5 things to do in Furano in summer

Sunrise from Mount Tokachi in Furano, Hokkaido (Photo: Hokkaido Ski Club)Sunrise from Mount Tokachi in Furano, Hokkaido (Photo: Hokkaido Ski Club)

If you are in Japan this coming summer and looking for an interesting place to visit (or planning your post-COVID travel bucket list), look no further than Furano. Located in central Hokkaido amongst the Mount Tokachi mountain ranges, this well-known winter destination is considered to be a Hokkaido summer hotspot. There are a great variety […]

Vaccinations in Niseko

Person getting vaccinated (Source: CDC from Pexels)

This is the latest information as of 12 June 2021. The article will be updated as new information arises. If you have any questions regarding the current situation in Niseko, please contact our team at [email protected]  Japan has been in the headlines over the last couple of months for being one of the few developed […]

What makes the best snowsports instructors

Hokkaido Ski Club Instructor with guests in Rusutsu

Think back to when you first started learning a hobby or skill with a teacher or instructor. Do you have positive memories? Did you have fun? Are you still actively involved in that hobby now? If your answer to the above is yes, then you will almost certainly remember having a great instructor. Instructors play […]

Skiing or snowboarding: which one do you choose?

Skiers and snowboarders enjoying the stunning snow in Niseko

This is THE question that divides skiers and snowboards. It is often said: “Skiing is easier to learn but harder to master – whereas snowboarding is harder to learn but easier to master.” If it’s your first time on the snow mountain, here are a few things to consider when deciding which one to pick. […]

Hokkaido Ski Club feature in exclusive Eye-Ai magazine

Hokkaido Ski Club has been featured in the latest edition of Japan’s exclusive English entertainment and culture Eye-Ai magazine. Read the article here now. Head to our online magazine site, The Club Magazine, for other Hokkaido Ski Club press features.

Niseko is more than skiing or snowboarding

Updated 23 July 2021 Niseko is synonymous with Japan’s champagne powder capital. However, visitors coming to Niseko can experience much more than a ski or snowboarding holiday. You can get a glimpse into the life and culture of the Japanese. The food, the people, the lifestyle. Having spent many years in Niseko, the team at […]

Insider tips for a memorable Niseko holiday

Hokkaido Ski Club has been exclusively featured on SkiAsia.com, a website providing information on skiing and snowboarding in Asia. Club Co-Founder Anthea Hung offers her top 3 tips on how to make the most of a memorable Niseko holiday.  From discussing an authentic soba noodle experience with a soba master, to revealing the powder zone […]