English Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Celebrating a century since opening the Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort, the Nozawa Onsen Ski School proudly continues to spread the joy of skiing and snowboarding to those new to the sport, as well as helping old hands develop their techniques. For international guests we have a team of professional international instructors from around the world.
No matter how young or old, new or experienced, we offer a variety of packages to suit your needs.


EMAIL: PH: (+81) 080-9083-2172 (9 am-5 pm JST)


Make the most of your time on the slopes with a private lesson. For private lessons you pay for the instructor, not per participant. You can have up to eight participants in one class for the same price as one participant. This is the BEST way to improve fast with more time working on your skills. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced skier looking to improve on technique or get rid of bad habits we have an instructor that will suit your needs.
Instructors are limited so it is recommended to make a booking well in advance.


Minimum age: 3 years old (ski), 6 years old (snowboard)

Capacity per instructor: 1 - 8 participants

Pricing per instructor

  • 2 hours - 30,000 JPY

  • AM 3 hours - 35,000 JPY

  • PM 3 hours - 30,000 JPY

  • 6 hours - 60,000 JPY

  • Premium full day - 80,000 JPY*
    (8:30-17:00 with a premium instructor that can help on and off the snow)

  • Extra hour - 10,000 JPY

*Note: Your lesson request will be checked by a member of our team and payment invoice sent via email if the lesson is available. We require full payment to confirm your instructor and requested lesson time slot. Our office hours are between 0830-1700, if you make a request after 1700 you will be contacted the following day.


  • Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the price.

  • So that all participants get the most out of their lesson, please ensure that all participants in a private lesson are of a similar ability, and either ALL ski or ALL snowboard.

  • Young children and adults learn at a different pace and in different ways, so we recommend that all participants in a private lesson are of a similar age.

  • INSURANCE: The price of the lesson does not include accident insurance. Please obtain travel insurance to cover snowsports and all participants. We recommend ALL lesson participants have travel insurance. You can purchase Japan travel specific insurance here.


Make freinds and learn new skills on a group lesson. Morning only or full day options available with multple ability levels available.

Adults (15yrs +)

Full day
14,000 JPY/person (4.5 hours)
10:00am 〜 12:30pm 1:30pm 〜 3:30pm
Morning course
10,000 JPY/person (2.5 hours)
10:00am 〜 12:30pm

Kids (7-14yrs)

Full day
15,000 JPY/person (4.5 hours + lunch included)
10:00am ~ 3:30pm
Morning course
10,000 JPY/person (2.5 hours)
10:00am ~ 12:30pm

Infants (4-6yrs SKI ONLY)

Full day
17,000 JPY/person (4.5 hours + lunch included)
10:00am ~ 3:30pm
Morning course
11,000 JPY/person (2.5 hours)
10:00am 〜 12:30pm

> Available from Dec 17th – March 31st (other times private lessons only)
> Full day lessons for kids and infants includes a meal and staff member looking after them for the lunch break.
> Minimum number for a group lesson to run is 2 people.
> Some lessons may combine age groups to make up minimum numbers.
> Please see ability levels before you make a booking.
> Bookings open from September 1st.
> We recommend ALL lesson and tour participants have travel insurance. You can purchanse Japan travel specific insurance here.

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