Niseko Grand HIRAFU Snow School

You can select a fulfilling program based on your own personal goals.
Have fun improving your skills on the world’s best powder snow.The Niseko Grand HIRAFU Snow School offers lesson programs to all levels, from first timers to advanced skiers & snowboarders. With kids lessons, adult lessons, powder snow guides, early powder lessons & nature hiking programs, the school has something to keep everyone having a great time. Our school staff love teaching & understand the importance of connecting with every student. In this way, ski school instructors aim not only to pass on technical skill, but also ensure an enjoyable experience by focusing on communication with each individual student. Why not take a couple of lessons at the Grand HIRAFU Snow School this season?

Open Sat. Dec. 5, 2020 to Wed. May 5, 2021
Group Lessons : Sat. Dec. 19, 2020 to Sun Mar. 31, 2021
*The lesson will be in Japanese only.
Business Hours 8:00-16:30

Group Lessons*The lesson will be in Japanese only.

Ski Half-day (2 hours) 1Full-day (4 hours)
Standard course (13 years old or above) ¥5,300 ¥8,500
Junior course(6-12 years old) ¥5,300 ¥8,500
Snowboard Half-day (2 hours) Full-day (4 hours)
Standard course(7years old or above) ¥5,300 ¥8,500

Level of the class

For optimal lessons, it will be the following by level of grouping.

Ski L1 Without any experience,or unable to stop using own strength. Aim - to become able to turn using a snow plow.
L2 Able to snowplow & using a snow plow. Aim - to become able to turn freely.
L3 Ability to link strong snowplow turns or wide stance parallel. Aim - to become confidant turning with skis parrallel.
L4 Able to ski parralel confidantly. Aim - to become able to ski steep slopes with skis parralel.
L5 Able to ski steep slopes at speed with controlled turns. Aim-to become able to ski any slope.
Group lesson Sat. Dec. 19, 2020 to Sun Mar. 31, 2021
*The lesson will be in Japanese only.
Lesson times Morning: 10:00 to 12:00 (registration 8:30 to 9:30)
Afternoon: 13:30 to 15:30 (registration 8:30 to 13:00)

Private Lessons

Ski and Snowboard(Reservation required)

This lesson is for individuals and small groups. Families and friends are most welcome.

1-day 2-days 3-days 4-days 5-days
Early 1 hour 15min,
8:30 to 9:45
1person ¥14,000 ¥28,000 ¥42,000 ¥56,000 ¥70,000
2~3 ¥17,000 ¥34,000 ¥51,000 ¥68,000 ¥85,000
+1 extra ¥3,000 ¥6,000 ¥9,000 ¥12,000 ¥15,000
AM or PM

2 hours,
10:00 to 12:00 or
13:30 to 15:30

1person ¥24,000 ¥48,000 ¥72,000 ¥96,000 ¥120,000
2~3 ¥27,000 ¥54,000 ¥81,000 ¥108,000 ¥135,000
+1 extra ¥3,000 ¥6,000 ¥9,000 ¥12,000 ¥15,000

3 hours,
8:30 to 11:30 or
9:00 to 12:00

1person ¥33,000 ¥66,000 ¥99,000 ¥132,000 ¥165,000
2~3 ¥37,000 ¥74,000 ¥111,000 ¥148,000 ¥185,000
+1 extra ¥4,000 ¥8,000 ¥12,000 ¥16,000 ¥20,000

4 hours,
8:30 to 12:30

1person ¥37,500 ¥75,000 ¥112,500 ¥150,000 ¥187,500
2~3 ¥42,500 ¥85,000 ¥127,500 ¥170,000 ¥212,500
+1 extra ¥5,000 ¥10,000 ¥15,000 ¥20,000 ¥25,000

10:00 to 12:00 +
13:30 to 15:30

1person ¥37,500 ¥75,000 ¥112,500 ¥150,000 ¥187,500
2~3 ¥42,500 ¥85,000 ¥127,500 ¥170,000 ¥212,500
+1 extra ¥5,000 ¥10,000 ¥15,000 ¥20,000 ¥25,000

6 hours,
8:30 to 15:30

1person ¥45,000 ¥90,000 ¥135,000 ¥180,000 ¥225,000
2~3 ¥52,000 ¥104,000 ¥156,000 ¥208,000 ¥260,000
+1 extra ¥7,000 ¥14,000 ¥21,000 ¥28,000 ¥35,000

