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Childrens Holiday Programme
combinging english class with alpine winter education

Furano Freeride is a programme designed by local international ski schools (European ski diploma) to teach children both verbal English language skills and alpine winter education. We believe children learn more when they are having fun. By combining language lessons with physical activities it helps with the development of education through kinaesthetic learning. Children will be encouraged to speak english through out the day with the use of phrase repetition and learning to converse in english suitable to their level. For children looking to improve their language off the slopes we also offer an outdoor activity programme.

Availability per class is limited

It is necessary for an application form to be filled with child's information to ensure safety and to comply with Covid-19 track and trace measures.

English Ski lessons

children will be split in to groups depending on their ski ability. classes run from beginner to advanced. This product is available to children over the age of 6

mountain club

For children who are advanced skiiers and interested in freeride and  freestyle techniques as well as backcountry safety. These classes will be a mixture of english and Japanese to ensure important backcountry safety information is understood.

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If you are interested in any of our opportunities please do not hesitate to contact us.

Programme Information

  • Program dates: 18 December 2021- 9 January 2022 (excl. 24/25/26/31 December 2021 and 1 January 2022)

  • Lesson Duration: 6 hours every day, 9am-3 pm (includes 1 hour lunch break taken inside the rest area)

  • Price: ¥6,000 Per child, per day

  • Class size: Maximum 8 children per group.

  • Location: Based in Furano & Kamui Ski Links

  • Not included: Ski pass, Sports equipment, Lunch

  • English Language format:  English will be used as the main language during the programme and children will be taught through repetition of phrases, being asked questions to suit their language level and interaction with other children in english. At the end of each day children will be helped to write a small card in english describing their day.

  • Ski Lesson Format: Children will be split in to groups depending on ski ability. All lessons will be taught in english and use example and copy techniques as well as progression techniques to further their skiing skills. 

  • Coaches: English speaking, highly qualified and experienced professional ski coaches

  • Ski Ability Level: All ability levels welcome (first timer to expert). Advanced freeride/freestyle and snow safety training also available in our mountain club.

  • Language: The program is provided mainly in English. All safety information will be given in Japanese.

  • Eligibility: Local residents of Hokkaido aged 6 to 18 years of age.

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