Private Lessons FAQ

NBS Ski School - Private Lesson FAQsBelow you’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. For answers to questions relating to specific products please refer to the relevant FAQ:

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Private Lessons FAQs

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[ + ] Why choose a private lesson? What can I expect?

A: One-on-one tuition can be greatly beneficial to your skiing or riding proficiency. Whether you are a beginner or advanced skier or rider, a private lesson allows participants to learn at their own pace, in a stress-free environment. To get the most from your lesson, we recommend forming a clear idea of what you would like to achieve; setting and discussing goals with your instructor enables us to develop a lesson plan tailored to your specific needs.

[ + ] Is a private lesson for skiers and snowboarders of all levels?

A: Private lessons can be equally beneficial for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Beginners will find that the increased practice time and feedback level will help get them off to a flying start. More advanced skiers and riders may wish to take the opportunity to work on specific points of technique; hone your powder or mogul skiing finesse, or gain some new freestyle or park skills.

[ + ] Can I request a certain instructor?

A: Yes! At NBS, our goal is to team you up with the best instructor for you. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend booking in advance with any specific requests.

[ + ] I would like to request an instructor from last year, but I don’t remember their name?

A: That’s ok! Come and see our friendly NBS front desk staff and we will do our best to identify them from the photo board on our website. To see our current staff, please check the Team page. Please note that such requests are dependent on availability and the return rate of instructors from year to year.

[ + ] Where is the meeting place for a private lesson?

A: Private lessons meet in front of NBS headquarters at the ground level of the Alpen Ridge Building; opposite the Ace Family Chair. Look for the NBS staff member in the orange jacket with the clip board to introduce you to your instructor and get you on your way! Click here for a map.

[ + ] Can I meet my instructor anywhere on the mountain?

A: Ordinarily we ask that you meet your instructor at the designated NBS meeting point. We can be flexible, however, if you have booked an all day private (6 hours).

[ + ] Can I finish my Private lesson anywhere on the mountain?

A: Yes. Please let your instructor know at the start of the lesson where you plan to finish. Depending on your instructor’s commitments, you may have to finish a few minutes early to give them time to get back to the meeting area for their next lesson.

[ + ] How many people can be in a private lesson?

A: Ordinarily, a private lesson is just for you and your instructor. However, if friends of a similar ability would like to join you, they can. Please note that there is a charge of 3,000 JPY per student and that private lesson numbers are capped at 5 people.

[ + ] Can I take a private lesson with my child?

A: You can take a private lesson with your child although it isn’t what we recommend. Children tend to have very different learning styles from adults, requiring a different lesson structure and approach. Children and adults also progress at a different rate; complicating the instructor’s role and preventing participants from getting the full benefit of their lesson.

[ + ] My friend and I are different abilities; can we take a private lesson together?

A: Yes, you can take a lesson together although it isn’t what we recommend. The stronger skier or snowboarder will find that the lesson will be geared towards the appropriate pace and terrain choices for the weaker participant.

[ + ] Can I take a break during the lesson?

A: Yes, you can take a break at any point during your lesson. Please advise your instructor when you would like to go in and they can take you to one of their favourite spots around the mountain!