Pod Snow Sports, YUZAWA

Skiers having fun at a lesson

Pod Snow Sports’s team of professionals is made of qualified instructors who have over 36 months ski and/or snowboard coaching experience each in various resorts around the world. All of our instructors are fluent in English, so you can feel comfortable learning to ski in Japan, even without any Japanese ability.

With our team’s professional skills and English fluency, we hope your lessons with Pod will mark the start of a new lifelong hobby.

We have the lowest rates for private ski / snowboard lessons at any ski resort in Yuzawa!


Who are we?

Whether it’s your first time skiing or snowboarding, or if you just want to want to improve, you’ll benefit greatly from our instructors. The instructors on our team are professional and will help you make the best of your day on the beautiful mountains of Snow Country.

Our instructors have experience teaching all levels and they personalize each lesson to meet your needs and goals no matter where you are in your snow sports experience. Keep reading below to learn about how to take lessons with us.

  1. Pod Snow Sports consists of only experienced, internationally-qualified instructors.
  2. Our goal is to provide an exceptional service and a fun, memorable experience.
  3. Our ski and snowboard lessons can be enjoyed in any ski resort in or around Yuzawa Town.
  4. We’re based in Yuzawa, so we are close by, and we have the local knowledge to make your trip run smoothly.
We have ski and snowboard instructors for every level
Sign up today for a fun ski or snowboard lesson.


Private Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Age: 4+

Capacity per instructor: Max 5 people

Our prices are listed below. These fees cover the lesson only, and do not cover the ski pass, rental equipment, etc.

The instructors’ expenses (ski pass and travel) are provided by us.

How to Book

  1. Fill out our contact form following the button below.
  2. We’ll find you the best ski resort based on your needs, the snow conditions, and its location.
  3. We’ll set a meeting point, then we’ll tell you your instructor’s name and his/her number.
  4. Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to your appointed location. This will ensure you get all your gear prepared early and get the most out of your time on the mountain.

*Ski passes and rental equipment assistance are provided upon request.

*Credit card payments are accepted

Pricing and Cancellations

Lesson Fees

1 Hour2 Hours3 Hours4 Hours*5 Hours*6 Hours**8 Hours**
*+1 hour lunch break
**You can divide them up over the course of two days

Cancellation Policy

We understand—sometimes plans change. That’s why we let you cancel or change your lesson schedule for free up to 24 hours before your scheduled start time.

Schedule Change Fees

  • Change of the date is made within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson start time ​- 5,000 JPY
  • Shortening the currently reserved lesson time within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson start time – 5,000 JPY

Cancellation Fees

Cancellation fees according to our company policy are outlined below:

  • 24 hours before the lesson start time or earlier – 0%
  • Within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson start time – 20%
  • After the scheduled lesson start time / No show – 100%
We can teach you to ski at any level, from beginner to advanced.

Before Your First Lesson

We like to keep our skiing lessons in small groups so you get more individual attention.

Find Your Level

Before your first lesson, it’s important to determine your ability level so we can match you with the perfect instructor. Click the buttons below and check our ability level charts to determine your level.

Get Your Gear

Once your found your level and planned your lesson, you also need to get equipment to use. Learn more about our lessons and frequently asked questions using the buttons below.

Partner Travel Agent

Check out our friends at Hop Step Japan to book local lodging for your stay in Snow Country. Receive 1 additional hour of lessons for free when you book lodging with them and a 4+ hour lesson with us.

Contact Us

International Call
+81 80 2058 2426

Use our international number for WeChat and Whatsapp

Domestic Call
080 2058 2426

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Visit Us

We are located on the second floor of the building next door to 7-11 near Echigo-Yuzawa Station. Drop by to set up lesson reservations or equipment rentals