This article is sponsored on behalf of the Hokkaido District Transportation Bureau, Hokkaido Airports and Sapporo City. Most folks with even just a passing interest in exploring the ski fields abroad will have heard of Hokkaido. Japan’s untamed, rugged north, Hokkaido is an island that sits at the top of mainland Japan. It’s a land
For some people, luxury accommodation with fine dining, sophisticated après-ski and, of course, great skiing is no longer enough. They need a ski trip with some of the world’s most scenic views and a hot tub from which to take it all in. We’ve selected our favourite high-altitude hot tubs. Few hot tubs can compare
This article is sponsored on behalf of the Hokkaido Tourism Organisation. I want to take you on a winter journey through central Hokkaido, in Japan’s Powder Belt. Pack your fat skis and a wide nose board as the snow is deep and the temperature well below freezing. Our adventure starts in downtown Asahikawa at the
James Young has worked as a ski instructor in Schladming and Wengen. He gives a crash course on how to become a ski instructor. While on a school ski trip in France many years ago, my friends and I observed a group of ski instructors standing at the bar after a day’s teaching. They were
Ski holidays aren’t all about the slopes for every member of your family or group, right? Plenty of ski resorts have indoor and outdoor icerinks, for those who don’t want a break from downhill gradients. However, there are a few rinks with a little something extra. Check out OnTheSnow’s favourite ice-rinks in the mountains of
Chamonix is world-famous for its freeriding. Skiing Mont Blanc offers some of the finest freeride runs you can imagine, straight from the ski lift with exceptional mountain scenery. OnTheSnow spoke to Yan Raulet, a mountain guide for 25 years, about freeriding in Chamonix. Raulet recommends two days to explore two major areas of off-piste skiing
A ski resort with terrain for all levels and closeby lodging, lots of apres ski activities and a good ski school make for great vacations on snow.