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 […]

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

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 3 will […]

Exploring Niseko United

In this blog series we will look at different resorts across Hokkaido. Different skiers and riders seek out different terrain and experiences. Which resort suits your needs!? Niseko United In the upcoming weeks we will discuss Niseko United. A mountain divided in 4 areas, Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu and  Hanazono. Niseko Grand Hirafu Niseko […]

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 take the appropriate safety […]

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 […]

Preparations for winter without going to the gym

Top 5 training secrets to having the best winter holiday with Hokkaido Ski Club Would you like to get the most out of your lessons with Hokkaido Ski Club? Skiing and snowboarding are physical activities. Doing some exercises before your winter holiday can really benefit the progression you can make during your time with us. […]