Ski & Board Lessons
There are multiple ski and snowboarding schools located throughout Zao Onsen, with many of them having English-speaking instructors available. You’ll have the option to choose from private or group lessons and well as one-on-one lessons with an instructor, all of which will vary in price from 4,000 yen per day to 22,000 yen per day. Reservations are required for most of the schools, especially if you need an English-speaking instructor to assist you.
Zao Utopia Ski School is highly recommended, with English speaking staff and highly trained professional instructors available. Their morning lessons run from 10am until midday, while the afternoon lessons run from 1:30 - 3:30pm.