Joetsu Myoko Ski Schools
One of the best ways to improve your skiing or boarding, plus get a lot more fun out of your holiday, is by taking lessons at one of the Joetsu-Myoko ski schools. Some of local schools have English-speaking staff, with programs covering everything from children’s lessons, group and private lessons, skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing, to backcountry tours and hiking.
Myoko Ski Schools
Opening in 2009, Myoko Snowsports‘ International School offers ski & snowboard group & private lessons, beginner packages, advanced multi resort and powder programs. These cater for both adults and children from beginner to expert level. Ski rental, photography, tours and other services available.
Lotte Arai Ski School
Myoko Snowsports Arai offer a variety of private lessons and children’s group programs at this Joetsu-Myoko ski schools to match your snow holiday experience. All programs are run in English by qualified instructors.
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Charmant Hiuchi Ski School
Although there is a resort owned, full ski school at Charmant Hiuchi lessons are only offered in Japanese. They offer a full range of instruction and levels, from beginners, kids to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Rental discounts are available for those taking lessons.
Cupid Valley Ski School
Although there is a resort owned, full ski school at Cupid Valley lessons are only offered in Japanese. All ski and snowboard instructors are SAJ certified. Those taking their first lesson get a free lift ticket for the day!
Joetsu Myoko Ski Rentals
Myoko Ski Rentals
Myoko Snowsports are located right on the main street of Akakura Onsen. They offer a large range of high quality equipment and lessons which include discounted prices for bookings of 4 days or longer and bookings are available online at their website.
Aoyama Sports has three shops in the village and offer rental prices that are a bit cheaper if you are not requiring high range equipment. Additionally they offer 10-20% group discount or for those who book online. Mention ‘Destination Joetsu Myoko’ when booking!
Powder Recon’s ski hire store can be found above their café on the main street of Akakura Onsen. Powder Recon have an exceptional selection of Nordica all mountain and powder demo skis and boots, as well as Green Lab boards which are designed and manufactured by a local Japanese supplier. Mention ‘Destination Joetsu Myoko’ for a possible 15% off all rental equipment.
Lotte Arai Ski Rentals
Ski equipment rentals for Lotte Arai Resort are available at Salomon Station at the gondola base. In addition to a great range of Salomon products there is also various other high-end brands and models offered. Open 8.00Am – 8.00PM
Charmant Hiuchi Ski Rentals
The resort offers a variety of ski rentals, from the latest fat skis to general skiing, snowboarding and sledding for children! A full range of ski wear is also available. Discounts are available for those taking lessons. Enquiries and bookings can be made by phone to 025-568-2244 (Japanese speakers only). Open 8: 00am – 16: 30pm
Cupid Valley Ski Rentals
The resort offers a great range of all the latest ski, snowboards and gear. Skis and boards can be freely exchanged during rental hours if conditions change or you’d like to try something different. Japanese speaking staff only available.
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