Niseko Ski Holidays

Having lived and done seasons in Japan, Niseko is still my favourite resort, with the most reliable snow records 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 records 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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  • 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 224060 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 ftm
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
  • 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
Ki Niseko is one of the newest luxury hotels in Niseko, located in Upper Hirafu Village next to the Hirafu Gondola.

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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23/03/2016 Rowena Homan

Best snow I have ever experienced in 20 years of skiing and a good varied mountain.

13/03/2016 Ben Smith

A powder playground, we were very happy with the resort. The map makes it look small but the back country makes up for listed runs - it is brilliant. So much to do - we had 6 days but wish we had booked longer. If you are going skiing to Japan you won't be disappointed with Niseko.

15/02/2016 Lisa Dempster

Excellent resort, loads of snow! Some of the chairlifts etc are a bit dated, and it's smaller than most French resorts but there were plenty of off-piste areas to explore and the gate system to exit into the off-piste areas was good. Yama Shizen apartments were beautiful, brand new and very clean everything you could need including dishwasher, washing machine etc. Very well laid out and big windows looking towards the ski area. Very short walk to the gondola.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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Ki Niseko

Release your inner Ki

26th May 2015 - Tara Rogers

A brand new luxury hotel, the Ki Niseko in Hirafu Village is one of the few ski-in ski-out properties in Niseko. Design aficionados will appreciate the contemporary Japanese design, crafted by renowned Hokkaido architect Koichi Ishiguro. All rooms have been furnished to maximise space and...

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