Group Lessons

  • Information

    GoSnow Group Lessons are all about keeping you safe while having fun, learning new skills and tackling new terrain on skis or a snowboard.

    Ki Niseko's snowsports school partner, GoSnow, is the resort's official international ski and snowboard school and is located just a stone's throw from our Ski Valet.

    All of GoSnow's Group Lessons enjoy

    • Private access to dedicated learning areas 
    • Priority lift lane access*
    • Internationally-certified English-speaking instructors
    • Exclusive magic carpets for beginners

    Lessons are available from 1 December 2018 to 7 April 2019, depending on snow conditions and lift operations.

     *Priority lift lane access means little to no wait time to get on the Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Pair, Ace Quad (Center Four) and Ace Family Pair lifts, which means more time on the snow and more chance to improve your skiing or snowboarding. Not to mention, nobody likes waiting in lines.

    Adult Group Lessons

    Full and half day ski and snowboard lessons. Full day lessons break for lunch at 12:30.

    • Maximum six students per class.
    • Lessons start at the GoSnow meeting area at Gondola Base.
    • First Timer to Novice levels require a Grand Hirafu lift ticket.
    • Intermediate level requires an All Mountain lift ticket.
    • Advanced level adults are not catered for in group lessons. Please book a workshop instead.


    Adult Group Skills Chart
    Adult Group LessonsDurationTimePrice
    Full Day5.5 hours09:45 - 15:30 ¥10,000
    Half Day2.5 hours09:45 - 12:30¥8,000

    Kids' Lessons

    Ninja Kids (Ages 3-6)

    Ninja Kids new to the sport will benefit from their own dedicated Learning Zone and magic carpet, while experienced skiers will have the easiest access Grand Hirafu's beginner bowl or Family run and high speed Gondola. Please note that this program is available for ski only (not snowboard).

    This program includes a Kid's Passport to help track progress.

    • Maximum six per class
    • Lessons start at the GoSnow meeting area at the Gondola Base
    • Private magic carpets at both the Gondola Base and Family Base
    • Breaks are provided throughout the day at our Ninja Kids Club
    • Full day lessons include lunch
    • Grand Hirafu lift pass is required for all levels
    A Ninja Kids Day Ninja Kids Skills Chart

    Yama Riders (Ages 7-14)

    Full and half day ski and snowboard programs for kids aged 7–14.

    This program includes a Kid's Passport to help track progress.

    • Maximum six participants per class
    • Lessons start at the GoSnow meeting area at the Gondola base
    • Full day lessons include lunch
    • Grand Hirafu lift pass is required for First Timers, Beginners and Novices
    • All Mountain lift pass is required for Intermediate and Advanced levels
    A Yama Riders Day Yama Riders Skills Chart

    Teen Program (Ages 13-17)

    The Teen Program allows teens to rip around the mountain with other teens of the same ability. 

    • Full day only (includes lunch)
    • Maximum six participants per class
    • Intermediate & Advanced level only
    • All Mountain Lift Ticket required
    • The Teen Program will be available from 15 December 2018 to 28 February 2019 only
    Children's Group LessonsDurationTimePrice
    Full Day6 hours09:00 - 15:30 ¥10,000
    Half Day3 hours09:00 - 12:30 ¥8,000
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  • Terms & Conditions
    • This booking service is exclusive to Ki Niseko accommodation guests.
    • Bookings must be made at least 72 hours in advance.
    • Equipment rental is not included in the lesson price and must be arranged separately.
    • Lift tickets are obligatory and are not included in the lesson price. They are required for all lifts including the magic carpets.
    • Please arrive with your snowsports gear and lift ticket ready to use.
    • Minimum age of participation is 3 years old for ski lessons and 7 years old for snowboard lessons.
    • Payment for Concierge bookings is due 7 days prior to check-in. We reserve the right to cancel without notice any unpaid service by this due date.
    • Cancellation 8 to 4 days prior to the lesson start date will incur a 20% cancellation charge.
    • Cancellation 3 days or less prior to the lesson start date will incur a 100% cancellation charge.
    • Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no shows.