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Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS)

Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great instructor. Awesome ski experience

My husband and I , both ski newbies took a group and a private lesson with NBS. It was because of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mcth26
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Singapore, Singapore
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NBS for Ski hire and coaching

I have been using NBS in Niseko, Japan for my annual ski holidays since 2013. I use NBS for both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AvaDeva
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NBS is Niseko's premier all in one- Ski & Snowboard School, Kids Club, Rental & Retail centre. Located in a prime ski in- ski out position, the Alpen Ridge NBS store offers a variety of adult, child, group & private lessons, quality rental gear from...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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193-7 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
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+81 136-21-5050
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I , both ski newbies took a group and a private lesson with NBS. It was because of our instructor, Jane (Taylor) that we picked up enough skills to ski down part of the mountain after just 2 days. It was exhilarating...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mcth26, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! I am very please to hear that your time at NBS has been so enjoyable. Awesome to hear that you both are hooked to skiing! As you mentioned the ski...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been using NBS in Niseko, Japan for my annual ski holidays since 2013. I use NBS for both ski rental and also private one to one coaching as their coach selection process is quite rigorous. The gear rentals are always of an excellent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AvaDeva
casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AvaDeva, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! I am very happy to hear that your time with NBS has been great again! It's great to hear that Conan has been able to help you build confidence post...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by my friend to rent all the ski gear and take personal course at NBS. Very seamless service! My personal coach, Sang Hwa, has been a very wonderful coach: very attentive and patient to the needs of a beginner like me; and most importantly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eva L
casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eva L, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! I am happy to hear that your lessons with Sangwha have been so great. Very glad that you stuck with the 4 days and that Sangwha has been able...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a total newbie to skiing, I can't thank NBS enough for fostering a new love for the sport! I had David (Czech) for the first two days and Conan (UK) for the last two and they were both fantastic. I went from a Level...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RosieLB_608, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! I am happy to hear that your lessons with David and Conan have been so enjoyable and you managed to improve your skills so much! I will make sure to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 1-on-2 private snowboarding lessons with Andy. Andy is super friendly and patient. He gives clear instructions and we were able to go on green lane after 6 hours lessons with him. He spent equal attention on both of us and we felt...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EliZzzzzzzzzzz
casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear EliZzzzzzzzzzz, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! I'm happy to hear that your lesson with Andy has been so enjoyable! I will make sure i'll pass on your feedback to him. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My instructor was inexperienced in instructing. She may be good in her own skiing but certainly not experience enough to give advices about my wrong form and poor judgement in handling accident situation.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Rach P, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Curious64626198343, Thank you for taking the time to review your lesson experience with us. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services so I am very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I would sincerely like to hear more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The instructor was great. He was patient, professional and friendly. My daughters liked his lesson very much.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sightsee20890766482
casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sightsee20890766482, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! I am happy to hear that your time and NBS have been great! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Niseko in the future! Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey all, just had a great ski season in Niseko, and it was my first time in Niseko as well. I had previously skied in other parts of Japan, and was looking to improve my ski skills during my annual ski pilgrimage in search for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear pfinesse, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! It's great to hear that you really enjoyed skiing with our instructors! As you mentioned our group sizes are very small so the instructors can give out more feedback personally...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked and paid for my ski rentals in advance (as I have been doing for several years now). The staff were friendly and efficient and I was able to collect two sets of skis and poles within less than 10 minutes (my wife...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank side11
casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear side11, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! It's great to hear that our in advance rentals works out well for you. It's great that due to this service you can walk in and out in 10 minutes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a one hour private snowboarding lesson with Scottish Rob on my first day in niseko. He was so kind and patient and helped me get a bit of confidence and my bearings as I had only done a little bit of snowboarding. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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casNBS1, Manager at Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rachyrach1985, Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at NBS! It's great to hear that your private lesson with Rob and your group lesson with Bjorn have helped you build confidence! As you mentioned the shops location is right next...More

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