RESERVATION

Ski & Snowboard school

Appi Ski & Snowboard School offers lessons with the motto “New, Fun, and Scientific” in response to the evolution and diversification of equipment and changes in the environment with the times. You will improve immediately with good snow quality in Appi Kogen Ski Resort. *Reservation required. Due to the limited number of Chinese / English-speaking instructors, we may not always be able to offer lessons in Chinese / English.

Click the button below to apply for a ski / snowboard school reservation.

Booking

■ Booking in advance

Book by the deadline for each lesson.

●Online

Booking start on 1st Novemver
Book by 5:00 pm one day before via Appi official website, school page, or booking form.
Booking for a private lesson(select an instructor)is only on the e-mail. Online booking is not accepted.

■ Reception

Come to the reception on the day.
*Come to the meeting place for the lesson after the reception.

Hours 8:15 am- by 20 minutes before the warm-up exercise starts for each lesson
*The reception is very crowded on the new year holidays, weekends, and holidays.
Place School reception in Appi Resort Center
Details Confirm the booking details
  • Ski lift pass is not included in the lesson fee. Please buy it separately.

■ Booking on the day

Booking on the day is accepted if there is a vacancy for the lesson.
Ask at the school reception in the Appi Resort Center.
*cannot book on the phone.

Hours 8:15 am – 9:30 am , 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For your safety

  • Skiing and snowboarding are fun sports that promote physical and mental health and allow you to enjoy in nature. However, when visibility or snow quality is not good, when you lose concentration due to tiredness or carelessness, or when the slopes are crowded, there is a possibility of falling or colliding with other skiers, boarders, or objects. Please understand in advance that there are inherent risks.
  • Selecting equipment that matches your goals, physical strength, and experience is not only essential for improving your technique, but is also for a fun, comfortable, and safe lesson. Rental equipment is also available in the ski resort, so if you have any questions about equipment, please feel free to ask the rental or school staff.
  • In order to reduce the risks associated with snow sports in nature and to prevent accidents, please get enough sleep and try to ski in the good condition. If you are not feeling well, you may refuse to participate.
  • We strongly recommend that you wear a helmet, which is considered an essential item to prevent serious accidents.
  • Warm-up and cool-down exercises, which are very effective as a means of preventing injuries, will be done during the lesson under the guidance of the staff, but we recommend that you keep in mind to do them yourself.
  • Injury insurance is included in each lesson, but we strongly recommend that you take out accident insurance that provides sufficient compensation in advance.
  • Except for private lessons, each lesson is held as a group with multiple participants. To proceed with the lesson smoothly and prevent danger, please follow the instructions of the instructor, the meeting time, run order, etc.
  • Instructors will do their best to make each lesson safe, fun and meaningful for you, but please also follow the general etiquette and rules at the ski resort, so that you can spend a fulfilling time. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • We will comply with the guidelines set by the ski resort regarding lift rides.

SAJ・SIA・JSBA authorized

Appi Ski & Snowboard School

E-mail:
appi-school@ihr.co.jp

Junior Lesson

Group lessons for skiing and snowboarding up to their levels.

【Booking start】
◎Booking online 1st November 2022

The gate for Gondola/lift is the one for Blue Pass.

Ages Elementary school(Junior high school students can join if on request)
Open dates Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during 10th December – 26th March
*24th 17th December – 9th January, 18th March – 24th March…Everyday
Lesson hours 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm – 15:30 pm
Start warm-up exercises 10 minutes before the lesson.
The number of people Up to 5 people in each class
Fee(Tax included) Regular day Year-end and New Year holidays
Half day 1-day Half day 1-day
7,000JPY 11,000JPY 8,000JPY 13,000JPY
  • Year-end and New Year holidays(27th December – 3rd January)is the peak season fee.
Ski Current level
Beginner and intermediate class Classes for using Quad lift. can ski on flat slope riding the lift by themselves
Intermediate and advanced class Classes for using Gondola(Yamabato course) can make turns on intermediate slopes at a constant speed
Jr expert(*details) Classes for any slopes using Gondola can make short and stable turns on sharp slopes
  • Please apply Happi Kids Junior Lesson for children who try to ski and ride gondola for the first time.

■Ski Jr expert(*details)

Jr expert classes are for SAJ Junior Grade1 or SIA Junior Gold holders.

Snowboard Current level
Beginner class Beginner First time for snowboard, cannot sideslip
Beginner and intermediate class Classes for using Quad lift. can sideslip on flat slopes riding the lift by themselves
Intermediate class Classes for using Gondola(Yamabato course) can make stable turns on flat and intermediate slopes
Skip(*details) Classes for any slopes using Gondola can make stable turns on intermediate slopes

■Skip(*details)

The participant who joins in intermediate class, has a request from the participant’s side and the instructor’s judgment, can skip to 1 DAY camp class(for adults)from the second lesson.1 DAY camp is open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays(1-day only, no half day class).

