Hakuba Snow Sports School, Hakuba-mura

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Sign up for lessons at Hakuba Snow Sports School to learn or improve your existing snowboarding or skiing skills. The school offers both private and group lessons, so you can enjoy an experience that best suits your fitness level and addresses your needs quickly, allowing your to enjoy Japan's snowy slopes sooner rather than later. Catering to total beginners and experienced skiing enthusiasts, the school also offers lessons for kids. Regardless of your age or previous experience, you'll learn in a safe environment and become a competent skier or snowboarder ready to tackle any slope anywhere in the world. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hakuba Snow Sports School and many more Hakuba-mura attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hakuba-mura holiday builder site .
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  • Tachers were great and patient and explained the technique of skiing in an easy to understand applicable way.  more »
  • This was my third visit to Hakuba and the great team at Hakuba Snow Sports. I fully recommend them to anyone from beginner to expert. They lead the way for the quality of instructors they have, and lo...  more »
  • I had a Ski lesson with Doug and it was great. Highly recommend! I had ski before but was struggling to understand turning again, but after one lesson i was able to go down mountains so much better an...  more »
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  • My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our ski lessons in Hakuba. All the instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging and the school was run very efficiently. My brother and I had Alon who was extremely patient, funny and very good at explaining techniques and how we could improve. Having not skied for several years it was exactly what we needed, would definitely recommend.
  • We had full days lesson with Hakuba Snow School Sports with Alon. He was a great ski instructor, very patient with us as it was our first time skiing. He also motivated throughout the day and was very encouraging! At the end of the day we could ski independently on the slopes which was pretty amazing considering it was our very first time! Thank you Alon - great job! Anyone of you who wanna ski instructor, you must look for Alon!
  • We had wonderful 2.5 days with the school. It’s my 7-year-old girl’s first time and so I sent her to group lessons starting from level 1. She left Hakuba finishing level 2, learnt how to get on and off the chair lift on her own and could slide down the Iimori slope (without poles). Her instructors (Sho, Josh, Tim) were all very patient with the kids, and they went in groups of no more than 6. She joined full day lessons which included lunch, I checked on them at the restaurant and the kids were happy and the lunch went well. I took adult group lesson level 2 on our first afternoon here with Matthew (Australian coach), we went in a group of 5, although our skills varied the coach handled us quite ok and I managed to pick up toe side downhill which was great. The next 2 days my friend and I went on private lessons with Matt (British coach) who was very good as well, he explained the techniques very clearly and changed methodology when I couldn’t do things in one approach. Smart coach. I left Hakuba mastering my heel side turn and started on toe side turn. If you sign up for private lesson, your coach will use company car to pick you up from hotel which was a very helpful service. After class, the school also offers free shuttle buses to various locations (eg Escal Plaza) which is convenient and less crowded than the free public bus. Doug at the school office was very friendly and helpful, we found out a lot of information from him. Things to note: 1) better to bring cash, there is service charge to pay by credit cards, 2) you need to buy your own lift tickets, come with tickets before the class, 3) there is family lift tickets which is better deal, 4) even if you book online, arrive early to sign in with the school office, 5) coach may decide to upgrade or downgrade you according to your skills level.
  • Great bunch of people, would highly recomend this school. My husband and me never skied before and we were late for our full day class on the 1st day. The guy in the office was understanding, he put us with Shotoro who was so good, took us gently through the basic to more advanced staff. After another full day lesson I was allocated with Tim (at Level 4 ) who was very knowledgeable and helpful, very kind and understanding. My husband had a different instructor for his lesson and he was also very happy with his instructor. All the instructors seem to be very good, focusesd on their clients and very experienced. I would highlt recommend this school .
  • Some friends and I had a private full day lesson with Pol, who was patient, knowledgeable, and very helpful! He got some of us (who have never snowboarded before) to a skill level where we could go down a full run solo.
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