1 hour,
16:00 to 17:00

1person ¥12,500 ¥25,000 ¥37,500 ¥50,000 ¥62,500
2~3 ¥15,000 ¥30,000 ¥45,000 ¥60,000 ¥75,000
+1 extra ¥2,500 ¥5,000 ¥7,500 ¥10,000 ¥12,500

2 hours,
16:00 to 18:00

1person ¥23,500 ¥47,000 ¥70,500 ¥94,000 ¥117,500
2~3 ¥26,500 ¥53,000 ¥79,500 ¥106,000 ¥132,500
+1 extra ¥3,000 ¥6,000 ¥9,000 ¥12,000 ¥15,000
Private lesson Sat. Dec. 5, 2020 to Wed. May 5, 2021

Kids Lessons

Kids group lesson (aged from 4 to 5)(Reservation required)
*The lesson will be in Japanese only.

This lesson is perfect for skiing beginners making their first steps on the snow.
The lesson is conducted in a dedicated kids-only area equipped with a lift for beginners and lesson-only slopes.

(2 hours)
(4 hours)
1 person ¥6,400 ¥9,600

Kids one-on-one lesson (aged from 3 to 5)(Ski only / Reservation required)

This lesson is a lot of fun and is aimed at improving skills in a one-on-one environment. We recommend it for kids with prior skiing experience. The lesson involves use of the lift, depending on the child's progress.

2 hours, 10:00 to 12:00 or 13:30 to 15:30 ¥21,000
Full-day(4 hours) 10:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 15:30 ¥31,500

Kids and Junior private lesson with lunch

For an extra 2,500 yen children (under the age of elementary school) can receive lunch during their full-day lesson. Children will also be supervised during lunch time.

Level of the class

For optimal lessons, it will be the following by level of grouping.

Ski L1 This class is for total beginners, kids who can't stop in motion, and kids who aren't able to turn with stability.
These ski lessons take place in an area exclusively for children.
L2 This class is for kids who can stop by themselves, and make a snowplough (pizza) turn.
These ski lessons use the Ace Family Quad Lift.
Kids group lesson Sat. Dec. 19, 2020 to Sun Mar. 31, 2021
*The lesson will be in Japanese only.
Kids private lesson Sat. Dec. 5, 2020 to Wed. May 5, 2021
Lesson times Morning: 10:00 to 12:00 (registration 8:00 to 9:30)
Afternoon: 13:30 to 15:30 (registration 8:00 to 13:00)

Special Programs

Hideaki Imaizumi Special Lesson ( in Japanese)

Special lesson by ex-SAJ demonstrator Hideaki Imaizumi.
Date: Jan. 10, 2021, Feb. 14, 2021 Hideaki Imaizumi has been skiing since 5. As a school student, he actively participated in alpine competitions, and also competed at the national level. As a technical skier, he often participated in the All-Japan Ski Technique Championships, and has also won technical contests. He is the current at the Niseko Grand HIRAFU Snow School.

10:00 - 12:00 and
13:30 - 15:30(4hours)
per person ¥10,000

Nature Hiking Program

  • Nature Hiking Program
  • Enjoy a hike through the tranquil winter forest covered in white powder.

    Snow Shoe Tour(ages 7 and older)
    *1 group up to 10 people.
    Snow Rambler Tour(ages 10 and older)
    *1 group up to 5 people.
    Our tours use either snow shoes or "snow ramblers" – a special kind of ski for traveling in deep snow. This program is open to everyone, regardless of prior winter sports experience.
    Reservation required.
Fee ¥6,000 per person(includes warm beverage and gear)
Open Dec. 5, 2020 to Apr. 4, 2021
Tour Morning: 10:00 to 12:00 (registration 8:30 to 9:30) or Afternoon: 13:30 to 15:30 (registration 8:30 to 13:00)


  • Director Hideaki Imaizumi
    • Ski

    Hideaki Imaizumi

    Kids to adults, absoluted begginer to advanced, we offer the best lesson.

  • Shizuko Sugawara
    • Ski

    Shizuko Sugawara

    Let's make your stay in Niseko enjoyable and level up your ski skill !

  • Naoki Kaya
    • Ski

    Naoki Kaya

    There is no other place you can experience this Niseko powder. Let's have fun together.

  • Tacaco Takei
    • Ski

    Tacaco Takei

    If you're interested in the first time skiing but little nervous or afraid of speed, let's go practice with me to have fun and enjoy skiing !

  • Kaori Higashino
    • Ski

    Kaori Higashino

    I would like to help you over 15 years of experience. From kids to adults , I'm looking forward to seeing you.

