Fresh Powder operates luxury accommodation in Furano and Niseko. We hope that visitors to our accommodation or these areas will find the following information useful. Please note that Fresh Powder is not affiliated with businesses shown below and cannot make reservations. This information is current at time of publication but Fresh Powder cannot be responsible for any unpublished changes.

We realize that Niseko is all about the powder, that’s why we have chosen to deal with two of the most distinguished instructing companies based in the village. NISS, a branch of Harmony resorts brings a wealth of instructing experience to Niseko and in particular offers an excellent instructional program for kids. The boutique Pro Powder company caters for the powder hound trying to master the light dry powder as well as teaching beginners the basics of skiing/boarding. Fresh Powder can book either company on your behalf or alternatively please feel free to contact either company directly.

Pro Powder

Pro Powder specializes in private/group ski and snowboard lessons. New for this season are 2, 3 and 4 day ski/ snowboard improvement camps designed to cater for all ages and levels ranging from the absolute beginner to die hard advanced veterans. The camps provide customers the chance to improve their overall skiing ability and technique while enjoying Niseko’s pristine powder snow. With over 12 years of instructing experience and hundreds of days on the snow all over the world, Pro Powder instructors are guaranteed to help improve your skiing. Whether your goal is to improve your skiing ability in challenging powder conditions or making your first turn, Pro Powder is the answer to your needs.

Lesson1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person
2 Hrs Private Coach ¥13,000 ¥16,000 ¥19,000 ¥21,000 ¥23,000
4 Hrs Private Coach ¥26,000 ¥32,000 ¥38,000 ¥42,000 ¥44,000
Powder Camps*1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day5 Day
Base Price (2 People) Not Available ¥85,000 ¥117,000 ¥150,000 Inquire
*Powder Camps are available for skiers/boarders of level 2 and above.


The NISS ski school is located near the Kogen Hotel, just a few minutes' walk (about 200 m) from Fresh Powder Apartments. The school may also be easily accessed via beginner runs from the Hirafu Gondola. NISS is well known for its children's "Tic Tac" (3-6 years) and "Yuki Skiers" (7-14 years) programs. The school also offers a family special, with 2 for 1 Adult group lessons for parents with kids in 3 day programs or more. Pre-bookings for NISS must be made before your final payment is due, and can be paid together with the final invoice. Group lesson times are usually 10:00-12:30 for the morning session and 10:00-15:30 for the afternoon session, whilst children sessions usually begin half an hour earlier at 09:30. For more information check with NISS or send Fresh Powder an email.

NISS Group Lesson1 day2 day3 day4 day5 day6 day
Adult Group 10:00 to 15:30 ¥10,500 ¥19,500 ¥27,000 ¥33,500 ¥39,000 ¥42,000
3-6 Yrs Group 10:00 ~ 15:30 ¥12,000 ¥22,800 ¥31,500 ¥38,900 ¥44,500 ¥49,800
7-14 Yrs Group ¥11,900 ¥21,900 ¥29,900 ¥36,800 ¥42,000 ¥47,100
NISS Private6 hourAll DayFirst TracksFirst TracksMorningAfternoon
Please Inquire.
Japan Fresh Powder Co. Ltd.
Address: 14-26 Kitanomine, Furano City
Hokkaido, Japan 076-0034
Telephone: 0167-23-4738 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
E-mail: info@freshpowder.com
Web: www.freshpowder.com
General Enquiries / Reservations
E-mail: info@freshpowder.com
Telephone: 0167-23-4738 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
General Office Hours 09:00 - 17:00 JST
* Telephone enquiries may be unavailable subject to business conditions.
Emergency Contact
Staff Mobile #1: 090-6212-6913 (from within Japan)
+81-167-23-4738 (from overseas)
Staff Mobile #2: 080-4044-0265 (from within Japan)
+81-80-4044-0265 (from overseas)
MapCode (For Japanese Car Navigation Systems)
Furano Fresh Powder Apartments MapCode: 450 028 802
Geographic Coordinates (For Google Maps, etc.)
Furano Fresh Powder Apartments Geographic Coordinates: 43.343028, 142.360569
43°20'34.9"N 142°21'38.0"E