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GoSnow

204 Yamada | Mountain Center, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
+81 136-23-2665
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Excellent ski school

The instructors were pretty good except for one young one who seems not to have much experience... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2018
nonchalant3434
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New York City, New York
4 years and counting!

Our family has been heading to Niseko now for the last 4 years and we have put our son Lucas in... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
C W
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Shanghai, China
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GoSnow is the official international snowsports school of Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort. All our ski and snowboard lessons are conducted in English by a team of professional and accredited instructors and trainers from all over the world.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ski school” (34 reviews)
“private lesson” (20 reviews)
“first timers” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
204 Yamada | Mountain Center, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
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+81 136-23-2665
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

The instructors were pretty good except for one young one who seems not to have much experience. Good overall.More

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nicolabur2n, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Dear nonchalant3434, Thank you for taking the time to review your GoSnow experience! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with our instructors. Our team has a variety of backgrounds and experience and we have the most comprehensive training program in Niseko...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Our family has been heading to Niseko now for the last 4 years and we have put our son Lucas in without even thinking twice after year one. 95% of the instructors and staff are amazing and always have a smile. I chalk the 5%...More

Thank C W
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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Dear CW, Thank you for your TripAdvisor review of GoSnow and I am so pleased that you are repeat customers of ours since year one! We look forward to seeing your daughter in our lessons soon and we will work hard to get up to...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We booked a private lesson for our group of friends, the instructor was very professional, attentive, and made the lesson fun. We were able to get the basics covered and ski (sort of) within a day, so that was a good result. Overall quite happy...More

Thank Christopher M
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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Dear Christopher M, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with GoSnow. It is great to hear that you mastered the basics of skiing after just one day - well done! I am sorry to hear you had some frustrations with...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

During our trip to Niseko on March 2018, my whole family ( myself, wife, 6 year old son ) took group ski/snowboard lessons from GO Snow. Would definitely recommend Go Snow to anyone looking for lessons while at Niseko. The place was very well organized...More

Thank Ramon L
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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Dear Ramon L, Thank you for such a positive review of your GoSnow experience. I am pleased to hear that your whole family had such a great time with us here. Our instructors focus not only on teaching the children how to ski, but also...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

It was our first trip to Niseko and first experience skiing with our kids and Go Snow helped us skiing down the slopes in no time! Excellent instructors, especially great with kids!More

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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Dear acl2260, Thank you for taking the time to review your GoSnow experience It is great to hear that you enjoyed such a good time in our lessons and that you progressed well enough to make your way down the slopes! We hope to see...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The staff at GoSnow is super. My 14 year was a beginner snowboarder. She began with a great private lesson (Thanks Dale!) and the 5 mornings with Yama Riders. The coaches managed the age range nicely and by the end of the end of the...More

Thank Thomas W
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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Thomas W, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent experience with GoSnow. It is great to hear that your daughter enjoyed such a great time with our instructors and she not only learned the skills required to navigate the tricky terrain, but also...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend doing at least 4 lessons with GoSnow if you have never snowboarded before. My son and I were taking on Red runs with no problems after the lessons. We had both reached Novice and were probably intermediate after a few days on...More

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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear peterlarsenqld, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent lessons with GoSnow. It is great to hear that you progressed smoothly over the course of your lessons and that you now have the skills and confidence to navigate your way down to...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The instructors were great. My daughter really enjoyed their personalities and benefitted from their teaching. There could have been more attention to safety precautions within the group, the ages were mixed this time of year and some of they younger kids didn't know the rules.More

1  Thank Laurie W
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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Laurie W, Thanks for your review of GoSnow and I am so pleased to hear that your daughter had a great experience in her lessons. Our children's programs are divided in to out Ninja Kids (3-6 years of age) and Yama Riders (7 -...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Our whole family had private lessons with GoSnow. It was amazing! My two boys (3, skiing with Rebecca and 6, snowboarding with Breige) wouldn't stop talking about the fun they had. Not only that, by the end of three days, they were skiing and snowboarding...More

Thank Catherine C
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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear Catherine C, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience with GoSnow! It is great to hear that your boys had such a fun time with Rebecca and Breige while also learning some essential skills to help them get...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Very professional with their follow up. After each lesson an email comes to ask how was the lesson. We had a great coach from Croatia : Zeljka.More

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Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Dear npih_zel, Thank you for your review of your GoSnow experience! We find it very important and useful to give our guests the opportunity to provide daily feedback on their lessons. This can assist us in making any necessary changes for further lessons if required...More

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July 1, 2018|
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Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant at the base where you gather catering for skiers. Prices are what they are in Japan. Not cheap but reasonable for Japan. You don’t go anywhere else in an hour....
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I do find somewhere you can improve, 1) You change the coach EVERYDAY@@ so we spent a lot of time to make sure the level of each student. 2) Every coach has his/her different way to teach the same lessons, so we have to adapt ourselves to the new way, just like first day I attended the beginners class of snowboarding, the coach is a young man from Denmark, he didn’t teach toe/heel side falling leaf, he taught S turn directly. He insists to feel/follow our body, unfortunately, we, six students were fell down a lot and seriously@@ so in the afternoon, three students were gone. But the second day, in the same beginner class of snowboarding, the coach is an old man from USA, he taught the toe/heel side falling leaf and explained in detail! 3) I am a goofy and I find the coach of snowboarding for the adult are all regular. Perhaps all others students are regular too. So although I requested many times and many days, but all regular male coach didn’t explain/teach in goofy position. But others female coaches for the children or teenagers, they are goofy, so I had no alternative but to listen what they taught! I even complained about this in second day with the reception/front desk and leader coach who takes the iPad to check-in for every student, they all said it’s fine. Actually it’s NOT fine at all@@ By the way, I like a female skiing coach named Portia who is coming from UK very much, she taught/explained in detail for everyone on 2/19. May I have her full name? And I want to book the private lesson of her!!!
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Tareesa S | Property representative |
Dear Dearcat722, Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your lesson experience with GoSnow. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lesson experience with our instructor Portia McEwan. If you are to return to... More
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