Click the button below to apply for a ski / snowboard school reservation.

  • need to buy a ski lift pass separately.
  • Snowboard junior might join in the lesson for adults.
  • Tell us your level when making a booking or at the reception. By the result of the level check, the class level might be changed.For 1-day lesson, instructors in AM and PM lessons might be changed.

【What to bring】

What to bring for Junior lesson.

  • Ski or snowboard and boots *Snowboard class is from Junior lesson
  • Ski poles
  • Snow wear(take a lesson with warm clothes)
  • Gloves(warm and water proof)
  • Goggles(be sure to wear them to protect your eyes)
  • Helmet(recommend to wear it for your safety)
  • Neck warmer(recommended)
  • Long socks(legs might hurt if you wear short socks)

SAJ・SIA・JSBA authorized

Appi Ski & Snowboard School

E-mail:
appi-school@ihr.co.jp

Private Lesson

It is a flexible lesson up to your request.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a disability.

【Booking start】
◎Booking online 1st November 2022

  • Please you wish to take the examination, please enquiry me an e-mail.
Ages Anyone
Open dates 3rd December – 2nd April
Lesson hours contact us
*Half day lesson is by 12:00 pm or after 1:00 pm.

Fee(Tax included)Per instructor

The number of people 1 person 2-3 people 4-6 people
Half day / 2 hours Regular day 27,000JPY 30,000JPY 36,000JPY
Year-end and New Year holidays 33,000JPY 36,000JPY 42,000JPY
1-day / 4 hours Regular day 37,000JPY 42,000JPY 48,000JPY
Year-end and New Year holidays 43,000JPY 48,000JPY 54,000JPY
  • Year-end and New Year holidays(27th December – 3rd January)is the peak season fee.
  • Additional fee per hour over 2 hours is 9,000JPY.
  • Additional fee per hour over 4 hours is 12,000JPY.

Click the button below to apply for a ski / snowboard school reservation.

Morning lesson

Short-term intensive private lesson. It is also recommended for children trying a lift for the first time.

Class test is also available if it can be judged in the lesson.

【Booking start】
◎Booking online 1st November 2022

  • Please you wish to take the examination, please enquiry me an e-mail.
Ages Anyone
Open dates 3rd December – 2nd April
Lesson hours 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Fee(Tax included)
Per instructor
1 person 12,000JPY
2-3 people 15,000JPY
Benefits You can select an instructor.
*For children who challenge the lift for the first time, it is one-on-one lesson(one instructor for one child).

SAJ・SIA・JSBA authorized

Appi Ski & Snowboard School

E-mail:
appi-school@ihr.co.jp

Regular Lesson

Anybody can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in great nature regardless of age.

【Booking start】
◎Booking online 1st November 2022

The gate for Gondola/lift is the one for Blue Pass.

Ages Junior high school student and above
Open dates Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during 10th December – 26th March
Lesson hours 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 am – 15:30 pm
Start warm-up exercises 10 minutes before the lesson.
The number of people Up to 5 people in each class
Fee(Tax included) Regular day Year-end and New Year holidays
Half day 1-day Half day 1-day
7,000JPY 11,000JPY 8,000JPY 13,000JPY
  • Year-end and New Year holidays(27th December – 3rd January)is the peak season fee.
Ski class Current level
Level 1 Beginner First time to ski
Level 2 Classes for beginner course using Central Quad lift. can ski flat slopes with a wedge stance, using lift
Snowboard class Current level
Level 1 Beginner First time for snowboard, cannot sideslip
Level 2 Classes for using Quad lift. can sideslip on flat slopes riding the lift by themselves
  • Basically, do not use lift for Level 1 half-day lesson.
  • Need a GREEN PASS for Level 2.

Click the button below to apply for a ski / snowboard school reservation.

SAJ・SIA・JSBA authorized

Appi Ski & Snowboard School

E-mail:
appi-school@ihr.co.jp

Children’s ski school is available by advance reservation. Please make a reservation through online before 17:00 on the day before the course date. No lessons will be accepted on the day you do not apply for a reservation.

Click the button below to apply for a ski / snowboard school reservation.

3 Big Reasons for Children To Hate Skiing

Difficult

Scared

Dangerous

10 More Detailed Reasons

Snow is too soft to walk.

Some technical terms are difficult to understand.

I can never make the skis under control!!

Shorter skis are much easier than longer skis.

