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Hotel Niseko Alpen Early Bird 2019/20

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Book now and save on selected Niseko Accommodations!

Located at the base of Ace Quad Lift, Hotel Niseko Alpen provides true ski-in/ski-out experience with pubic onsen, on-site restaurant, child minding services and more!

For the Winter 2019/20 season when you book a stay at Hotel Niseko Alpen,  be rewarded with 10% off the standard rate!

Terms and Conditions

  • Book by 30 August 2019
  • Discount does not apply to Junior Suite Room and Annupuri Suite Room
  • Not valid with any other offer
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Why Book with SkiJapan.com?

Experience

SkiJapan.com have specialised in Japanese ski resorts for more than 20 years. Our team have first-hand experience and knowledge of the resorts so you’re getting the best service and advice. We have offices in Niseko Japan, Hong Kong, and Sydney Australia with our Niseko operation being Hokkaido’s longest serving and largest inbound ski tour operator. Our team of bilingual staff will ensure your holiday experience is a memorable one!

Custom Packages

The team at SkiJapan.com make winter travel easy with our custom package options. Servicing various Japan resorts we can help set you up with transfers, rentals, lessons, tour and dining bookings, and everything else to take the pain out of your ski holiday*. Whether you’re a couple desiring the luxe Japan Winter experience; a family seeking ski school, kids entertainment, and spacious living; or a powder hound in pursuit of the steepest and deepest in Japan, we’ve got you covered!
* Some resort services may be limited.

Book Now, Pay Later

We know sometimes plans can change, which is why when you book direct with SkiJapan.com you can secure your dream snow holiday with deposit only*. There’s no need to worry about hefty cancellation fees with SkiJapan.com! Some Terms & Conditions apply.

Kids Ski Free Spring 2019/20

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Spring is one of the best times of the year to travel with your family and we’ve just made it even easier for families to ski in Japan this season!

This spring 2020, kids 12 and under will receive FREE lift passes and FREE ski or snowboard rental for each paid renting adult at NBS in Niseko!

We’re also offering up to 15% off accommodation across a huge range of Niseko’s best properties for early bird bookings.

This deal is only available through SkiJapan.com, so make sure to get in early to get the best deal.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Kids Free Lift passes:

  • Available from 1st March, 2020
  • Available for children 7-12 yrs only
  • Only available with purchase of one adult “All Mountain Pass”, 1 child per 1 adult and it has to be the same duration
  • Minimum 3 days lift pass required
  • A 1000yen refundable deposit per lift pass is required with pre-payment
  • Valid with accommodation booking through SkiJapan.com
  • Must be pre-booked

Kids Free Rentals:

  • Available from 1st March, 2020
  • 1 x full price adult ski / board package gets 1x child ski / board package + helmet
  • Kids Ski Free package is determined by the adult rental package booked
  • Minimum of 3 days rental for Free Kids Rental
  • Clothing not included and available at regular rates
  • Child age 3-14 years (proof of age required)

To find out more, contact one of our experts today.

Discover Milk Kobo – Niseko’s Delicious Dairy Desserts

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No visit to Niseko is complete without a visit to the region’s most famous dessert hub – Milk Kobo. Visitors from Japan and all over the world flock to this iconic spot to sample some of the stores legendary, delicious dairy desserts. The store is located in the quiet area of Niseko Village; just a few minutes walk from Snow Dog Niseko.

Hokkaido is famous for its fresh produce, laid back farm life, and dairy farms – and Niseko is no different. Almost everything at Milk Kobo is made in-house with milk produced from their very own dairy farm. The store backs right onto the very farm where the milk used in all Milk Kobo desserts is produced. It can be a little hard to see the farm itself (due to the meters of snow that piles up across the fields), but if you’re driving along the road, you can occasionally spot the “Happy Holsteins” (cows) as they nibble away in the comfort of their very own heated farmhouse.The most popular item on the menu is the signature “Choux Cream”; a crispy sweetbread shell filled with creamy vanilla custard. Each Choux Cream is made fresh and filled with just the right amount of cream. These can be a bit tricky to eat without making a mess – but that’s all part of the fun!Everything on the menu is special, but we have to mention the amazing cheesecakes. The smooth cheesecake filling is a perfect mix of sweet cream with a hint of savoury flavour for a balanced taste. These are also often available on Hirafu Zaka opposite Hirafu 188 during winter.

Guide to Niseko Annupuri

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The Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort is the smallest and quietest of the four inter-connected ski resorts that make up Niseko United. It provides easy access to some of the best Niseko side-country terrain as well as Moiwa and is within close proximity to the Konbu Onsen area.

