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Niseko

Overview

Niseko on the Northern island of Hokkaido and is very popular with Australian skiers and boarders. The reason people go to Japan is the reliable deep powder with over 50 ft annually, if you're looking for something different this is definitely for you. the cultural difference is big but this adds to the excitement and whilst the language barrier exists the locals are extremely polite, friendly, and welcoming.

The pisted terrain is not on a par with Alpine steepness but it is ideal for beginners and intermediates. Expert skiers and skiers looking to hone their back country skills will find huge powder fields easily accessible from a vastly impriving lift system. The resort is comprised of three seperate ski areas interlinked via the shuttle bus system. Skiers and boarders come here for the powder and the snow is both reliable and deep but be warned it can snow, and snow, and snow for days on end. 

There are few off-slope diversions but the traditional town of Hirafu offers atmosphere in abundance with great restaurants, bars, hotels, and local pensions. 




Offslope/apres ski

With the amount of Australians in the resort the après ski is very westernised with a number of manic après ski venues in the town. a great mix of East meets West!

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For powder hounds and adventure seekers.




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
0
Hotel & Apartments:
1
Pistes:
57km
Resort height:
300m
Top station:
1207m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
2 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars

Positives

  • Polite and friendly locals
  • Reliable snow and lots of it
  • Good food and cheap drinks
  • Accessible off-piste
  • A cultural experience
  • sheltered treelined runs

Negatives

  • It's a long way to go skiing
  • Little to do off the slopes
  • Languague barrier
  • Not a huge ski area if piste bashing is your thing

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Hilton Niseko village REF: JAI0001

The impressive Hilton Niseko Village is Hilton’s newest resort and has a superb slopeside location just steps from the Niseko Gondola at the Higashiya...

Resort : Niseko, Japan
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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