A Day in the Life of a Snowclearer

A Day in the Life of a Snowclearer Nothing brings snow enthusiasts more joy than the continuous falling of neverending powder snow. It motivates them to jump straight into the car to head to the slopes to catch the first lift. Or it draws them to the beauty of the picturesque villages where the snow […]

INSIGHT: Training to be a professional snowsports child athlete

Training to be a professional snowsports child athlete Hokkaido Ski Club’s ski/snowboard instructor and guide, Adir Sharon, shares his experiences as a coach for professional snowboard child athletes. He explains why having fun and becoming passionate about ski or snowboarding are the most important elements for any child who is learning, regardless of whether or not he/she […]

How to make an origami snowflake

Make your own origami snowflake with our DIY

How to make an Origami Snowflake The winter is months away and you, your family and friends are longing for the fun and excitement of snow white ski holidays. How do you get inspired? Get creative with our DIY Origami Snowflake! Origami is often associated with Japanese culture and paper folding. It is a most […]

COVID-19 Updates

Family Snowboard Lesson with Mount Yotei

COVID-19 Updates Since early March 2020, we have been tackling COVID-19 in Niseko. We looked after our guests who were unable to make their ski holidays as planned and assisted them so that they were impacted as little as possible.  For those who stayed in Niseko during this time, we implemented more rigourous safety procedures […]

The importance of an experienced snowsports instructor

Hokkaido Ski Club Instructor with guests in Rusutsu

The importance of an experienced snowsports instructor With combined teaching experience of almost 20 years as both a snowsports instructor (snowboard and ski) and violin teacher, Hokkaido Ski Club’s COO and ski/snowboard instructor, Anthea Hung, provides insight on why having an experienced instructor for your ski or snowboard lesson is so important.  With combined teaching […]

Thank you, stay safe and see you soon

Ski instructor Anthea and 3 year old student Darius

Thank you, stay safe and see you again soon To all our dear guests and community These last couple of months have been an unexpected and challenging time for us all. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented times as the lives of people, industries and governments around the world have been drastically impacted. Early Farewell […]

Staying safe on the mountain

Safety on the mountain We all know there is nothing more fun and exhilarating than skiing and snowboarding. Whether going down the slopes, navigating tree runs or throwing down tricks in the park, we all get that great feeling inside. That feeling of coming alive and having total freedom. These feelings are wholly satisfying but […]

Club favourites: Coffee time in Niseko

A coffee shop in Niseko

Club favourites: Coffee Time in Niseko After spending 9 winter seasons in Niseko and now a local resident living in Niseko year-round, Hokkaido Ski Club’s ski/snowboard instructor and guide, Max Giutronich, lets us in on the best local spots to grab one of the most important necessities to keep any skier or snowboarder fuelled for […]

Extend your Hokkaido Winter Holiday

Views of Japan temples and nature

Extend your Hokkaido winter holiday – visit Tokyo and the surroundings Japan, called Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, means “the sun’s origin”. Often translated as “the land of the rising sun”, this fascinating country is made up of over six thousand islands, each having its own distinct culture. With a combination of ultra-modern comforts, technology […]

Skiing or snowboarding: which one do you choose?

Skiers and snowboarders enjoying the stunning snow in Niseko

Skiing or snowboarding: which one do you choose? 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 […]