Ski & Snowboard School 2018-19

Improve your skills and boost confidence!

Our friendly English speaking instructors will ensure you have a fantastic experience here at Rusutsu. Whether you are a first-time skier/boarder or a seasoned enthusiast, the Rusutsu Resort snow sports team can help you achieve your aims, have fun and get the most out of your winter holiday.

For winter 2018-19, advanced reservation is now available. 

We offer a range of lessons to meet your needs whether you are looking for a fun private lesson with your family or require 1:1 time with one of our dedicated instructors, we have the perfect option to meet your needs. Our lessons are designed to perfectly cater to individuals, friends and families. Also new for winter 2018-19, we are introducing a Kids Group Lesson to create a fun learning environment for kids to learn is a fun social setting.

Private Lesson

For personal feedback and specific attention, a private lesson is the best you can get.

Rusutsu Resort International Instructors teach private lessons exclusively to ensure you receive the highest quality instruction and make the most of your winter holiday.

  • A One-on-One Private Lesson is the fastest way to improve!
  • Tailor the lesson to suit your needs (select meeting point, break times)
  • Take a lesson with up to 8 family and friends (similar ability essential).
  • Choose what you want to work on!
  • Be guided to the best places on the mountain.
  • A wide range of lesson times and durations.

Price Guide 2018-19

Private Lesson – Ski
Ski Private Lesson Time Single Private
(1 person)
Family Private
(2 - 5 people)
Group Private
(6 - 8 people)
1 Day Premium Lesson
6 hours
9:00 - 16:00
(1hr lunch break / fixable start time between 9am to 10am)
JPY 42,000 JPY 52,500 JPY 63,000
1 Day Lesson
5 hours
10:00 - 16:00
(1hr lunch break)
JPY 37,500 JPY 46,900 JPY 56,300
Continuous 4 hours Lesson
4 hours
09:00 - 13:00
(no scheduled break in the lesson)
JPY 32,000 JPY 40,000 JPY 48,000
Half Day Lesson
3 hours
09:30 - 12:30
or 13:30 - 16:30
JPY 27,000 JPY 33,750 JPY 40,500
Afternoon Lesson
2 hours
14:00 - 16:00 JPY 20,000 JPY 25,000 JPY 30,000
Private Lesson – Snowboard
Snowboard Private Lesson Time Single Private
(1 person)
Family Private
(2 - 4 people)
1 Day Premium Lesson
6 hours
9:00 - 16:00
(1hr lunch break / fixable start time between 9am to 10am)
JPY 42,000 JPY 52,500
1 Day Lesson
5 hours
10:00 - 16:00
(1hr lunch break)
JPY 37,500 JPY 46,900
Continuous 4 hours Lesson
4 hours
09:00 - 13:00 JPY 32,000 JPY 40,000
Half Day Lesson
3 hours
09:30 - 12:30
or 13:30 - 16:30
JPY 27,000 JPY 33,750
Afternoon Lesson
2 hours
14:00 - 16:00 JPY 20,000 JPY 25,000
Evening Lesson
Get more from your day by taking a fun evening lesson to brush up your technique and get some helpful tips. The bright floodlights on West Mt ensure great visibility with multiple courses open to suit all ability levels. The floodlights help create a unique lesson experience.   Learn while the sun sets and the trails empty at this spectacular time of day. You can also enjoy perfectly groomed trails at this time as the Eva course is groomed and re-opened. This lesson offers a flexible start time 16:30-17:00. 
Ski & Snowboard Evening Lesson Time Ski Private
(1 - 5 people)
Snowboard Private
(1 - 4 people)
Evening Lesson
2 hours
16:30 - 18:30 JPY30,000 JPY30,000


All Lessons 

  • All lessons for guests age 4 years old and above.
  • Full payment is required in advance to secure a booking.
  • If a lesson cancels between 7 days to 48 hours in advance 20% of the lesson price will be charged.
  • If a lesson is cancelled within 48 hours or no shows, the full lesson price will be charged.
  • Any reduction in number of lessons, number of hours will constitute as a cancellation.
  • Changes to lesson start time/date must be confirmed 24 hours in advance of the designated start time. For changes via email please allow 48 hours. All changes subject to availability.
  • The lesson may be changed or cancelled if the ski area is closed due to operational or weather condition.
  • Lesson cancellations due to bad weather will not be refunded. Lessons will only be refunded if less than 2 lifts are operational.
  • Lessons will not be extended, rescheduled or refunded due to the late arrival of guests, for any reason.
  • Lift ticket included with 1-3 hour, level one lesson during lesson time only.
  • Prices do not include equipment (skis & snowboards) or lift tickets.
  • Please note that rental shops and ticket office are in different locations. It will be crowded during busy periods, so allow time accordingly.
  • It is the owner or borrower responsibility and obligation for any lost, stolen and damaged equipment during a lesson. Including lost lesson time or any replacement costs.
  • Ski school reception phone line may be busy prior to lesson start.
  • For special requests, please contact the Ski School directly.  

