YES Ski & Snowboard Improvement Niseko

YES Ski and Snowboard Improvement will be giving you the opportunity to ski with the legendary Mark Jones and the YES Team in Niseko 2019! This season they will be running a slightly different format this year with a "ski 8 days out of 10" program giving the group the flexibility to pick the best days on the mountain in the current conditions rather than set days off.

The YES Niseko program will include:

  • 10 nights' accommodation in luxury chalets in Lower Hirafu (or arrange your own accommodation)
  • 8 days' instruction and lift tickets
  • 6 days skiing at Niseko
  • 2 day trips, each to one of Rusutsu, Kiroro or Moiwa/Annupuri
  • 2 rest days dependent on weather
  • Group target size of 5 guests per instructor
  • Welcome and wrap up functions with a video showcasing our powder and tree skiing adventure

Saturday February 16th - Tuesday February 26th 2019

NISEKO Ski resort in Hokkaido is probably the most famous resort in Japan, known for its constant supply of delicious powder days. Niseko offers a little something for everyone with a large variety of groomed runs that are ideal for low intermediates to the opposite end of the scale... deep, off piste powder skiing.

Niseko is the largest ski resort in Japan and is easily accessible by transfer from Sapporo. The town itself, Hirafu, has a great variety of resturants, shopping and bars. You'll never get bored in Niseko!

Saturday February 16th is our arrival day - please note that for the Full Program, check-in is at 4:00pm and check out is at 10:00am on the Tuesday 26th so please arrange your flights accordingly.

You can arrange your transfer from New Chitose Airport Sapporo to Niseko and it takes approx 2-3 hours. When planning your flights please take the transfer schedule into consideration.


Sunday is our first day on snow. We create the groups and start skiing. A few easy runs will have your ski legs back as we start to explore Niseko. The daily schedule may vary due to weather conditions.

YES Tours

Just Say YES!The YES Improvement team is comprised of top level instructors and behind-the-scenes staff who will ensure that your time with YES is memorable and trouble-free. YES Tours offer ski improvement and instructor training in Whistler Blackcomb, New Zealand and Niseko.

A YES program will deliver that extra edge to guarantee you reach your goals, or stay 4 to 11 weeks in Whistler and earn your place as a fully certified ski instructor and land yourself that dream job. The YES Instructor Program will lift your skills to the Canadian Instructor Levels. If you are interested in instructing as a vocation, or simply desire the technical knowledge and ability, a Yes Instructor program is for you.