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

Overall rating Leave a review for Niseko

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

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Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

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Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

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Family Friendliness
BWBrian W.
expert skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 11, 2017
Niseko is an experience than all serious riders should have. The mountain is home to 4 resorts with equally varying and awesome terrain. Great runs for all levels, and the side-country/back country hikes are pretty incredible. The mountain has quite a bit of elevation gain, and... More
ASAdam S.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Niseko was absolutely amazing. Great powder well maintain fields and all staff were amazing! I seen heaps of little kids loving the tracks and learning to snowboard and ski! So can only mean there instructors are great at there job! All in all would defiantly come back here!!... More
NCNic C.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Niseko is the Whistler equivalent for Japan. 4 Interconnected resorts on the same ticket that provides a great variety of terrain. However, expect the crowds in the peak season! That said, there are always some fantastic stashes for those who work a little to find them. The... More
BGBryce G.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Skiing in Japan is an amazing cultural experience due to the delicious food, hot springs and Japanese friendliness. Definitely a ‘go to’ place for not only the skiing but the food and cultural experience... More
DSDavid S.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Great snow and lots of it. Many powder days, love the food, love the outdoor onsens. The mountain is actually four separate resorts, spread out thus will take a few days to ski/board the whole mountain. Demo a board w Gentemstick.... More
JMJustin M.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 10, 2017
Niseko has a lot to offer. Lots of deep powder that can be challenging while riding through the trees. The top and side country requires some hiking. Definitely worth it.... More
HLHarry L.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Amazing Resort! Snow is perfect. The town can get quite icy and slippery though! On mountain can also be a bit crowded at times, but its a big resort with plenty of snow and terrain ranging from all skill levels. The food and bar scene is great! Plenty of accomodation and buses... More
IMIain M.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 09, 2017
Powder snow, plenty of friendly faces about, can't speak Japanese? No worries lots of Aussies and english speaking people who are always happy to help. Getting there is a breeze too. Lots of ways to make your way there. Buses and trains are available regularly. If you can rent a... More
LTLeonard T.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 08, 2017
Niseko is a grand place, 3 hours by bus to Chitose airport but still buzzing with life. Snowfall can be a little variable but when it dumps it is some of the best snow in the world. Huge mountain with slopes for every grade, great food and accommodation, and some amazing sights... More
CJCharles J.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
Come here to experience some back home fun with a twist of Asia to and to the mix! Many Bars from which to slip and slide from as the snow seems to fall all night long cover everyone's tracks who went out that night!... More
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