 Learning Center, kids have access to a world class indoor and outdoor facility. The outdoor Hanazono facilities, positioned directly in front of 308 are now improved to make learning and progression fun for the kids for days on end. All Tic-Tac Kids Club and Yuki Programs are inclusive of a great lunch at Hanazono 308.

NISS Express Shuttle Bus

Express Shuttle Service from between Hirafu and Hanazono. Simply arrive for registration before 9:15am and your instructor will be waiting to assist you with the short 15 minute trip to Hanazono. Your instructor will provide a short introduction on the way to prepare you for your day's lesson. Shuttles are operated continuously throughout the day.

NISS Programs:

  • Adult Max:
    • Morning half day - 10:00~12:30
    • Full day - 10:00~15:30
  • Kids Tic Tac (3-6 years): Full day - 10:00~15:30
  • Kids Yuki Max (7-14 years): Full day - 10:00~15:30


  • Level 1 - first timer
  • Level 2 - can stop
  • Level 3 - can turn
  • Level 4 - green
  • Level 5 - red/black

Operating December 2, 2017 – April 1, 2018

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Niseko Academy


Niseko Academy offer visitors with a premier private ski and snowboard lesson, unparallelled by any other school in Niseko.  Their instructors are talented, seasoned professionals who ensure customers get the BEST lesson possible.

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Niseko Base Snowsports


Niseko Base Snowsports operate from NBS headquarters on the ground level of the Alpen Ridge building, opposite the Ace Family Chair Lift, making them a handy option for those staying nearby.  

NBS Programs:

  • Adult Full Day: 10:00 - 15:30
  • Adult Half Day Morning: 10:00 - 12:30
  • Powder Pupplies Full Day Ski 3-4 yrs: 09:30 - 15:30
  • Powder Puppies Morning Ski 3-4 yrs: 09:30 - 12:30
  • Little Rippers Full Day Ski 5-8 yrs: 09:30 - 15:30
  • Little Rippers Morning Ski 5-8 yrs: 09:30 - 12:30
  • Freestyle Full Day Ski 9-14 yrs: 09:30 - 15:30
  • Freestyle Morning Ski 9-14 yrs: 09:30 - 12:30
  • Ride Tribe Full Day Snowboard 9-14 yrs: 09:30 - 15:30
  • Ride Tribe Morning Snowboard 9-14 yrs: 09:30 - 12:30

ABILITY LEVELS (Ski / Snowboard):

  • Level 1 - First Timer
  • Level 2 - Can snowplow / Can perform toe-side / Heel-side falling leaf
  • Level 3 - Can snowplow turn / Basic toe-side / Heel-side not linked
  • Level 4 - Can parallel ski on green / Confidently linking turns on green runs
  • Level 5 - Parallel on green runs, mostly parallel on red runs / Starting on red runs and ride switch
  • Level 6 - Completely parallel on red runs, almost parallel on black / Carving all red runs, able to ride black groomed runs
  • Level 7 - Confident parallel skier on black, can dip into powder / Carving all groomed runs, riding powder, trees and steep off piste
  • Level 8 - Skis all terrain confidently, moguls, trees and powder, advanced terrain parks / Rides all terrain confidently both regular and switch. 


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