Quinton powder shot - Powder Detours

The best time of season to visit Niseko

Every year we get asked when the best time of season to visit Niseko is. The answer very much depends on what you want out of your time in the snow. To keep things simple, we’ve divided the season into three parts; early-season (December), mid-season (January and February), and late-season (March and April).

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Scotty With a Go-Pro

Scotty Ellison, one of our awesome coaches here at Niseko Academy, put this fun little Niseko powder edit together recently – all shot in the 2011-2012 winter season, with a Go-Pro.

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Quinton powder shot - Powder Detours

Ski Improvement Courses

So, you’ve been to Niseko. You know how good it is here and now you’re planning on coming back… Hook, line and sinker… you’re addicted to the Niseko pow the like the rest of us. But are you really making the most of it? We don’t just teach private lessons at Niseko Academy, we also train instructors, guide off-the-beaten-track powder trips, and offer two week snowboard and ski improvement courses.

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Scotty sequence - Niseko Academy

Scotty’s Silky Freeski Skills

Our very own freeski specialist is a bit of a secret talent. Apart from being highly-certified as both a ski and snowboard instructor (and being the cheekiest member of our team)… Scotty loves to hit big drops.

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Family run - Niseko Academy

Soooo much snow!

Wow! It hasn’t stopped snowing for about 17 days now. The word on the street is that this could well be the best December on record. 4.3 meters so far and the snow just keeps on coming.

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Our new uniforms

The season has started with a bang here in Niseko. With 30cms of fresh on…

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Radiation Levels in Hokkaido

Is it safe in Hokkaido? Could I be exposed to radiation? These are questions that…

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Book A Lesson Online

To accompany our lovely new website, we’ve setup a new online booking system through Checkfront,…

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Scotty Go-Pro shot

A Powder Weekend

Last March we had a bit of time on our hands. Oh… and it snowed…

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Japanese Pow… with Powder Detours

If you’re an experienced skier or rider and haven’t had a chance to sample Japanese…

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