Choosing the Right Ski or Snowboard Lesson!

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One of the most important steps in booking your ski or snowboard lessons in the Hakuba Valley is knowing how to choose the right lesson for you. You want to ensure that you’re getting as much out of your lesson as possible and that it’s suited to your needs and wants.

If all of the options seem a bit overwhelming, don’t worry. We at Hakuba Connect have listed below the most common questions we hear when trying to choose the right snowsports lesson. Find out which one sounds familiar to you, and see which lessons we recommend to get the most out of your time on the mountain.


If you’ve never skied or snowboarded before, a great place to start is with an adult group ski lessons. These lesson are great for those who want to learn in a sociable setting. With a little bit of tuition each morning, you’ll progress throughout the week on terrain that is suitable for your level. All of the resorts, including Hakuba Cortina with all its powder have gentle terrain for first timers.


If boosting your confidence is one of your main focuses, a week of group lessons could be just the thing. As you progress more and more each day, you’ll build confidence throughout your vacation. All instructors are expert confidence-builders and will help you along the way.


I ski strongly on the piste, but I struggle when I am in the powder, if this sounds like you then try a powder clinic, it might be just the thing to help develop your technique. After your lessons, you will have time to apply your feedback and practice your technique in the deep powder that seems to fall nearly everyday!

Private Lessons

If you’d prefer more personalized instruction, private lessons are also a great way to learn how to learn. If you’ve never skied before, you’ll likely you will want more than just one lesson during your time. This is a more expensive option, but can be just as valuable. You receive a more direct approach with teaching adapted to your skill level and confidence. You don’t risk the chance of being stuck with other clients who grossly overestimated their skill level, joining advanced ski groups, when they should be with beginners. Or even worse, getting stuck with other clients who are, well, lets just say “unpleasant”.

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