At NASS, lessons are insured by Sompo Japan against accidents (maximum benefit of ¥1,300,000, with hospitalization at ¥1,500/day or outpatient treatment at ¥1,000/day). Though skiing and snowboarding are fun sports, it is also true that many accidents occur. Whether students are beginners or experts, chances are that accidents take place due to slips and falls, resulting in bruises, sprains, or fractures. We pay utmost attention to safety, but still there are one or two injury cases every season, and especially snowboarding has a higher risk. In the event of an accident, we take necessary measures such as transport to a first-aid station or a hospital, which is covered by our accident insurance. However, it should be noted that the coverage is limited.
A Note on Safety
Most skiers and snowboarders leave their equipment as it is, even after years of use, or after renting it from a shop. Equipment performs the best when it is well checked and adjusted, and accidents are likely to occur if it is not properly maintained. Please consult your instructor if you have any questions or concerns. It is also strongly recommended that every one of our students wear helmets and that snowboarders use hip and wrist protectors.
Please refrain from taking a lesson if you are under the influence of alcohol.
We do not use runs other than those designated and maintained by the ski resort. We never ask students to go faster or down difficult runs beyond their capabilities. In case of a sudden change of weather, we may have to evacuate or shorten or even cancel a lesson entirely. Also, breaks are taken when necessary. Please understand that, depending on the age or the physical conditions of a student, we may decline accepting his or her registration.
Your personal information, which is disclosed at registration, is kept strictly confidential and will not be used for other than its intended purpose.