Shiga Kogen International Ski School

Shiga Kogen International Ski School

Based in the Okushiga ski fields of Shiga Kogen Ski Resort, Shiga Kogen International Ski School offers skiing and snowboarding lessons in English and other foreign languages. Both group and private lessons are available, catering to all levels from absolute newbies to advanced skiers and snowboarders.


As Japan’s largest and highest ski resort boasting Nagano’s longest season and most reliable snow conditions, Shiga Kogen is the ideal place to learn or hone your skills with a group or private lesson. Group lessons are conducted in the Okushiga ski fields requiring participants to get themselves there while private lessons can be arranged in any area of the resort, with the instructor coming to you.


The following prices apply to group lessons:

Skiing for Children (4-12 yrs):

・09:30 – 12:00: JPY9,800

・Full day until 15:00: JPY14,900 (includes lunch)

・13:00 – 15:00: JPY8,800 (not available for first-timers)

Skiing for Adults:

・2 Hours: JPY9,500

・4 Hours: JPY13,500

Snowboarding for Adults*:

・2 Hours: JPY9,500

・4 Hours: JPY13,500

*The lesson group size is limited to up to 6 people

*There are no snowboarding group lessons for small children. Children older than 12 years can join the snowboard lessons.


The following prices apply to private lessons:

・2 Hours: JPY19,000

・3 Hours: JPY27,000

・4 Hours: JPY37,000

・5 Hours: JPY45,000

For enquiries and bookings, contact Shiga Kogen International Ski School directly at +81-269-24-2007 or



+81-269-24-2007 /

08:30 - 16:30

December to April

Price varies depending on type of lesson

Shiga Kogen International Ski School is based in the Okushiga ski fields. The Nagaden Shiga Kogen Express Bus runs from Nagano Station via the Shiga Kogen Yamanoeki (Mountain Station) to Okushiga while Nagaden local bus services running from Yudanaka Station and around the ski resort also run to Okushiga

The school is physically based in Okushiga Kogen Area, but they operate lessons in all of Shiga Kogen

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