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, located just a stone's throw from our Ski Valet.

    All of GoSnow's Group Lessons enjoy private access to dedicated learning areas, plus priority lift access to the Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Pair, Ace Quad (Center Four) and Ace Family Pair lifts.

    Lessons are available from 23 November 2017 to 8 April 2018, depending on snow conditions and lift operations.

    Adult Group Lessons

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

    • Maximum 6 students per class.
    • Registration is at 9:45 a.m.
    • Lessons start at the GoSnow meeting area at the 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
    1 Full Day5.5 hours10:00 - 15:30 ¥10,000
    1 Half Day2.5 hours10:00 - 12:30¥8,000

    Kids' Lessons

    Kids Ski Free in March Deal!

    For every half day private lesson you book, get one free half day kids' group lesson free of charge! For every full day private lesson you book, get one free full day kids' group lesson free of charge!*

    *Valid only 1 March 2018 to 10 April 2018. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Free lesson is valid for use only on the same day as the paid lesson. Discount will be applied at the time the lesson is reserved.

    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 8 per class
    • Registration is at 9:00 a.m.
    • 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 8 per class
    • Registration is at 9:00 a.m.
    • Lessons start at the GoSnow meeting area at the Gondola base
    • Full day lessons include lunch
    • First Timer to Novice level require a Grand Hirafu lift pass
    • Intermediate to Advanced require an All Mountain lift pass
    A Yama Riders Day Yama Riders Skills Chart

    Teen Program (Ages 13-17)

    New for 2017/18, the Teen Program allows teens to rip around the mountain with other teens of the same ability. Both full day and half day lessons are available.

    • Registration is at 9:00 a.m.
    • Full day lessons include lunch
    • Maximum eight participants per class
    • First Timer to Novice level require a Grand Hirafu lift ticket
    • Intermediate to Advanced levels require an All Mountain lift ticket
    • The Teen Program is available for ski only. Teen snowboarders can participate in either Yama Riders or Adult Group lessons as appropriate
    • The Teen Program will be available from 15 December 2017 to 28 February 2018 only
    Children's Group LessonsDurationTimePrice
    1 Full Day6 hours9:30 - 15:30 ¥10,000
    1 Half Day3 hours9:30 - 12:30 ¥8,000

    Bookings made by Ki Niseko guests via the Concierge Team, will receive a 5% discount on the listed prices.* Please note that the 5% discount cannot be offered in conjunction with any other discount or promotion.

    Registration: All participants must register and be graded before their first lesson at the GoSnow meeting zone, near the Mountain Center, at least 30 minutes before their scheduled start times. Parents are required to accompany their children to registration on the first day.

    *Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance to qualify for the 5% discount.

    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 snow sports 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.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 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 7 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.
  • Book Now
    Please fill in the form below to send your request to our concierge service. If you are unable to see the form, please email concierge@kiniseko.com with details of your request.