At Hokkaido Core Snow Sports we teach only premium private lessons.  We are a small and specialized snow school, dedicated to giving you the best ski or snowboard experience possible.  

When booking 4 or more full day lessons with us, enjoy a relaxed fire-side chat with your instructor the evening before your lessons begin.  If it's your first time skiing or boarding it's a great chance to discuss what to expect, what to wear the following day and start feeling at ease that you are in good hands.  Otherwise, it's great to meet your instructor, discuss your goals for lessons and pick their brain about how to get the best experience in the Niseko area... the best restaurants, bars, onsens and activities.       

Private lessons are tailored to your learning style.  They are ideal for using specialized teaching tools such as video analysis - see how reviewing your skiing or riding on video with your instructor will make huge improvements.  To give you the best experience possible, we recommend a maximum of 4 people in a lesson.  Extra fees will apply for more than 4 people.  

If you have any questions about our services or you would like to make a booking, please contact us so we can understand exactly what you are looking for to give you the best experience possible.

   Full Day Private (7 hours)

   A full day lesson is 7 hours in total wth an hour break for lunch and is the most effective way to improve your skills and confidence.  Whether it's your first time seeing snow or you are a seasoned pro, when you have all day to work with a Hokkaido Core instructor, you will feel the difference.  

Your instructor will have time to assess and develop your skills, patiently and effectively helping you reach your goals while exploring and having fun in Niseko's playground.    

With arrangement at the time of booking, full day lessons can come with pick-up at your accommodation and transportation to designated Niseko United areas.  Your instructor will also guide you to the best places in the area for lunch.

JPY 65,000 off-peak

JPY 75,000 peak*

8:30am - 3:30pm (some flexibility)


Half Day private (3 Hours)

 Half day morning or afternoon lessons are a great way to learn new skills and develop confidence.  Your instructor will have time to work with you to set and accomplish your goals, then you will have time to ski or ride on your own, or enjoy other activities that Niseko has to offer. 

JPY 40,000 off-peak

JPY 45,000 peak*

8:30am & 1pm start times


2 hour private

Two hour lessons are great for a refresher or to challenge yourself with a new skill that you can then practice on your own.  You can work with your instructor on aspects you feel need improvement, as well as get an assessment with some tips and pointers to take away and work on.  Catch up with your instructor again to get feedback on your progression and take it to the next step.

JPY 26,000 off-peak

JPY 29,000 peak*

8:30am, 10:30am, 2pm & 4:30pm start times

*Peak Season Dates:  16th Dec. - 5th Jan.  &  22nd Jan. - 2nd Feb. 

Extra fees apply for more than 4 people 


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