Niseko Ski Holidays

Having lived and done seasons in Japan, Niseko is still my favourite resort, with the most reliable snow record of any resort I know. Not forgetting to mention it is a foodie's heaven, and soaking in the onsen after days skiing can't be topped.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia
Having lived and done seasons in Japan, Niseko is still my favourite resort, with the most reliable snow record of any resort I know. Not forgetting to mention it is a foodie's heaven, and soaking in the onsen after days skiing can't be topped.
Andrea Selig
Product Manager - Switzerland & Asia

Summary

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Beginner
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Intermediate
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Advanced
  • Nightlife

Japan’s largest and best-known ski resort, the quality and quantity of snow here is unparalleled - for powder, it doesn’t get much better than a ski holiday in Niseko.

With around 14 metres of snow falling each season, the skiing here is exceptional. Look forward to ungroomed bowls and world-class tree runs (Strawberry Fields is amazing), while the Niseko Gates lead to unpatrolled terrain that’s best explored with a guide.

Your ski pass covers the four interlinked areas above Niseko Village, Hirafu, Annupuri and Hanazono. There are groomed runs for every level, as well as night skiing until 9pm - go early to watch the sun set over Mt Yotei; it’s simply incredible.

The best way to end your ski day is in a Japanese onsen (hot spring) and you’ll find the best choice in Hirafu or within the hotels. Bars and restaurants are another highlight, with everything from pizzerias, izakayas (Japanese pubs) and gourmet restaurants, while the supermarket in Kutchan Town is best for self-catering.

From Niseko, it’s easy to make day trips to other local ski resorts, or even change base with a Japanese Ski Safari. Our tailored trips make it easy to add more culture and we highly recommend a visit to Kyoto or Tokyo to round off your trip.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224067 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Niseko Resort Guide

Make the most of your Niseko ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
December - April
Nearest airport
Sapporo Chitose
Transfer time
2 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Transfer
Elevation
1,200 m
Vertical drop
920 m
Ski area
644 ski acres
Ski lifts
50
Runs
61
Grade
30% advanced
43% intermediates
27% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

Our accommodation is split between Hirafu and Niseko Village, which are 15 minutes apart. Both benefit from easy lift access, excellent services and English-speaking staff. Many hotels are ski-in ski-out, and there’s a huge range of options, from full-service hotels and luxury townhouses, to self-catering studios and five bed apartments.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Niseko accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

The Green Leaf Exterior
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Spa
The Green Leaf Hotel is an ever popular choice in Niseko for those looking for easy access to the mountain, and looking for a range of on-site facilities.
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
Located in Upper Hirafu Village next to the Hirafu Gondola, the Ki Niseko boasts a true ski-in ski-out experience.

Offers

See our Niseko offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224 067 or request a quotation.

Reviews

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02/04/2018 Michael Blaikie

Excellent resort - snow was amazing all week. Low visibility may not be so beginner friendly. Better Night skiing around the village area would make a big improvement - would save having to go over to Hirafu for it.

29/03/2018 Andrew Otoo

Excellent resort with some great places to eat, some very good and friendly hire shops and some great terrain for snowboarding! When the conditions aren't great-windy you really cannot get out onto the mountain as it isn't pleasant, but when the storms roll out, they often leave some brilliant snow to utilize. Although it offers plenty of available pistes, it's not a huge European style area. This isn't normally an issue at all, but when there are lift closures or great Snow conditions, the best available areas can get very concentrated. Night riding is a definite highlight as the groomed pistes are nice and crisp, and provide a magical feel to the flowing pistes.

26/03/2018 Dolores Thomson

Second time in Niseko, had a great week just missed out on the champagne powder.

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News

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29th March 2018 - Craig Charley

Back in March 2017, six of our team headed to Japan to experience first-hand the outstanding skiing and unique culture. We were based in Niseko but also skied the nearby resorts of Kiroro and Rusutsu before rounding the trip off with 24 hours in Tokyo. Myself, Andy, Hannah and Matt had never...

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28th March 2018 - Andrea Selig

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