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.


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

  • 5 hours - 48,000 JPY (between 9:00 - 16:00)

  • AM 2 hours - 24,000 JPY (9:00-11:00 or 10:00-12:00)

  • AM 3 hours - 34,000 JPY (9:00-12:00)

  • PM 2 hours - 20,000 JPY (13:45-15:45)

  • PM 3 hours - 30,000 JPY (12:45-15:45)


  • 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.

  • We recommend ALL lesson participants have travel insurance. You can purchase Japan travel specific insurance here.


Due to Covid-19 protocols, no group lessons are available for 2021-22 season. Please enquire about private lessons.


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