Local Hokkaido professionals providing our guests with a deep and authentic experience. A grassroots organisation powered by the local community and a love of nature.
The best powder snow in the world, and the hidden treasures of Hokkaido.
True locals on and off the mountain, connecting you with real Hokkaido experiences.
Your uniquely personal experience of the genuine Hokkaido vibe.
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"Just wanted to show my appreciation to Mr. “Send It” Howell! Phil has been my coach for a few sessions now. He has really taken the time to build up a good rapport with me and really pushes the boundaries of my skiing.”
"Not just a fab guide but an excellent ski instructor too. Thanks for a great day skiing.”
“I am a level one instructor, aspiring level 2. With Phil's help I have learned a lot, both technically and as an instructor from watching his style.
Founder of Hokkaido Vibe and professional wilderness lover. I have been in Niseko for over 10 winters and love my life here.
I was born in Kutchan and grew up in Hirafu. I started skiing when I was three years old and competed in mogul skiing for 10 years.
Nature is our teacher. We just need to be FREE, WILD & AUTHENTIC ourselves to feel it!! Tomoko is pure “dosanko” meaning born and raised in Hokkaido.
It’s time to restore some balance… It’s no coincidence that those who work within the natural environment have a profound and unquantifiable appreciation for the natural world.
When you love something, you protect it. You allow it to be and let it thrive. In some way you know you are similar, somehow connected.
Our actions at Hokkaido Vibe are always the result of a delicate balance. With every decision we must consider our local environment and the planet as a whole, while operating and providing professional and safe services to our guests. It’s not always an easy line to walk. The romantic solution is always just out of reach, but we step closer every day one decision at a time. Hoping for a healthier, greener, more sustainable future.
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There is a Hokkaido Vibe experience waiting for everybody. From Backcountry Powder tours to mindfulness snowshoeing tours. Feel your Hokkaido Vibe.