Private Lessons

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    Private programs tailored to you, allowing for fast improvement and a more personalized lesson style.

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

    Lessons are tailored uniquely to your needs. Get one-on-one attention or make a group with up to 6 family or friends of similar ability.

    • Includes up to 6 guests of the same or similar age and ability level.
    • Full day private lessons can choose from a flexible start time and location in Hirafu village.
    • Priority lift access to the Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Pair, Ace Quad (Center Four) and Ace Family Pair lifts.

    Lessons available 23 November 2018 to 30 April 2019.

    LessonsDurationStart TimesStandard Price
    Full Day Private6 hours* Flexible start time from 8:30 to 10:30 ¥55,000
    AM Private4 hours09:00¥45,000
    PM Private2 hours13:30¥20,000
    First Tracks Private1 hour08:30¥12,000
    Twilight Private2 hours16.00¥18,000
    Spring AM Private**2 hours08:30; 10:30¥24,000

    * Including 30 minutes required break period at your preferred time.
    ** Spring AM Private lessons are available 1 March to 30 April 2019.

    Location: GoSnow lessons start at the Gondola Base. First Timer lessons will stay in the Beginner Zone (where the Magic Carpet Lift is), while more advanced levels will hop straight onto the Holiday Pair Lift or the Gondola at the start of their lesson.

    Private Groups: All participants must be of the same or similar age and ability level, and must be on the same equipment (either ski or snowboard). Please note that GoSnow does not offer private lessons for groups with very different ages or ability levels (such as families with young children). In this case, separate lessons must be arranged. GoSnow are able to recommend other options that will allow you and your family to get the most out of your lessons.

    Young Children: All private lessons for children under the age of 6 are subject to approval by the GoSnow Snowsports Manager.

    Ability Level: Private lessons are tailored to your needs. Advising GoSnow of your ability level in advance allows the most suitable instructor to be allocated to your lesson, and for them to plan your lesson in advance. Please take a look at the skills chart below if you are unsure of your ability level.

    Skills Chart
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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 on and lift ticket ready to use.
    • Minimum age of participation is 3 years old.
    • 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.