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How to weather the alpine weather

Hokkaido is known for its great snow conditions but when it comes to alpine regions, no matter where in the world you are, the weather is totally unpredictable. As we approach the latter part of the season, we’ve had some great weeks of snowfall but also days where the wea

Product Review: Lenz Heated Socks

When out on the mountain, staying warm and dry are so important both for your comfort and safety. Hokkaido Ski Club partners with Lenz Japan, a distributor of heated products by Austrian designer Lenz. We invited Hokkaido Ski Club's ski and telemark instructor, Uroš Grilj,

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Spring skiing in March and April

Hokkaido’s ski season runs from late November to early May. While most people try to visit during winter between December and February, the later months of the season offer spring skiing and snowboarding that can have its advantages. THE MOUNTAIN IS ALL YOURS In March and

Interview with Max Giutronich

Max Giutronich has been a ski and snowboard instructor, and guide with Hokkaido Ski Club since the company's opening day. Hailing from Australia but now a Japanese local, Max is one of Niseko's leading snowboard coaches. He has many former students who are now professional a

Hokkaido Ski Club featured in Werte

Hokkaido Ski Club is delighted to be featured in the 2018 Autumn edition of Condé Nast Publishing's periodical, Werte. Produced for Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, this exclusive business magazine features the latest stories on business, culture and technology.

Tanya’s Top 10 Winter Travel Essentials

  Tanya has been skiing and snowboarding with the coaches of Hokkaido Ski Club for the last 4 winters in Niseko. Picking up skiing at the age of 4 during her first trip to the mountains, she has taken a ski and snowboard holiday with her family every year ev

Tim Betts, Hokkaido Ski Club's Ski and Snowboard Instructor

10 winters in Niseko: An interview with Tim Betts

Hokkaido Ski Club Ski and Snowboard Instructor, Tim Betts, has spent the last 10 winters in Niseko. We ask Tim to share with us his memories of Niseko from the decade. How the resort has changed over the years and what it is about the place that he loves so much. Thi

Private Lessons or Group Lessons?

Booking ski and snowboard lessons for your holiday can be an overwhelming experience. There are numerous options presented to you - Private Lessons; Group Lessons; Full Day; Half Day; 2 hours; Night Lessons. Just how do you decide? One of the most frequently asked questi

Why hire a powder guide?

You are on a powder holiday at a resort famed for the fluffy white stuff. But every powder pocket you end up at is tracked out and that excitement quickly turns to frustration. The problem with the best powder resorts, is that they are also the most popular places to go. It

Onsens: Club favourites in Niseko

Club Instructor and Powder Guide, Max Giutronich, shares some favourite onsens in Niseko and offers a tip how to behave. Powder snow, sushi, ramen, onsens! 4 Japanese experiences Niseko has in abundance. After a long day on the slopes, the crew at Hokkaido Ski Club like to

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