Terrain

Made up of 13 trails and six lifts with a vertical drop of 890m (400m -1,156m), Niseko An’nupuri offers a variety of mellow terrain for beginners as well as some of the best side and backcountry access in the Niseko area.

Accommodation

Located at the base of the mountain is the An’nupuri Village; a quaint and laid-back village made up of an eclectic mix of lodges, pensions, chalets and hotels, all set in a tranquil alpine setting. The luxurious, private chalet-hotel of The Kamui Niseko perfectly match the natural beauty of An’nupuri.

Dining

An’nupuri hosts some of the finest dining options in the Niseko area, ranging from world-class gourmet restaurants like Sushi Shin and Sobatei Rakuichi to quirky and casual options such as Lucky Fingers and Pizza Del Sole.

Onsens

There are a plethora of natural hot springs available in An’nupuri, with up to 9 onsens located within a 2km radius, including Yugokoretei, Iroha, Grand Hotel, Kanro no mori and Moku No Sho.

Mad Dog Jam 2019 – Niseko’s Premiere Spring Park Event

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The third annual Mad Dog Jam was recently held in legendary Niseko, and was a success with a huge turnout and great conditions. This fun, community event is always a great time, with beats played by local DJ’s, and local Hokkaidog hotdogs all on offer.

This event is just one of many reasons to visit Japan in spring, so contact our team of experts to book your trip.

Check out our gallery of pics from this fantastic event.

 

 

 

Naeba- Early Bird 2019/20

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Book now and get up to 2 free nights stay at Naeba Prince Hotel for Winter 2019/20!

 This ski in/ski out hotel features a range of onsite facilities including extensive spa and onsen facilities, over 20 restaurants, retail stores and snow school.

For the Winter 2019/20 season when you book a 7 night stay at the Naeba Prince Hotel before 28 June 2019 you will be rewarded with two free nights, a two day complimentary lift pass plus discounted rentals!

Terms and Conditions

  • Free nights applies to nights with lowest rate
  • Complimentary 2-day lift ticket (valid at both Naeba Area and Kagura Area) per person
  • 50% discount for hire equipment (ski/snowboard set or ski/snowboard + wear set) when booked in advance
  • Book by 28 June 2019
  • Offer excludes 28 Dec 2019 – 3 Jan 2020

Contact us now for a quotation on your holiday specifics.

Walk through the Hakuba Gateway Hotel

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The Hakuba Gateway Hotel is an affordable hotel located in Hakuba that’s a quick five-minute walk to Happo One lifts and is right next to restaurants, resort shuttles and public buses. The hotel has 18 comfortable rooms which all include kitchenettes, wi-fi, lockers and free laundry services. All guests staying in the hotel also receive complimentary breakfast each morning, and as of the 2019/20, FREE ski and snowboard rental from NBS Hakuba on the ground floor of the hotel.

Rooms

Each room features two large beds, making for a very comfortable stay for two people. The rooms also have an additional fold out couch suitable for kids – should the need arise.

All rooms in the hotel are identical and face the Happo-One slopes which are just a short walk away.

Tours

The hotel’s reception is also a tour desk, so visitors to the area can book an extensive range of tours and activities directly at the hotel’s reception. Recommended tours in the area are the Nagano Snow Monkey Tour (run by Sanroku Tours), and a visit to Matsumoto Castle.

Rental & Retail

NBS is one of the most recognised and experienced snowsports & rental shops from Hokkaido, where they already have three established locations. For personal service and a huge range of skis all visitors to the area can now get Hakuba ski rental at NBS Hakuba. NBS Hakuba also retails goggles, gloves and outerwear, while upstairs there’s local retailer “G-Rally” stocking a range of outdoor products. For the 2019/20 season, every guest of the hotel will receive FREE rental during their stay at NBS Hakuba.

Physiotherapist & Massage

The hotel also hosts Altitude Physiotherapy; Australia’s leading snowsports focused physiotherapist. The Altitude team is led by Winter Olympic physiotherapist Peter Caine who brings more than 20 years’ experience in the snowsports industry. Peter and the team have worked with countless elite athletes to get them back on the snow quickly and safely. Altitude’s services include general physiotherapy, massage and consultation to help manage and prevent sports injuries.

 

Harvest Café

The comfortable and warm Harvest Café is the place to go for amazing wood-fired pizzas and a range of a la carte dishes. This is a great place to hang out after a long day on the slopes while eating some of the best pizza in the area.

The Gateway to Hakuba

The once humble hotel is now undoubtedly a real hub for visitors to the area with tonnes of services all under one roof. Book your dream holiday and stay in the most central hotel in Hakuba with SkiJapan.com. Contact our team of experts here.

