Kids Ski & Snowboard Lessons on Hakuba's Happo-one

Evergreen is the premier English ski school for children's ski and snowboard lessons in Hakuba, where parents relax and kids smile. Not only can your child improve his/her skiing/snowboarding in a fun environment with international instructors and other children from all over the world, but you and your better half can make some turns for fun or explore the area.

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:

infants ski lessons Our Yeti Club Program (ski only) is designed with young beginning skiers in mind and is ideal to get your infant on the slopes. Lessons are conducted on the "Magic Carpet" moving walkway.

The lesson time includes shuttle to and from the magic carpet area (approx 15 mins each way) and a short toilet/warm-up break halfway through the lesson - if you'd like your child to have a hot drink during the break, please leave some money with the instructor.

Ages: 3 - 6 years inclusive

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

*lift tickets are not required for infant lessons as children will be on the "magic carpet" moving walkway - no ticket required

*if children aren't able to participate in the entire lesson, we may move them to day care - decision rests with the instructor

Lesson Times
Full Day Yeti Club Program (incl. lunch) 10:00-15:30
Morning Yeti Club Program (incl. lunch) 10:00-13:30
*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 6 days Add-on days
¥11,000 ¥22,000 ¥31,000 ¥39,000 ¥46,000 ¥52,000 ¥6,000/day
*multi-day discounts/add-on day prices only apply if purchased in initial transaction

Morning Lesson Prices
1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days Add-on days
¥8,500 ¥17,000 ¥25,500 ¥33,000 ¥40,500 ¥47,500 ¥7,000/day
*multi-day discounts/add-on day prices only apply if purchased in initial transaction

childrens ski lessons Our Hakuba Hero's Programs (ski & snowboard) offer a smooth transition from total beginner through to advanced skier/snowboarder, and children can feel positive and proud of themselves as they see continual skill-development day-by-day. Children are placed into groups based on their level and instructors discuss their progress with ski school managers daily to ensure they are always placed in the group most suitable to their needs.

Additionally, kids in the Hakuba Hero's program learn to ski while having fun and making friends with kids their age!

Ages: 7 - 14 years inclusive

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 Hakuba Hero's Program (incl. lunch) 10:00-15:30
Morning Hakuba Hero's Program (incl. lunch) 10:00-13:30
*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 6 days Add-on days
¥11,000 ¥22,000 ¥31,000 ¥39,000 ¥46,000 ¥52,000 ¥6,000/day
*multi-day discounts/add-on day prices only apply if purchased in initial transaction

Morning Lesson Prices
1 day 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days Add-on days
¥8,500 ¥17,000 ¥25,500 ¥33,000 ¥40,500 ¥47,500 ¥7,000/day
*multi-day discounts/add-on day prices only apply if purchased in initial transaction

childrens private ski and snowboard lessons For one-on-one lessons or private groups of friends/family, we have instructors ready to give your child focused training specific to their needs to help them take it to the next level on skis or a snowboard.

Help them make the most out of their time on the ski-field whether they ski once a year or every day in Winter - whatever their level, our instructors will focus on what they need to improve their skill, confidence and style.

Ages: 3 - 14 years inclusive (ski), 6-14 years inclusive (snowboard)

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

*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
Happo All Day
  • 6 hours: flexible pick-up and start time!
  • ¥47,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo Private Day
  • 5 hours: 10:30-15:30
  • ¥40,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo/Iwatake/Tsugaike Private Day
  • 5 hours: 10:30-15:30
  • ¥40,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo First Tracks
  • 4 hours: 8:30-12:30
  • ¥35,000 for 1 person, add ¥4,000 per extra person

  • Happo Jump Start
  • 80 mins: 8:30-9:50
  • ¥15,000 for 1 person, add ¥3,000 per extra person

  • Happo Morning
  • 2 hours: 10:30-12:30
  • ¥23,000 for 1 person, add ¥3,000 per extra person

  • Happo Afternoon
  • 2 hours: 13:30-15:30
  • ¥19,000 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/snowboard instructor (English speaking), tax and all the fun they can handle!

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

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

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

    Book and confirm lessons with Evergreen and receive 10% off your rentals with The Boarding Co!

    ››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.

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    book ski lessons
    Private Lessons Available December 9th, 7 days per week until April 6th.
    Adult Group Ski plus All Group SB Available December 15th, Sunday to Friday until March 28th.
    Kid's Group Ski Available December 15th, 7 days per week until March 30th

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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 child's 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 child's goals.
    ››Evergreen Ski Levels
    ››Evergreen Snowboard Levels

    Supervised Lunches
    Lunch is prepared in our cafe and the kids eat in our warmed rest area under the supervision of Evergreen staff. The supervised lunch session runs from 12:30 - 1:30 PM (the break between morning and afternoon). Please inform us if your child has any allergies.

    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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