From holidays to ski racing, reflections of a 14 year old

We love to share our passion for skiing and snowboarding with others here at Hokkaido Ski Club. We teach children and adults how to ski and snowboard during their winter holidays. They come back every year, and it brings us so much joy to see them improve and enjoy their time on the mountain. However, […]

Pizza Box: The most terrifying chairlift in Niseko

When people talk about Niseko, it is usually about the famous powder snow, the high-end and modern accommodation facilities, and exceptional local Japanese food. Yet there is an interesting conversation starter that gets many skiers from Europe and US excited. It is the resort’s lift infrastructure and the iconic “Pizza Box” chairlift. The Pizza Box […]

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 2022/2023?

Updated 24 June 2022 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 […]

Insider: The Niseko Real Estate Development World

Niseko has been a hotspot in Asia. Not only for powder hungry skiers and snowboarders but also for world class developers and investors. We have lived in the area for many years now and seen the number of new developments exponentially increase. It is impossible to imagine another ski resort that has undergone so much […]

What is the summer in Niseko like

Niseko is a great place to spend your summer. Famous for its huge amounts of snow, skiing and other winter activities, this destination offers so much more during the warmer months. After the snow melts and cherry blossoms bloom in a picturesque spring, Niseko welcomes some well-deserved warmer weather. There are so many reasons why […]