Private Lessons

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.

Program Times

Choose your perfect private lesson schedule.

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Morning 3

  • 10:00am to 1:00pm.
  • Perfect for great morning snow conditions, with a comfortable 10am start time. Our most popular option.
  • ~ ¥32,000  /day
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Morning 4

  • 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
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  • 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
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Full 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
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Early Starter

  • 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
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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.

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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.

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Times & Prices

Afternoon1:30pm - 4:00pm2.5 hrs¥19,000¥51,300¥76,000
Morning 310:00am - 1:00pm3 hrs¥32,000¥86,400¥128,000
Morning 48:30am - 12:30pm4 hrs¥34,000¥91,800¥136,000
Full Day10:00am - 4:00pm6 hrs¥49,000¥132,300¥196,000
Early Starter*8:30am - 9:45am1.25 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

What time and where do I meet for my private lesson?

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.

What will my lessons include each day?

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.

Will I have the same instructor each day?

Yes. We will guarantee you the same instructor each day so long as we have availability at the time of making your booking.

Where are private lessons run?

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.

Do I need a lift ticket and is one included in the cost of the lessons?

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.

Do you recommend group or private lessons?

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.

Can I have more than one person in my private lesson, and is there an additional cost?

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.

Can I split the time of my private lesson between me and a friend or family member?

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.

Can we book a private lesson for our family to go all together?

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.

Can I book a private lesson for one ski participant and one snowboard participant to go together?

We strongly recommend booking separate private instructors for skiers and snowboarders, as each instructor needs to be on a selected set of equipment.

Do your instructors speak English?

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.

Should I book in advance?

We recommend booking well-prior to your arrival to ensure availability, particularly from early January to mid-February. Please contact our team at if you have any questions.

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