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People

We uncover the personalities that make up Asia’s skiing community.

How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan
2 weeks ago

How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan

By  •  People, Guides

Working as a snowsports instructor in Japan will sound like a pipe dream to many. Deep powder, an exotic new country, an office on the slopes, and a job title …
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Discovering the ski resorts of Iran
2 months ago

Discovering the ski resorts of Iran

By  •  People, Guides

Iran is not on the top of most people’s ski holiday list, but for Frenchman Baptiste Baudier it became a fascination that evolved into a project called “Ski of Persia“. …
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Meet the couple behind Niseko’s game-changing new ski club
10 months ago

Meet the couple behind Niseko’s game-changing new ski club

By  •  People

Founding a business will always have its challenges. But for Anthea Hung and Miha Grilj – who have this year launched Hokkaido Ski Club, a boutique snow sports operation in Niseko, …
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These Dutch riders have discovered Japow … and they’re hooked
12 months ago

These Dutch riders have discovered Japow … and they’re hooked

By  •  People

Dutch skier Anne Bakker and his friend Jaap Sturm visited Niseko, Japan over the 2015/16 winter season and were floored by the quality of riding and vast quantities of snow in …
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Rusutsu Insider: Ski Instructor Natalie Lai
2 years ago

Rusutsu Insider: Ski Instructor Natalie Lai

By  •  People, Guides

Rusutsu ski instructor Natalie Lai logged hours on Hong Kong’s most popular indoor ski slope before taking work at a resort in mainland China and, later, Japan. She is now a …
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Nozawa Onsen Insider: Snowboard Instructor JT Chau
2 years ago

Nozawa Onsen Insider: Snowboard Instructor JT Chau

By  •  People, Guides

Snowboard instructor JT Chau’s resume reads a little differently from many of his fellow snow industry workers. Since taking a break from his job as an exercise physiologist in 2011, he’s …
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