Throughout our 28 years of operation, we have seen many changes here in Niseko. Many skiers / snowboarders visit from Asia and Pacific in search of powder snow. At the same time there is an increasing number of foreign instructors with no qualification nor teaching experience and Working Holiday visas. We are different in that, only Japanese staff who know Niseko
in and out, capable of offering quality experience, give technical lessons, with patience and at a reasonable cost.
Niseko Annupuri Ski・Snowboard School
宮 田 隆 史
Representative of NASS / TAKASHI MIYATA
Born 1951 in Otaru-city (a sea port city at 1h30 drive from Niseko).
vice chairman of the Ski Instructors Association of Japan, and opened the Niseko Annupuri Ski School in 1988. He is recognized for his achievements as a Demonstrator in Interski 1979 and 1983, Competitor for Japan Team in 1980 and 1982 ISIA championships, and as a Italian National Ski Instructor in 1976. He is also a Pro Advisory Staff for Mizuno.
見谷昌禎 Masayoshi MITANI
Athlete for the Japan team in 1960 Squaw Valley winer Olympics, and was a coach for 1972 Sapporo Olympics for Japan. He has written a number of books on skiing such as World Cup games.
There are over 30 snowsports schools in Niseko, operated by self-proclaimed guides without qualification, nor official recognition. Currently Japanese law is unable to control this situation. The Niseko United Committee is made up of 4 ski resorts in Niseko, and is committed to endorse ski schools, including ours, that satisfy the demands of quality and security in teaching.