Niseko Japan

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Trails

Beginner
38%
Intermediate
32%
Advanced / Expert
30%

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Overview

The Good 

  • Endless dry and light japow to enjoy
  • Large ski area connecting four different resorts and diverse terrain to suit everyone
  • Backcountry gate means its easy to access off-piste terrain 
  • Incredible night skiing available
  • Easily accessible with plenty of transport options running to and between the base areas
  • Great for first timers to Japan: fantastic shopping, vibrant nightlife, and English is widely spoken

The Bad

  • It's pretty popular so freshies gets tracked out quickly
  • Expensive place to ski compared to other Japanese resorts
  • Crowds can be an issue, especially during the holidays
  • Not the most authentic Japanese ski experience with flocks of westerners visiting 

Fresh Finds: You'll find plenty of great pow anywhere outside of the boundaries but some of the best can be found off Gate 8 and beyond! 

Ditch the Crowds: The Hirafu ski area is the most busiest, so head up high and get yourself on Youtei Sunset. It's a 3,900 ft long slope and hardly ever sees the masses. Otherwise, opt for the quieter slopes of Annupuri. 

Local's Pick: The backcountry off Gate 9 is legit. Think face shots, deep untouched powder, tree runs, and stunning scenery. Just watch out for the waterfall!  


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Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 57 reviews

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Uncrowded

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Town

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Family Friendliness

Lifts

Gondola & Trams
5
High Speed Quads
7
Double Chairs
15
Single Chairs
3
Surface Lift
1

Elevation

Base
853 feet
Summit
3,937 feet
Vertical drop
3,084 feet

Terrain

Total runs
81
Terrain Parks
9
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