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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How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

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Intermediates

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Advanced

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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

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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
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
JSJeremiah S.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
Niseko is famous, and for good reason. The backcountry skiing at Niseko is great! The facilities are very good, though some lifts are definitely showing their age. The on piste skiing itself is fantastic as well, though not as good as in Furano. The big downside for Niseko is... More
DBDoug B.
expert skier
Superb!

4.9 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
Awesome skiing experience, great resort, great snow, friendly people, beautiful location, great food. Had an amazing time in Niseko some of the nicest snow I've ever skied. Absolutely fell in love with japan!... More
ILInsoo L.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Niseko is a solid resort. The quality of the snow, as well as the consistency of generous dumps of snow make it well worth a visit. It can get crowded at times, however it is easy to jump between the different subsections of the resort to escape the crowds. The main drawback is... More
PPPhat P.
Superb!

5 / 5

Oct 10, 2017
So much beautiful powder. 4 mountains to explore. Efficient automatic lift lines. Covered lift chairs. Great food on the slopes. Friendly staff. Hot spring to relax. Its not a ski trip, its a lifetime experience!
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