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 in 2023 and find out what it is like to improve your skiing in the famous JAPOW!

We are convinced that is going to be epic, as we will enjoy our days on snow even more.

You can secure your spot for 2023. Just register your interest and we will get back to you.

If there should be no international travel in 2023 due to Covid-19 you will get a 100% refund.

Japan is the place to be if you are after some really deep snow. Working in partnership with Sofa Ski Camps, we will use the benefits of skiing powder to boost your ski performance and 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 2023

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. 😉

SkiSportAdventure will set up a video study hub for a 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; 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: 29 Jan – 02 Feb 2023

Camp 2: 05 Feb – 09 Feb 2023

Camp 3: 12 Feb – 16 Feb 2023

Camp 4: 19 Feb – 23 Feb 2023

Camp 5: 26 Feb – 02 Mar 2023

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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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