Averaging over 15 metres of dry light powder every year – the skiing in Niseko is superb!
The snowfall arising from cold Siberian air hitting the warmer moisture filled air over the Sea of Japan creates a consistent powder machine and the second snowiest ski resort in the world (source:www.forbestraveller.com).
The resort boasts over 2,000 acres of ski and boarding terrain, under the majestic view of Mt Yotei. With a variety of piste and off-piste terrain and some of the best night skiing in the world, you can enjoy day and night skiing without the physical limits that altitude sometimes brings.
The nearby Hanazono Adventureland offers snow mobiling, sledding, snow rafting and terrain parks in additon to the usual snowsports.
Just completed is the new ski centre at the base of the Hirafu Gondola, which has also been upgraded during the 2011 offseason. The gondola is now 8 seat and 30% faster with much better entry access design (no stairs!).
The Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS) attracts English speaking instructors from all over the world who offer private and group lessons catering for all levels.