Adult Ski Lessons on Hakuba's Happo-one

Our native-English-speaking instructors will make sure you are safe and having a great time skiing in Hakuba. Through step-by-step instruction, technical skill development and by providing specific points to work on, we guarantee you will have a memorable experience and improve your technique! Our ski instructors use the Canadian and New Zealand methods of instruction.

Our school is the ideal ski-in ski-out set-up with our office, meeting area, public toilets, rest area, day-care room, our own "Roots Cafe" serving delicious vegetarian food and drinks and a lift-ticket booth nearby.

Lesson Programs
Evergreen Outdoor Center offers group and private lessons as follows:

group ski lessons Our group lesson program offers a smooth transition from total beginner through to advanced skier. Group classes are separated into 4 levels with each class working on skills specific to that level. You will be impressed with your continual skill-development.

Happo-one has a wide range of terrain with slopes perfect for any levels - easy slopes to learn the basics, steeper slopes to practice carving, long thigh-burning olympic race runs, moguls, deep powder fields after a fresh dump and a well-maintained snow-park. In group lessons you cannot request specific "park/mogul etc. " lessons, rather the instructor will work with the entire group on skills specific to your level. If you'd like specific training (racing, moguls, park, powder etc) please consider Private Lessons.

Ages: 15 years and over

Levels offered: First time, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

*for beginners lessons lift tickets may not be necessary or a "points pass" may be more suitable than a regular pass - please talk with the instructor prior to the lesson

Lesson Times
Full Day Ski Program 10:00-15:30 (approx. 1 hour lunch break)
Morning Ski Program 10:00-12:30
*please sign-in at least 15-30 minutes before the lesson starts

Full Day Lesson Prices
1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days Flexi-Week
¥10,500 ¥21,000 ¥31,500 ¥36,000 ¥44,500 ¥45,000
*Flexi-Week provides the flexibility to take part in full day programs for up to 7 consecutive days for a similar price to that of 5 days. That’s 2 free days up your sleeve to have a rest day, go on a monkey tour - or for you to use in ski school!

Morning Lesson Prices
1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days Flexi-Week
¥7,500 ¥15,000 ¥22,500 ¥28,000 ¥35,000 ¥42,000 ¥45,000
*Flexi-Week provides the flexibility to take part in full day programs for up to 7 consecutive days for a similar price to that of 5 days. That’s 2 free days up your sleeve to have a rest day, go on a monkey tour - or for you to use in ski school!

private ski lessons Our private lessons offer focussed instruction from total beginners through to advanced skiers - carving or freestyle - tailored to suit your level. Private ski school lessons are fun but focused and you will be impressed with your fast and continual skill-development.

Happo-one has a wide range of terrain with slopes perfect for any level - easy slopes to learn the basics, steeper slopes to practice carving, long thigh-burning olympic race runs, moguls, deep powder fields after a fresh dump and a well-maintained snow-park. Whatever it is you wish to work on, we have the right instructors and the right terrain to help you improve your skiing!

Ages: 3 years and over

Levels offered: First time, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Max people per instructor: 6

*ski and snowboard private lessons must be booked separately
*please sign-in at least 15-30 minutes before the lesson starts
*for beginners lessons lift tickets may not be necessary or a "points pass" may be more suitable than a regular pass - please talk with the instructor prior to the lesson

Private Lesson Programs
Hakuba All Day
  • 6 hours: flexible pick-up and start time. Any resort in the Hakuba Valley!
  • ¥49,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo Private Day
  • 5 hours: 10:30-15:30
  • ¥42,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo/Iwatake/Tsugaike Private Day
  • 5 hours: 10:30-15:30
  • ¥42,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo First Tracks
  • 4 hours: 8:30-12:30
  • ¥37,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo Jump Start
  • 80 mins: 8:30-9:50
  • ¥16,000 for 1 person, add ¥3,000 per extra person

  • Happo Morning
  • 2 hours: 10:30-12:30
  • ¥24,000 for 1 person, add ¥3,000 per extra person

  • Happo Afternoon
  • 2 hours: 13:30-15:30
  • ¥20,000 for 1 person, add ¥3,000 per extra person

  • Location
    All lessons begin and end at Evergreen Outdoor Center's Ski School (Happo Base) on the slopes of Happo-one. Click here to see Happo Base access details. If coming to our ski school by yourself, please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to your lesson start-time. Alternatively, you may request our complimentary shuttle - details of this can be found here.

    Includes
    Qualified ski instructor (English speaking), tax and all the fun you can handle!

    Bring
    Lift pass (see above), winter clothing, knit cap, gloves, goggles and smiles! You will also need to have your own ski gear.

    Rentals
    Evergreen does not offer rental service. For rental equipment, we recommend:

    ››Spicy Rentals
    - long history in Hakuba, reasonable prices, shops located in all major areas.


    ››Rhythm Hakuba
    - Great new fully stocked store right next to Evergreen's Back Country Office.

    ››The Boarding Co.
    - locally owned and operated, quality equipment, online reservation system, delivered directly to your hotel, personal service

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    book ski lessons
    Private Lessons Available December 8th 2014, 7 days per week until April 6th 2015 excluding New Year's Day.
    Adult Group Ski plus All Group SB Available December 20th 2014, 7 days per week until March 22nd 2015 excluding New Year's Day.
    Kid's Group Ski Available December 20th 2014, 7 days per week until March 29th 2015 excluding New Year's Day

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    Evergreen's Instructors
    Our guides are native-level English-speaking professionals who are talented at conducting lessons that are safe, controlled, and emphasize proper techniques while having a great time. All instructors hold instructing as well as first-aid certificates. We also have French, German and Spanish speaking instructors available on request.

    What is my ski level?
    We classify into 4 ability levels - Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Click below to see these levels and take a moment to think about your goals.
    ››Evergreen Ski Levels

    Complimentary Shuttle Service
    For lessons at Happo-one, we offer a complimentary shuttle service before and after lessons provided you are staying within our pick-up area.
    ››Click here for details of this service.

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