Our opening month of 2017/2018 winter season 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: 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 […]

Exploring Niseko United: Grand Hirafu

Exploring Niseko United 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 […]

Introduction to the Backcountry

Group of skiers out in the backcountry

Introduction to 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 […]

Renting VS Buying equipment

Rental vs Buying personal equipment Is it better to rent your ski equipment on location, or are you better off buying your own gear? It is a tough question, and it really depends on several variables. Did you know that it can still be beneficial to rent gear, even if you have already purchased a […]