Led by TRS hosts & certified instructors, our Niseko beginner snowboard camp is designed to help you learn to snowboard with a fun like-minded group who just like you, are eager to pick up and improve in the sport.
With our in-depth knowledge of the mountains, we know the best slopes to facilitate a safe and effective learning environment, according to your skill level.
All are welcome, from complete first-timers with no experience to anyone who is still looking to improve and perfect their S-turns.
Our 4-Day beginner snowboard course includes 2 full day + 2 half day lessons, customised to your ability to ensure quick and effective learning. An ideal lesson duration for optimised learning and to be you leave Niseko confident of your newly learnt skills.
Your dedicated instructors will follow you through your learning journey, monitor your progress individually and will make sure no one gets left behind.
Come as a complete first timer with not experience or someone who has spent just a couple of days on the slopes but still looking to improve your S-turns.
Gearing up, one-footed movements on a snowboard, J-turns & learning to ride the ski lift
Learn how to slide down the mountain, while keeping in control at all times. Perfect movements on both heel & toe-side
Learn to link you turns and find flow in your movements. This is where you really start to fall in love with snowboarding.
Improve on your turning techniques with constant hands-on instruction and feedback. Learn different turning techniques to use on different slope steepness.
Explore the rest of the mountain with your new skills. Get the chance to try out steeper terrain and attempt basic freestyle tricks. On a good powder day, you'll get a taste of what powder riding can feel like.
Experience The Ride Side difference with a team of dedicated travel hosts showing you around on and off the slopes. Leave the driving, planning, logistics and tough parts to us in our home ground – you don’t have to figure anything out. Trusted and loved by thousands of travellers since 2015! Come experience the convenience, stoke and expertise we offer on the slopes!
You’ll ride, eat, drink, and hang out with these newfound companions through the week, forging friendships that will last a lifetime alongside these like-minded travellers. After all, everyone here shares a common goal: to create unforgettable memories on the mountain.
Welcome to our home ground! Since 2015, we’ve brought and taught over 10,000 Singaporeans how to Ski and Snowboard in one of the best resorts in the world. Come as strangers and leave as friends in our unique hosted social trip setting with a team of hosts from Singapore with experience on and off the slopes. Home to “JAPOW” and amazing amenities with ski areas right at your door step, let us show you the best side of Niseko, The Ride Side’s way.
Get to experience another world class Hokkaido ski resort with long and wide slopes that never fails to impress. Comprising of 2 mountains, amazing tree runs, a freestyle park and secret spots, this is the highlight of our trips!
Beat the queues with dinner reservations planned at our favourite dining spots in the village that will not break your wallet. Our team of hosts will be showing you some of our favorite coffee & food spots in Niseko away from the usual fare! Soak up in Niseko's onsens at some of our favorite spots away from the crowds!
Explore together as a group with people at your ability level! From first-timers, beginners, intermediates to advanced riders seeking fresh powder - you'll have new friends to ride together!
The Ride Side's signature cook-in night happens every week to keep you warm and toasty in the house, while enjoying food prepared by fellow travellers and your team of hosts!
Slots are on a first come first serve basis with a valid booking – no reservations allowed!
Option to book your gear rentals and/or additional lessons will be sent in August 2023 to those with a valid booking with The Ride Side. What’s more, rentals are available inhouse with fitting by our team of hosts! Feel free to get in touch with us if you require any advice with these reservations.
For each week, you can choose between our Niseko experience or Niseko Beginner Snowboard Camp
16 - 23 Dec 2023
23 - 30 Dec 2023
30 Dec - 6 Jan 2024
6 Jan - 13 Jan 2024
13 Jan - 20 Jan 2024
20 Jan - 27 Jan 2024
27 Jan - 3 Feb 2024
3 - 10 Feb 2024
10 - 17 Feb 2024
17 - 24 Feb 2024
24 Feb - 2 Mar 2024
2 - 9 Mar 2024
9 - 16 Mar 2024
16 - 23 Mar 2024
Arrive at New Chitose Airport, gather at the designated meeting point in the airport and we’ll head to Niseko ski resort as a group in our private airport bus. Check in, meet the crew for the week and get cosy as we brief you on Niseko’s ski areas and attractions. You may also wish to head to the grocery stores in the ski village to stock up for the week!
Airport Shuttle Pick-up schedule*:
3PM (CTS – Niseko)
8AM (Sapporo Station – Niseko)
*Shuttle timings subjected to change based on available flight schedules.
Shuttle Duration: Approx 3hrs
To arrive at New Chitose Airport by 2PM
You may also choose to fly in a day earlier on Friday to spend 1 night at the CTS airport onsen/ Sapporo City – then take the shuttle with your group on Sat at 3PM
The lodge in Niseko will only be available for check in/out on a Sat-Sat basis.
We have designed 2 programmes in Niseko to cater to all skill levels, from an absolute first timer all the way to advanced riders.
Regardless of your experience, we guarantee you will have a blast with these 2 programmes, specially designed for your skill level. Both programmes are suitable for individuals, friends and families.
Choose from booking a single spot for solo travellers, a private room for couples or an entire 4 pax bedroom for friends and families.
The 2 programmes will be run concurrently with each other, with all participants of both programmes in the same accommodation apartment. This allows you to join us as a group of family or friends with different skill levels, while still joining in a programme most suited to your skill level.
You will be together each day and only split up during the daily programme lessons and guiding.