Warren Smith Ski Academy Japan Powder Camp

In February 2020, discover Japan's epic powder and hone your technique with The Warren Smith Ski Academy Japan Powder Camp in Niseko.

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 gate system. Niseko United comprises four connected ski areas on one lift pass – Niseko Village, Annupuri, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono, each with their 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 is running two weeks from 01 February to 9 February 2020 AND 07 February to 15 February 2020.

This camp will sell out quickly. Call us on 01273 224067 or email [email protected] to secure your spot on what will be a legendary camp in the deep snow capital of the world!

Warren Smith Ski Academy Japan Powder Camp - Hiking

The Powder Camp

About the Powder Camp

You'll have a total of six days on the mountain. A warm-up day to find your legs and then five days of consecutive powder specific coaching from the Academy.

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 2018's camp:

The Accommodation

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 Exterior

The Warren Smith Ski Academy

The Warren Smith Ski Academy

The Warren Smith Ski Academy brings together some of the sports 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.

Warren Smith Ski Academy January 2018 Air Andy

How to Book

How to Book

The Warren Smith Ski Academy Powder Camp in Niseko, Japan will be taking place 01 February to 9 February 2020 and 07 February to 15 February 2020 and costs from £3,110pp for twin share, and from £3,710pp for a single room including:

  • Flights and transfers
  • 7 nights at The Green Leaf, Niseko Village (B&B)
  • 6-day Niseko All Mountain lift pass
  • 5 days of coaching and video analysis with the Warren Smith Ski Academy

Price includes flights available in the British Airways Japan Sale for bookings made by 30 June 2019. To book your place, along with accommodation, flights and transfers, call us on 01273 224067 or email [email protected].

Please note that all skiers attending the powder ski camp will need to be wearing an avalanche transceiver at all times whilst on the mountain. It will also be obligatory to be wearing a back pack with a shovel and probe and also a helmet.​

All our ski holidays are tailor-made, so if you want to continue skiing in Niseko, move on to another resort, or perhaps spend a few nights in Tokyo before heading home, we can help you make the most of your time in Japan. Our Japan expert Andrea can advise on the best options for extending your trip.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224067 for advice from our ski specialists.