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Snowcountry Instructors4.9 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Snow Country Instructors is an international ski & snowboard school offering lessons with qualified instructors at the resorts in the Yuzawa region.

With annual snowfalls in excess of 10 metres at most of the Yuzawa ski resorts and over a dozen ski areas in close proximity, Echigo-Yuzawa (aka Snow Country) is an ideal place to base yourself for a Japan ski holiday.

You can check out these Yuzawa lessons packages:
Snowcountry Progression Packages DETAILS
2 Nights | 2 Days Guided Instruction
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USD 519
Book by July 31, 2016 and lock in last years rates
Ability: Intermediate to Strong Intermediate
Improve your skiing & snowboarding skills with a qualified instructor whilst visiting some of Japan's fabulous ski areas (11 to choose from) in the Echigo-Yuzawa region. This package is ideally suited to low intermediate and above skiers and boarders who want to improve skills on the piste & in powder. More
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  • 2 nights twin-share accommodation at the famous Ryokan Takahan
  • 2 breakfasts & 1 traditional Kiseki multi-course dinners
  • 2 days of lift passes & daily mountain transfers
  • 2 days guided ski or snowboard instruction (max 1:6 ratio)
  • Ski or Snowboard rentals
  • Ski clothing rentals
  • Additional dinners
  • Additional nights/days
  • Massage
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
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Dec 12 - Mar 31, 2019
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Recently we booked the two day Progression Course with the Snowcountry instructors. For us this was an excellent experience. We improved our skiing, saw a variety of different ski resorts within the Yuzawa area and experienced the welcoming Japanese culture, with our instructor, Patrick.

While we are only intermediate skiers, Patrick was patient, friendly and 'wise' with his advice and helped us move forward as skiers. In particular, having Patrick's expertise ensured we visited the best ski runs suitable for the conditions of each day. This would have been much more difficult without Patrick's guidance, given we experienced a full range of conditions including sun, rain, wind and a big dump of powder 😀

Probably the best part of all for us was the extra attention that Patrick provided, picking us up, taking us to the best restaurants and helping us through the language barrier.

It is not just what he did but how he went about doing it. Patrick is a patient and personable instructor/guide who made the whole experience comfortable, fun and the opportunity to advance our skiing.

Would we recommend this experience to our friends and family? Absolutely.

Thank you Patrick, thank you Snowcountry and thank you Powderhounds.

Great time at Yuzawa

Gwen Wong
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Its been a really good experience from the very early start of communications with P.L. i had numerous questions regarding rates,hotels, rentals, transport and he guided me patiently till I was able to choose a comvination that was easy for us.

We met with both PL and my 2 teeners coach Derrick on tbe day of lessons as scheduled. Derrick took charge from then on, they were in capable hands. The kids enjoyed the lessons and are looking forward to more snowboard trips to Yuzawa.

Highly recommended, we were very satisfied.

Guided Progression Package

E Chan
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This package is great value. Having a guide and instructor the whole day really helped in improving our techniques . Patrick was patient and relaxed. He showed us runs which suited our ability and was very accommodating in what we wanted to do. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a 2 day ski experience. With its quick access from Tokyo, Yuzawa has loads to offer for those looking to incorporate a short side ski trip into their holiday plans.