Warren Smith Ski Academy Japan Powder Camp

Group Trip

In February 2024, discover Japan's epic powder and hone your technique with The Warren Smith Ski Academy Japan Powder Camp in Niseko.
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Based in the Japanese resort of Niseko in Hokkaido, home to some of the highest snowfall records and best tree skiing in the world, you will be guided around the best terrain and have your technique adapted to suit powder skiing by the Academy's expert instructors.

You will access some fantastic tree runs and untracked powder through the backcountry gate system. Niseko United comprises four connected ski areas on one lift pass - Niseko Village, Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono, each with its own powder stashes ready for the taking. Skiing through the perfectly spaced silver birch trees with gradients to satisfy everyone, you are left with no doubt that you are somewhere truly special.

The Warren Smith Ski Academy Japan Powder Camp will be back in February 2024.

"This is an awesome opportunity to fine-tune technical skills for skiing in powder with the Warren Smith Ski Academy’s top instructors. What better place to do it than in the powder capital of the world – Niseko!"

Trip Details

You'll have a total of six days on the mountain. For week 1: a warm-up day to find your legs and then five days of consecutive powder-specific coaching from the Academy. For week 2: straight into five days of consecutive powder-specific coaching from the Academy followed by a free ski day putting into practice all the great tips and techniques learnt throughout the last few days.

The Camp will help you build and develop your skiing ability and confidence, improving your skiing on all terrain but with an emphasis on powder skiing. The Academy team will be filming all skiers throughout the Camp, with video analysis sessions in the evenings. We will be aiming for six skiers per group.

The Japan Powder Camp caters for advanced intermediate to expert skiers (Level 3 to Level 6 on the Academy system). If you're unsure of your level, we advise speaking to the Academy directly on 0041 795 304549.

For an idea of what to expect, watch the vlog from 2020's camp:

The Accommodation

Your home for the week will be the ski-in ski-out 4* The Green Leaf. The hotel has a great location at the base of the Niseko Village slopes. Facilities and services include a restaurant, bar, onsen and spa, and rental shop. The Niseko Village restaurants are a 10 minute walk away, and Hirafu Village can be reached by a regular shuttle service in 15 minutes.

The hotel's onsen (natural hot spring) is one of best ways to recover your legs after a day on the mountain and ease your muscles ready to do it all again the next day.

The Green Leaf, slopeside in Niseko © Aaron Jamieson
The Green Leaf, slopeside in Niseko © Aaron Jamieson

The Warren Smith Ski Academy

The Warren Smith Ski Academy brings together some of the sport's top professionals to create a unique coaching team that actually guarantees ski technique solutions. This is achieved by evolving traditional methods of ski coaching and adding two additional layers; ski biomechanics and ski physiology. The combination of ski technique, ski biomechanics and ski physiology is rapidly becoming known as the new wave in ski coaching and is the only way to ensure 100% results.

This unlocks all your classic ski problems and opens the door to performance and efficient skiing. It is the only true way to progress from the ski technique plateaus and get success on moguls, steeps and powder. The Academy team coaches and develops many different levels of skier, ranging from early intermediate recreational skiers, to instructors and professional World Cup athletes.