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The official international snow sports school of Grand Hirafu Resort in Niseko, Japan.

Go Snow cater to every level of skiers or snowboarders and are the go to choice for group lessons be they for adults or children. Go Snow is the largest ski school in Niseko and is the most popular choice for those skiing in Hirafu. 

Why choose GoSsnow?

  • Exclusive priority lift lines in Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort.
  • All lessons in English by qualified international staff.
  • Lessons begin at the Gondola base or Family base, providing easy access to the whole mountain.
  • Maximum class sizes.
  • Private on-snow learning areas, including three beginner zones with magic carpets.
  • On-snow kids’ facilities at Gondola base and Family base.

If you would like to know more about GoSnow or would like to book a lesson for you or your family please feel free to contact us anytime (



                                                              Before your Lesson


Location, Location, Location

Please double check your starting location to see if you are starting from the Family or Gondola base. If you show up at the wrong base, you may miss your lesson. A map of the school bases can be found below.

Know Your Start Time

To ensure all our guests get the most out of their lesson, each product has a strict starting time.

  • For Children's lessons: check-in is 9:00-9:15am
  • For Adults Lessons: please arrive at 9:40am
  • For Private Lessons: we advise arriving 10 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson start time.

Children's Lessons

Please note:

  • All parents must leave a working phone number on the registration form, so we can contact you in an emergency.
  • All children are required to wear helmets in our Yama Riders/Ninja Kids programs.
  • For the safety of all children GoSnow is a nut free facility, please ensure you do not pack any snacks which contain nuts or traces thereof.

First Timer Package

If you are taking part in our First Timer Package, you will need to collect your lift ticket and rental gear prior to your lesson.

  • Your Lift Ticket can be collected from the GoSnow Sales desk located in the Mountain Centre.
  • Your rental voucher will be provided along with your lift pass. Your rentals can be collected from Grand Hirafu Rentals located under the Hirafu Gondola from 5pm the evening before your lesson.
  • Please return your lift pass at the end of the day at the Grand Hirafu lift ticket return station and receive ¥1000 back

Please note: we recommend picking up your rental and lift tickets the evening before, or no later than 8:30 on the morning of your first lesson. We cannot reschedule lessons if you are unable to make it to your lesson on time.

Lift Tickets

Please arrive for your lessons with your lift tickets already purchased and ready to go.

  • First Timer to Novice levels will require a Grand Hirafu lift ticket only.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Levels will require a Niseko All Mountain lift ticket.
  • Children 6 and younger can receive a free lift ticket.
  • Lift tickets are required to use the Niseko United Resort. This includes all ski runs, lifts and magic carpets, regardless of whether you ticket is scanned/checked by a lift operator.
A map of Go Snow's lesson start location
Go Snow Gondola Base Map
A map of GoSnow's Family base start point.
GoSnow's Family Base start point map

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