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Niseko Japan snowboard instructor training courses


Niseko, Japan

Niseko Snowboarding Course

Train in Japan to become a qualified snowboard instructor

With an average snowfall of 14 meters (550 inches) Niseko, Japan has some of the best slopes in the world. Come to this Niseko snowboarding course and experience the amazing snow and wonderful Japanese culture while training for internationally recognized snowboard instructor qualifications. Snow Trainers can provide you everything you need if you are wanting to become a snowboard instructor and gain the necessary certifications.  

An amazing winter experience in Japan

Snow Trainers Niseko Snowboarding Instructor Courses are based in Hirafu, Niseko. Here you can ride 4 mountains on one pass and we have night riding available until 8:30pm every night, so it’s possible to ride twelve hours a day!  Hirafu is a lively mountain village with fantastic scenery, 5 onsens (hot springs), and a ton of great restaurants and bars to choose from. Niseko hosts many international visitors so it is easy to get by only speaking English. You will also find many traditional Japanese restaurants and activities where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. You are sure to improve your skills, have a great time, and ride some amazing powder.

Train with New Zealand’s best Snowboard Coaches

Snow Trainers coaches are Trainers and Examiners for the SBINZ. These are the ideal trainers for our Niseko snowboarding course because they have firsthand experience instructing and training students. Plus they know what it takes to pass the exams and also what's required in the real world of instructing.

Internationally recognized snowboard instructor qualifications

The Snow Trainers 8 Week Niseko Snowboarding Instructor course prepares you for the internationally recognized New Zealand Level One and Level Two snowboard certifications, as well as the Children's Teaching Certification to give you an extra advantage over the competition. You could be qualified for a professional snowboard instructor's job in no time!

Great employment opportunities

As part of our training we provide information and advice to help our students get the job they have always wanted as a snowboard instructor. We have a large network of worldwide connections to help you begin your career at a fantastic resort the following winter. We will guide you through the whole process beginning with the employment application until you have a job offer. We always have winter jobs posted on our Links page.

What's included:

  • Professional Snowboard Training
    Training 4 days a week by qualified SBINZ trainers and examiners.
  • Accommodation
    Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Hirafu Village and the lively nightlife of the many bars and restaurants. Your accommodation is on a shared room basis. You will be within walking distance of the biggest ski area, Grand Hirafu, as well as the local onsen for that après hot tub.
  • Season Lift Pass
    4 mountain seasons pass for An’nupuri, Niseko Village, Hirafu and Hanazono ski resorts.
  • Freestyle Training
    Training to develop your basic freestyle skills.
  • Snow Trainers Team Hoody
  • Employment Assistance and Advice
  • Video Analysis and Evening Sessions
    Video sessions to develop your own riding and work on the necessary analytical skills for your exam.
  • SBINZ Membership, Exam Fees and Technical Manual
    Exams included are the New Zealand Level One and Level Two certifications, plus the Children's Teaching Certification.
  • Airport Transfer from Sapporo's Chitose Airport to Hirafu Village where you will be based.

8 Week Level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor Course


Sun, 19 January 2020 - Sun, 15 March 2020



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