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 […]

Club favourites: Coffee time in Niseko

A coffee shop in Niseko

Club favourites: Coffee Time in Niseko After spending 9 winter seasons in Niseko and now a local resident living in Niseko year-round, Hokkaido Ski Club’s ski/snowboard instructor and guide, Max Giutronich, lets us in on the best local spots to grab one of the most important necessities to keep any skier or snowboarder fuelled for […]

Skiing or snowboarding: which one do you choose?

Skiers and snowboarders enjoying the stunning snow in Niseko

Skiing or snowboarding: which one do you choose? This is THE question that divides skiers and snowboards. It is often said: “Skiing is easier to learn but harder to master – whereas snowboarding is harder to learn but easier to master.” If it’s your first time on the snow mountain, here are a few things […]

Product Review: Lenz Heated Socks

Ski big with Lenz

Product Review: Lenz Heated Socks When out on the mountain, staying warm and dry are so important both for your comfort and safety. Hokkaido Ski Club partners with Lenz Japan, a distributor of heated products by Austrian designer Lenz. We invited Hokkaido Ski Club’s ski and telemark instructor, Uroš Grilj, to test a pair of […]

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 […]

Why hire a powder guide?

Why hire a powder guide? You are on a powder holiday at a resort famed for the fluffy white stuff. But every powder pocket you end up at is tracked out and that excitement quickly turns to frustration. The problem with the best powder resorts, is that they are also the most popular places to […]

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 […]