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What Level Skier Are You?

Often, one of the first questions you will be asked when booking a ski lesson is, "What level skier are you?". A lot of people cannot tell you directly their level, but tend to describe the run/trails and/or the frequency they skier each season.

NOASC Niseko Ski Lesson Level Explanation

Around the world and as happens in Japan, most ski schools use a similar classification system for describing your skiing ability and grouping skiers into one of several categories normally referred to as beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert. NOASC is no different. Although at NOASC, unlike most other ski schools, we continue to instruct and educate you off-piste; beyond the boundaries of the ski resort, into the backcountry.

The following guide will provide you information about how to evaluate your own skiing ability and help you to choose the right NOASC Ski lesson.

  • Level 0 - You have never skied before
  • Level 1 - You have skied once before, but you cannot stop.
  • Level 2 - You have skied before and you can stop on beginner slopes with a wedge (snow plough) stop.
  • Level 3 - You can stop and are comfortable turning on beginner green ski runs. You can ride the beginner lifts.
  • Level 4 - You are starting to bring your skis together at the end of each turn, and you are comfortable skiing green runs.
  • Level 5 - Your skis are parallel earlier in your turns. You ski green and easy red (referred to as blue runs in Australia, North America and New Zealand) ski runs.
  • Level 6 - You are improving your parallel turns and skiing mostly red ski runs.
  • Level 7 - You are confident making various types of turns, on and off-piste (off the groomed ski runs) with good pole planting on all red runs, and some black runs.
  • Level 8 - You can ski with controlled, consistent parallel turns on piste, on red runs, and your are improving on black runs. You are developing your off-piste powder and tree skiing.
  • Level 9 - You can make strong, linked and dynamic turns, on and off-piste in a variety of conditions, in and outside the resort boundaries.
  • Level 10 - You ski off-piste confidently and outside the resort boundaries regularly. You are a confident powder skier in all terrain.
  • Level 11 - You ski all terrain, in all conditions, confidently. You regularly ski in the backcountry.

For a more detailed explanation of our skiing skill levels, please click here.

Senior Instructor 4 Hour Private Ski Lesson

Are you ready to take your skiing skills to the next level? Join us for an unforgettable experience with our Senior Instructor Ski lesson! Our seasoned and skilled senior instructors are here to provide you with personalized coaching and guidance to enhance your abilities on the slopes.
Whether you're a beginner looking to master the basics or an experienced rider seeking to refine your technique, our senior instructors have the expertise to tailor the lesson to your specific needs and goals. They will focus on refining your technique, improving your control, and boosting your confidence on the snow.
With our Senior Instructor Ski lesson, you'll benefit from:
1. Expert Guidance: Our senior instructors have years of experience and a deep understanding of skiing. They'll provide valuable insights and tips to help you excel.
2. Personalized Instruction: The lesson will be customized to your skill level and objectives, ensuring that you get the most out of your time on the mountain.
3. Advanced Techniques: Learn advanced skiing techniques to conquer challenging terrain, enhance your carving skills, and master various tricks.
4. Safety Emphasis: Safety is our priority. Our senior instructors will guide you on how to navigate the slopes safely and responsibly, ensuring a fun and secure experience.
Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your skiing abilities with the guidance of our top-tier senior instructors. Book your lesson now and carve your way to success on the mountain!
 Let NOASC's qualified and experienced multi-lingual instructors/guides pass on their knowledge of skiin, while showing you the thrills and excitement of riding Hokkaido's world renowned powder.
Lesson price includes a V.I.P. pick-up and drop-off service from your accommodation. Lift tickets are not including in the price of the lesson. (Note: NOASC runs lessons at non-Niseko United Resorts. Contact NOASC for further information and to discuss your lesson resort of choice. Traveling times one-way vary with snow(weather) and road conditions; please allow up to approximately 90 minutes for Sapporo regional resorts).

Additional Info

  • Price 95,000 yen (extra pers. +5,000yen per person)
  • Duration 8:30-16:30 (4 hrs within. (8:30AM start, or 12:30PM Start))
  • Meeting Time 15mins before lesson time
  • Min. Age 4 years (check with your instructor)
  • Min. Persons 1 person
  • Season December through to April (best January & February)

Clients enjoying a Private (Level 1) 2 Person Ski Lesson. This lesson is for people that have been skiing once before.