At Next Stage Snowsports, we focus on delivering a high quality, custom experience for clients of all ages and abilities.

We are a small, private ski school, which allows us to hand pick the best instructor for your needs and be flexible in you wish to spend your time with us. Read below to learn about some of our instructors and their backgrounds, and rest assured that you are always going to be in very capable hands when you ski with us!

Bryan Next Stage Snowsports

Bryan Cleaver

Ski & Snowboard

Bryan is an NZSIA Ski Trainer and Examiner with over 23 seasons of experience, 8 of those here in Niseko.
Starting out his career on the hills of Quebec in Canada, he has worked in the Rockies at Fernie and Marmot Basin before making the move to Japan.
During the Southern Winter in New Zealand he has worked for Turoa, Cardrona and currently Treble Cone for the 2018 season. His experience includes guiding, instructor training, freestyle coaching, race coaching and snowboarding. Book early to ensure an amazing experience with Bryan!

Elaine Next Stage Snowsports

Elaine Tseng

Snowboard, Ski & Adaptive

Elaine is an SBINZ Level Two Snowboard Instructor.
She has had 6 seasons of teaching experience with 3 of those in Niseko and 3 in New Zealand. Elaine is passionate about snowboarding and loves to share her love for the sport with others. She is experienced in teaching kids and adults, from beginners to advanced.
Coming from Taiwan, Elaine can speak and teach in Mandarin and English.
Elaine also holds NZSIA Level One for ski and adaptive.