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 […]

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

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 […]

Introduction to the Backcountry

Group of skiers out in the backcountry

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 […]

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. […]