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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RWRob W.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.4 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
Unbelievable, best boarding of my life! I'll definitely be going back as soon as I get the chance and can't wait to take my boys aged 11 and 13. Such amazing powder and the hospitality of our Japanese hosts was the best I've experienced world wide.... More
NMNolan M.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 07, 2017
You couldn't ask for a better introduction to snow in Japan than Niseko. Whether you stay in Niseko itsself or in nearby Hirafu, the snow is awesome, the food is great, the people are friendly and there is always a party.... More
PBPaul B.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 06, 2017
An absolutely unbelievable amount of snow up to your eyeballs and an incredible atmosphere of the loveliest place of the planet left me feeling like it was all a dream.... More
CTConor T.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
A very international resort with probably the best snow I've found in Japan. Can be busy in peak season, and don't expect much of a Japanese cultural experience. But lots of great bars to socialise with people from all over. Did I mention the snow was amazing?... More
DBDarren B.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
Unbelievable but Beleivable !! Incredible chance to Experience One of Japan’s Best Resorts. From Snow Quality to the inviting Culture,make this your go to destination you won’t be disappointed on any level.... More
YKYuka K.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
No need to mention about the best powder snow. Not only that, but also touching good warm local people, getting quality vegitable at market, feeling beautiful nature in the woods, cozy nights in your lodge, can't be better!!... More
SKStephen K.
advanced snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
I’ve been going to Niseko on and off the last 10 Years. Since I’ve started going there it’s been heavily westernised (I guess the fault of people like me) which has led to it losing a bit of its charm. Whilst the terrain isn’t particularly challenging, the quantity, quality and... More
MBMichael B.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Unbeatable skiing and fresh powder. If you are going purely for the snow then I would definitely recommend Niseko. For me though, apres ski and culture are of equal importance and I was a bit disappointed here. For sure there is plenty of action, but it just doesn't feel... More
BWBen W.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Mint little town. Stayed last year at the bottom of town. Everything is walking distance. Night life is fun as. Snow is deep as. Experience was dope as. Great place to teach friends how to snowboard.... More
SWScott W.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
After 20yrs of an endless winter including USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan! Niseko has everything you need for a great Ski/Snow Board holiday, from some of the best powder snow in the world, to great lodges, and great Food and the Japanese restaurants. And with... More
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