Group Ski Lessons For 3-6 Year Olds
Yeti Club (3-6 Years)
We put a great deal of focus on excellent kids programs and facilities. Creating progressive kids programs backed by an international team of professional instructors is paramount in any international resort these days. The Yeti is our friendly hero. Come and learn all of the tricks of the trade with him at our friendly Hakuba Ski School.
Yeti Club is all about getting kids into skiing while having a ton of fun – whether it’s their first time or they can already ski.
The children will be thrilled with their very own Kids Centre (for the 3-6-year-olds), their very own sheltered learning environment (now both indoor and out), and also a “magic carpet” area. All programs have lunch inclusive.
Your child will be taught in the safety of qualified EISS staff members who ensure they receive the best care possible.
2022-2023 SEASON DETAILS:
DATES AVAILABLE: Dec 17th 2022 - Mar 19th 2023
NOTE: Group Lessons will not be operational on New Years Day 2023 (1st January 2023). We are offering a range of private lessons only.
LOCATION: Happo-One, EISS Base located at the Base of Kokusai 1 Chair Lift- Check-in takes place in our designated indoor Kid Centre.
AGES: 3-6 YEARS
Morning Group Lesson
1 Day: ¥11,000
2 Days: ¥22,000
3 Days: ¥33,000
4 Days: ¥44,000
5 Days: ¥55,000
Full-Day Group Lesson
(lunch break from 12:30-13:30)
1 Day: ¥14,000
2 Days: ¥28,000
3 Days: ¥42,000
4 Days: ¥49,000
5 Days: ¥59,000
Flexi-Week provides the flexibility to take part in full-day programs for up to 7 consecutive days for a similar price to that of 5 days. That’s 2 free days up your sleeve to have a rest day, go on a cultural tour – or for you to use in ski school!
For multi-day discounts, lesson days must be continuous and must be purchased in the same transaction.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
- Arrive at your first day well-rested, and try to recover from jet lag as best you can.
- Arrive fully dressed and ready to go. This includes wearing winter outerwear that is warm and cosy, Ski Boots (on your child), and Skis.
- There may be some tears on the first day when you drop off your little ones. Don't worry, our well-trained team is friendly and caring and will do their best to settle our smallest of guests!
- If you wish to check in on your little ones, we ask that you phone or ask at the desk first. Watching from a distance can be a great way to check up without disturbing them. Sometimes seeing you can make them a little teary.
PREPARE FOR ALL WEATHER
We like to think we get a lot of snow in Hakuba. One thing we can be sure of is that the weather changes quickly and sometimes unexpectedly. Pack and prepare for all weather, this way we can keep your little one as comfortable as possible. We advise you to consider the following:
- Waterproof & Warm, Jacket & Pants
- Helmet & Goggles. Sunglasses are fine, please consider the weather
- Suncream and lip balm. Please apply some suncream before coming to the ski school, we will reapply after lunch
- Thermals, top, and leggings. Spare underwear, socks, and thermals are a great idea
- Warm dry socks
- Label all clothing on the label with your child's first initial and surname. We sometimes have many children with the same name.
- Neck Warmer
It is a great idea to bring some spare clothing in a bag. You can leave this bag in our Kid Centre where our team and your child can access it for spares & extras.
FINAL PREPERATIONS- EQUIPMENT, LESSON TICKETS & LIFT TICKETS
We recommend preparing as much as possible before you arrive at our base for your lesson. The morning before your lesson can never go too smoothly, having as much as possible organised, collected, and in place will help you and your family on their way to a successful first morning!
We, unfortunately, do not sell equipment rentals, but there are some great equipment suppliers in Hakuba to take advantage of. We recommend organising and picking up your rentals the night before your first day. Children in Yeti Club do not require poles. We ask that you leave them at home to avoid them getting lost. Groups Red/Level 5 requires poles only.
Lesson tickets can be reserved online and picked up from one of our desks. A reservation will help you navigate our guest service office quicker when you arrive. You will only need to come here on the first day, after this you can book online and head straight to your lesson.
Lift tickets are not needed for our 3-6-year-old guests as we have special season passes in our yeti vests that all children wear on the hill skiing.
YOUR CHILD'S SKI SCHOOL DAY
Your child will spend their day with their group and instructor improving their sliding, exploring the outdoors, laughing, and playing.
If your child has any dietary requirements we would like to know. Spend a little time in the morning when checking in your little one talking with our kid centre team. There will be a chance to include this on your online reservation as well. This information will help us keep your child as comfortable and as safe as possible. Medical requirements should be treated the same. We try to run a 'nut-free' facility at EISS, with this we ask you to not pack snacks and lunches with nuts or nut products in them. This EISS program comes with lunch provided.
Sign-in is from 9:30 am. If your first day we recommend being as early as possible to become familiar with our staff and facility.
If your child is newly toilet trained, you may wish to pack a couple of spare pairs (pants, thermals, socks) in case of any accidents.
3-6 yr olds have lunch and indoor time between 12:30-13:30. You may find smaller children will spend a little more time indoors. We aim to make the day as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Older children in other programs may eat at different times.
AM Lesson pick up is from 13:15.
Actual time on snow will vary depending on weather conditions, the group's ability, and stamina. Some groups may take a quick lunch and leave, then take other breaks on the hill as they explore. Those who are new to skiing or smaller may take extra breaks throughout the day to build back our energy.
We ask that you keep in mind that every child learns at different rates and your child's overall enjoyment is the priority to us, playing in the outdoors and snow is about making a positive experience that encourages them to continue participating in snowsports.
All-day lesson pick up is 15:30. These days can be long on the slopes for our smallest of guests. Don't be shocked if your first few evenings are quieter than normal!
LEVELS: First Timer/White- 1/Yellow - 2/Green - 3/Blue - 4/Red
Levels Note: Levels 3/Blue & 4/Red may be operated as one class if the number of participants is not sufficient at both levels. This decision will be made on the day by a member of the EISS Supervisory Team.
*see ski level descriptions here
Please make sure your children have the necessary ski equipment, outdoor clothing, goggles and helmet, gloves, warm clothes, well-fitting boots, etc. EISS does not operate snowsports equipment rentals.
Lessons do not include lift tickets and reservations are strongly recommended.
My kids had not seen snow before yesterday and today they can ski!!! Fantastic instructors and so friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great experience.Jacquelyn T (Australia)