OUR TEAM

Find out more about Hokkaido Collective's team.

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Reilly McGlashan,

Director & Head trainer, Ski Instructor

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From? Australia

When I started skiing? At the age of three with my dad and my strongest memory is having sore feet.

Why I love skiing? Because of the sensations. 

Favourite run in Niseko? Jacksons

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Soup Curry  

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Makoto Sasamori,

Operations manager & Ski Instructor

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From? Japan

When I started skiing? At the age of three in Sapporo Moiwa.

Why I love skiing? Because I can ski to a restaurant.

Favourite run in Niseko? Family run because snowplow turns are the best.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Gogoro-ya, Ichimura, Maguroya , Atomu and Taru-sushi.

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Annina De Biasi,
Ski Instructor & Reservation Manager

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From? Italy

When I started skiing? At the age of three and started ski racing when I was 10 racing FIS until the age of 21.

Why I love skiing? Because I like the feeling of speed and I love being outside with nature. 

Favourite run in Niseko? Yotei Sunset.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Locanda

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James Winfield,

Instructor/Guide

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From? Portsmouth, UK

When I started skiing? I first skied when I was 12 on a school trip to Austria.

Why I love skiing?  The feeling of floating through powder is the best! Also being able to push my boundaries in a variety of ways. 

Favourite run in Niseko? Mt Yotei.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? So hard to pick! Soup curry Tsubara Tsubara for the best value, Sushi Shin for high end. 

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Nick Hill,

Instructor/Guide

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From? Australia

When I started skiing? From a very young age thanks to my parents.

Why I love skiing?  The freedom of sliding down a mountain gives me a feeling that is pure enjoyment. 

Favourite run in Niseko? Off the peak down to Hanazono

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Rin

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Teddy Laycock,

Instructor/Guide

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From? Australia

When I started skiing? Three years old between my dad's legs at Mt Buller.

Why I love skiing?  Because of the lifestyle and an opportunity to travel the world.

Favourite run in Niseko? Come find out!

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Seico mart

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Stephen McCartney,

Instructor

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From? Australia

When I started skiing? After finishing my professional surf career I went to St Anton to learn from the best at the time.

Why I love skiing?  The idea of the perfect turn along with the excitement, danger and beauty of the weather in the alpine environment.

Favourite run in Niseko? Nikabe

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? .Base for coffee and a pastry on a cold day.

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Peter Fuchs,

Instructor/Guide

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From? Austria/Australia

When I started skiing? When I was 9 years old in an indoor ski slope in Adelaide.

Why I love skiing?  When I ski a feel alive especially skiing ungroomed variable terrain at high speeds with friends.

Favourite run in Niseko? Nikabe at night.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Otsukisama

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Greg Homann,

Snowboard Instructor/Head Guide

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From? Australia

When I started snowboarding? 1990 at Perisher Valley.

Why I love snowboarding?  I grew up by the ocean and started surfing, skateboarding and windsurfing at an early age so snowboarding was a natural progression.

Favourite run in Niseko? The backbowls of Annapuri

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Jyu for okonomiyaki

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Simone Gibson,

Instructor

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From? Australia

When I started skiing? 3

Why I love skiing?  I feel at home in the mountains.

Favourite run in Niseko? Yotei Sunset

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Abu Cha 2