• Private Snowboard Lessons & Guiding

    with Greg Homann

    Private Lessons & Guiding

    I teach / coach all levels, from clients who have never been on the snow, to experienced riders looking for improvement.

    And, if you are keen on riding Hokkaido's deep dry powder, I'm also a Certified Guide.


    Private snowboard lessons are also available for groups of up to 4 people.


    If you would like to experience some of the resorts close to Niseko, daily trips to Moiwa, Rusutsu and Kiroro are possible.


    And, tours to nearby Otaru (Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine, Asarigawa and Tenguyama) and Central Hokkaido (Kurodake, Asahidake, Kamui, Furano and Tomamu) can be organised. Or, if you have something else in mind, it's also possible to customise your own tour.


    We also offer transfers from your home, hotel or chalet.

    Splitboarding and Snowshoeing

    Splitboarding and snowshoeing are the latest trend in back country snowboarding. Get in touch to learn the basics and go touring.


    If you need a powder board to ride our epic deep snow, then check out the range and types of powder boards available at: snowsurfjapan.com

  • About me

    Snowboard Instructor & Guide.

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    Greg Homann


    Fully Certified Snowboard Instructor since 2001. New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance.


    NZSIA Life Member.


    New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management, Level 5.


    I have been instructing for over 27 + years - working at Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Steamboat, Beaver Creek, Vail, Thredbo, Hotham and Niseko.


    It's my 14th season in Niseko, and it is definitely the BEST resort in the world to ride powder! Whether it's your first time on the snow or if you'd prefer the backcountry, Niseko has incredibly consistent snow that will make your holiday here an amazing experience.

    My other passions in life are sail racing, surfing and kiteboarding.


    I have two degrees, Town Planning with Hons (UNSW) and Graduate Law (Sydney Uni).

    ​If you would like to learn snowboarding or ride our deep powder, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Testimonials

    Clients in Niseko.

    I recently had the pleasure of using Greg as my skiing guide during a trip to Japan, and I can honestly say that he made my skiing experience all the more enjoyable.


    From the moment I met Greg, I could tell that he was a true professional. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the ski resorts in the area, and he took the time to get to know my skill level and preferences. This allowed him to recommend the best slopes for us, and I felt completely confident in his recommendations.

    What impressed me most about Greg was his attention to detail. He made sure that my equipment was properly fitted and adjusted, and he provided me with tips on how to improve my technique. He also made sure that I was comfortable and that I had everything I needed, which really made me feel like I was in good hands.

    Throughout our time together, Greg was patient and encouraging. He also had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a joke or a funny story, which really helped to lighten the mood and make the experience all the more enjoyable.

    Logistically, Greg was incredibly organized. He made sure that we knew where to meet him, and he provided us with transportation to and from the ski resorts. He was also very punctual and reliable, which made the trip stress-free and allowed us to focus on the skiing itself.
    We will definetly use your service again.
    In our 10 year skiing expierence, this week in Japan was the best skiing week.

    Janis & Indr

    Being a first timer to Niseko and a novice snowboarder I thought that it was best to book some lessons to find my feet. It was undoubtedly the best thing that I could have done. After just an hour with Greg my riding was already on the improve (hopefully he agrees with me!).

    His snowboarding experience and knowledge is amazing and to top it was he was professional, friendly and an all-round great guy. I spent four days with him and not one of them was the same, riding at Annupuri, Hirafu and Hanazono we covered a lot of ground and my technique and confidence certainly benefited. The four days that I rode with Greg were some of the best days riding I have had.

    I would recommend Greg to anyone, whether you are a beginner or more advanced looking to ride back country and powder he has so much knowledge to share. I have certainly recommended him to family and friends and have already rebooked!

    Kate Chapman

    Greg is the best snowboard instructor i've ever met. I highly recommend anyone in niseko to contact him.


    (http://www.nisekosnowboard.com/) - he got my snowboard game 1000 points up, going through trees, halfpipe and powder in 5 days!



    -Sean Pieres, Director @ MindArc Digital (Sydney, Australia)

    For last three years consecutively, we were guided by Greg and had the best times in Niseko.


