How to plan for a ski vacation with kids

Organising your children on any given day is hard work. Let alone trying to do so for a ski holiday. How many changes of clothes do the kids need? What’s the quickest way to the accommodation? What activities can they enjoy that will also give you some downtime? Planning a holiday can be a nightmare […]

How to dress right for the snow

Children must be dressed warmly in the snow

A trip to the snow can be lots of fun, but wearing the wrong gear can ruin a great day. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or observer, wearing the right clothes will keep you warm and make the cold weather extremely enjoyable. Always look to the weather forecast when packing for your trip. Some […]

How to get to Niseko: Train vs Plane

Skiing in Hokkaido is different from skiing in any other place in the world. The high snowfall, its unique coastline, mountains that go from a few hundred meters high to volcanoes and the central Hokkaido high alpine mountains. Not to mention the excellent fluffy powder snow that keeps falling for days. The terrain is primarily […]

Snowfall forecast for winter 2021/2022 in Japan

The Japanese meteorological agency announced the snowfall trend for this winter (December-March). Due to the influence of the La Niña phenomenon, the amount of snow on the Sea of Japan side of eastern and western Japan will be higher than average. Effects of the La Niña phenomenon The La Niña phenomenon that occurred this fall […]

When do Hokkaido ski resorts open for winter 21/22?

Winter is just around the corner and it feels like summer and autumn have gone by faster than usual. Nevertheless we have been busy preparing for another japow-like winter season here in our base ski resort of Niseko United. We are happy to report that none of our staff or any of our guests contracted Covid-19 […]

How to get ski ready for a ski holiday

Hokkaido Ski Club’s ski instructor and mountain guide, Uros Grilj, shares his advice on the best way to get fit and ski ready for a ski holiday. Always make sure that you exercise within your limits and do not push beyond your ability. If you suffer from health issues, please consult a doctor before attempting […]

Best of Furano in Autumn Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Visitors from all over Japan (and the world pre-covid) are drawn to Furano’s flower fields in summer and snowy mountains in winter. However, the best time to visit this central Hokkaido town, yet often overlooked, is autumn. This picturesque time of year shows off brilliant displays of vibrant golden and red hues. Meanwhile, every foodie’s […]