For beginners, we highly recommend getting lessons at the start of your vacation. Even a few pointed from a professional instructor will make you learn faster, and the right technique will mean you are able to enjoy the sport to it’s fullest.

One of the worse things you can do when learning is get an unqualified friend or partner to try and teach you how to ski. I generally winds up with a lot of frustration on both sides (and marriages have even ended because of it).

A professional instructor hold qualifications and has experience. There is a right way and a wrong way to ski / board, and a professional will be able to get you heading in the right direction.

There are several reputable ski school in Hakuba offering high level professional services. We support locally owned operations.

Hakuba Snow Sports School

Hakuba Snow Sports School
Hakuba Snow Sports School is located at the Iimori area of Hakuba Goryu Ski Resort. The slopes at Iimori are some of the best in Hakuba for beginners, with wide open runs and a gentle slope. And once you get a little better, the instructors can take you to more challenging terrain in the Goryu...

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Hakuba Ski Concierge

Hakuba Ski Concierge
Operating out of Hakuba 47 Winter Sports Park, Hakuba Ski Concierge exclusively offer private Ski & Snowboard Lessons and Resort Guiding services. Their intimate team is comprised of carefully selected instructors and guides, most of which are full time Hakuba residents and have been with them for multiple seasons. Each instructor is highly qualified, holds...

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