NOASC Winter Activities

NOASC Winter Activities (75)

NOASC runs winter activities out of our Niseko Head office across Hokkaido from early December until late April. Our most popular activity is our ski, snowboard, and telemark lessons in Niseko.

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Advanced Intermediate Ski Lesson Level-6

Level six skiers are confident intermediate skiers who are able to ski parallel turns of varying radius' on intermediate runs. These skiers ski relatively fast and venture of into the powder occassionally on the edge of the runs.  Still not confident enough to ski open trees, or natural powder runs off-piste. Using their poles for timing turns. Learning to carve and steer their skis in turns on piste.

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  • Why NOASC?: Some Great reasons below
  • Professional Staff: Professionally trained and qualified instructors.
  • Extra Skill: Local Niseko instructors living and working in the outdoor industry all year round.
  • Extra Knowledge: A mix of local Niseko and foreign Instructors/guides.
  • Flexibility: All our lessons are planned with flexibility and your desires in mind.
  • Personal Service: We are not a large Niseko ski school, Niseko Backcountry guiding company.
  • Balanced Class: Groups of similar abilities and needs.
  • Small No.'s: We don't believe in quantity, more so quality.
  • Extra Service: Within the Niseko area we provide a free pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Great Memories: Photo and video Service of your lesson/tour.
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Private Boat 35,000yen (Tour photos included)

35,000yen

NOASC is sure to satisfy both first timers and repeat clients!
In Niseko's magnificent nature, we work together with friends and family to ♪ rafting.
Our private chartered boat plan is recommended for such people♪
☆ Do you want to try something different?
☆ Do you want experience the river in winter?
☆ Do you want to raft in a boat only with your group?!
☆ I want to enjoy the experience without worrying about other customers!
☆ Because it is a special day, I want to experience the tour alone! (I'm sorry, but we need room for our guide too.)
☆ Catering for Children, through to the 80 years olds. Raft at your own pace!
And so on....

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NOASC Niseko Snowboard Lesson Information

NOASC offers a wide range of snowboard lessons, multiday snowboard lesson packages, and snowboard hire/snowboard rental add-on packages. Contact our staff to talk about your next Niseko snowboard lesson package. Let's start our snowboarding journey!

Additional Info

  • Why NOASC?: Some Great reasons below
  • Professional Staff: Professionally trained and qualified instructors.
  • Extra Skill: Local Niseko instructors living and working in the outdoor industry all year round.
  • Extra Knowledge: A mix of local Niseko and foreign Instructors/guides.
  • Flexibility: All our lessons are planned with flexibility and your desires in mind.
  • Personal Service: We are not a large Niseko ski school, Niseko Backcountry guiding company.
  • Balanced Class: Groups of similar abilities and needs.
  • Small No.'s: We don't believe in quantity, more so quality.
  • Extra Service: Within the Niseko area we provide a free pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Great Memories: Photo and video Service of your lesson/tour.
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Niseko Group Lift Access Backcountry Tour (Half-day)

From the top lift station of the resort head out into the Niseko Backcountry. Sometimes, you will need a moderate hike up to access that great terrain. After a short break, take in the brillant view and then experience some wide open turns back down into the valley. Optional courses can include Moiwa Ski resorts, and hiking up adjacent Mt Nitonupuri, or Mt. Iwaonupuri, or just spend your day ski /snowboarding off the main mountain of Mt. Annupuri.

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6 Hour Private Snowboard Lesson

A full day of snowboarding instruction with your instructor. Learn the necessary technique needed to conquer the mountain with some help of our powder instructors and get the most out of your Niseko snowboard holiday. Our instructors take/show you the best places in the resort to suit your level/ability. Even if this is your first time snowboarding , we will give you the confidence so you can enjoy what Niseko is famous for - great snow!

For guests requiring a VIP pick-up and drop-off service please call us at 0136-23-1688 to book your valet service.

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Beginner Snowboard Intro. Lesson Level-1

This lesson is a basic introduction to you snowboard equipment, moving around on your snowboard and how to stop. Level One snowboarders have only snowboarded once before, and/or who haven't snowboarded for several years.

Additional Info

  • Why NOASC?: Some Great reasons below
  • Professional Staff: Professionally trained and qualified instructors.
  • Extra Skill: Local Niseko instructors living and working in the outdoor industry all year round.
  • Extra Knowledge: A mix of local Niseko and foreign Instructors/guides.
  • Flexibility: All our lessons are planned with flexibility and your desires in mind.
  • Personal Service: We are not a large Niseko ski school, Niseko Backcountry guiding company.
  • Balanced Class: Groups of similar abilities and needs.
  • Small No.'s: We don't believe in quantity, more so quality.
  • Extra Service: Within the Niseko area we provide a free pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Great Memories: Photo and video Service of your lesson/tour.
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Niseko Private Half-Day Lift Access Backcountry Tour

From the top lift station of the resort head out into the Niseko Backcountry. Sometimes, you will need a moderate hike up to access that great terrain. After a short break, take in the brillant view and then experience some wide open turns back down into the valley. Optional courses can include Moiwa Ski resort and hiking up adjacent Mt. Nitonupuri, or Mt. Iwaonupuri. Or just spend your day skiing /snowboarding off the main mountain of Mt. Annupuri. Your private tour allows your guide to teach you more about backcountry touring.

