Private Ski Lessons & Guiding

Experience the world's finest powder snow to the fullest with a tailored ski or snowboard learning experience with our highly qualified instructors. Private lessons from our snowsports specialists such as Rhythm Rides & NISS help nurture your passion and improve your riding skills your way, with the flexibility and convenience to enjoy the best that Niseko has to offer. Let us introduce you to the hidden gems of Niseko; our secret spots to experience the finest powder snow. Your instructor can meet you at Setsu Niseko or Grand Hirafu resort, whatever your wish.

For those who prefer a guided tour around Niseko's mountains, our experienced guide will take the guesswork out of where to go and make sure you get the most out of your trip, exploring the terrain in the resorts of Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village & Annupuri Resort.

Important Information

Niseko Private Lesson

Private ski or snowboard lessons are available for all ability levels. You can choose to start your lesson in either Grand Hirafu or Annupuri (transportation is not included), and our highly qualified team of passionate pros will ensure that you receive personalised attention.

Niseko Private Lessons
(4th Dec - 14 Apr)
Age Ability Level Start Time Regular Price Peak Period Price*
7 Hour Full Day Private 7 years and above L1 to L7 Flexible (8:30-10:00) ¥85,000 ¥95,000
4 Hour AM Private 7 years and above L1 to L7 09:00 ¥65,000 ¥75,000
3 Hour AM Private 7 years and above L1 to L7 10:00 ¥50,000 ¥55,000
3 Hour PM Private 7 years and above L1 to L7 14:00 ¥40,000 ¥45,000
2 Hour PM 7 years and above L1 to L7 14:00 ¥30,000 ¥35,000
2 Hour Night Private** 7 years and above L1 to L7 16:30 ¥30,000 ¥30,000
*Peak period: 16th Dec - 10th Jan & 3rd Feb - 16th Feb
**Night Private Lesson is subject to the night skiing schedule 2023-24

Premium Private Lesson

8-hour private lesson, plus 2 additional off-snow hours provides a fully tailored and bespoke experience compared to regular Niseko Private Lessons. Our specialist instructors with local experience are passionate professionals who can take you to a variety of resorts in the Niseko region, such as Moiwa, Kiroro, Rusustu, Teine, Kokusai, Annupuri & Grand Hirafu.

Premium Private Lesson
(16th Dec - 14 Apr)
Age Ability Level Start Time Regular Price Peak Period Price*
10-Hour Premium Private
(private transport included)
7 years and above L1 to L7 Flexible (8:30-10:00) ¥115,000 ¥130,000
*Peak period: 16th Dec - 10th Jan & 3rd Feb - 16th Feb
Resort Guiding

7-hour experience allows you to explore the terrain available in Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village, and Annupuri Resort. Tailored to your goals and ability level. Resort Guiding is the perfect way to get the most out of your winter vacation or elevate your trip with our Explorer Upgrade and you have the option to tour a variety of resorts in the area including Rusustu, Kiroro, Moiwa, Teine, and Kokusai Resort.

Resort Guiding
(From 16th Dec ~)
Age Ability Level Start Time Regular Price Peak Period Price*
7-Hour Niseko Resort Guiding 7 years and above L5 and above Flexible (8:30-10:00) ¥85,000 ¥100,000
Explore Upgrade
(private transport included)
- - - Plus ¥20,000 -
*Peak period: 16th Dec - 10th Jan & 3rd Feb - 16th Feb
- Explore Upgrade includes 7 hours of guiding plus 2 hours for travel.
- Guiding end date is subject to spring snow conditions.
- This product does not access the backcountry terrain available out of the Niseko United or other Gate systems.
Ability Level

Advising us of your ability level in advance allows the most suitable instructor or guide to be allocated to your lesson or guiding. Please check the skills guide below if you are unsure of your ability level.

Other Information

This service is exclusive to Setsu Niseko guests.

Cancellation prior to booking commencement will incur a cancellation fee as shown below:
4 to 8 days: a 20% cancellation fee
3 days or less: a 100% cancellation fee
Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking and no-shows.

Operating periods are adjusted depending on resort operating changes, snow conditions, and other operational matters.

There will be no compensation for loss of lesson time due to injury or illness if the lesson has commenced.

A reschedule or refund of future lessons can be made if a valid medical certificate is submitted 24 hours before commencement of lesson.

We strongly advise guests to purchase travel insurance that covers skiing and snowboarding activities.

I have children in my group with adults, can they join?

  • Children 6 years and above are welcome to join the lesson with adults, provided all participants are of a similar ability level. 
    For children 6 years and below, we recommend that you book a separate private lesson, or split your lesson into a half-day adult class & half-day kids class.  Younger children learn in a different way to adults, and progress at very different speeds & for this reason lessons with these challenges rarely meet expectations. Please feel free to contact our Concierge Team, should you want to discuss your family private goals.

I have a group of skiers and snowboarders in my group. Can they join the lesson?

  • Privates Lessons are available for the same discipline booked only.

I am not sure what my skill level is, can you help?

  • Absolutely, please check our skills guide which explains the current ability, potential group goals & terrain accessed for each level. If you still require assistance please contact our Concierge Team.

My child is 2 years old, and I would like to take the lesson with them. Is this possible?

  • We are passionate about introducing kids to skiing and snowboarding young. However due to the physical & developmental differences between young children & adults we are unable to cater to a combined lesson. You are however welcome to watch your child enjoy their first day. We recommend that you do so at a distance. This will allow your little one to bond with their instructor and enjoy their day.

I have a multi-day booking, will I have the same instructor for the entire booking?

  • Ski schools usually try their best to arrange the same instructor for the whole duration and we can definitely put in your request as well. Do note however that this is not guaranteed.