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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PBPaul B.
expert snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 14, 2017
Amazing powder and a great place to spend a season. You'll meet plenty of other westerners but the area retains its Japanese roots. Highly recommend for amazing snowboarding and skiing... More
SGShannay G.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 13, 2017
Great place to ski with multiple resorts on the mountain, all easily accessible ! Caters for a large range of skiing ability from absolute beginners to those well experienced. The access from on piste to off piste is easy and helps progression for those not so confident.... More
RCRobert C.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
Heaven on earth! Had such an amazing time in the fresh pow. Accommodation was great with the friendliest people to make it an amazing holiday destination. Can't wait to head back,a must for any snow fanatic... More
OJOscar J.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
A great start to the season with plenty of snow. The choice between the four resorts is great they all offer different advantages such as the great beginner slopes in AnNapuri or the night skiing at Hirafu. It is very easy to access each resort while on the slopes which is great.... More
FFFabio F.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
GReat place! If you love to live eat breathe powder you are in the right place. Beautiful and fun for any level of experience skier and snowboard . Back country is just a blast!... More
MGMichael G.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
Niseko is epic if your up for some partying and some neck deep pow, bring your snorkel because you’ll have the time of your life! I love that place and it will always have a special spot in my heart! Best time of my life!... More
OWOwen W.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 12, 2017
I spent 3 weeks boarding in Niseko. Just a short rail ride from Sapporo, this resort is one of the most lively and beautiful ski resorts in the world. There's plenty to do here with 4 interconnected snow areas and amazing food scene and nightlife. I am currently planning... More
AKAaron K.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
I skied the best snow of my life at Niseko. It snowed for the 3 days I was there and it was the true "JaPow" experience. The terrain was the best I skied in Japan making those 3 days some of the best I've had on skis!... More
KKKristofer K.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
DEEP POWDER. Great tree skiing. Not a ton of technical terrain, but well worth a visit. Facilities differ between the area but most are very nice! Would go there every winter if I could!... More
ATAndy T.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
Niseko is my home away from home, growing and changing each year to become a world class resort. Perfect for all skill levels, great dining options and accommodation for all budgets.... More
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