Niseko is perhaps one of Japan’s most talked about ski resorts due to the phenomenal amount of quality dry snow it receives, on average about 15 metres per season.  Located two and half hours from Sapporo Airport, it is the biggest of Hokkaido’s ski areas.  The mountain offers incredible untracked bottomless powder in the trees, long groomed runs and some very gentle beginner slopes spread over four separate areas, all interlinked with a shared lift system.  The night skiing is something that has to be experienced with lifts open to 9.00pm.  Once the skiing eventually finishes the resort village of Hirafu offers many excellent dining options with some of the freshest seafood straight from the Sea of Japan.


Niseko Village

Niseko Village is located at the base on the Niseko Gondola giving great access to the inter-linked ski resorts of Niseko United.  The newly constructed traditional Japanese village is a great addition with some amazing restaurants and shops.  Here you will find plenty of other activities to make your snow holiday the most memorable, ride in a reindeer drawn sleigh or slide around the cross country course.  The kids will love the dedicated kids learning area set in amongst the trees away from the crowds.  Although you have everything on your doorstep there are regular buses to take you the 20 minutes into the main Hirafu Village.

Gateway City              Sapporo 91km


Why Niseko

  • Powder Powder Powder.  Light and dry and seems like it is always falling.  This is the place to get your powder fix
  • You will find the freshest local seafood on every menu in town.  Try some of the crab or seafood noodles at A Bu Cha.  Sumptuous!
  • When the clouds clear and the sun shines the views of the volcano Mt Youtei are spectacular

Niseko Mountain Statistics

Summit 1309m
Base 280m
Vertical 1009m
Acres 2191
Lifts 30
Runs 61
Average Snowfall 1100cm
Beginner 30%
Intermediate 40%
Advanced 30%

Additional Accommodation

Pensions are great value for the budget minded traveller. They generally have shared bathrooms, include breakfast and provide a ‘lodge’ style experience. Other Pensions available include: Kiraku, Pension Blue Bell, Pension Fullnote, Pension Kanon, Pension Locomotion, Pension Moorea, Owashi Lodge, Lodge Koropokkuro and Pension Berg

Niseko has a good range of homes to suit larger groups.  Other homes include: Annabel, Byakko, Asahi Lodge, Cocoa, Eliona, Enju, Kasetsu, Karamatsu, Kisetsu, KonaYuki, Latitude 42, Mangetsu Lodge, Miyabi, Mojos, Oak Ridge, Old Man Creek, Seizan, Shika, Shirayuki Lodge, Tsuru, Tokubetsu, Yamabiko, Yukimi and Zekkei, Glasshouse, Sekka Kahn, Kashi Lodge, Tamo and Sulu Chalets

Other apartments include: Hirafu 188, Kira Kira, Nozomi Views, Powder Tracks, Horizon Townhouse, Konkurrito, Wajima, Whiskey Woods, J House, Ezo 365,Miyuki, Mori, Shirakaba Townhouse, Kizuna, Hana & Jo, Jurin, Powder Hound Lodge, Sugarpot, Ginsetsu, Jindabyne, Nupuri Cottage, Silver Birch, Futagoyama, Shin Shin, Suiboku, Kiseki, Setsugetsu, Kamakura, Yuki Yama, Yume Basho, Powder Haven, Yukata Townhouse, Shikaku and Full Circle