Niseko is regarded as one of Japan’s top 5 resorts. Equipped with an efficient lift system, mostly gondolas and covered chairlifts so even on the most extreme blizzard days, you can ride in comfort. Bad weather does not mean bad visibility in Niseko, as the resort has an abundance of tree runs and being low in altitude it rarely experiences true whiteout conditions that are often found in North American or European resorts of higher altitud
Niseko is made up of 5 different resorts: Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono and Moiwa. Hirafu is where the majority of our customers stay, with easy access to Annupuri, Higashiyama and Hanazono from the top of the mountain or by shuttle bus from Hirafu.
Niseko is four resorts in one: Hanazone, Annupuri, Higashiyama and Hirafu, linked by shuttle buses during the season, approximately November till April. A free bus operates if holding an All Mountain Pass, while a Shuttle Bus provides lift access and transport for visitors around Hirafu village. Kutchan Go Bus is a free nightly service that runs between Hirafu and Kutchan up until around 11.30pm, perfect for those who like an evening out.
The Niseko area offers great backcountry, cat skiing and snowmobiling for those who want to get away from the 3 main Niseko ski resorts. And to sooth those aches and pains why not try one of Niseko's famous onsen (hot springs). Other options include a range of activities from indoor rock climbing to winter white water rafting.