Niseko Japan

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 55 reviews

Trails

Beginner
38%
Intermediate
32%
Advanced / Expert
30%

Trail maps

Overview

Japow! Welcome to one of the snowiest ski resorts on the planet and the most popular powder haven in the Land of the Rising Sun. If you absolutely, positively, have to get up to your eyeballs in the white stuff, there are few others places that give you better odds than Niseko. Japan's premier winter wonderland has quite rightly earned a reputation as an essential destination for any self-respecting powder hound, with an average annual snowfall of over 80 days and record snow depths of more than 13 feet!

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Lifts

Gondola & Trams
5
High Speed Quads
7
Double Chairs
15
Single Chairs
3
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
853 feet
Summit
3937 feet
Vertical drop
3084 feet

Terrain

Total runs
81
Terrain Parks
9

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Advanced

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Accessibility

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Snow

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Après ski and dining options

Town

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Family Friendliness
RSRoss S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 25, 2017
Wicked place hands down. The locals are friendly and there are plenty of options to choose for food. Now the best part is the snow!!!! 25 cm's a night!! Or 10 inches for our north american friends. Be prepared for POW. There are plenty of runs all different skill levels be... More
ABAlex B.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 23, 2017
Amazing Resort to go to. The amount of Powder Snow is unparalleled and something I have never experienced anywhere else (Mainly been Snowboarding in Chamonix, France and different Resorts in Switzerland). Niseko is separated into different resorts. Annupuri is an area more... More
KRKen R.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 23, 2017
We were based in Annapuri, the far left village when looking at the Niseko trail map. The snow conditions had us giggling like a child on a xmas morn. The terrain was more than ample to keep us amused for 8 days. If you wanted a change, just track left over the mountain and visa... More
JPJon P.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 18, 2017
Staying in Hirafu gave us excellent access to all ski areas at Niseko. A short walk to the beginner lift quickly got us to a detachable chair lift to ride the more challenging terrain and explore the powder stashes around the mountain. The Nightlife includes an abundance of... More
DEDean E.
expert skier
Average!

2.8 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
So much snowfall that poor visibility is the norm. Snow quality feels brilliant, just can't see it. In those odd moments when the sun comes through it is truly spectacular. Services and facilities are generally poor and spread out over tens of kilometres, having a car would... More
YJYestyn J.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
Niseko is a world class resort. I've been lucky enough to ski all over the world and I've never seen snow of such consistency and calibre. If it's deep powder, soft pillows and tight trees you long for - Niseko is essential.... More
LVLukas V.
expert skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 17, 2017
Niseko is one of the best places in the world to ski deep deep powder! The treeskiing ist just simply amazing and the niseko bowls are on a whole different level.... More
EDElliot D.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 16, 2017
Niseko is a powder paradise, although the runs are shorter than North American trails, snow quality more than makes up for it! The ski culture is different from your usual apres and glitz and glamour but this is a positive as this scene is pretentious takes away from the true... More
BFBrian F.
expert snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 15, 2017
Niseko is great. Any traveler outside of Japan that wants to experience world renown powder, but is afraid of the language barrier...Niskeo is the place to go. You can ride unlimited powder all day with day-after-day freshies and still have great-ski apres-ski lifestyle from... More
VPVince P.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 14, 2017
What an amazing trip it was I love going to new countries and skiing Japan is amazing to travel to and sk.i the snow is fantastic & the towns are amazing and so is the food and culture can't wait to go back and ski... More
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