Private Lessons 

  • Private lessons are limited to the same ability level and discipline for more than 2 participants. 
  • Please make a reservation by 15:00 for Evening Lessons. 
  • Instructors will not supervise lunch breaks and lunch not included in private lessons. 

Kids Group Lesson


New for winter 2018-19, this new group lesson for kids aged 7-14 where students can rapidly improve their ski technique, explore the mountain and make new friends. Our friendly instructors will create a fun and safe learning environment to ensure a memorable skiing experience.

A small group size (max 8 per group) and an experienced, friendly native English speaking instructor will create a fun, supportive atmosphere with personalised feedback. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Rusutsu ski area with new friends/classmates. 

The Kid’s Group Lesson is available for kids of different skiing ability from first-timers up to advanced level.  Highly skilled and experienced instructors will ensure kids are placed in the best ability group to challenge them and ensure they improve.


Lunch takes place at the Horn Cafeteria on West Mt where kids can enjoy some tasty Japanese food with a selection of menu options available. This is a great time for the group to take a break, bond and re-energize ready for the afternoon.

For lesson registration and other useful tips please visit Tips for parents page for more information.

Kids Group Lesson Number
of Participants
Duration Price Lesson Time
Full Day Max 8 per Group 5 hours
(+1 hour lunch)
JPY15,000 10:00 - 16:00
(1hr Supervised Lunch from 12:30-13:30)
Half Day Max 8 per Group 2.5 hours JPY10,000 10:00 - 12:30 /
13:30 - 16:00
  • Season: Available daily from December 1st to February 28th. 
  • Ability Levels: First time, beginner, intermediate/advanced 
  • Meeting Point: South Wing Entrance 
  • Students should be ready with a lift ticket, ski equipment and suitable clothing; at the meeting point 5 minutes prior to lesson start time. 
  • Kid’s group lesson is available for kids aged 7-14 only. 
  • Lunch: included in full day lesson price (kids will eat with instructor) 
  • Please book your lesson at least 45 minutes prior to lesson start time. 
  • Students who arrive late (more than 30 minutes after lesson start time) cannot join the lesson and no refunds will be issued. 
  • There will be a 100% charge and no option to re-scheduled for “no-show” 
  • Ski & Snowboard Equipment/lift ticket not included in the lesson price. 
  • If a lesson is cancelled within 48 hours or no-shows, the full lesson price will be charged. 
  • Students with food allergies or dietary restrictions please inform ski school reception staff while checking-in for the lesson
  • Ski only (Snowboard Group Lessons are not available at this time)

Mountain Guiding

Explore Rusutsu powder zones with our experienced guides.
Let our experienced guides help you safely discover the best of what Rusutsu has to offer. Discover Rusutsu best lift accessed powder zones, located within the ski area boundary.
This product is designed to cater to advanced skiers and boarders looking to find the freshest powder and natural terrain.

*Avalanche safety equipment rental available. Full day JPY5,000 with 10,000 deposit.

  • Customers are required to sign a waiver prior to guiding at check-in  
  • Guiding will focus on exploring the mountain, not tuition 
  • Suitable for strong intermediate or advanced customers only 
  • Helmet and avalanche set mandatory for safety reasons (rental available) 
  • Mainly lift accessed side country terrain  
  • Backcountry access/Shiribetsu-dake access is not possible.  
  • Lift ticket and rental equipment not included in guiding price.  
  • All mountain/Powder skis/snowboard recommended 

Mountain Guiding Lesson Time Guiding Private
(1 - 8 people)
Full Day
6 Hours
09:00 - 16:00JPY63,000
Half Day
3 Hours
09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30

How to book a lesson


For winter 2018-19, advanced reservation is now available, please contact the Ski & Snowboard School Reception to make a booking. 

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Rusutsu Ski & Snowboard School Reception


If you have any questions or require further advice, a member of staff will be happy to assist you.

Rusutsu Ski & Snowboard School Reception

Tel: +81-(0)136-46-3280
E-mail:  (available from October 1st, 2019)
Opening hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: South Wing

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