COVID-19 Update: Due to the current situation you can register for the camps without having to pay a deposit.
We hope international travel will be possible for the 2021/22 season. Get in touch if you think about skiing with us in Japan!

COACH: Hansjörg Rumpold  +Team    LOCATION: Furano Hokkaido Japan       PRICE: $1650 AUD

5 Days (Sunday–Thursday), 5 hours coaching per day, 3–6 participants per day

The two seasons in Japan have been an absolute blast. Come join us next time and find out what it is like to improve your skiing in the famous JAPOW!

Sofa Ski Camps Japan combine the benefits of skiing powder and boosting your ski performance. Japan is the place to be if you are after some real deep snow. It is very likely that we ski lots of it. The slopes are also amazing in Japan. When everything is tracked, we just go and do some work on the groomers. Continue your training from your Sofa Ski Camp, take your skiing to the next level and ski some great powder with us in Furano!

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 2022

We will take you to the backcountry and let you try out ski touring for one day. Those of you that are a little cautious, don’t worry we also find an easy route. 😉

HEAD COACH: Hansjörg Rumpold, fully certified Austrian Skiing instructor and ski guide; 4 seasons Sofa Ski Camps NZ coach; 2 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.


Starting early to take advantage of the great morning conditions we will ski around 5 hours.

The camp will feature at least one additional ski resort other than our main resort, Furano.

Depending on the conditions, we decide on a day to day basis where we will go. On the traveling days we aim to leave around 7:00 am at your accommodation. The drive to the different resorts will take approximately one hour.

Breaks will be planned according to the situation. After our ski day we try to go to a Japanese Onsen to relax our muscles.


Max 6 participants of similar ability per group.

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: 30.1.2022 – 3.2.2022

Camp 2: 6.2.2022 – 10.2.2022

Camp 3: 13.2.2022 – 17.2.2022

Camp 4: 20.2.2022 – 24.2.2022

Camp 5: 27.2.2022 – 3.3.2022

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