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 […]

Accommodation Review: Fenix Furano

Furano in Hokkaido, Japan is fast growing in popularity as a must-visit destination in Japan. There are many accommodation options, such as Fenix Furano, to choose from. This review of Fenix Furano offers insight into the various aspects of the accommodation that we believe travellers consider important when making decisions on where to stay.  We hope this […]

Accommodation Review: Club Med Tomamu

Having a positive experience is the pinnacle of any family ski holiday or summer vacation. There are many elements that make a memorable holiday, especially the type of accommodation you stay in and the services available to you. This review of Club Med Tomamu offers insight into the various aspects that we believe travellers consider important when making […]

Where to stay in Niseko: Niseko Village and Annupuri

Ski slopes at Annupuri resort are great for beginners

In part 1 of this series, we presented our accommodation recommendations for the east side resorts of Niseko United – the bustling village of Grand Hirafu and the exciting luxury developments of Hanazono. For part 2 we head over to the west side of the resort and look at where to stay in the Annupuri and […]

Where to stay in Niseko: Grand Hirafu and Hanazono

Relish a bespoke luxury winter experience in Niseko with premium private ski/snowboard lessons, powder guiding tours, whiskey tours and more

Deciding where to stay in Niseko for a ski holiday can feel like you have been hit by an avalanche. How do you choose an accommodation when the resort is spread out and there are so many options available? Even as a local company that has been based in Niseko United for many years, we […]

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 artistically drapes down from the roofs of buildings. […]