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 […]

The importance of an experienced snowsports instructor

Hokkaido Ski Club Instructor with guests in Rusutsu

The importance of an experienced snowsports instructor With combined teaching experience of almost 20 years as both a snowsports instructor (snowboard and ski) and violin teacher, Hokkaido Ski Club’s COO and ski/snowboard instructor, Anthea Hung, provides insight on why having an experienced instructor for your ski or snowboard lesson is so important.  With combined teaching […]

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 […]

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 […]