Additional Info

  • Price up to 3 people 35,000 yen. (Extra person +3,000 yen)
  • Meeting Time 8:15 AM or as agreed
  • Duration 8:30 - 12:00 (approx 3 hours)
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April
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Private Backcountry Tour (Niseko area)

This tour is tailored to your needs and ability. With your guide you can explore the Niseko and its great mountains at your own pace. Hike up, take in the brilliant view and then experience some wide open turns on your way back down the mountain. The Niseko area is famous for a good reason - beautiful mountains everywhere, waiting for you to ride it down! Our experienced guides will help you to choose which area will be the best for you - yes, it is that easy! Annupuri, Iwanopuri, Chisenupuri, Nitonupuri, Moiwa and more! We run the backcountry tours since 1993, we know the area! 

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  • Price 35,000 yen up top 3 people (every extra person + 5,000yen)
  • Meeting Time 8:15am (Enquire about Pick-up time)
  • Duration approx 5 hours
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season December through to late April
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4 Hour Private Snowboard Lesson

Learn the necessary technique needed to conquer the mountain with some help of our powder instructors and get the most out of your Niseko snowboard holiday. Our instructors take/show you the best places in the resort to suit your level/ability. Even if this is your first time snowboarding , we will give you the confidence so you can enjoy what Niseko is famous for - great snow!  2 hours in the morning, followed by a one hour break, then another 2 hours in the afternoon. For guests requiring a VIP pick-up and drop-off service please call us at 0136-23-1688 to book your valet service.

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Backcountry Tourer Lesson Level-10

At level ten you are a very competent snowboarder in all conditions; with a backpack; in heavy snow through to deep powder, on all terrain. Level ten snowboarders are able to select the safest backcountry route, analyze present and future snow conditions through snow stability tests, weather forecasts. These snowboarders can plan and travel through the backcountry in all snow conditions, using varying navigation techniques, on overnight, and/or multi-day tours.

Additional Info

  • Why NOASC?: Some Great reasons below
  • Professional Staff: Professionally trained and qualified instructors.
  • Extra Skill: Local Niseko instructors living and working in the outdoor industry all year round.
  • Extra Knowledge: A mix of local Niseko and foreign Instructors/guides.
  • Flexibility: All our lessons are planned with flexibility and your desires in mind.
  • Personal Service: We are not a large Niseko ski school, Niseko Backcountry guiding company.
  • Balanced Class: Groups of similar abilities and needs.
  • Small No.'s: We don't believe in quantity, more so quality.
  • Extra Service: Within the Niseko area we provide a free pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Great Memories: Photo and video Service of your lesson/tour.
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Private Full-Day Lift Access Backcountry Tour

As with a half-day tour access the backcountry by using the ski lifts. On a full-day tour a range of courses may be used based on the weather on the day. Chisenupuri or Moiwa Ski resorts, and/or second run after hiking up adjacent Mt Nitonupuri or Mt. Iwaonupuri. Or just spend your day skiing /snowboarding off the main mountain of Niseko Annupuri. Full day LABC also possible in Moiwa Resort area or Kiroro Resort area. Your private tour allows more time to learn about backcountry safe travel and usage of BC gear.

Let NOASC's qualified and experienced guides pass on their knowledge of the area and share the passion for backcountry touring! Depending on the course on the day, an add-on "onsen" hot spring bath can be included at the end of the tour. Don't forget your towel.  Enquire at NOASC about the Onsen add-on option. Lift tickets and backcountry equipment rental is not included in the price.

Additional Info

  • Price 52,000 yen up to 3 people (Extra person +5,000 yen)
  • Meeting Time 8:15 AM or as agreed
  • Duration 8:30 - 16:00 (approx 5-6 hours)
  • Min. Age 13 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April
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2 hour Private Snowboard Lesson 

Private lessons from beginners through to advanced levels for individuals through to small groups (semi-private 1- 6 pers.). Ideal for those who prefer closer personal approach. The lesson program is tailored to you - you determine what we are going to focus on and what is important to you. Our instructors will propose the best exercises, drills and terrain to ride, so you will get the most out of your lessons. Let's start your snowboarding progress with NOASC!  NOTE: Only private or semi-private lessons are available to children.

