Whether you’re an advanced rider looking to refine your technique, to a family with mini shredders bursting with energy, we bring the human touch to the experience of developing your ski or snowboard skills. We understand that a great week in Hokkaido is about more than drills and exercises. You want to enjoy the holiday and everything Niseko has to offer.
On our premium services, your instructor doubles up as your local guide, giving you top tips on how to make the most of your stay. Want a recommendation of the best restaurant or onsen after your lesson? We’ve got you covered. Forgot your gloves and need to pop back to the hotel? Ask nicely and your instructor might even give you a lift back to fetch them! Need help choosing or adjusting your gear? We’re on hand for that too.
Whatever it takes to make your experience smooth and enjoyable from start to finish, we strive to do all we can towards that goal. With an Imagine instructor, you are not only booking a lesson; you are securing your own personal guru of good times!
Lessons typically begin at Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri, Rusutsu or Kiroro. Guiding covers many resorts and mountains around Hokkaido. If you have a preference or question, please enquire. Alternatively, check out the guiding page to experience an epic backcountry tour!
Our lessons typically include private transport from your accommodation to the slopes and back each day! After booking, we’ll be in touch to arrange this with you. Of course, you can always meet your instructor directly on the slopes if preferred.
While everyone speaks English, some members of the team can teach in various languages, including Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, German and others. Just enquire if you have a preference!
The full team is updated each season, but here you can see examples of some core members of the team:
Full dedicated service with one of our most experienced and highest-qualified instructors, including optional transport from hotel and assistance with anything you need for the perfect day! Start at Niseko Annupuri, Grand Hirafu, Rusutsu or let your instructor recommend a location. Everything is flexible, from participant numbers to start and finish times, start location and lesson level. Advanced riders may even explore the off-piste ‘gates’ areas and side-country powder!
Peak season: 100,000 JPY
Off-peak: 90,000 JPY
(Same price for both Niseko and Rusutsu)
A full day of lessons with one of our enthusiastic, qualified instructors. Includes optional free transport from your hotel and help with ticketing, rentals, finding restaurants etc. Times are flexible, up to around 8 hours with the instructor including logistics. Best suited to beginner and lower-intermediate levels. 1-4 participants. Start locations are Niseko Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Rusutsu.
Peak Season: 80,000 JPY
Off-peak: 70,000 JPY
For Rusutsu: Add 8,000 JPY
A half day with one of our enthusiastic, qualified instructors. Includes optional free transport from your hotel and help with rentals if needed. Best suited to beginner and lower-intermediate levels. 1-4 participants. Start locations are Niseko Annupuri and Grand Hirafu (enquire for other locations). Up to 3 hours with the instructor, including any transport, ticketing, rental and break times. Optionally meet on the snow, for maximum ski time.
Peak Season: 50,000 JPY
Off-Peak: 40,000 JPY
A 2-hour lesson with one of our enthusiastic, qualified instructors. Best suited to beginner and lower-intermediate levels. 1-4 participants. Start locations are Niseko Annupuri and Grand Hirafu. Meet on the snow, ready to go. Select from our set start times on the booking page.
Peak Season: 25,000 JPY
Off-peak: 16,000 JPY
The above is a selection for reference. For the most up-to-date and accurate prices and a full range of lesson types, please click ‘book here’ below.