COACH: Hansjörg Rumpold  + Team    LOCATION: Furano, Hokkaido, Japan      PRICE: $1888 AUD

5 Days (Sunday–Thursday), 5 hours coaching per day, max 6 participants per group

What a comeback season we had.
Thanks to all of our students and coaches we were able to create some amazing memories.
We can’t wait for SOFA SKI CAMPS Japan 2024.
Come join us in Furano and find out what it is like to improve your skiing in the famous JAPOW!

2024 is going to be epic.
Secure your Spot for our Japan camps.
Just register your interest below and we will get back to you.

Japan is the place to be if you are after some really deep snow. Working in partnership with SOFA SKI CAMPS, we will work hard to help you boost your ski performance and will enjoy playing in the famous Japan Powder.

In the Furano region, there are 5 different resorts that are very close by (within an hour drive). We will go and explore the different ski resorts (guaranteed 2 different resorts in the 5 days), depending on the weather and snow conditions.

FEATURES of the camp:

  • Professional Coaching made accessible to recreational skiers: We work with great precision to help you make fundamental changes to your skiing.
  • Five full days of focused training together, so plenty of time to learn, practice and play in the famous Japan powder.
  • Modern training tools: Video Analysis, UClear helmet intercoms,…
  • USB stick with GoPro clips and video analyses of your week.
  • SOFASKI.COM Member Area access including your personal training diary and exclusive training material

NEW FOR 2024

We are working on our own fully exclusive ski rental service. Leave your skis at home. Your coach will decide for you what ski is the most suitable for the day. The most suitable ski will wait for you on the snow.

Sofa Ski Chalet. We where able to score a beautiful house in the center of Kitanomine. 4 double bedrooms can be booked from Saturday to Friday. Let us know if you are interested and we will sort out your accommodation.

SkiSportAdventure will set up a video study hub for all SOFA SKI CAMP clients. We will be able to use our own facilities to talk about skiing. This place will also be used as a meeting point when we are doing one of our powder safaris.

HEAD COACH: Hansjörg Rumpold, fully certified Austrian Skiing instructor and ski guide; 4 seasons Sofa Ski Camps NZ coach; 3 seasons head coach Sofa Ski Camps Japan; CATSKI Guide Japan; 5 years head of ski school Hochrindl (Austria); 5 years ski shop manager Sydney; Over 20 years teaching experience; Founding member Snow51 China; founder Ski Sport Adventure.

Our GOAL for SOFA SKI CAMPS Japan is to help you improve your skiing as much as possible, build on what you have learnt in previous camps, see different ski resorts in Japan, ski lots of fresh snow, learn and experience the local culture, eat delicious Japanese food and to give you the tools to continue to work on your skiing. We want you to have a great time skiing with friends, in a friendly, fun environment.


Start time: 9:00 AM Sunday – all other days will be agreed on the day before

Meeting place: Furano Kitanomine Gondola, SkiSportAdventure Hub on powder safari days.

Duration: 5 hours coaching for 5 days, Sunday to Thursday with Friday/ Saturday optional Cat ski day

Group size: Max 6 participants of similar ability per group

Levels: Intermediate to expert skiers

Payment: Full payment after spot confirmation

Secure your spot: Register today 

Participants for each week are selected by Hansjörg and Klaus. We put together teams that are similar in ability and goals. As soon as we have enough participants of similar ability, we send you an email and confirm your camp. Once this happens you can start to plan. For further information on the area, accommodation and travel please see


Camp 1: 21 Jan – 25 Jan 2024

Camp 2: 28 Jan – 1 Feb 2024

Camp 3: 04 Feb – 08 Feb 2024

Camp 4: 11 Feb – 15 Feb 2024

Camp 5: 18 Feb – 22 Feb 2024

Camp 6: 25 Feb – 29 Feb 2024

Camp 7: 03 Mar – 07 Mar 2024

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Registering for a camp is non-binding. If you are considering to train with us then, then please fill out the form and we can let you know what training options we would have for you.

 Once we have a found a group for you we will ask you to pay a deposit to confirm your booking.


We understand unexpected events can happen. Here are our terms and conditions in case of a cancelation.

  • Up to 2 months before camp: full refund.
  • Up to 1 months before camp: refund excluding deposit ($1000.- AUD)
  • Less than 1 months before camp; Last minute cancelations no refund.
  • If you have to cancel last minute. We would like you to claim your money back via your travel insurance.
  • Lift tickets will be fully refunded at any time.
  • If there is a waiting list for your booked week, we can negotiate a refund.

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