Go Myoko

PRIVATE SKI AND
SNOWBOARD LESSONS

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2019-2020 Season:Dec 15-March 31

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At GoMyoko Adventures we strive to provide the best snow experiences in Japan. Our international crew of professional instructors will ensure you a fantastic Myoko experience, whether you are a first timer or a seasoned veteran.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Make the most of your time on the slopes with a private lesson.

This is the BEST way to improve fast with more time working on your skills. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced skier looking to improve on technique or get rid of bad habits we have an instructor that will suit your needs.

Instructors are limited so it is recommended to make a booking well in advance.

PRICE LIST

  • SKI
  • SNOWBOARD
LESSON PRICE  
AM 3 hours
9:00 - 12:00
30,000 yen All levels
Up to 6 participants
Age 3 yrs +
PM 3 hours
13:00 - 16:00
25,000 yen All levels
Up to 6 participants
Age 3 yrs +
Full Day 5 hours (1 hr lunch)
9:00 - 15:00
45,000 yen All levels
Up to 6 participants
Age 3 yrs +
1 hour extension 10,000 yen  
LESSON PRICE  
AM 3 hours
9:00 - 12:00
30,000 yen All levels
Up to 6 participants
Age 6 yrs +
PM 3 hours
13:00 - 16:00
25,000 yen All levels
Up to 6 participants
Age 6 yrs +
Full Day 5 hours (1 hr lunch)
9:00 - 15:00
45,000 yen All levels
Up to 6 participants
Age 6 yrs +
1 hour extension 10,000 yen  
Additional Costs Things to Bring
Rental equipment and lift ticket.
Note: Lift ticket may not be required for first timer.
Ski/Snowboard, boots, snow wear,
gloves, helmet.

Note:

  • > Available from Dec 15th - March 31st.
  • > So that all participants get the most out of their lesson, please ensure that all participants in a private lesson are of a similar ability, and either ALL ski or ALL snowboard.
  • > Young children and adults learn at a different pace and in different ways, so we recommend that all participants in a private lesson are of a similar age.
  • > Maximum of 6 participants.
  • > Please see ability levels before you make booking.
  • > Bookings open from September 1st.

LESSON ABILITY LEVELS

The following ability levels show what skills you will be working on at each level.
If you can already perform the skills at a level proficiently please proceed to the next level.

  • SKI
  • SNOWBOARD
1
Ability: I have never skied before.
Lesson Goals: Stop in a wedge on the beginner run and starting to turn.
2
Current Ability: I am linking wedge turns on the beginner run.
Lesson Goals: Wedge turn on easy GREEN runs and ride a chairlift safely.
3
Current Ability: I am comfortably wedge turning on GREEN runs and can ride a chairlift.
Lesson Goals: Make my skis parallel at the end of the turn on GREEN runs and gain more confidence.
4
Current Ability: I am skiing faster, matching my skis in the middle of the turn on GREEN runs and I am ready for steeper GREEN or BLUE runs.
Lesson Goals: Keep my skis parallel all the time on challenging GREEN runs or BLUE runs.
5
Current Ability: I can ski parallel and control speed with round turns on challenging GREEN runs or BLUE runs..
Lesson Goals: Try RED runs and become more confident on steeper terrain.
6
Current Ability: I can perform various turn shapes on challenging RED runs.
Lesson Goals: You will be working on advanced techniques such as moguls, carving, variable conditions, powder and freestyle on RED and BLACK runs.
1
Ability: I have never snowboarded before.
Lesson Goals: Learn how to stop on both edges on the beginner run.
2
Current Ability: I can get up on my own, stop and sideslip on both edges on the beginner run.
Lesson Goals: Do a floating leaf, try C-shaped turns on a GREEN run and learn how to ride a chairlift./dd>
3
Current Ability: I can do a toe edge and heel edge C-shaped turn on GREEN runs.
Lesson Goals: Link C-turns confidently on easy GREEN runs after riding a chairlift and start to vary turn shape.
4
Current Ability: I can make varied turn shapes and sizes on GREEN runs consistently.
Lesson Goals: Confidently control my speed through turn shape on challenging GREEN runs or BLUE runs.
5
Current Ability: I am making smooth turns on challenging GREEN runs or BLUE runs.
Lesson Goals: Introduce RED runs and the option of entry level freestyle skills.
6
Current Ability: I am comfortable on challenging RED runs.
Lesson Goals: You will be working on advanced techniques such as moguls, carving, variable conditions, powder and freestyle on RED and BLACK runs.

LOCATION

Our main office is located at Ikenotaira Onsen Ski Resort,
which is the best area for beginners to learn to ski or snowboard.
The majority of the resort is green or blue runs with the widest slopes in Myoko.

If you want to try something more challenging we can take you to the neighboring Myoko Suginohara, the highest resort in Myoko with the longest runs and steeper slopes.

ASK USfor more options around the Myoko Area.

