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Private Ski & Snowboard Lessons

Experience personalised learning with our elite private instructors.

Book a Full Day Private Lesson with GoSnow and have your instructor meet you at the exit of Skye Niseko's Ski Valet. (For other types of Private Lessons, please kindly meet the instructor at the Gondola Base. First Timer and Beginners are encouraged to meet at Gondola Base).

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 and AM Private Lessons can choose from flexible start times and locations in Hirafu.
  • Priority Lift Lane access to the Hirafu Gondola, Holiday Pair, Ace Quad (Center Four) and Ace Family Pair lifts.
  • All participants must possess a valid lift pass. Lift passes are required for all lessons and not included in the lesson price.
  • Full Day lessons are required to take a minimum lunch break of 30 minutes

Lessons are available from 4 December 2021. Please note that meeting point will be subjected to lift status and ability levels.

4th December (resort opening day) - 10th December

  • The Ace Quad Lift 2 (at .Base) will be open from this date so all lessons will commence at this location.

11th December - 17th December

  • First time to Novice level lessons will commence at the GoSnow Family Base.
  • Intermediate and Advanced level lessons can have instructors meet the guests at their desired location. Please note that the Gondola is not yet operating.

18th December - remainder of the season

  • First time to Novice level lessons will commence at the GoSnow Gondola Base.
  • Intermediate and Advanced level lessons can have instructors meet the guests at their desired location.


LessonsDurationStart TimesPrice (Until January 8th)Price (After January 9th)
Full Day Private 6 hours*Flexible start time at 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00¥57,000¥48,000
AM Private 3 hoursFlexible start time at 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30¥33,000¥28,000
PM Private3 hoursFixed start time at 13:00¥30,000¥25,000

*Including 30 minutes required break period at your preferred time

Location: Private Lessons have the option to start from Skye Niseko Ski Valet. 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: If skill progression is your aim, it is strongly recommended that all participants be of the same or similar age and ability level, and be on the same equipment (either ski or snowboard).
If you wish to enjoy time on snow with your family, please note that the lessons will proceed at the level of the lowest participant.

Young Children: 2 years old and up (Children under the age of 3 must be in one on one lesson only).

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
  • This booking service is exclusive to guests staying in Skye Niseko.
  • 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 48 hours to 7 days prior to the lesson start date will incur a 20% cancellation charge.
  • Cancellation within 48 hours 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.

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