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Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS)

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BEST EVER

It was my first time ever snowboarding, and booked with NBS. Awesome teachers, a serious amount of... read more

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Reviewed 9 June 2018
Kamaria P
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Margaret River, Australia
Excellent ski lessons with NBS

My wife & I had Conan for private lessons whilst the kids were in group lessons, all organised by... read more

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Reviewed 21 April 2018
rajsinn2018
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS) is Niseko's premier all in one- Ski & Snowboard School, Kids Club, Rental & Retail centre. Located in a prime ski in- ski out position, the Alpen Ridge NBS store offers a variety of adult, child, group & private lessons...more
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193-7 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
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+81 136-21-5050
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Our winter holiday was organised by Ski Japan so NBS is the school that is affiliated to them. I highly recommend going through Ski Japan or any established integrated operator especially if it is your first time to Niseko and/or a novice skiier. They organised...More

2  Thank DazzaRB
Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear DazzaRB, Thank you so much for your review and I’m happy to hear about your experience! We pride ourselves on providing the best lessons & rental in Niseko. Thanks again for your feedback, and we hope to see you again in Niseko! Kind regards,...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 January 2015

After enduring 3 seasons of chaos for 2-3 families of young kids, we finally managed to switch out this year. In Dec 2013, 12 and 11 our group had 5-7 kids ages 7-12 and for three years it was consistently chaotic: kids were sorted according...More

4  Thank soulbiker
Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Dear souldbiker, Thank you so much for your review and I’m sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on providing the best lessons & rental in Niseko, and I am disappointed to hear that we did not provide exceptional service this time. I’d...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

It was my first time ever snowboarding, and booked with NBS. Awesome teachers, a serious amount of fun!! I was extremely lucky to score a lot of one on one time in the afternoons and on my 4th day EVER snowboarding I was confidently going...More

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1  Thank Kamaria P
Reviewed 21 April 2018

My wife & I had Conan for private lessons whilst the kids were in group lessons, all organised by email in advance very well by Fabiana. Conan is from the UK & has been teaching skiing for nearly 30 years. He managed to simplify intermediate-to-advanced...More

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2  Thank rajsinn2018
Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear rajsinn2018, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lessons with Conan and have been able to progress to skiing moguls, black runs and powder snow! We hope that...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Our 5 year old daughter, a complete beginner, took private ski lessons with ski coach Jacob (from Denmark) for 6 mornings. He was assigned to her by NBS. I was very impressed with his ability in handling young children. He was kind, patient, understanding, and...More

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Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear TouristBee, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! We are so happy to hear that your daughter enjoyed her ski lessons with Jacob! As you say it is crucial for a first timer to have that positive...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

The instructors are great my kids learned in 2 hours and me being a 43 old learned with in a day. There is progressive learning and would push you to learn . with in the 5 day i went up to level 4 ski ,...More

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Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear rameshmarambage, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time here and progressed to parallel skiing all over the mountain! We hope to see you again next season! Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 16 April 2018

My children took private ski lessons at NBS and had great instructions from both Teacher Cas and Hiro! They took the them up the red runs and all came back safely! Thank youMore

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Thank EmilySG2015
Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi EmilySG2015, Thanks for providing a review of your experience with NBS! Great that your children enjoyed their lessons with Cas and Hiro and got to explore the mountain in a safe and fun environment! We will be sure to pass this feedback on to...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

Poor conditions caused mountain closures and cancellations of lessons.no additional lessons provided..just missed out on the day i had booked...then...i sustained an injury and requested a postponement of one day so that i could get treatment...again no leaway..just forfeited the days lesson... missed 2 out...More

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Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Dear kenslounge, Thank you so much for your review and I’m sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on providing the best lessons & rental in Niseko, and I am disappointed to hear that we did not provide exceptional service this time. I’d...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

NBS were fantastic we couldn't fault them excellent service and very helpful, very good with our children, encouraging and making sure they were in the correct groups moving them up when needing to. Our children ski school and the private lesson too. would definitely book...More

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Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi oboyle67, Thanks for providing a review of your most recent experience with NBS! We are so happy to hear this feedback! We hope to see you and you children again next season! Kind regards, Rachel

Reviewed 16 April 2018

From the booking process to the actual lessons, everything was smooth and the staff was incredibly helpful. We were lucky enough to book in with Kenna again this year for our daughter, and she was amazing again. She has such a way with kids, she...More

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Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi hkoperamma, Thanks for providing a review of your most recent experience with NBS! We are so happy to hear it was positive again! Great that your daughter enjoyed her lessons with Kenna, as you mentioned she is an asset to NBS and we hope...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was the second year that NBS helped us with rental gear and an instructor. Michelle was a fantastic instructor and made the lessons fun for our 7 year old daughter. Highly recommended. Will be back again next year.More

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Thank MattWal2018
Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi MattWal2018, Thanks for providing a review of your most recent experience with NBS! We are so happy to hear it was positive again! Great that your daughter enjoyed her lessons with Michelle, we will be sure to pass this feedback on! We hope to...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to sign up for lessons as was staying at Allen Ridge. This trip was to improve and rebuild my ski skills and was really helped by two wonderful instructors. The first day I had Gabi and she was amazingly patient to drill me through...More

Thank LinaLeeAL
Rachel H, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi LinaLeeAL, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with Gabi and Bjorn! We pride ourselves on providing the best lesson and rental experience in Niseko and...More

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