Niseko is Hokkaido's premier ski resort. With one of the worlds highest average snowfalls, easy backcountry access and fantastic lodging and dining options, Niseko has everything to make your trip successful.


In Niseko James works predominantly as an independent instructor. Sessions can be booked on a full or half day basis, and can be taken at any of the surrounding resorts or backcountry touring areas. Additionally if you would like to explore deeper into Hokkaido multi day tours can be organised to locations further afield.

Ski Portillo – The spirit of the Andes

Perched high up in the Chilean Andes, Portillo is a haven with incredible skiing and a unique ambience.


In Portillo James works for the Portillo ski school which offers private instruction and guiding as well as group lessons. Portillo has an incredible range of facilities for the skier interested in progression, empty pistes, challenging off piste and a huge heliski area.

Custom trips

Transition has a wealth of experience planning trips around the world, if you would like to ski somewhere out of the ordinary, or would just like some great instruction in a location you know well, please get in touch.


From the Himalayas to Iceland, the Andes to the Pyrenees with some Japanese volcanos thrown into the mix, wherever you would like to go on an adventure, Transition has probably been there and would love to help make your trip great.