snowsports school

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English Speaking Snowsports School

Canyons Snowsports School can help you improve your style and skills. 
Ski and snowboard instructors are available for all levels and abilities in Yuzawa, Nozawa Onsen, Minakami and others on request.
 Our international team of professional instructors have extensive knowledge of the local ski areas and offer lessons for children to adults in Yuzawa, Nozawa Onsen and Minakami. Personalised private lessons are available in all resorts. Group lessons are available at GALA Yuzawa and Nozawa Onsen only.

All bookings for Winter 2017-2018 season will commence October 1st 2017

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information

Minakami, Yuzawa and Nozawa are easy to access whether you plan to come for a day trip, overnight stay, educational trip or holiday.  Canyons can work with you to create the best experience to suit your needs and enjoy snowsports.


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Hodaigi & nearby resorts

We offer personalised private lessons at Hodaigi and other resorts within the Minakami Area. Hodaigi has light snow and mellow slopes which are ideal for learning snowsports! Also a great area for our Winter Outdoor Educational Trips!

From Tokyo access Minakami (141 kms) in approximately 2 hours by car or bullet train and bus.

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 Enquire more about Hodaigi Ski Resort and our Winter Educational Trips


In Yuzawa we operate group and private lesson in GALA Ski Resort and private lessons at NASPA Ski Garden. From Tokyo access Yuzawa (170 kms) in approximately 1.5 hours by bullet train or 2.5 hours by car

Gala Ski Resort

Gala Ski Resort is a ideal resort for beginners and is the only resort accesible directly with Shinkansen train. You can arrive from Central Tokyo in only 77 minutes which makes the snow experince easier than ever!

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Enquire more about GALA Yuzawa Ski Resort 

Naspa Ski Garden

NASPA Ski Garden in a luxury ski resort exclusive to skiers! Suitable for familes and beginners as well as intermediate skiers. Adjacent is the New Otani Hotel so it is perfect for a vacation or overnight stay and zero minutes to the slopes.

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Enquire more about NASPA Ski Garden


Nozawa will promise you an ultimate ski experience with a combination of traditional Japanese hot springs village and one of the largest ski areas with super fine powder snow! Here we offer group and private lessons. From Tokyo access Nozawa (255 kms) in approximately 3.5 hours by car or 4 hours by train and bus

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 Enquire more about Nozawa Onsen


Private lessons are also available in other resorts within the Minakami area. Please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and we can make it happen.


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