Based at both the Niseko-Hirafu Gondola & Ace Family Pair Lift, GoSnow has exclusive access to the Magic Carpets in Grand Hirafu. Also the only Ski School in Niseko-Hirafu with priority lift queuing!

Price Snapshot

Half Days Adult, Junior and Kids: ¥8,000
1 Full Day Adult, Junior and Kids: ¥10,000
SPRING SPECIAL : Book a 3-day Group lesson and pay for just 2 days! (Conditions apply, please be sure to contact us)

  • Information

    Group Ski & Board Lessons

    Group lessons with GoSnow, the official international snowsports school of the Grand Hirafu Resort, are available for full days or half days for adults and children. Lunch is included in full day lessons for children.

    • Priority lift lines - GoSnow Guests will have priority lift line access at the Hirafu Gondola, Ace Centre 4 Quad and also the Ace Famly Pair Lift and Holiday Pair Lift
    • Magic Carpets located at both Ace Family Pair Lift and Holiday Pair Lift for for GoSnow Guests.

    Beginner Lessons: take place in the GoSnow Beginners Areas, private ski areas which include the use of a Magic Carpet Ski Lift. This transports beginners and small children a small way up the slope so that they can learn the basics before trying chair lifts. This is much easier than either going straight onto ski lifts or having to walk up the hill to learn your turns!

    Location: GoSnow Adults, Yama Riders & Ninja Kids will have the option to start at either the Gondola Base or the Family Base (Ace Family Pair Lift) starting from 10th December. Beginner lessons will stay around the beginners zones (where the Magic Carpets are), while higher levels can hop straight onto the lifts.

    *Adults and Kid's Group lessons at the Family Base start from 10th December

    *Adult Group lessons are ONLY available up to intermediate level. For advanced riders wanting lessons please see Workshops

    Group Lessons Price List Ability Level Skills Chart

    Registration: all Guests will need to register and be graded before their first lesson at the GoSnow meeting zone. For Guests starting their lessons at the Gondola Base, please register at the Mountain Centre next to the Hirafu Gondola at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start times. For Guests starting their lessons at Family Base, please proceed to the meeting point at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start times. Parents are required to come with children for the first day of registration.

    A Ninja Kids Day Tips for Parents

    Teen Program (Skiers ONLY)

    Teen Program: GoSnow's Teen Program will be available 15 Dec to 28 Feb. Teens will rip around the mountain with other teens of the same ability.

    Maximum 6 per class.

    Full day for Skiers ONLY!13-17 age group. 

    • Intermediate & Advanced level only
    • Lessons start at the Gondola Base only
    • Full day lessons include lunch
    • All Mountain lift pass is required

    To book a spot on the Teen Program for your teenage child, please click on the link below:


    Adult First Timer Pack

    Adult First Timer Pack: Everything you need in one including full day adult group lesson + all equipment and clothes rental + lift pass. Must be booked 3 days in advance and classes will meet at the adult group meeting area.

    Note: Lessons are available for first timers only, multi-day lessons are consecutive days only. Classes will meet at the adult group meeting area.

    First Timer Pack FAQs
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  • Terms & Conditions
    • Bookings are subject to GoSnow terms and conditions.
    • Bookings can only be accepted more than 72 hours in advance.
    • Bookings can only be accepted from Niseko Central’ Guests.
    • Lift passes and equipment rental are NOT included in the lesson price.
    • Group lessons are available daily from 1 December 2018 to 7 April 2019 at the Gondola Base, 10 Dec 2018 to 7 April 2019 at the Family Base (snow dependent).
    • For 3-6 year olds, snowboard lessons are not available (ski lessons only).
    • Children under 3 years old CANNOT participate in lessons.
    • Minimum class size is 2 people; if only one person is registered, that class will be cancelled and the Guest refunded.
    • Payment for any Guest Service is due 7 days prior to Check-In. We reserve the right to cancel without notice any service we have not received payment for by this due date.
    • Bookings are subject to the Niseko Central terms and conditions.
    • Cancellation 8 to 4 days prior to the lesson start date will incur a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellation 3 days (or less) prior to the lesson start date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. “Cancellation” includes changes that reduce the overall value of the booking.