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Advice needed Japan Ski School for 4.5yo

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Crawf, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Crawf

    Crawf Hard Yards

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    Looking at a quick 7 day trip or so to Japan in 2020, I won't be aligned to any resort, but focus will more be on my child taking his first ski trip (single Dad).

    I've travelled to Hakuba twice previously so would prefer a different mountain personally.

    Any recommendations for ski school in English for 4.5yo? Niseko vs. Myoko, Shiga, Nozowa, etc?

    Experiences in both price and service? Japan more appealing for short trip, especially considering reduced travel times vs. Canada.
     
  2. Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My son was about the same age, he really liked the ski school at Myoko.
     
  3. silva

    silva One of Us

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    If you are after group lessons in English Myoko Snowsports is awesome. They run half and full day programs
    https://myokosnowsports.com/akakura/snowsports-school/mini-mountaineers/

    If you end up back at Hakuba Evergreen are good:
    https://www.evergreen-skischool.com/yeti-club/
    They have a great base building and first timer area. The only downside is that the next step up in terrain is a long slow lift ride away and the kids have to upload to the panorama area (which is very busy) and then download at the end of the day or head over to the Sakka area.
    We found the terrain better for beginners at Imori where Hakuba Snowsports are located - their group lessons are technically for 5 - 7 year olds but we have negotiated for them to take 3 and 4 year olds with a quick email.
    https://www.hakubasnowsports.com/childrens-lessons
     
  4. M_G

    M_G M_G_ = Make skiing great again Ski Pass: Gold

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    Another vote for Myoko Snowsports. Never had any of our guests say a bad word about them. Kids love their lessons. They offer a large range equipment and lessons - which include discounted prices for bookings of 4 days or longer and bookings are available online at their website. Too easy.