Skiing empty Niseko in a pandemic

What was skiing like in Niseko during the pandemic? Snow, snow and more snow. It was far from an average winter season in Hokkaido or the rest of Japan. The whole country was closed for inbound tourism (and there are no plans to reopen the borders anytime soon). Niseko was hit the hardest among the […]

Niseko 2017: An epic winter to remember

Guests enjoying our photography services in Rusutsu

Niseko 2017 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.  We welcomed families visiting the snow for […]

How to stay safe in the Backcountry

Group of skiers out in 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 […]