NASPA Ski Garden

NASPA Ski Garden SKi Lesson

December 22, 2016 OPEN!

0 minutes to the slopes from the New Otani hotel, NASPA Ski Garden is a luxury resort exclusive to skiers!
We offer Private ski lessons at NASPA Ski garden (English lessons only), with native English speaking instructors.

ski snowboard lesson in English


This is most efficient way to learn the sports.
You'll have instructor to just yourself and your family/friends.
Lesson is customized to your needs including the start time!

*Available from ages 4+
*Please see our reference to ski levels for contents of lessons
*Lift tickets and rentals are not included in the price
*Advanced booking is required as numbers of instructors are limited


Price per instructor

1-3 people:

 Full day - 36,000 JPY

 (4 hours+1  hour break)

 Half day - 22,000 JPY

 (2 hours)

4-6 people:

 Full day - 48,000 JPY

 (4 hours+1  hour break)

 Half day - 30,000 JPY

(2 hours)


 10,000 JPY / 1 Hour


Reception E-mail Web form
9:00 - 14:00 9:00 - 17:00 Submission available 24H

Resort Information

Meeting place Canyons reception desk in Ski Center
Car park Free Parking
Changing room Womans / Mens available at hotel
Facility Onsen spa, leisure pool and showers, Rentals, Shops, Restaurant
Official Site NASPA Ski Garden English offical site

Notes On Participation

Inculuded Lesson fee, Insurance fee
Not Inculuded Anything that's not listed in above [Included] list.
eg. Rental Equipment, Lift Tickets, Lunch, etc
Rental Equipment Rental equipment abailable at the resort for ski equipment and ski wear.
*Please arrange your own equipment, wear, cap or helmet, gloves, goggles and lift passes prior to the lesson
Cancellation Policy ■Cancellations made by customers (Includes decreasing of booked numbers)
15 - 7 days before: 20% 6-2 days before: 30% day before:50% on the day:100%
Caution Adverse weather conditions may affect ski resort/lift operations.

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Getting to NASPA Ski Garden


Arrive in Echigo Yuzawa Station in as little as 77 minutes from Tokyo Station

Using the Joetsu Shinkansen (bullet train) line

Tokyo Station to Echigo Yuzawa Station (199.2km) about 80 minutes*
Niigata Station to Echigo Yuzawa Station (134.7km) about 60 minutes*

* Please note that actual times taken by each Shinkansen vary.

To NASPA New Otani from the West Exit of Echigo Yuzawa Station:

The taxi or shuttle bus journey from Echigo Yuzawa Station (less than 2km) usually takes about 3 minutes.
A regular shuttle bus service is provided during the Winter season including the Golden Week (early May).

Access from Narita/Haneda

The two main international gateways to Tokyo - Narita Airport and Haneda Airport

From Narita Airport to central Tokyo

Narita International Airport is about 40 minutes from the center of Tokyo by train, but the journey from the Airport into Tokyo is simple. There are a number of services available from the airport:

JR Narita Express: This service takes you directly from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station, where you can transfer to the Joetsu Shinkansen direct to Yuzawa. Regular departures with the journey taking less than one hour.

Keisei Skyliner: This service takes around 40 minutes from the airport to Keisei Ueno Station. At Keisei Ueno Station you need to transfer to the nearby JR Ueno Station* to get the Joetsu Shinkansen - this involves an outdoor walk of about 400m along. This service is slightly cheaper than the Narita Express.

Limousine bus: The journey to Tokyo Station by limousine bus takes 80-100 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. There are regular departures from the airport.

 Click here for information on how to get from Tokyo (or Ueno) Station to NASPA New Otani
Ueno Station is the second stop on the Joetsu Shinkansen line to Echigo Yuzawa, about 6 minutes from Tokyo Station - every Joetsu Shinkansen train from Tokyo Station going to Echigo Yuzawa Station stops at Ueno.

From Haneda Airport to central Tokyo

Haneda Airport was previously known as Tokyo International Airport and is located about 30 minutes south of central Tokyo. In recent years the airport has taken on more international flights.

Tokyo Monorail: 20 minutes to Hamamatsu Station. From Hamamatsu Station take the JR Yamanote line to Tokyo Station (5 minutes).

Keikyu Railways: 20 minutes to Shinagawa Station.  From Shinagawa Station take the JR Yamanote line or JR Keihin-Tohoku line to Tokyo Station (10 minutes).

Limousine bus: Buses leave the aiport to Tokyo Station every 30-60 minutes and the journey takes 20-50 minutes depending on traffic.



If you……

The next step


Have never skied before

Learn how to use equipment, Safety&Mountain Code, Stop in a wedge

Can Stop in a wedge

Make basic turn in a wedge, Learn to ride a chair lift


Can stop and make basic turn in a wedge

Link wedge turns and control speed in beginner(green) terrain

Can link wedge turns with confidence and control

Match skies to parallel at end of each turn, Build more confidence in novice(easy blue) terrain


Can match ski to parallel from middle of the turn

Ski novice(blue) terrain with confidence and control, Match skis earlier in the turns

Ski novice(blue) terrain with confidence and control, Match skies early in the turn

Make round parallel turns with control and pole plant, Learn to do different radious turns and control them


Make strong turns on intermediate(blue/red) terrain with confidence and control, control size of the turns

Carving turns, Adopting to different terrain, Introduction to bumps, challenge steeper terrain

Dynamic carving turns with confidence, controlled turns in any condition or terrain

Precise technique in all conditions & terrain, Dynamism without effort

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