Niseko

Ski resorts in Japan
Only a short distance from the snowy Yotei volcano is the Japanese ski resort of Niseko. With 50 feet of snow per year and top-level forest skiing it's hardly a surprise that Japan, and especially Nisseko, has become so popular.

Niseko is the largest ski resort in Japan and consists of four villages. An'nupuri, Niseko, Hirafu and Hanazono. Like in all ski resorts in Japan, English is not a common language at Niseko. Do not worry though, as a friendlier treatment than you'll receive in Niseko is hard to find.

Here you can stay at expensive hotel chains, but there are also more affordable options for those who don't want to spend too much. Of course you will find Japanese cuisine on the menu so try not to fantasize too much about eating a hamburger when you are done skiing for the day.

Even though Niseko offers skiing for everyone with an impressive ski system, the main focus here is clearly off-piste. Niseko is not the place to go if you want to be sure of sun because Niseko rarely sees any sunlight at all.

Niseko Snow forecast

  • Friday
    1 in snow
    Lätt snöfall / sol
    30°F
    0 mph
  • Saturday
    0 in snow
    Partly cloudy
    31°F
    4 mph
  • Sunday
    0 ft
    Fog
    33°F
    3 mph
 

Facts about Niseko

Number of slopes:61
Evening skiing:10 number of slopes

Lifts (Total: 41)
Gondola lift:5
Chair lifts:26
Magic carpet:7

Vertical drop
Niseko Vertical drop
Highest Point: 3898 ft
Vertical drop: 3061 ft
Base Point: 837 ft

Areas
Snowparks:4
Childrens area:4
Country: Japan
Hokkaido

Reviews for Niseko

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Chris Chan
Chris Chan (Guest)
30/03/2011
If you love your powder then there's simply no better place in the world in January than Niseko... Right off the lifts you're getting great turns - kn... Read more (340 words)
HanazonoFreedom
05/05/2010
The greatest powder is on the Hanazono side, and no lift lines. Great and reasonable lodging at Freedom Inn (www.freedom-inn.jp) very close to the sl... Read more (29 words)
mapatten
15/04/2009
Been there 3 times and the powder skiing is awesome, in particular skiing through the trees - check out Strawberry and Blueberry fields. Check out ... Read more (35 words)
pargranlund
21/02/2020
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A lot of snow and when it snows it snows a lot. Easily accessible off-piste, needs walking and sloping but perfectly ok. Found untouched powder even... Read more (50 words)
steglund
03/03/2019 (Modified: 03/03/2019)
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Certainly, it is snowing in Niseko. Very and often. The problem is that it is well known. The whole planet's looser owners gather in Niseko and the lo... Read more (84 words)
Andreas
Andreas (Guest)
07/02/2018
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Were there for 5-6 10 days. Annapuri clearly cruel area, close to the back of the mountain as well as moiwa. We had 4 days of snowy first days, about ... Read more (98 words)
Anders
Anders (Guest)
14/12/2017
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The area around and in Niseko is there for those who love to go swimming. Niseko consists of four systems, and a small side-moiwa Moiwa where there... Read more (305 words)
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Nudeln
05/02/2016
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The resort is great for those looking for pillows. The fall height or slope is nothing to cheer for, but when the fresh snow is in such quantities, yo... Read more (89 words)
matsarne
08/06/2012
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This movie says quite a lot. This was how it was most day off for two weeks. Had 1 (!) Day without good pow. We also got some sunshine which is unusua... Read more (55 words)
dennis
dennis (Guest)
16/06/2011
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awesome place! was there on 4 and 5 2011. started with 2 days of sunshine and some nice top trips :) Then the snow came about 30 cm every day! It is n... Read more (130 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Carl Hansols Photo: Christoffer Wastegård

Trail map

Trail map Niseko

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Airports near Niseko

New Chitose Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 10 minutes (81 miles)
Distance: 51 miles