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, […]

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 […]

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 […]