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OUR TEAM

Find out more about Hokkaido Collective's team.

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  

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.

Annina De Biasi,

Bookings & Instructor

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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

Josh Duncan-Smith,

Cert training coordinator, Instructor.

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From? UK

When I started skiing?  I started skiing at the age of 5 in a small Austrian ski town. 

Why I love skiing?  I love skiing for so many reasons, one would be because the perfectionist inside me loves the challenge of skiing down the mountain with a clear focus to achieve while not letting the variability of the snow/conditions effect me. 

Favourite run in Niseko? Hanno 3 Lift.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko?  White Rock & Sushi Train.   

Katrine Hansen,

Instructor

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From? Denmark

When I started skiing? As soon as I could walk.

Why I love skiing?  There is no better feeling with a powerful energy and flow.

Favourite run in Niseko? Furiko

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Niseko Ramen

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

Ju-Hyung Lee,

Instructor

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From? Korea

When I started skiing? I started skiing when I was in University.

Why I love skiing?  It makes me feel fresh and I love snowy mountains!

Favourite run in Niseko? Dynamic, Yotei sunset, Miharashi

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Otsukisama and Bar Moon(お月さま & Bar moon) You should try devil ramen if you like spicy!

Lena May-Peraudo,

Instructor/Guide

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From? Italy/Australia

When I started skiing? I think I started skiing before I could walk.

Why I love skiing?  The ski culture, no matter where you are the skiing community becomes your family away from home.

Favourite run in Niseko? Yotei Sunset

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Bar Moon for Ramen or Del Sole for Pizza

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

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. 

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

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

Dae Keun Kwak,

Instructor

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From? Korea

When I started skiing? I started skiing when I was 9 years old. I still remember the first moment when i learnt to ski. It was so memorable that now I live this life. 

Why I love skiing?  Because it is fun and challenging! Especiallly skiing with fresh air everyday in the mountains is the best experience in nature!

Favourite run in Niseko? Super Ridge.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Bar moon. Spicy miso Ramen with extra eggs is my go to menu.

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.

Zoe Lennard,

Instructor

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From? Australia

When I started skiing? As a power ploughing three year old, down the Wombat Trail at Thredbo, with my Dad

Why I love skiing?   The mountains are just one big playground that bring together anyone and everyone.

Favourite run in Niseko? Koniyuki

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Sushi Shin

Harry McFadden,

Instructor/Guide

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From? NZ

When I started skiing? Mt Hutt in 2001

Why I love skiing?  The eternal quest to continue to get better at skiing along with the excitement thats builds up when you are heading down the mountain.

Favourite run in Niseko? From the peak down to Hanazono on a powder day.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Bombay Sizzlers.

Michal Bierczynski,

Instructor/Guide

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From? Poland/Australia

When I started skiing? Around 3 or 4 in Australia in Perisher and Thredbo.

Why I love skiing?  Having Polish heritage my parents were avid skiers and passed it on to me. Been turning left and right ever since

Favourite run in Niseko? The peak.

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Sobadokoro Rakuichi

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

Nick Cowles,

Instructor

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From? New Zealand

When I started skiing? When I was 7 at Porter Heights .

Why I love skiing? Because it is fun, and we all need to

have some fun in life.

Favourite run in Niseko? Yotei Sunset

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Bombay Sizzlers, or a Cheeky burger from Bunker

Siamac Saadat,

Instructor

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From? USA

When I started skiing? When I was 9 years old, in Abe-Ali, Iran

Why I love skiing? Skiing requires me to be in the moment;

then there is no worrying about the past or future

Favourite run in Niseko? Night skiing under the Hirafu Gondola

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Kabuki 1 Okonomiyakai

Barry Chisnall,

Instructor

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From? Scotland

When I started skiing? Skiing since '86 and Snowboarding since ‘96

Why I love skiing/snowboarding? I love the mountains, snowboarding is a super fun way to touch and flow with them.

Favourite run in Niseko?  Legend of Shinya 

Farvorite place to eat in Niseko? Kobe Tei