I’m trying to move forward but the skis just won’t listen to me…

They say I need to make an angle…
but what’s that mean??

Sometimes I learn slow…

The slope is scary!

I get bored easily.

My back aches when speeding.

But

Our Appi Happy Kids Junior School can solve all these problems!

Happy-Kun

Magic Lesson ski lesson program for everyone to enjoy and learn!

Magic lesson is for children who have never skied before or have tried once but can’t ski by themselves.

Skis for Practice

Skis for Practice

These skis make specially for lessons. You can choose from the skis with 68cm, 78cm, 88cm and 108cm depend on your heights.

Indoor Man-Made Ski Slope Mat

Indoor Man-Made Ski Slope Mat

This mat reduces the fear of falling, so children can practice in a better condition.

★Practice on an indoor artificial slope which is made of friction mats before going out on the snow.This is the feature of the patented friction program.
Outdoor Ski Slope for Practice

Outdoor Ski Slope for Practice

We have a ski slope and a ski escalator for real snow skiing debut, so they can promise safety and convenience.

Improve Fast with Magic Instruments

Improve Fast with Magic Instruments

Instruments made to enhance the power of stretching, bending, and hitting will help children to become a better skier!

★After practicing at the indoor studio, children can finally ski without fears on the actual snow.

Features

The instruments at the indoor studio or outdoor ski slope are like toys to grab children’s attention. The toy are full of secrets which allow children to learn correct postures and edging.

Lesson Flow

Lesson has the first part, training indoor, and the second part, training outdoor.

Once we do warm-up exercises, let’s go outside with the skis♪
Children can get used to skis by walking around the area.

Then, let’s practice on the friction mat! The instruments will attract and motivate children.

In the second part, children can finally ski out-side using the same instruments to assure their safety.

The snow escalator can help you go up without any stress!

Period

Happy Kids(preschoolers) 10th December – 26th March …Everyday
Happy Junior(elementary school students) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during 10th December – 26th March
*24th December – 9th January, 18th March – 24th March…Everyday

Lesson Schedule

Reception Time 8:30-13:30
AM 10:00-12:00
PM 13:30-15:30
  • You can choose one lesson for half-day(2 hrs)or one-day(4 hrs with lunch break time.)
  • Please complete the reception 30 minutes before lesson start time.

2022-23 Happy Kids Junior School Lesson Fee

Normal Day Year-end,New year Period
General program(group lesson)
9,000 JPY / 2hrs 11,000 JPY / 2hrs
15,000 JPY / 4hrs 18,000 JPY / 4hrs
Private program
1 person 30,000 JPY / 2hrs 45,000 JPY / 2hrs
40,000 JPY / 4hrs 60,000 JPY / 4hrs
2 people 35,000 JPY / 2hrs 50,000 JPY / 2hrs
45,000 JPY / 4hrs 65,000 JPY / 4hrs
3 people 40,000 JPY / 2hrs 55,000 JPY / 2hrs
50,000 JPY / 4hrs 70,000 JPY / 4hrs
  • New year holidays…27th December – 3rd January.
  • The total price is for 2 or 3 people in the private program.
  • Prices include ski for lessons, ski boots, helmets. Exclusive slope usage fee included.
  • Lift challenge lessons are only available for private programs.
  • Reservations for private programs arrange by e-mail.

Information

Age Range:
3-12
What to Bring:
What to bring: face mask, snow wear, goggles, knit hat, gloves and long socks.

*Goggles: Required in all weather to protect your eyes from UV rays and snow.
*Ski, snowboard, and helmet for the lesson are provided.

  • Please get dressed in your ski wear when you come to the lesson.
  • Please have a hat without any accessory in case it doesn’t fit in your helmet.
  • Please wear comfortable and quick-drying underwear.
  • Please wear long socks to prevent any damage caused by friction inside the ski boots.
  • Neck warmer(useful for cold weather around the neck).
  • If your child still wears a diaper, please make sure to bring enough of them.
  • If you are a repeater to the lesson, please show us the lesson card before the class begins.

The place of Indoor slopes might be changed.
Please check the place when you make a booking.

Reservation

Happy-Kun

Ski / Snowboard School Online Application

You can apply easily through School Online Application. *Due to the limited number of Chinese / English-speaking instructors, we may not always be able to offer lessons in Chinese / English.

Click the button below to apply for ski /snowboard school.

About countermeasures against COVID-19 at Appi Kogen Ski Resort

Skiing and snowboarding that you can enjoy in nature are considered to be safe to enjoy as outdoor sports because of their good ventilation.
However, we will implement infection control measures based on the guidelines set by the government and related organizations for places where there is a possibility of becoming three Cs.
We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation in our efforts so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time.