Free Night Stay in Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen- Early Bird 2019/20

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Book now and get up to 3 free nights stay at Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel for Winter 2019/20!

This ski-in / ski-out hotel located at Yakebitaiyama resort with 690 guest rooms in three separate wings.

The East Wing with 100 large premium western style rooms, in an ideal location has impressive views of the ski slopes from every room. The West Wing with 350 rooms offering reasonably priced accommodation where self-service is the order of the day. The South Wing with 240 rooms. The South Building, has a casual atmosphere and is where you can board the gondola directly from the hotel.

For the Winter 2019/20 season when you book a stay at the Shiga Kogen Prince Hotel before 30 August 2019 you will be rewarded, with three free nights with complimentary Yakebitaiyama Area lift pass!

Terms and Conditions

  • Stay minimum of 7 nights and receive 3 nights free (i.e. stay 7/pay 4)
  • Complimentary 3-days lift ticket (only valid at Yakebitaiyama Area) per person
  • Book by 30 August 2019
  • Maximum 3 free nights per booking
  • Offer excludes 28 Dec 2019 – 03 Jan 2020

 

 

 

Contact us now for a quotation on your holiday specifics.

Hakuba Gateway Hotel Early Bird 2019/20

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Located in the centre of the convenient Happo Village and the Hakuba Resort area, an easy walk to Nakiyama Chairlift and accessible to all village services. Offering spacious western style rooms with private bathroom facilities, mini kitchenettes, great views to the ski mountains, and onsite service desk, rental/retail and restaurant.

10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT plus FREE RENTALS!

For the Winter 2019/20 season when you book a stay at the Hakuba Gateway Hotel before 28 June 2019 you will be rewarded with 10% off the standard nightly room rate (with FREE standard rentals included)! 

 Terms and Conditions:

  • Book by 28 June 2019
  • Additional 5% off for returning guests
  • Discount available across all dates (i.e. no black out dates)
  • Stay minimum of 5 nights
  • Offer can be withdrawn at any time
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Why Book with SkiJapan.com?

Experience

SkiJapan.com have specialised in Japanese ski resorts for more than 20 years. Our team have first-hand experience and knowledge of the resorts so you’re getting the best service and advice. We have offices in Niseko Japan, Hong Kong, and Sydney Australia with our Niseko operation being Hokkaido’s longest serving and largest inbound ski tour operator. Our team of bilingual staff will ensure your holiday experience is a memorable one!

Custom Packages

The team at SkiJapan.com make winter travel easy with our custom package options. Servicing various Japan resorts we can help set you up with transfers, rentals, lessons, tour and dining bookings, and everything else to take the pain out of your ski holiday*. Whether you’re a couple desiring the luxe Japan Winter experience; a family seeking ski school, kids entertainment, and spacious living; or a powder hound in pursuit of the steepest and deepest in Japan, we’ve got you covered!
* Some resort services may be limited.

Book Now, Pay Later

We know sometimes plans can change, which is why when you book direct with SkiJapan.com you can secure your dream snow holiday with deposit only*. There’s no need to worry about hefty cancellation fees with SkiJapan.com! Some Terms & Conditions apply.

Guide to multi-resort passes in Japan

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Epic Pass

One of the world’s biggest multi resort passes is the Epic Pass with offers at 69 resorts worldwide including two of Japans biggest resorts – Hakuba Valley and Rusutsu. Holders of the Epic Pass can receive one 5 Day lift pass at both resorts with no blackout dates. That’s a total of 10 free days riding in Japan – which is a huge saving for pass holders visiting both resorts on a single trip. With no blackout dates holders can choose any dates they want and possibly even have a stopover in the middle of the trip. The Epic Pass price is $939, and the Epic Australia Pass is $859 AUD.

Ikon Pass

The IKON pass is another North American based pass provider, offering access to 38 destination resorts across the globe. In Japan, this pass can be used at the popular resort of Niseko United. Holders of the Ikon pass can get 7 free All Mountain 1 day tickets – with no blackout periods. The Ikon base pass will get you 5 free All Mountain 1 day tickets with some blackout dates (December 26-31, 2019; January 18-19, 2020; February 15-16, 2020). Day tickets from either pass can be used either consecutively or non-consecutively offering great freedom for pass holders. If there’s a rare down-day in the powder capital, you can take a break and visit nearby Sapporo, or Otaru. The Ikon Pass is $949 USD and the Ikon Base Pass is $649 USD.

