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Nozawa Snowsports School

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.
Contact the Nozawa Onsen Ski School to see what we can offer you!

Group Lesson

Group ski and snowboard lessons in Nozawa
Our group ski and snowboard lessons will help you to learn to ski/snowboard or to fine tune your techniques with other guests of similar ability.
Group lessons for very first timers are run daily for infants, children and adults for both ski and snowboard.
Group lessons for other ability levels may be available depending on instructor availability.
For more information, please come to the front desk at the Hikage Ski Center during reception hours.
GROUP LESSONS
Age Group Full day course Morning Course
Adults (15yrs +) 14,000 JPY/person (4.5 hours)
10:00am ~ 12:30pm 1:45pm ~ 3:45pm
10,000 JPY/person (2.5 hours)
10:00am ~ 12:30pm
Kids (7-14yrs) 15,000 JPY/person (4.5 hours + lunch included)
10:00am ~ 3:45pm
10,000 JPY/person (2.5 hours)
10:00am ~ 12:30pm
Infants (4-6yrs SKI ONLY) 17,000 JPY/person (4.5 hours + lunch included)
10:00am ~ 3:45pm
11,000 JPY/person (2.5 hours)
10:00am ~ 12:30pm

Note:
> Available from Dec 16th - March 25th (other times private lessons only)
> Fullday lessons for kids and infants includes a meal and staff member looking after them for the lunch break.
> Minimum number for a group lesson to run is 3 people.
> Some lessons may combine age groups to make up minimum numbers.
> Please see ability levels before you make booking.

Age
Age Class Level Number of participants
4-6 yrs Age:4-6 yrs Infant (SKI ONLY) Up to 4
7-14yrs Age:7-14yrs Kids Up to 8
15yrs + Age:15yrs + Adults Up to 12
Note: Note: Class levels may combine in some situations.
Note:
> 3yr olds can participate on private lessons.
> Age groups may be mixed with smaller numbers of participants or with similar abilty levels.

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PRIVATE LESSONS

Make the most of you time on the slopes with a private lesson. You pay per instructor so you can decide how many people you would like in your group (up to 8 people) and customize the level to your participants. 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 be sure to booking well in advance is recommended.

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Time Lesson times Price
5 hours Time:5 hour lesson 9:00 - 15:30 ¥45,000
AM 2 hour Time:AM 2 hour 9:00 - 11:00 OR 10:00 - 12:00 ¥24,000
Lunch 2 hour Time:Lunch 2 hour 11:15 - 13:15 ¥24,000
PM 2 hour Time:PM 2 hour 13:45 - 15:45 ¥20,000
PM 3 hour Time:PM 3 hour 12:45 - 15:45 ¥30,000
Note:
> Available from Dec 2nd - April 15th
> Private lessons are priced as per instructor dispatched (not per participant)
> Maximum of 8 participants > Please see ability levels before you make booking.

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Enrollments

The school is open for enrollments between 8:30am and 9:30 am on the day of the lesson. Afternoon sessions are open for enrollment between 12:00pm and 13:00pm. We strongly advise booking in advance in peak seasons (Dec - Mid Feb) The desk can become very busy for morning sign ups so we recommend comming in early.
Lesson Ability Levels
The following ability levels show what skills you will be working on at each level. If you can already perform the skillsat a level proficiently please proceed to the next level.
Level Ski Snowboard
1 First time skiing First time snowboarding
2

Stopping in wedge

Turning in wedge

Controlling speed and stopping

Going left and right on one edge at a time

3

Linking wedge turns confidently

Riding a chairlift

Doing C turns

Riding a chairlift

4

Making skiis parallele at the end of the turn

Keeping skiis paralell for at least half the turn

Doing S turns

Making turns of various shapes and sizes on green runs

5

Keeping skiis parallel always on green runs

Being confident on red runs with your skiis parallel

Making S turns on easy red runs

Carving on green and blue runs

Easy freestyle (eg 180's, grabs, boxes)

6

Making carved turnson red runs

Doing short turns

Skiing black runs, moguls and off-piste

Carving on red and black runs

Snowboarding on moguls or off-piste

Advanced freestyle

Note:
Please note that these lessons may be full depending on the number of instructors available and the number of pupils enrolled on that day.

Nozawa backcountry tours

Nozawa's ONLY English backcountry guide service!

Make the most of your powder time at Nozawa by hiring a professional mountain guide to safely guide you around Nozawa's backcountry.
BC tours are the best way to learn about Nozawa and surrounding area stashes and our crew of highly experienced international guides will ensure you have an amazing day!

We keep the group sizes small to maximize the riding time and freshies! It is best if you have a group with ability levels that are relatively close so we can customize the terrain for you.

If you like exploring then make the most of your time by booking multiple days and we can show you around some of the hidden gems at other nearby resorts. (Other resort trips only available for those booking more than 1 day of tours.)

For more detailed information visit the Nozawa BC site

Head guide
Tsunehisa Teshima A.K.A. Tessy: HEAD GUIDE
Nationality:Japan
JMGA ski guide, Japan Avalanche Network Level 1, WMAJ Wilderness First Responder, CIC A. guide

Tessy is our Japanese mountain man. Everyday throughout the winter he is either out exploring new mountains and routes or teaching mountain safety and avalanche courses. He loves splitboarding and is a keen mountain photographer. He is a bit of a gear freak so if you want a review about gear Tessy has probably used it before.

Backcountry tour

Tour duration 7 hours
Price 20,000JPY/person (minimum of 2 people required to run tour)
Registration & Payment @Nozawa Onsen Ski School (Hikage Gondola) on the day before tour (or earlier)
OR Using online booking form below (recommended)
Meet time 8:00 @ Nagasaka Gondola Ticket Office
Includes Guide fee, Transciever , Probe, Shovel
Additional costs Lift ticket, rental equipment
Participation requirements Age 13 and older + Intermediate level or above.
Participants under 20 must have siugnature of guardian or parent.
Fitness A moderate level of fitness is required. The fitter the group the more extensive the touring options.
Bring Ski/Board, Boots, Ski clothing, Gloves, Helmet,Goggles, ski poles with BIG baskets, drink, snacks, sandwich/food
Season Jan 15th - March 15th
Note Participants under 20 must have the signature of a parent/guardian
Backcoutry rental equipment Backpack 1000yen
Snowshoe & Poles 1000yen

Note:
Boarders use snowshoes unless they have splitboard and skins. Skiers need wide skis. Skiers can use snowshoes or rent skitouring skis and skins
Multiday BC We can offer multiday tours that include other resorts within 1 hour from Nozawa. We have many secret spots to maximize your time in the pow!

Backcountry tour flow

Meet at Nagasaka Gondola ticket office All participants sign up, organise BC rental equipment and guides check everyones gear.
Lifts to BC area The group takes the gondolas and lifts to the top of the mountain , then leaves the ski area to head to the deep snow.
Morning session The guide(s) assess everyones ability and choose appropriate routes, maximizing POW time.
Lunch Time to refuel for the PM session
Afternoon session More BC bliss!
Back to Ski School Everyone returns rental gear, then off to the pub for a beer and to look at the days photos.

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Online booking for Ski / Snowboard / Backcountry

If you would like more details on anything or have questions you would like answered, please drop us a mail at nozawaskischool@gmail.com OR Call us on: (+81)278-722811

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