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
Asia Product Manager
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
Asia Product Manager

Summary

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  • 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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02/04/2019 Hywel Payne

Superb! A day and a half of the best powder! Quiet slopes, friendly and relaxed locals. A great selection of restaurants and bars in the evenings. One of the best snowboard trips I've been on.

27/03/2019 Susan Reilly

Loved the accommodation (The Vale Niseko) and location.

22/03/2019 candy ravenscroft

Fantastic hotel and resort

Holiday ideas

News

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Fly Finnair to Hokkaido and Cut Costs and Flying Time

21st March 2019 - Vicky Bamford

Access to the resorts of Niseko , Furano , Kiroro and Rusutsu just got a little easier, quicker and cheaper. With Finnair's new flight route to Hokkaido starting in December 2019, you can now arrive in Sapporo both more refreshed and a with a little more change in your pocket. Japan's north island...

Blackcomb Deep Snow January 2019 © Tourism Whistler Vince Emond

Mother Nature Delivers Big in North America and Japan

11th January 2019 - Vicky Bamford

Our inboxes have been a delight this week, filled with email after email of big, fluffy snow chronicles from our far-flung partners, both west and east. There are two record breakers in the recent snowfall stakes plus nine resorts with over a metre of snow in the first 10 days of 2019. Take a look...