The undivided attention of a top ski or snowboard private instructor for the ultimate learning experience tailored to your specific needs and goals. Go one-on-one or in a small group of family or friends of similar ability. Morning, afternoon and full-day options are available.
Choose your perfect private lesson schedule.
- 10:00am to 1:00pm.
- Perfect for great morning snow conditions, with a comfortable 10am start time. Our most popular option.
- ~ ¥32,000 /day
- 8:30am to 12:30pm.
- With first-lift access, if you are looking for powder and the best possible snow conditions this option is for you.
- ~ ¥34,000 /day
- 1:30pm to 4:00pm.
- The afternoon session is an excellent option for beginner to intermediates, or those looking for a great deal on price.
- ~ ¥19,000 /day
- 10:00am to 4:00pm.
- Combine technique development with plenty of time to explore the mountain. Your instructor will join you at a recommended lunch spot.
- ~ ¥49,000 /day
- 8:30am to 9:45am.
- An early morning option for children to get some personal attention before commencing their group lesson program. Drop off at 8:25am and pick up after the group program.
- ~ ¥9,900 /day
Adaptive & Special Needs
- Your selected time.
- Programs are available in single leg amputee, paraplegic, Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, hearing & visual impairment disciplines.
- 25% discount for DWA (or similar association) members.
Available with all private lessons.
Personally tailored program to your ability & goals.
Book up to 4 participants at no extra cost.
Ski, snowboard, powder, family & adaptive programs.
Book a 3 day program and receive a 10% discount.
Video analysis available upon request.
Book a 5 day program and receive the 5th day free.
Times & Prices
|PRIVATE LESSON||TIME||DURATION||1 DAY||3 DAYS (10% off)||5 DAYS (5th free)|
|Afternoon||1:30pm - 4:00pm||2.5 hrs||¥19,000||¥51,300||¥76,000|
|Morning 3||10:00am - 1:00pm||3 hrs||¥32,000||¥86,400||¥128,000|
|Morning 4||8:30am - 12:30pm||4 hrs||¥34,000||¥91,800||¥136,000|
|Full Day||10:00am - 4:00pm||6 hrs||¥49,000||¥132,300||¥196,000|
|Early Starter*||8:30am - 9:45am||1.25 hrs||¥9,900||¥26,730||¥39,600|
* The Early Starter private lesson is for children who will then be participating in a group children’s program for the day. Parents may drop their child off for the Early Starter private at 8:25am and then collect their child at the end of their group lesson program.
Info For You
All private lessons meet 5 minutes before the published start time by the blue flag at the on-snow meeting area at the base of the Champion #1 chairlift in Akakura Resort.
On your first day your private instructor will chat with you about your current ability, skiing/snowboarding preferences and goals. They will then match each day’s session to give you the best possible experience. Private lessons are often a combination of technique development and mountain exploration. Please let your instructor know your preferences.
Yes. We will guarantee you the same instructor each day so long as we have availability at the time of making your booking.
Private lessons are run throughout the combined Akakura Kanko & Akakura Onsen resort areas. If you are a strong-intermediate to expert level skier/snowboarder and interested in discovering the other resort areas around Myoko you may like to see our Multi Resort Program page.
A valid Akakura Kanko/Onsen lift pass is required for all participants. Lift tickets are not automatically included in the lesson cost, but are available for discounted purchase from Myoko Snowsports as an add-on to your program.
Both group and private lessons can be great depending on your goals and budget.
Private lessons are the best for quickest skill improvement and for meeting your personal goals, but are a higher price.
Group programs are a great way to meet other skiers of a similar ability level during your program, and are a lower price.
Private lessons can be booked for up to 4 participants as standard (or up to 6 upon request). If sharing a private lesson all participants should be of a similar ability level. All private lessons are a fixed cost – there is no additional fee for more than one person.
Yes. You are welcome to use the time of a private lesson as you wish. For example you could book a Morning 4 (8:30am to 12:30pm) and split the time 2 hours for you and 2 hours for your companion. A minimum of 2 hours per person is recommended if sharing a private lesson.
Yes you are welcome to book a private lesson for your family, however please note that due to age and ability differences it creates a more challenging environment for learning and mountain exploration. Family private lessons are a good option when children are of a similar ability level, and adults would like to go along to see how they are progressing.
We strongly recommend booking separate private instructors for skiers and snowboarders, as each instructor needs to be on a selected set of equipment.
Yes. All our instructors speak either native or fluent English and all lessons are run in English. We have a large number of instructors from around the world, as well as from Japan.
If you have a request for a private lesson in another language (Chinese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish) please check with us for availability.
If you are interested in lesson programs run in Japanese please let our reservations team know and they can recommend another local Japanese snowsports school to you.
We recommend booking well-prior to your arrival to ensure availability, particularly from early January to mid-February. Please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.