Mountain Collective

The Mountain Collective is a worldwide pass, with participating resorts in the USA, South America, Australia and New Zealand. Pass holders receive one 2 Day Lift Pass with a bonus third day at any participating resort of their choice, as well as 50% off all additional days at any resort. The powder mecca of Niseko United is one of the best destinations available on the pass, with no blackout dates. The Mountain Collective Pass is $449 USD.

Kamori “K-Winter” Pass

Rusutsu, Sahoro, Sapporo Teine, and Nakayama Toge are some of the best resorts in Japan, and it’s possible to ride them all with just one pass. Hokkaido based operator Kamori Kanko runs all 4 legendary resorts, and their offering of the K-Winter Pass provides holders with great flexibility to ride them all season long. Pass holders can get unlimited riding at 4 major resorts at a reasonable price, plus more discounts on additional lift passes, rental, lessons and even some accommodation. Pass holders can also get 50% off lift tickets at many Vail Resorts, adding huge value to the pass. The K-Winter pass is ¥74,700 for the standard pass, and can be registered for in advance (attracts an early bird discount) by emailing the company directly, or can be purchased directly at any of the four resorts.

Hokkaido Ski Season Net

The Hokkaido Ski Season Net discount system is one of the most underrated and underused discount system for Japanese ski resorts. Season pass holders at any of the participating resorts can get discounts of up to ¥2,400 off day passes, plus a huge number of other various discounts and bonuses. This discount system includes some major resorts like Furano, Tomamu and Kiroro as well as some undiscovered local gems like Kamui Ski Links. The full list including all discounts can be found here. Season pass holders simply need to show their season pass at the ticket counter at participating resorts to receive the discounts.

Niseko All Mountain Pass

4 Resorts, 1 mountain – it’s that simple. That is the beauty of Niseko United. Skiers just need one lift pass and can access all four resorts of Niseko United which are all interconnected. This opens up a huge amount of terrain and makes it feel like all four resorts are really one in the same. Niseko has some of the best powder snow on the planet, and great terrain to match – so it makes sense to have just one pass to access all of it. The Niseko All Mountain Pass is ¥115,600 making it one of the more expensive passes on the list, but with world class, high quality snow on offer every day, it’s not hard to make the decision.

Hakuba Valley Pass

The Hakuba Valley is home to 10 different resorts including the legendary Happo-One (host of the Free Ridge World Tour), Tsugaike-Kogen, Goryu 47, and Cortina. With so many great resorts to explore, you might just need all season to see them all. Happo-One is one of the best locations and the Hakuba Gateway Hotel offers This Hakuba Valley season pass is ¥130,000 making it one of the more expensive passes, but with access to 10 major resorts it actually does pose good value.

 

Pass Resorts Price Benefits
Epic Pass Hakuba Valley, Rusutsu $939 USD for USA Epic Pass
$859 AUD for Epic Australia Pass
One free 5 Consecutive Day Lift Pass at Rusutsu. One free 5 Consecutive Day Lift Pass at Hakuba Valley. No blackout dates.
Ikon Pass Niseko United $949 USD for Ikon Pass.
$649 USD for Ikon Base Pass.
Ikon Pass holders receive up to 7 free all mountain 1 Day Tickets and 10 X 25% off 1 Day Tickets. Ikon Base pass holders receive 5 free all mountain 1 Day Tickets, and 8 X 25% off 1 Day Tickets.
Mountain Collective Niseko United $449 USD One free 2 Day Lift Pass. Holders can purchase unlimited 50% off 1 Day Tickets. Holders may purchase one 5 Day Ticket at 50% off.
Kamori “K-Winter” Pass Rusutsu Resort, Sahoro Resort, Sapporo Teine, Nakayama Toge ¥74,700 Unlimited skiing at any of the mentioned ski resorts. Up to 30% off additional day passes, ski lessons and rental. Free access to lounges, ski lockers, bathing facilities, and more (for Gold and Premium pass holders).  50% off lift tickets at Vail resorts in the USA and Australia.
Hokkaido Ski Season Net – Chart of Discounts 23 Hokaido Resorts ¥25,000 – Canmore Season Pass (Cheapest Season Pass) Holders of a season pass at listed resorts will receive discounts at 23 different ski resorts across Hokkaido. Up to ¥2,400 off day passes.
Niseko All Mountain Pass Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu, Hanazono ¥115,600 – Season Pass Unlimited skiing at all Niseko United resorts.
Hakuba Valley Pass All 10 Hakuba Valley Resorts ¥130,000 – Season Pass Unlimited skiing at 10 Individual resorts in Hakuba. 50% off lift tickets at Vail resorts in the USA and Australia.
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