    His knowledge of the mountain ensured we got exactly what we asked for and we always feel safe! A very accommodating guide and an experienced instructor, it's also fun talking to him about life beyond snowboarding as he sails the world the rest of the year.


    Looking forward to next year already!

    Siradej Donavanik.

    Thanks so much for the snowboarding lessons in Niseko. You explained and demonstrated the techniques in a calm, clear and thorough way.

    The level of patience and persistence you showed was fantastic and your unwavering positivity and encouragement made me determined to overcome the barriers to progress I have not managed to before. My snowboarding skills improved more in a few days with you than in weeks of lessons elsewhere and I rounded out the week with a level of progression I couldn't have hoped for and a massive smile on my face.

    I can't wait to come back for more fun!

    Dominic Busfield.

    I think that Greg the best instructor that I have had in the 3 years that I have been snowboarding.

    I really enjoyed my lesson with Greg. I think that his lessons are a combination of fun and learning.

    I think he is a excellent teacher who has improved my snowboarding a lot, starting from when I was a very beginner.

    I have been having lessons with Greg, from my first ever snowboarding lesson until now.

    I think that Greg makes you feel very comfortable during the lessons.

    I always feel that I don't have to be shy around him during the lessons, he also makes you laugh.

    Nathan Distelbrink. (12 yrs).

    Greg Homann … Snowboard Instructor Extrordinare!


    Yes, truly an extraordinary snowboard instructor, yet more importantly an outstanding person. A true class act!


    I first met Greg when working (teaching skiing) in Niseko a number of years ago and was instantly taken with his pleasant and humble demeanor. Although extremely competent and arguably one of the most accomplished boarders out there Greg remains to this day a very real and down to earth personality.

    Time spent with Greg is all about YOU … and fun too!

    Peter Dolman. Director @ snow365. www.snowplay.co

    Greg is a fantastic snowboarding instructor. Before attending to Greg's lesson, I tried different instructors and often found it hard to apply what the instructor trying to teach me but I noticed that Greg is a very observant person and he has the ability to identify my incorrect posture and articulate the technique to me the way I can understand.

    Greg is not someone who would bring you to the black slope and throw you down. He is gentle and patient with your process and he will take you to challenge when he knows that you are ready for an upgrade.

    Greg is not a boring instructor who would let you practice the same slope over and over again, I really appreciate that he would walk the extra mile and take my friends and I to explore the scenic views different mountains.

    My friends and I are very happy with Greg professional service and we have grown and benefited a lot from Greg's lessons. We would recommend Greg to anyone.

    Lolly Law.

    We met Greg in 2012 on our first family visit to Niseko and as a family with little history in skiing decided to take up snowboarding as it was of more interest to our 12 year old son.

    We opted for personal tuition as we wanted to avoid the larger groups and preferred the individual attention. We were incredibly lucky to meet Greg who possesses a rare combination of patience, passion for teaching as well as a deep knowledge of snowboarding at all levels.

    As a father of 46 it was hard to keep up with a 'soon to be' teenager but Greg was able to balance our different learning needs and ability whilst making the tuition, educational, fun and exhilarating.

    As a result we returned the following year and hired Greg's services again and were soon snowboarding off piste and racing down black runs.

    Can't thank Greg enough for the time he invested in my family.

    He is s a gifted instructor, now a friend and fun to be with!

    Adam Judd


    The tour ended last week, so I thought it'd be nice to share some feedback.

    I couldn't have been happier with everything, from transfers to accommodation.


    Especially with our guide Greg, he is such an amazing person, he was there to make sure we had a great time, and his knowledge of the region was impressive as well.

    Thank you,


  • Rates

    Private Snowboard Lessons & Guiding.

    1/2 Day. 3 Hours. ¥61,000

    Full Day. Meet on the snow. ¥105,000

    Full Day. Pick-up & Drop-off. ¥110,000

    Full Day in Rusutsu or Kiroro. ¥133,000*

    * Options to drive to lunch, onsen, shopping etc.


  • Contact

    If you would like a Private Lesson or looking for a Certified Guide, please get in touch.