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we received excellent instructions

it was tyhe end of the season but we had fun and thgere was stuill a lot of snow. We highly... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
dddniseko
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Hanoi, Vietnam
great outfit !!!!!

wow they took real good care of my family even thought it was towards the end of the ski season... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
ramenalley
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Singapore River, Singapore
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About
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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
204 Yamada | Mountain Center, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
Website
+81 136-23-2665
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We had two days of lessons with GoSnow in late January/Early February this year. Our lessons were not on consecutive days so we had two different instructors (Jeremy and Jose) but they were both excellent! Both picked up on what we were looking for -...More

3  Thank tp-wn87
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Although it looks like a bargain for 4 kids to take Full Day Private lesson with GoSnow compared to Niseko Base Snowsports. The full day 6 hours lesson are continuously! You will have to take 30 mins minimum lunch break at YOUR COST! It doesn't...More

5  Thank Andy S
Chris P, General Manager at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Hello Andy S, Please let me thank you for taking the time to review your lesson with GoSnow and also thank you for your feedback. Without customer feedback we cannot improve our product. Regarding the private lesson, it is standard practice in Snowsports Schools around...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

it was tyhe end of the season but we had fun and thgere was stuill a lot of snow. We highly recommend this schoolMore

Thank dddniseko
Nicola B, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear dddniseko Thank you for taking the time to review your GoSnow experience - I am so pleased that you enjoyed some fun in the late season snow with us. Spring skiing is Japan is often a time with great sunny weather allowing for the...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

wow they took real good care of my family even thought it was towards the end of the ski season. The instructors were excellent!More

Thank ramenalley
nicolabur2n, Ski School Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear ramenalley Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with GoSnow. I am pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed some of the fantastic late season snow conditions we had this past winter in Niseko. It is also great to...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018

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

1  Thank nonchalant3434
nicolabur2n, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 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

Reviewed 20 April 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
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 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

Reviewed 17 April 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
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 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

Reviewed 16 April 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
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 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

Reviewed 13 April 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

Thank acl2260
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 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

Reviewed 7 April 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
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 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

Reviewed 6 April 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

1  Thank peterlarsenqld
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 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

Reviewed 6 April 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
Tareesa S, Director at GoSnow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 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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MaximusCruiser
1 July 2018|
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Response from Chris P | Property representative |
Hi Maximum. From the Gondola Base you can easily get to An Dining in Ki Niseko (lunches are an average of 1,500 yen per person) or down to An Deli in Landmark View (where they serve bento sets for about 800 yen and some... More
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dearcat722
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!!!
27 February 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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