Sapporo Ski School

Fun times in the Hokkaido powder
Fun times in the Hokkaido powder

Learn to ski in Japan’s famous powder snow!

We provide expert tuition, ski equipment and transportation
for your unforgettable day in the snow

All ages are welcome!

Join us for snowy fun in Hokkaido!

A winter stay in Sapporo would not be complete without a ski experience in Hokkaido’s world-renowned powder snow! Sapporo Ski School arranges your perfect day trips to the snowy mountains with our fully hosted door-to-door service. Your qualified ski instructor will pick you up from your Sapporo hotel and take you to one of our Sapporo ski resorts for your private ski lesson. Enjoy learning to ski and have fun in our winter wonderland! At the end of the day you are driven back to your hotel with happy smiles and snowy memories.

Please see the information below for details, dates and pricing of our 2023-2024 Sapporo Beginner Ski Days:

Sapporo Beginner Ski Day

SAPPORO BEGINNER SKI DAY

Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Duration: 1 Full Day

Tour Type:
  • 1 Beginner Ski Day with instructor

  • Ski Ability: First Timer / Beginner
    Instructor-led Ski Day
  • 1 beginner ski day
  • Full-day ski lesson with instructor
  • Return transportation
  • Ski lift pass
  • Ski equipment rental (skis, boots and poles)

  • Does not include:
  • Accommodation
  • Lunch (available in resort restaurants
  • Snow wear and accessories (available for rent in resort)

  • Minimum group size: 2 people
    Additional sightseeing tours, snow activities & ski days available on request
    Your First Snow Adventure!

    Spend one day learning to ski and having fun in the snow.

    Your day starts when you are picked up from your Sapporo accommodation and driven to one of our Sapporo ski resorts*.  Once in resort you will be supplied with ski equipment and you will be taught the basics of putting skis on, standing on skis, learning to stop and so on.  Your dedicated bilingual ski instructor will look after you and help you progress with the sport.
    After lunch you can choose to continue with your skiing or take part in other snow activities around the resort.  After your exhilarating day in the snow, you will be returned to your accommodation.

    * The choice of ski resort is dependant on various factors, including snow/weather conditions, ski resort operation, specific requests from guests. 
    We will generally take our guests to one of the following resorts: Sapporo Moiwa, Sapporo Kokusai, Sapporo Teine - other resorts are available on demand.
    Dates: 26 November 2023 - 05 May 2024+
    Minimum group size: 2 people


    Sapporo Teine / Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort
    5+ guests | ¥24,500* per person
    4 guests | ¥27,000* per person
    3 guests | ¥31,200* per person
    2 guests | ¥39,500* per person

    + Dates subject to availability; check Calendar on Booking Page for Date Availability
    * Indicative prices - subject to change due to various factors

    Optional Extras Available
  • Other ski resorts
  • Additional ski days
  • Hot spring visits
  • Sightseeing
  • Tour extensions

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    Beginner Ski Day Overview

    Join our ski group in Hokkaido and have fun with us.  With many ski resorts near Sapporo, this is the ultimate Japan ski adventure
    Learn to ski

    Don’t miss out on an unforgettable day out in the snowy mountains during your visit to the Northern island of Hokkaido during winter.  Play in the deep snow and experience the thrill of sliding down a hill on skis!

    Our Beginner Sapporo Ski Day is ideal for families or groups of friends who wish to take part in the local snow activities.  You will ski, build snowmen, have a snowball fight, watch the snowflakes fall, take in the breath taking mountain views…  Your safety is guaranteed with our expert ski instructors who will follow you every step of the way.

    View of Sapporo from Teine ski resort
    View from Sapporo Teine

    The day starts when you are picked up from your Sapporo accommodation and driven to one of our Sapporo ski resorts*.  Once in resort you will be supplied with ski equipment and you will be taught the basics of putting skis on, standing on skis, learning to stop and so on.  Your dedicated bilingual ski instructor will look after you and help you progress with the sport.

    After lunch you can choose to continue with your skiing or take part in other snow activities around the resort.  After your exhilarating day in the snow, you will be returned to your accommodation.

    So join us and bring back home memories and photos that will last forever.

    * The choice of ski resort is dependant on various factors, including snow/weather conditions, ski resort operation, specific requests from guests.  We will generally take our guests to one of the following resorts: Sapporo Moiwa, Sapporo Kokusai, Sapporo Teine – other resorts are available on demand.


    While most visitors visiting Hokkaido for the first time wish to ski in the famous resort of Niseko, we recommend skiing in other resorts closer to Sapporo for the following reasons:
    Less crowded slopes: the resorts we ski in have far less crowded beginner slopes than Niseko.  Busy ski runs can be quite scary and even dangerous for beginner skiers, and may also result in loss of focus and confidence .
    Shorter transfer times: One-way transfers from Sapporo to Niseko take around 2.5 hours in winter (i.e. 5 hour round trip); our resorts are all within an hour of Downtown Sapporo.
    Value for money: Niseko’s popularity means that it has become expensive; our resorts charge much more reasonable prices for everything, from ski passes and ski equipment rental to food and souvenirs.
    Same powder snow: You don’t have to travel far from Sapporo to get the same high-quality snow as other areas in Hokkaido. Stay local and enjoy all that Sapporo has to offer – including its incredible powder!