Vaccinations in Niseko

Person getting vaccinated (Source: CDC from Pexels)

This is the latest information as of 12 June 2021. The article will be updated as new information arises. If you have any questions regarding the current situation in Niseko, please contact our team at [email protected]  Japan has been in the headlines over the last couple of months for being one of the few developed […]

Spring skiing in March and April

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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 less people in the resort. This […]

Tanya’s Top 10 Winter Travel Essentials

  Tanya has been skiing and snowboarding with the coaches of Hokkaido Ski Club for the last 4 winters in Niseko. Picking up skiing at the age of 4 during her first trip to the mountains, she has taken a ski and snowboard holiday with her family every year ever since. Sometimes even two trips in […]

Onsens: Club favourites in Niseko

Powder snow, sushi, ramen, onsens! 4 Japanese experiences Niseko has in abundance. After a long day on the slopes, the crew at Hokkaido Ski Club like to slip into one of the many gorgeous and reinvigorating onsens scattered around town. Lucky for you we are going to share some of our favourites. Iroha Located next […]

Winter December 2017 in photographs

Guests enjoying our photography services in Rusutsu

December in photographs Hokkaido Ski Club welcomed one of the best starts to the winter season ever seen. With record snowfalls across the northern Japanese island, including over 6 metres of snowfall in Niseko by the end of December, the team had plenty to get excited about. Below are some of the best moments from […]

Exploring Niseko United: Grand Hirafu

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

In this blog series we look at the different resorts in Niseko United. Niseko United, famously known for its amazing powder quality and being the “Aspen of Asia”, consists of four resort areas – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri. Situated on Mount Annupuri which sits an elevation of 1,308m, each resort operates its […]

Introduction to the Backcountry

Group of skiers out in the backcountry

Backcountry skiing and riding is now more popular than ever before. Almost everyone that has been on a winter holiday to the mountains claims to have gone off-piste. However, very few people who start out in the backcountry understand the associated risks. They venture out without the necessary knowledge, failing to take the appropriate safety […]