Ski + snowboard
lessons and guided adventures in japan
MountainPros is a new way to book ski and snowboard lessons. It’s incredibly simple and easy to set up your reservation with a pro who knows the mountains inside and out.
Booking lessons through MountainPros is simple, plus you get to customize your skiing or snowboarding experience with a pro who’s truly committed to your success.
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|Customize your lesson
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|Best snow day of your life!
If you’re ready to learn, we’re ready to teach.
- All MountainPros are experienced instructors and most are native English speakers
- It’s easier and cheaper than booking through a resort
- Book a lesson in downhill, snowboarding, telemark, cross-country… we do it all
If you’re an expert skier looking to find the best powder stashes, you’ll be glad to have an experienced backcountry guide to show you the way.
- Our pros take you to the best snow and terrain
- You’ll customize your day to learn and/or explore
- You’ll ski or ride with experienced guides who are also local experts
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My first ever time visiting the snow was a great experience. I did a 2 hour lesson with Nic, he showed me all the techniques possible and had so much patience! I would recommend using this site to anyone who Is looking at getting lessons. You can choose from group lessons or one on !Nic was also able to meet Me at the hotel or at the ski park which was super handy! Thanks again Nic!
Really enjoyed the couple of sessions I had with Steve. Have been snowboarding for a while now and was looking to fix some technique issues and ride more confidently in the powder - highly recommend
We found Amanda to be thoughtful and considerate. She taught us how to effectively use the following techniques: traversing, turning and hockey stops.She transformed absolute beginners to effective skiers. We are looking forward to the winter olympics.
Steve has the patience of a saint and is definately the guy you want to teach you how to snowboard. I have had lessons previously by others that have taught in the usual style however Steve has a unique technique of his own that certainly made it a whole lot easier and a smoother ride - I would highly recommend him as your 1st option
- Vicki May
Ryan is fantastic. Excellent instructor and great guy! We originally booked him to teach the kids and my sister (beginner). He was patient, gentle and knowledgeable. All of us have ended up making big improvements, and loving skiing. Big thanks to Ryan for the great time and experience. Very highly recommended.
- Ray Huang
Vinny is a super experienced instructor, my son said he was the best instructor after working with different instructors in the past three years. Will definitely seek for his tuition again in the future, highly recommended for any families.
The private ski session delivered to my daughter and wife was excellent that Neil created them confidence to ski on their own after going through some basic stuff downstairs. My daughter 14 years old even could ski zig zag from the elementary steep level with nice trial along. Neil is a very experienced and detailed coach who can be able to give you more than some standard off the shelf training and make you more easy to adapt this sport especially those new comer. Great tks Neil!
My Son and I had a 2 hr Snowboard lesson with Alex. He was excellent. Definitely 5 out of 5. He was very patient, great at explaining what he wanted us to do and we very clear. He definitely got the most out of both of us. We highly recommend his service. Very professional.
- Chris D
My 3 sons and I had an excellent lesson with Sam. He was able to clearly explain what we needed to do to improve our skiing and demonstrated each step to us slowly. His teaching style was excellent for children and adults and he was very calm and patient. The lesson was worth every cent and even my young children commented on how much they had improved by the end of the lesson. It was only the second day of lessons/skiing for my children and by the end of the day they were very confident on green runs and keen to try the red runs on day three - which they managed with success. Thank you Sam!
Everyone loved Christina! She was great with Luke and Iggy and they have progressed really well with her! You have a great team! Thank you.
Sandy was wonderful. He worked hard to make a connection with our 11 year old disabled son. He let our son lead the way and did a wonderful job of making our boy feel confident and with helping him enjoy his time skiing in Nozawa. Thank you Sandy!
We had a great time with Vinny during our time in Nozawa. He mainly worked with our 9 and 6 year old daughters, and managed their differing levels of confidence very well. It was great to have Vinny with us when we went out together as a family. Not only did he know where to go to avoid the crowds, but he accurately assessed the abilities of the group and we certainly did things we wouldn't have had the confidence to do without him. He also managed to provide tips to all of us, despite our varying ages, abilities and level of confidence. As parents we enjoyed our family skiing more knowing that Vinny was keeping an eye on the children, and his ability to provide a tired six year old with a piggy-back on skis is a sight to behold. Thanks, Vinny!
Sam was fantastic. He was quick to evaluate our needs and to adjust his teaching technique as required. It was really obvious that he is a professional teacher. We had a great day out and learned loads
We had a wonderful experience with Pete and would hire him again if we return! He worked with us to put together a reasonably priced package for multiple days of backcountry at Tokachidake and Shiribetsu and sidecountry exploration of the Furano and Rusutsu resorts. Unfortunately we didn't have the Japow of our dreams but Pete found the best snow to be had! He was very knowledgeable in terms of avalanche risk, best aspects and lesser known stashes. We felt safe and had a much better experience for having someone local show us where to go and which lines to take or avoid. He also gave us some great restaurant, bar and onsen recommendations. Arigato Pete!
Rosanne Sam was the perfect guide for me .we had a relaxing yet successful day on the mountain.He improved my skiing and I had lots of fun exploring a nea ski field .