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 […]

Staying safe on the mountain

Safety on the mountain We all know there is nothing more fun and exhilarating than skiing and snowboarding. Whether going down the slopes, navigating tree runs or throwing down tricks in the park, we all get that great feeling inside. That feeling of coming alive and having total freedom. These feelings are wholly satisfying but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Private Lessons or Group Lessons?

Booking ski and snowboard lessons for your holiday can be an overwhelming experience. There are numerous options presented to you – Private Lessons; Group Lessons; Full Day; Half Day; 2 hours; Night Lessons. Just how do you decide? One of the most frequently asked question by guests is whether to book Private Lessons or a […]

Onsens: Club favourites in Niseko

Club Instructor and Powder Guide, Max Giutronich, shares some favourite onsens in Niseko and offers a tip how to behave. 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 […]

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 […]