Neil Hartmann

In 1991, Hokkaido’s superb powder snow tempted Neil to make the move to Hokkaido from California, USA. After working as an MC for snowboarding television programs, he now promotes Hokkaido winter lifestyles through media such as photography and video based out of Jozankei, Sapporo.

  1. 3 Fun in the snow, to your heart’s content!

    In addition to its renowned ski resorts, there are plenty of spots to enjoy Sapporo’s wonderful snow throughout the city! At Asahiyama Memorial Park, you can rent snowshoes and take a stroll through nature. You can also try snowshoeing at Nakajima Park, located not far from the city center. After a busy day in the cold, nothing beats warming up with a bowl of Sapporo’s famous ramen.

    Asahiyama Memorial Park
    Nakajima Park
    Ganso Sapporo Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Alley)
  2. 2 Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort

    Sapporo city has 6 ski resorts and Sapporo Kokusai is the largest and highest elevation among them. Great snow quality, courses for all levels, and all this set deep in the mountains of the Shikotsu Toya National park! A great one day trip from the city of Sapporo!

    Kokusai Ski Resort
  3. 1 Jozankei Onsen

    There is a lot to see and do in the village of Jozankei Onsen! Hot springs, shopping, hotels, trekking, canoe tours, and much more!

    Jozankei Onsen