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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to weather the alpine weather

How to pack for Hokkaido Alpine Weather Skiing & Snowboarding

How to weather the alpine weather Hokkaido is known for its great snow conditions but when it comes to alpine regions, no matter where in the world you are, the weather is totally unpredictable. As we approach the latter part of the season, we’ve had some great weeks of snowfall but also days where the […]

Spring skiing in March and April

Enjoy a private ski lesson with an instructor from our esteemed international team of instructors and guides

Spring skiing in March and April Hokkaido’s ski season runs from late November to early May. While most people try to visit during winter between December and February, the later months of the season offer spring skiing and snowboarding that can have its advantages. THE MOUNTAIN IS ALL YOURS In March and April, there are […]

10 winters in Niseko: An interview with Tim Betts

Tim Betts, Hokkaido Ski Club's Ski and Snowboard Instructor

Hokkaido Ski Club Ski and Snowboard Instructor, Tim Betts, has spent the last 10 winters in Niseko. We ask Tim to share with us his memories of Niseko from the decade. How the resort has changed over the years and what it is about the place that he loves so much. This coming season will be […]

Exploring Niseko United: Hanazono

Exploring Niseko United: Hanazono Hanazono might be a tiny resort, but has it all! It consists of three chairlifts, Hano 1,2 & 3. These lifts give access to a wide variety of terrain. Powder, piste and terrain parks can be found within the boundaries of this resort. Let’s start at the very top. Hano #3 Hano […]