Rides Terms & Conditions


The following outlines Rhythm Japan’s (owned and operated by Beats Snow Sports Pty Ltd.) Terms & Conditions for its Rhythm Rides.


Payment of your lesson (either via a third party agent or directly to Rhythm Japan) constitutes acceptance of all terms and conditions listed for all parties who take part in Rhythm Rides products (named or otherwise).

Lift passes are required to be purchased for the duration of lesson or guiding times when accessing a resort area. No refund will be given for any unsured portion of lift passes

Please arrive in your gear, with valid lift tickets before your scheduled lesson time. All lessons start at the scheduled time & lessons cannot be extended or rescheduled due to the late arrival of a guest for any reason.
All parties agree that you have valid travel insurance which covers you for snowsports activities. Please note the guest/s are responsible for their own medical expenses including rescue fees when accessing terrain outside of the resort boundaries.

Rhythm Rides lesson and guiding programs may be recorded by a Rhythm sponsored photographer/videographer. Customer acknowledges that they and their party’s likeness may appear in future print or digital media without remuneration.

20% off* Early Bird discount only applies to full-day booking. Blackout periods apply. Black out dates: 16th Dec – 10th Jan and 3rd Feb – 16th Feb

Early Bird Period: May 26th – July 31st 


Rhythm Japan and its employees cannot be held liable for accident or injury, including serious body harm or injury resulting in death that occurs before, during or after your lesson/guide or tour
All those who partake in a Rhythm Rides product will indemnify and keep indemnified Rhythm Japan, its employees, affiliates and agents from all actions, suits, claims for damage and demands for personal injury, loss or damage.


A deposit of 20% is required within 7 days of the booking.

The full remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the lesson/tour commencement.


  • Up until 7 days prior, a full refund will be provided for any reason.
  • From 7 days prior until 48 hours prior a 20% cancellation fee will be incurred.
  • From 48 hours prior a 100% cancellation fee will occur.
  • No compensation can be made for the loss of lesson time due to injury or illness if the lesson has commenced. Upon receipt of a valid medical certificate, a reschedule or refund of future lessons can be made.
    1. We must be advised before your new lesson has commenced.
    2. We must receive the report within 24 hours of the canceled lesson.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any reservations which do not meet our booking terms or have not been paid by the due date.
In the event of extreme weather that has caused the resort to cease operations, we will offer a reschedule or refund of your lesson/tour
  • This is available at the discretion of the manager only & offered at 100% for lessons/tours which have not commenced
  • A partial refund of the unused portion of your lesson or booking which have commenced
  • Not available if suitable terrain is available for your lesson or tour
If you are unable to travel due to restrictions on travel to Japan related to Covid 19 we will allow a full refund of your booking.
  • We must be advised prior to your lesson or tour commencement
  • Proof of inability to travel provided within 24 hours if requested.


Our program is offered a fixed price for the entire season regardless of how many days you would like to train during the season.  We are unable to offer pro-rata refunds or rescheduled lessons for missed training days.

We will offer a refund or reschedule only for the following reasons

  1. The training session has been canceled by Rhythm Futures
  2. There is a season-ending injury – a valid medical certificate is required.

If we deem the conditions unsuitable to train in; we may decide to postpone a training day. In this instance, we will first look to reschedule the training day, to another suitable opinion, or if this is not possible we will provide a pro-rata refund

We are unable to provide a reschedule or refund of lessons due to Covid. 


Mixed discipline privates are not available.
All mixed groups must be of similar ability level.
For mixed age lessons (adults and children) we want you to have the best experience, please contact our guest service team to check your goals are achievable prior to making a reservation.
Lessons start at the scheduled time and are continuous.

For yours and our staffs safety, during full day lessons a minimum 1 hour lunch break is required and can be taken at your leisure.

Please contact our Guest Services team to discuss your needs if you have:

  • More than two children ages 3 – 4
  • More than three beginners ages 5 -6


All Niseko Privates – operate within the Niseko United Resort Only.
All Niseko Guiding – operate in Niseko Resort and its surrounding areas accessible via its lift system. There is no private transportation available.
Full Day options can start anywhere within Grand Hirafu Resort or Annupuri resort, please note the lesson starts at the scheduled time and the guest is responsible for their own transport to the resort base.

Half Day lessons have the option to start at any of the fixed locations:

  • Rhythm Main
  • Family Run – Meet outside the Ticket Sales Office
  • Base – Meet outside the Ticket Sales
  • Gondola Base – Meet outside the Mountain Centre next to the Gondola

Premium Privates & Explorer Upgrades

You will have the flexibility to visit a variety of resorts in the area; including the Niseko United Resorts, Moiwa, Kiroro, Rusustu, Teine, Kokusai. Please select your resort preference at the time of booking

An additional 2 hours is included in your booking to tailor the day to your needs. Please note if your travel time is longer than the 2 hours the additional time will be reduced from the lesson/tour duration. Please see the table below as a guideline. 

FromTo Avg each wayAvg lesson time
NisekoMoiwa30 minutes 7 hours
Rusustu 40 minutes7 hours
Kiroro60 minutes7 hours
Kokusai1 hour, 45 minutes5 hours
Teine1 hour, 45 minutes5 hours

Note: lesson time includes lunch break.

Your reservation includes private transportation for a maximum of 6 guests for the booking duration per day.
Please note: Lessons start at the scheduled pick-up time, lessons cannot be extended if your departure is delayed.


Is available for guests collecting their rental equipment who have booked one of our rental packages.
Please call 0136 23 0164 to arrange your pick up when you are ready.

It is recommended that you collect your gear the night before. If you are unable to collect gear the night before,

  • It is recommended to allow at least 1.5 hours prior to your lesson start time.
  • This is a complimentary service and no guarantees can be made that you will make your lesson start time.
Transport is available on the first and last day of rentals (to collect and return gear).
Guests can leave their après shoes only on the first and last day of their booking at the store.
We are sorry but personal items cannot be held. We recommend coming in your gear ready to ride, alternatively lockers can be hired at Grand Hirafu Dot base and Gondola Base at your expense.
Pick up is available from within Grand Hirafu resort and extends to the nearby areas. Please note additional travel times are required. If collecting gear on the morning of your rental, we recommend calling a minimum of 2 hours before your lesson time.

Contact us: If you have any questions regarding the above terms and conditions, please contact us at info@rhythmjapan.com