F A Q ’ s

ABOUT LESSON

Do you provide lessons in other language?
Unfortunately, we’re only able to provide lessons in English at this time.
What is the difference between skiing and snowboarding?
Skiers stand on two skis, one on each foot and use ski poles to help them balance. They slide down the hill facing forwards using either a snowplow or turns to stay in control.
Snowboarders strap both feet onto one board and slide down the hill sideways. Snowboarders turn the board to stay in control.
Is skiing easier than snowboarding?
If you’ve ever been surfing, been on a wakeboard, ripsticked or skateboarded before; snowboarding may be easier.
If you’ve ice-skated or rollerbladed skiing may be easier.
If in doubt, we recommend skiing as it’s generally easier to balance.
Can we learn skiing and snowboarding in the same lesson?
Everyone in the lesson will need to choose either skiing or snowboarding; the instructor can only teach one at a time.
If you have people that want to try skiing and snowboarding they will need to take separate lessons.
Can people with different abilities join the same lesson?
We recommend you book lessons so that only those of the same ability level are in each lesson.
With a private lesson, if you’re priority is to ski/snowboard together then you are more than welcome to join different ability levels together but please note, the lesson will be at the level of the slowest student. Those that are a higher level may not get much or anything from the lesson.
What ages do you teach?
We can teach children down to around 3 years old. As long as they can get boots and skis/snowboards to fit them they can start to learn. Please check with the rental shop first to see if they will have gear small to fit any young children (we can help with this).
We recommend young children try skiing first as it’s a bit easier to balance and they can get going without an instructor holding them up a little bit quicker than snowboarding.
Young children can definitely learn snowboarding, but it will require many hours of patient one-on-one tuition, either from a parent or instructor. We strongly recommend one-on-one private lessons for children skiing under 5 and any kids snowboarding under 8.
There is no maximum age for learning to ski, our oldest customer so far was 82! Anyone who is still active and able bodied can give it a try but obviously may learn at a slower pace. Don't worry our instructors can make the lesson as slow and relaxed as you like.
Can we ski as a family?
We do always recommend children and adults take separate lessons if possible if you want everyone to learn the most.
If you’re goal is to spend time together as a family, we also run family private lessons where everyone can learn together. Please note that these lessons will always be more focused on the children.
Do I need a lift ticket?
Depending on your ability you may not require a lift ticket. Espcially for first timers. Please consult with ski school staff before purchasing.
What should I bring?
We recommend waterproof outerwear for skiing/snowboarding which can be rented at the resort or rental shops nearby.
For underneath, you’ll want to bring some thermal underwear (long sleeve tops and long-leg pants). If you don’t have any of these, ladies can wear tights or leggings, for men the best thing you might have would be boardshorts or sports shorts. It’s better to wear lots of thin layers than one big thick one as it’s easier to control how hot/cold you are.
What should I rent?
For skiing/snowboarding you’ll need to have your ski/snowboard equipment (skis or snowboard, boots and poles for skiing), waterproof clothing, gloves and some goggles or sunglasses (if the weather is nice). We also HIGHLY recommend helmets, especially for kids.
You can rent all of these when you arrive or from local rentals shops.

BOOKING FAQ

What is included in the lesson price?
Included in the fee is instruction by professional English speaking instructor that will teach you how to ski or snowboard and improve your skills.
What is not included in the lesson price?
Costs such as lift tickets, rental equipment are not included.You will need to arrange your own ski or snowboard equipment and lift tickets prior to meeting the instructor.
It is important to wear waterproof clothing, a hat or helmet, gloves and goggles and all equipment can be rented at the resort when you arrive or from local rental shops. Please advise us in advance if you need some help on arrangement.
Do I have to book in advance?
Prebooking is recommended as the number of instructors are limited.The further in advance the better especially during busy holiday periods and weekends.
It is possible that there may be spaces ‘left on the day’, but we’ll need booking in advance to guarantee availability of instructor. Please drop us an e-mail or fill out the booking form to ensure lesson availability!
How can I book a lesson?
The easiest way to book a lesson is through our booking form.
If you need some more help, advice or have any questions about your booking, please email us at snowsports@gomyoko.com and we will be happy to assist you.
Can I extend my lesson on the day and learn more?
If we have available instructors, then we are happy to extend lessons on the day.
Extensions from a half-day to a full-day pay the price difference between the two. One hour extensions are charged per hour.
What if I have to cancel?
Cancellations made by the customer are subject to the following fees: 15 - 7 days before: 20%, 6 - 2 days before: 30%, Day before: 50%, On the day: 100% This includes decreasing booked numbers and failure to show at the meeting time on the day. Cancellations are only accepted during business hours 9:00-17:00. *Not showing at the meeting point on the day will be considered as full cancellation.
What happens if the weather is bad?
As long as the resort is open, we will run lessons.If the weather is so bad that the resort can’t open, we can either postpone pre-booked lessons to another date or refund any lessons booked on that day.
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