Private Lessons

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

    Experience personalised learning with elite private instructors from around the world

    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 Lessons are tailored uniquely to your needs, receive one-on-one attention or make a group of up to 6 guests of similar ability. All private lessons receive:

    • Priority lift access to the Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Pair, Ace Family Pair lifts as well as the
      brand new Gondola for 2024-25.
    • Lessons are continuous; full day privates require a minimum 30 minute break at your preferred time.

    Full day and AM private lessons:

    PM private lessons:
    • Instructors will meet you at the private lesson meeting area at the Hirafu Gondola base

    Lessons are available from the Resort Opening date in December 2024 to 31 April 2025.

    Lesson TypeDurationStart TimePrice (Resort Opening-15 Dec 2024)Price (16 Dec 2024-4th Feb 2025)Price (5th Feb 2025-28th Feb 2025)Price (1 Mar 2025-31 March 2025)
    Full Day Private6 hours9:00am*¥78,000¥105,000¥89,000¥78,000
    AM Private4 hours9:00am*¥62,000¥83,000¥70,000¥62,000
    PM Private2 hours1:30pm ¥27,000¥37,000¥31,000¥27,000
    First Tracks Private1 hour8:30am¥18,000¥24,000¥20,000¥18,000
    Twilight 2 hours4:00pm¥23,000¥31,000¥26,000¥23,000

    *Flexible start time between 8:30am to 10:00am for full day private lessons and 8:30am to 9:00am for AM private lessons. Rates are set for up to 6 people per instructor.

    Private Groups: All participants must be of the same or similar age and ability level, and must be using the same equipment (either ski or snowboard). A helmet is required for all children

    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 achieve your goals

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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 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 any unpaid services by this due date without notice.

    • Cancellation within 7 days of the booking date will incur a 20% cancellation fee
    • Cancellation within 4 days of the lesson date will incur a 50% cancellation fee
    • Cancellation within 72 hours of the lesson date will incur a 100% cancellation fee
    • 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.