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Niseko Snowshoeing Tours

On our private (Order Made) tours NOASC will provide you with a variety of snowshoeing courses to choose from. Our clients can choose thier course, based on the client(s) ability and conditions on the day. This tour comprises a walk around the base of Half Moon "Hangetsu" lake which is frozen duing the main winter season. Our guides and instructors have been running tours and showing clients around Niseko's winter wonderland, a since 1993; we know the area! NOASC's experienced and knowledgeable guides will show you what Niseko's snowshoeing popularity is all about on your own private tour. Contact NOASC to find out more.

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  • Price 20,000yen 1-4 pers.(extra pers. plus 1,000yen)
  • Meeting Time AM:9:00-12:00, or PM:13:00-16:00
  • Duration approx 1.5 hours
  • Min. Age 6 years and above
  • Min. Persons 1
  • Season Dec through to late April
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Backcountry Explorer Lesson Level-9

Level nine snowboarders are very competent advanced snowboarders who board all mountain, all terrain, all conditions, venturing out into the backcountry (non-patrolled/no snow control) areas. Level nine snowboarders are learning about snowboarding techniques in the backcountry, basic backcountry safe travel, on full-day tours, regularly.

Additional Info

  • Why NOASC?: Some Great reasons below
  • Professional Staff: Professionally trained and qualified instructors.
  • Extra Skill: Local Niseko instructors living and working in the outdoor industry all year round.
  • Extra Knowledge: A mix of local Niseko and foreign Instructors/guides.
  • Flexibility: All our lessons are planned with flexibility and your desires in mind.
  • Personal Service: We are not a large Niseko ski school, Niseko Backcountry guiding company.
  • Balanced Class: Groups of similar abilities and needs.
  • Small No.'s: We don't believe in quantity, more so quality.
  • Extra Service: Within the Niseko area we provide a free pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Great Memories: Photo and video Service of your lesson/tour.
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Full-Day Group Lift Access Backcountry Tour

As with a half-day tour access the backcountry by using the ski lifts. On a full-day tour a range of courses may be used based on the weather on the day. Chisenupuri or Moiwa Ski resorts, and/or second run after hiking up adjacent Mt. Nitonupuri or Mt. Iwaonupuri. Or just spend your day skiing /snowboarding off the main mountain of Niseko Annupuri. Full day LABC also possible in Moiwa Resort area or Kiroro Resort area.

Let NOASC's qualified and experienced guides pass on their knowledge of the area and share the passion for backcountry touring! Depending on the course on the day, an add-on "onsen" hot spring bath can be included at the end of the tour. Don't forget your towel.  Enquire at NOASC about the Onsen add-on option. Lift tickets and backcountry equipment rental is not included in the price.

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Private Snowboard Lessons (from 2 - 6 hours)

Private lessons from beginners through to advanced levels for individuals through to small groups (semi-private 1- 6 persons). Ideal for those who prefer closer personal approach. The lesson program is tailored to you - you determine what we are going to focus on and what is important to you. Our instructors will propose the best exercises, drills and terrain to ride, so you will get the most out of your lessons. Let's start your snowboarding progress with NOASC! Choose from 2, 4 or 6 hour lessons. NOTE: Only private or semi-private lessons are available to children.

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Intermediate Beginner Snowboard Lesson Level-2

Level Two snowboarders are cautious novices who are able to slide turn both ways and can stop on gentle beginner slopes. These snowboarders can link turns but not smoothly. Level two snowboarders will be traversing with stops and then changing direction, or pendulum/side slipping steeper areas, on other green runs.

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Mountain Explorer Lesson Level-8

Level eight snowboarders are confident advanced snowboarders who carve/dynamic turn, on all terrain and in all snow conditions. Level eight snowboarders can snowboard with carving turns on black runs. Level eight snowboarders regularly board off-piste in varying terrain, including open and closed tree runs, in shallow ankle through to waist deep powder, within and outside ski resort boundaries. Learning about backcountry snowboarding and snowboarding outside the resort's boundaries on half-day tours.

Additional Info

  • Why NOASC?: Some Great reasons below
  • Professional Staff: Professionally trained and qualified instructors.
  • Extra Skill: Local Niseko instructors living and working in the outdoor industry all year round.
  • Extra Knowledge: A mix of local Niseko and foreign Instructors/guides.
  • Flexibility: All our lessons are planned with flexibility and your desires in mind.
  • Personal Service: We are not a large Niseko ski school, Niseko Backcountry guiding company.
  • Balanced Class: Groups of similar abilities and needs.
  • Small No.'s: We don't believe in quantity, more so quality.
  • Extra Service: Within the Niseko area we provide a free pick-up and drop-off service.
  • Great Memories: Photo and video Service of your lesson/tour.
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