Niseko Ski Resort, is officially Japan’s #1 snow resort, located in Hokkaido, 2.5hrs drive from Chitose Airport. Comprised of 4 interlinked ski resorts – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri – it is renowned for its consistency and quality of powder snow throughout the winter. Averaging around 15m+ of snow each season, Niseko is famous for its wide open powder bowls and tree runs.
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|Season||December – April|
|Lifts||3 Gondolas | 30 Lifts|
|Terrain||30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 30% Expert|
The Niseko All Mountain Pass provides access to all 4 zones (Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri) as well as the Niseko United Shuttle service while the Grand Hirafu Pass enables access to the Grand Hirafu and Hanazono zones only. Lifts are open until 8.30pm every night of the week from mid-December to late March and night riding included on full day and consecutive day lift passes.
From 5,100 JPY per adult
From 3,100 JPY per child (7-12yrs)
Kids 0-6yrs Ski FREE
Niseko Ski Resort is within easy access of New Chitose Airport; only 2.5hrs away by public transport. You can choose to reserve a ticket on one of the many bus services or take a private taxi. Reservations prior to arrival are recommended to avoid missing out.
From 8,800 JPY Return Per Person
From 29,300 JPY One Way for 2 People
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SkiJapan.com offers the largest variety of accommodation options across the resorts, including self-contained apartments, resort homes, hotels, lodges and family run pensions with Western and Japanese style bedding. Ranging from ski-in/ski-out to a shuttle bus ride away, most accommodations are with easy access to the ski lifts.
Prices range from as low as 7,000 JPY per person per night for a twin room at a lodge.Find Niseko Accommodation
Lessons & Rentals
Niseko Base Snowsports is a one stop shop for both your lessons and rental. Located in Alpen Ridge just seconds from the Ace Family Lift. With fully certified, English speaking, experienced international instructors and rental equipment fitters to help you fully enjoy the powder Japan has to offer and experience the skiing or snowboarding holiday of your dreams.
Ski / Snowboard Set From 4,500 JPY per day
Group Lesson From 8,000 JPY for 2.5hrs
Hirafu Village is home to an abundance of cafe, restaurant and nightlife choices. Niseko Hirafu and the surrounding areas offer a wide range of dining options from traditional Japanese to French-Japanese fusion, steaks and a great choice of pizza and burger eateries.
A trip to the local Kutchan Town for a real Japanese experience is also recommended.
Activities & Events
There’s plenty to do in Niseko Ski Resort aside from riding that deep, deep powder. Why not try your hand at:
Sapporo Ice Festival (February)
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