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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RORonald O.
intermediate snowboarder
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Highly recommend, great mountain! Great town, loads of runs so won’t get bored doing same few runs over and over. Got a transfer direct from Sapporo Airport to the door where we were staying for very reasonable price. Take me back!... More
DTDaniel T.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Lives up to the name and notoriety, great for lovers powder. Very impressive off-pitse backcountry options and well maintained slopes. Accommodation isn't overpriced and the culture is great. Absolutely loved it. Check out Bigfoot Lodge for a drink, it's wicked.... More
JRJames R.
expert snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
A great resort for your first Japan trip, spending over 3 weeks at the resort I never ran out of things to do! Friendly locals, great accomodation options and even better skiing both on and off piste. Not the steepest but powder for days!... More
WAWill A.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Dec 04, 2017
Incredible place with some of the best snow I’ve ever experienced. Everyone was extremely friendly and I have wanted to return ever since. The dining throughout the resort was absolutely incredible.... More
JBJack B.
advanced snowboarder
Very Good!

4.2 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
The accessibility to surrounding mountains and quantity of terrain makes niseko a special resort for all ability levels. There’s unlimited hiking and even the in bounds riding is incredible due to consistent snowfall... More
SSSean S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
I loved niseko, it is such a people’s place! Great access to local cusine and lovely people through out the town. Amazing ski runs for all abilities and really good access by foot or by free shuttles. ... More
SFSally F.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
The stuff dreams are made of... Champagne powder feast - 4 feet in 4 days. Luxury yet affordable ski in ski out accomodation with a private onsen. Nothing better after a day on the hill, than to soak your tired muscles in a volcanic, mineral rich pool and delight in snowflakes... More
JGJake G.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Niseko is a snowboarders heaven! Amazing powder, tree runs, parks and back country. Almost every day we were on the slopes from as soon as the lifts open till dark and even got out for a night board under the lights too. Niseko has an incredible amount of awesome restaurants,... More
DGDiren G.
intermediate snowboarder
Fabulous!

4.2 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Excellent Snow. Fair bit of travel to get to. Makes it difficult for short trips. Excellent for long trips. Easy to get around town. It's small but had enough going on. Take the train out to Yoichi if you get a chance. Stunning town, excellent seafood.... More
DWDaniel W.
advanced skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Dec 03, 2017
Niseko is full of friendly people who love to party and show guests a good time. But most importantly the skiing is unreal and the power is out of this world! ... More
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