Niseko

Mt Niseko is one of Japan’s most popular ski resorts for international skiers and riders. The mountain is home to 5 different resorts: Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono and Moiwa, but just think of it as 1 BIG mountain. Your lift pass is interchangeable at all, except the smallest resort of Moiwa.

Overview

With a very efficient lift system, gondolas and covered chairlifts will get you to the top of each mountain quickly and in comfort. The resort has an abundance of tree runs and, being at a low altitude, it rarely experiences true whiteout conditions. Although when it is snowing, visibility is reduced to around 200m.

The terrain at Niseko is varied. There are legendary tree runs like Strawberry Fields and Miharashi, and there are huge powder fields off The Peak which will “blow your mind”. There are some great steep runs at the Alpen Super Course and under the Kogen gondola. For beginners, there are beautifully groomed slopes at the base of the mountain. All runs are long and the 900m vertical drop ranks Niseko up there with other world class resorts

  • Home to 5 different ski resorts = 1 massive mountain, 1 ski pass
  • Legendary tree runs and huge powder fields – up to 20m snowfall in some years!
  • Beautifully groomed slopes for beginners
  • Large selection of Japanese and Western eateries
  • Wide variety of accommodation options from budget to luxury.

Mountain Statistics

Statistics

Top Elevation 1,308 Metres
Base Elevation 300 Metres
Vertical Drop 1,009 Metres
Lifts 38 lifts
Runs 61
Ave Annual Snowfall 1,500 cms
Terrain Beginner 30%
Terrain Intermediate 40%
Terrain Advanced 30%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

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