Powder Skiing: 5 tips to help you this winter

James Winfield sending it at Furanodake

James Winfield, fully certified instructor/trainer and avid freerider with some of the best local knowledge of the Hokkaido area, shares his 5 tips to ski powder this winter. To find the best snow and improve your skills get in touch with us to ski with James at Hokkaido Collective. There aren’t many sensations in skiing (or life) better than skiing a run covered in fresh snow; the excitement as you wake to the sound of avalanche bombs, anticipation as you ascend the lift, the acceleration, the sensation of your skis floating up in the transition and diving down into the […]

What’s the Best Run in Niseko

Skiing in Niseko

What’s the best run in Niseko?What’s the best run in Niseko? As someone who feels hard done by if I don’t get 366 days of skiing a year I get asked pretty frequently “where is your favourite place to ski?” Given that the question is normally posed by middle-aged businessmen it can be pretty confusing. If you’re still struggling to get your skis parallel then what you think is the best fun in the world isn’t going to cut the mustard for the pro-teams that pop into town a few times each season.So why did you come to Niseko and […]