Niseko ski resort » Japan

Niseko Ski Resort is located on Hokkaido, Japan's northern island and just a  2.5 hour drive from Sapporo City. When you are talking Japan Ski Resorts, Niseko is considered as one of the top 10 international ski resorts in the world. Skiing in Niseko is like nothing you have ever experienced as Niseko delivers an average of 14 metres of the driest powder snow on earth. Offering 4 interlinked resorts, Hanazono, Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri there are more than enough wide open powder bowls, tree runs, mogul runs, half-pipes, quarter pipes and table tops to keep a massive grin on your face for weeks and weeks.

 Niseko Snow & Weather Forecast

Considering Niseko this ski season? Keep up to date with the latest weather and snow forecasts below to guarantee you never miss out on another pow dump or bluebird day.


Niseko Mountain Facts: 

- Season Dec ~ April 
- Snowfall 12-14 metres 
- Lift Base/Peak Altitude 300m /1309m
- Vertical 1009 m 
- Longest run 5.6 kms 
- Highest lifted 1200 m 
- Lifts Open/Close 8.30am/8:30pm

- 35 Chairlifts & 3 Gondolas 
- Mountain Restaurants 17 
- Half Pipe/Terrain Park: Yes
- Lift pass covers the entire skiable area; including Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Annupuri and Niseko Village.

Niseko Village Facts:

- A 'free' shuttle bus service that runs throughout the entire village to transport you to and from the main express Gondola 
- 2 x Convenience Stores, supermarket and plenty of shops 
- Numerous Bars and Restaurants 
- 30 meter indoor swimming pool which is available for public use. There are also single spas, steam rooms and saunas within the complex. Open 12.00 – 9.00 p.m. daily 
- Ski and snowboard rental available 
- Ski and snowboard schools available 
- Local Onsens (outdoor natural hot springs) 
- Internet cafes 
- Child minding services