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Master the slopes &
Embrace the Culture in Niseko

Elevate your skiing skills and immerse yourself in culture at Japan's premier ski destination



Located on the northern island of Hokkaido in Japan, Niseko is the powder capital of the world. It is a mix of traditional Japan and Western influences. Easy to get around with most everyone speaking English.

NIseko Overview

A Winter Haven

In winter, in Japan, there’s an average of 15 meters (600 inches) of snow that comes from Siberia which puts Niseko on the map for skiers and snowboarders. Located on the island of Hokkaido, Niseko comprises four separate but linked resorts named Niseko United.

Niseko isn’t just known for its slopes, though. The ski resort is equipped with world-class seafood, produce, beef, beer, whiskey, and sake. Niseko is becoming increasingly popular as one of the hottest skiing spots in the world. The scene is vibrant, beautiful, and delicious.

The Mountains

Niseko is situated near Mt Yōtei (the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido") in a perfect spot to capture all of the snowfall.


Niseko is located in Hokkaido Japan, 100km southwest of Sapporo and the New-Chitose International Airport where you’ll be flying in. Niseko is situated near Mt Yōtei (the "Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido") in a perfect spot to capture all of the snowfall. 

Skiing in Niseko

The skiing experience in Niseko is unbeatable. Hashtags like #japow, #japanuary, #powmageddon live up to their legend status each winter. Niseko expects an average of 50 feet of snow between January and March. That’s double the amount of snow that North American ski resorts get!

Niseko is the largest ski resort in Japan and is made up of four interconnected areas: An’nupuri, Niseko Village, Hirafu and Hanazono. Situated at 1308 meters, averages 15 meters of snowfall annually, has 3 gondolas and 30 lifts, with a mix of 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert runs totalling over 50 kilometres. 


Humble Roots

The history of Niseko is humble with its roots in potato farming. A 1.5-hour flight from Tokyo, every year, tourists and eager skiers flock here to experience the incredible conditions, onsen hot springs, and noodle masters.

But how does Niseko get so much snow? The west-to-east flow of wind carries freezing air from the Siberian tundra to the warm sea of Japan, zapping all moisture from the air and forming dense clouds along the journey. Niseko is in direct correlation to this wind path, and the mix of moisture, cold air, and upward lift creates Niseko’s famous dry powder snow.

Course Inclusions

All instructor courses in Niseko include

What do you get from Project Snow

Accommodation & Food

Accommodation for the course duration is included with transportation each day. We'll explore a new restaurant each week with our Japanese Culinary Experience.

Resort Manager

Onsite team making it easier for you to get tailored support. We'll be there from the day you land ensuring an incredible experience.

Backcountry Training

There is nothing quite like the feeling of hiking and earning your fresh lines. Our experienced team will take you to some amazing terrain to explore.

Tokyo Ryoko

3-day / 2-night Tokyo Experience with a cultural awareness breakfast, sightseeing and plenty of seasonal preparation & support.

Season Pass to access the full mountain

Niseko United is comprised of four resorts on the one mountain, Niseko Hanazono, Hirafu, Village and Annupuri. Niseko has some of the driest, lightest powder in the world.

Over 20 hours of coaching per week

We provide one of the highest amounts of coaching and training anywhere to ensure your skills improve dramatically and you are prepared for your exams.

+5 bonus days of training guarantee

If you attend all of our training days and you feel that you aren’t where you want to be, we’ll provide you with an additional 5 days of training (2 days for The Getaway)

Small group coaching (8:1)

All groups are at a maximum of an 8:1 ratio making it easier for you to get tailored support and surround you in similar riders.

Choose your adventure.


The Getaway

Short Course

A 4-week ski/snowboard level 1 instructor course in Niseko, Japan. Get an internationally recognised ski qualification and perfect your technique while experiencing the culture of Japan.
  • Level 1 instructor training & exam
  • Accommodation, transport & pass
  • Option to extend to 11-weeks
  • Open the door to instructing

The Epic

Full Course

An 11-week ski/snowboard level 1 & 2 instructor course in Niseko, Japan. Freestyle, all mountain and backcountry training. For those who are looking for a challenge & epic season experience.
  • Level 1 & 2 instructor training & exam
  • Accommodation, transport & pass
  • Advanced all mountain training
  • Take your skiing to the next level

The Primer

Learn to Ski

An 11-week learn to ski course in Niseko, Japan designed for beginners, with little or no experience. Our personalised development plan will help you get started and open up the mountain.
  • Group lessons to start
  • Level 1 instructor training & exam
  • Accommodation, transport & pass
  • Personalised development plan

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