  • Noriko Miyoshi
    • Ski

    Noriko Miyoshi

    Let's enjoy together Niseko's finest powder!

  • Shigemi Matsuhashi
    • Ski
    • Snowboard

    Shigemi Matsuhashi

    Let's enjoy the greatest powder snow !

  • Keisuke Ogura
    • Ski
    • Snowboard

    Keisuke Ogura

    I would like to help you to find the fun in skiing and snowboarding here in Niseko. Supported by Moss Snowboards, Pole Wards

  • Nozomu Kaku
    • Ski

    Nozomu Kaku

    Hi everyone ! I'm an energetic person around, let's have fun with me.

  • Masakatsu Honda
    • Ski

    Masakatsu Honda

    Let's make the best ski memory with me.

  • Narihiro Matsumoto
    • Ski

    Narihiro Matsumoto

    I love playing on the snow.

  • Asako Kasuga
    • Ski

    Asako Kasuga

    I like skiiing very much.Let's enjoy Niseko with me!

  • Shunichi Okazaki
    • Ski

    Shunichi Okazaki

    Let's enjoy skiing with me!!!

  • hitoshi Miura
    • Ski

    Hitoshi Miura

    Let's go to an excellent skiing in nice mountain and nice snow !

  • Shigeru Oyama
    • Ski

    Shigeru Oyama

    Do you want to level up on the slopes that are varied in Niseko ? You can discover the real fun of skiing from adults to children.

  • Shigeru Suwa
    • Ski
    • Snowboard

    Shigeru Suwa

    Let's enjoy the Niseko Powder together !

  • Yuuya Miyamura
    • Snowboard

    Yuuya Miyamura

    I'm trying to help for your wonderful Niseko Life. Let's go to the Niseko Powder !

  • Ami Kawanishi
    • Ski
    • Snowboard

    Ami Kawanishi

  • Junichi Kitahara
    • Office Manager
    • Ski

    Junichi Kitahara

    Let's go to powder !!

  • Jesse Macmillan
    • Office Staff
    • Snowboard

    Jesse Macmillan

    In French,Japanese or English, let's enjoy Snowboarding together !

  • Kiyoshi Nakashima
    • Nature Hiking Guide

    Kiyoshi Nakashima

    Let's have fun finding mashroom in the beautiful winter forest. We offer tours
    in English !

  • Masayuki Inoue
    • Medical Advisor

    Masayuki Inoue

    Medical advisor of Niseko Grand Hirafu Snowschool.
    Orthopedist in NTT Higashi Nihon Hospital.

Reservation & Reception

Reservation & Reception

  • Niseko Grand HIRAFU Snow School
    〒044-0081 204 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, JAPAN
    open / 8:00 to 16:30
    *After Apr. 6, 8:00 to 16:00
    *Please register for your class at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.
    • 10%off
    • Online Reservation Discount!
      You can receive a discount of 10% off standard rental item fees by using Niseko Grand HIRAFU’s online reservation system.
    • Hotel Niseko Alpen
    • Special discount
      Guests staying at the Hotel Niseko Alpen are entitled to a 300 yen discount for half-day lessons, and a 500 yen discount for full-day lessons.

Bookings and Cancellations

  • ●Please sign up at the reseption counter school by 30 minutes before the lesson start time. The school may cancel your lessons in case of last-minute or late arrivals. If you will be late, please contact the school.
  • ●If you've enrolled your child (elementary school age or younger) in a lesson, please pick them up at the meeting place when the lesson finishes. If you will be late, please contact the school.
  • ●If you've reserved lessons over multiple days, please be aware that the instructors may be different for each day. Thank you for your understanding.
  • ●Cancellations incur 50% of the lesson fee if made the day before the lesson, 100% of the lesson fee if made on the day of the lesson or in case of no-shows.
  • ●If the customer does not show up after 15 minutes past the planned lesson time, it will be
    considered a cancellation and the instructor may be allocated to another lesson.
    In that case, the full cancellation fee applies.
  • ●The lessons may be cancelled due to weather conditions. You will not be charged a cancellation fee in this case.


  • ●Be aware of the dangers of snow sports or activities in natural environments, and obey the ski area rules and regulations.
  • ●The lesson fees cover insurance for injuries sustained during the lesson.
  • ●During lessons, wear appropriate snow sportswear (top and bottom), headgear (e.g. a hat or helmet), goggles or sunglasses, and gloves. If you don't wear appropriate headgear, you won't be able to take the lesson.
  • ●For safety, our ski school recommends wearing helmets, especially for children.