Group Lessons

  • Information
    GoSnow Group Lessons have now ended for the 23-24 season. Please check back soon for next season!

    GoSnow group lessons match participants of similar age and ability to ensure safety while having fun, learning new skills, and tackling new terrain

    Ki Niseko's preferred partner, GoSnow, is the resort's official international ski and snowboard school. GoSnow benefits from the top location in the village at the base of Hirafu Gondola, just a stone's throw away from Ki Niseko.

    • Private access to dedicated learning areas.
    • Priority lift lane access means less queuing time, more time on the snow and more chance to improve your skills
    • Internationally-certified English-speaking instructors
    • Exclusive magic carpets for beginners

    Lessons are available from 12 December 2023 to 5 April 2024, depending on snow conditions and lift operations

    Ninja Kids (Age 3-6)

    Ninja Kids new to the sport will benefit from GoSnow's dedicated learning areas and magic carpet to build confidence with safety in mind. This program includes a Kid's Passport to help track progress.

    Lesson TypeDurationStart TimePrice (12 Dec 2023-29 Feb 2024)Price (1 Mar 2023-5 April 2024)Class Size
    Full Day6 hours9:00am¥19,000¥14,000Maximum 6
    Half Day3 hours9:00am¥15,000¥11,000Maximum 6
    • Breaks are provided throughout the day at our Ninja Kids Club
    • Full Day lessons includes lunch
    • Only ski lessons are available
    • Lift passes required for all participants
    • A helmet is required for all children in lessons
    Ninja Kids Skills Chart

    Yama Riders (Age 7-14)

    Yama Riders is all about keeping kids safe while they have fun learning new skills and exploring the entire Niseko United resort

    Lesson TypeDurationStart TimePrice (12 Dec 2023-29 Feb 2024)Price (1 Mar 2024-5 April 2024)Class Size
    Full Day6 hours9:00am¥18,000¥13,000Maximum 7
    Half Day3 hours9:00am¥14,000¥10,000Maximum 7

    *Full Day lessons include lunch

    • Ski/snowboard programs available for kids aged 7–14
    • Beginner level Yama Riders will have access to exclusive learning areas
    • Advanced riders will enjoy riding the entire Niseko United Resort
    • This program includes a weekly Kids Fun Race and a Kids Passport to help track progress
    • Lift passes required for all participants
    • A helmet is required for all children in lessons

    Adult Lessons (Age 15+)

    Adult group lessons are great for those who wants to improve their skills or are in need of a quick brush-up before hitting the slopes

    Lesson TypeDurationStart TimePrice (12 Dec 2023-29 Feb 2024)Price (1 Mar 2024-5 April 2024)Class Size
    Full Day5.5 hours9:45am¥16,000¥12,000Maximum 6
    Half Day2.5 hours9:45am¥14,000¥10,000Maximum 6
    • Suitable for first timers to intermediate levels
    • Ski and snowboard lessons available
    • Grand Hirafu lift pass is required for first timers, beginners and novices
    • For advanced level guests, GoSnow also offers specialised workshops
    Adult and Yama Riders Skills Chart Meeting Location Important Information for Parents
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  • Terms
    • 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.
    • GoSnow abides by a strict age policy, if you have booked yourself or your child into the incorrect age group, they will not be able to attend and will follow the same cancellation policies as above. This includes if you or your child has a birthday while they are here, if they need to be moved into a different age group, please ensure you inform us upon booking.
    • 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 days or more from the lesson a full refund will be given.
    • Cancellation 72 hours to 8 days prior to lesson will incur a 20% cancellation charge.
    • Will incur a 100% cancellation charge if cancelled within 72 hours of the lesson.
    • Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no shows.
    • All bookings are covered by GoSnow's general terms and conditions which can be found here.