Snowsports School Affiliation System
The Niseko Mountain Resort Grand HIRAFU/Niseko Free Passport Committee (NFP) has determined that Snowsports Schools (Ski and Snowboard) not directly aligned to or owned by an NFP member lift company must now become formally accredited by the Niseko Grand HIRAFU or NFP in order to use the Niseko Grand HIRAFU (Grand Hirafu, Hanazono) lift network. The aim is to ensure that the quality of skifield experience in Niseko continues to improve and that the enjoyment and safety of guests is maintained at all times.
As such, the Niseko Grand HIRAFU has established a formal Niseko Grand HIRAFU Snowsports School Accreditation System for third-party Snowsports Schools (i.e. those not owned or directly associated with NFP members) in order to become recognised as a Niseko Grand HIRAFU Accredited Snowsports School.
Please note that it will no longer be possible to operate a Snowsports School business within the Niseko Grand HIRAFU ski area without becoming formally accredited by the Niseko Grand HIRAFU or NFP.
*Note: Hanazono area will not allow a lesson commencement point to be established or advertised at the Hanazono ski area under any circumstances.