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Important Information for Private Lessons

Important Information for Private Lessons

Know your lesson location

Our lessons are located in two locations at the Hirafu Gondola and Family Base locations. For Full Day and Full Day Plus have a flexible location however lessons must commence and finish within the Grand Hirafu Ski Area.  

Please ensure you head to the correct location.  If you arrive at the wrong base there is a possibility, we cannot have you join the lesson at this location. Click here to see our base locations

Know your lesson start time

Check in time is 5 minutes prior to the start time of your booking.  Lessons start at the time booked., please ensure that you allow enough time to make it to your lesson on time and arrive with your Snowsports equipment and lift tickets ready to go. We recommend collecting your equipment the evening prior to your lesson. Unfortunately, we cannot extend the lesson time if you were unable to start at the time intended.  

What to wear

  • We recommend a good quality low light lens in your goggles for Niseko’s powder conditions. Sunglasses are not recommended.
  • Wear a neck warmer, insulated gloves and layers along with waterproof snow jackets and pants. Hand and toe warmers are great if you really feel the cold too.
  • Make sure your boots are done up tight and you have good warm and insulated socks on.

Important information about your lesson

  • All participants must be of the same or similar ability level and must be on the same equipment (No ski and board mixed privates).
  • Family Privates are a wonderful idea. However, they can be really tricky.  Kids and adults learn through different methods and at different paces.  GoSnow will not book family privates for children under the age of 6. If you would like to book a family private, it is best to talk to our team. 
  • Lessons for children as young as 2 can be booked, however, only in a 1 on 1 environment. 2 hours is the best duration for this age group.
  • Full Day Private lessons allow you to start at a flexible time between 0830 – 1030, Full Day Plus Private lessons between 0830 - 1000. The lesson will be for 6 or 8 hours from your chosen start time.  For health and safety purposes a 30 minute lunch break must be taken during the lesson time.
  • Guests in GoSnow lessons can be taken throughout the entire Niseko Resort depending on ability level. Please consider that for shorter lessons, there will be limitations with accessing different areas of the resort.
  • AM and PM Private Lessons will commence and finish at the base location selected at the time of booking. Locations are at the Gondola Base or Family Base areas.
  • A specific instructor can be requested and will accommodate requests where possible. For circumstances outside of our control (e.g.: injury or, illness) it may not be possible to have the requested instructor and on these occasions an alternative instructor will be assigned.
  • If there are specific goals you would like to work towards in your lesson please make us aware of these at the time of booking.  A suitable instructor can be allocated according to what you are trying to achieve.    

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