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Niseko, Japan

Located on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, Niseko is synonymous with dry powder and offers some of the most spectacular skiing on the planet. Because of its northern location, Niseko is fed more by weather fronts that come from Siberia rather than from Eastern Japan. The resort is internationally renowned for its consistently good falls of the lightest powder snow and its long ski season which runs from late November until early May.

Niseko was named as the world's #2 snowiest resort in December 2007 with annual average snow fall of 15.11 metres.

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Niseko is comprised of 3 interlinked first-class ski resorts; Annupuri, Grand Hirafu (includes Hanazono) and Higashiyama.

* Spectacular skiing and snowboarding
* Suitable for beginner, intermediate or outright "Powder Hounds"
* 38 lifts including 2 Express Gondolas
* Annual snowfall averages 15 Meters of pure dry powder

Night Skiing

One of the best kept secrets about Japan is the night skiing. Niseko has reputedly the largest lit area in Japan. The locals don't venture out much at night but this is the best time to go riding. The mountain takes on a whole different look and its an amazing experience to ski or snowboard in the moonlight. Almost the entire mountain is lit up at night and the light even penetrates through the trees making for some challenging skiing or riding.

Lifts are open until 9pm every night of the week in Niseko. It's a powder hound's dream. Lift passes include night skiing or boarding.


The range and quality of Niseko ’s cuisine is a prominent part of its appeal as a travel destination for many people around the world. Eating out will definitely be one of the highlights of your visit to Hokkaido. Aside from truly spectacular Japanese food, there are a large number of restaurants that specialize in Italian, Korean, Indonesian, Thai Nepalese and other culinary delights.

Getting There

The main resort village is approximately a ten minute drive from the largest town in the district, Kutchan, which is 120 km from the New Chitose International Airport in Sapporo.

The New Chitose International Airport is serviced daily by both domestic and international airlines.

From New Chitose International Airport there are various bus and train options available to reach the Niseko area. The easiest and fastest way to Niseko is to use a private transfer service with the trip typically taking about 2.5 hours.

Contact Details

Phone Paul on (+61) 8 6389 1555 or email



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