We offer snowboard group lessons adults and teens (above 12yrs). Enjoy a day riding with your friends and family or meet new friends. 

We always make sure you learn something new while feeling safe & having fun!

Adult Snowboard Group Lessons

Full day (4 hrs)

Morning & Afternoon

  • Morning 10.00 - 12.00 pm
  • Afternoon 01.00 - 03.00 pm

Half day (2 hrs)

Morning or Afternoon

  • Morning 10.00 - 12.00 pm
  • OR
  • Afternoon 01.00 - 03.00 pm

Kids Snowboard Group Lessons

Kids older than 12  years can join the adult snowboard group lessons. For kids younger than 12 years we only offer private lessons. You can take private lessons with multiple people if you want to stay together.

Snowboard Levels Overview

Upon booking we will ask you to select the snowboard ability level. Selecting the level helps us to group people of the same ability level together and make sure you learn new things without getting overwhelmd. 

 Please finde the information below if you are unsure which level you are.

At the beginning of a lesson we will assess the level of each group member – so if you selected a wrong level we make sure you get to the group that matches your abilities. 

Ability check:

Never been on a snowboard before

What we will do: We will start with the very basics to get you started. We will get familiar with the equipment and start to slide on our snowboard

Ability check:

✓ Side slipping on toe or heel & sliding left and right

What we will do: We will learn to use our opposing edge and work on our “fallen leaves” sliding on both edges

Ability check:

✓  Able to link turns on easy terrain (green slopes).

What we will do: We will learn to link turns on more advnaced slopes (red)

Ability check:

✓ Able to link turns on red sloped

What we will do: We will learn to ride more dynamic and will give you an intro into switch riding, off-piste and jumps


Most frequent questions and answers

We meet inside at the ski school lobby. We are located in ther Okushiga Center House on the second floor.

Yes! We require all our instructors to have a certification of minimum Level 1 from the Japanese Ski Assosiation or from an accredited international organisation(e.g. CSIA, NZSIA, BASI, …). Most instructors have many years of experience and exceed these minimum requirements by far.

Yes! We devide snowboarders into 4 different levels – so the ability level within one group is very similar. We start the lesson with assesing the level of each group member and can adjust if necessary.

Yes! We are Shiga’s International Ski Schol – lessons in English are speciality. All our instructors are fluent in English. They speak a lot of additional languages too. So lessons can be hold in the languages that suits all group members best.

Yes! The ski school counter is as well the counter for the rentals. So if you want to convieniently have your gear at where the lesson starts. Feel free to rent with us. You can find the prices at the Okushiga Resort Rental page. 

Please remember to come a bit in advance to make sure you have enough time to rent your equipment.

We will normally start and stop our lessons at the Okushiga Center House. Just in front of the entrance to the ski school you have the Sports Bara cafe & bar that offers as well lunch. They offer a reasonable and easy menu for all skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.

You can as well eat at the restaurants of the hotels around. 

Or if all group members agree the lunch break can be at the Gondola 1 in the LE CHAMOIS.