Winter Season

Want to experience Japan skiing with true ski-in ski-out access? Plan your next ski holiday with us and enjoy the best ski resort location in Niseko. The ski season starts from early December and ends late April. During this time the resort is covered in a blanket of snow with an astonishing 15m average snowfall a year.

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Guiding & Tours

Enjoy your own private mountain, pristine powder, spectacular views and backcountry adventure.

We work with a selected number of tour operators to tailor make your backcountry tours. All ski tours begin with your guide picking you up directly from Ki Niseko and taking you to your destination. Whether you´re a beginner or an extreme off-piste adventurer, our local knowledge of Niseko and connections with the area´s schools and guides ensures you get the most from your guided adventure.

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A visit to Niseko's ski resort should not only be limited to skiing or snowboarding. There are many other winter sports to enjoy during your stay at Ki Niseko including snow tubing, snow rafting, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and horseback riding. Take a look at our Winter Guest Services and let us take care of your booking

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Non-Ski Activities

Niseko is famous for its powder, but there is so much more to experience off the mountain too. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a cooking class, Japanese calligraphy or glass blowing lesson. Or you can relax and rejuvenate in the Ki Niseko onsen, or visit one of Niseko's many massage and spa destinations. Beyond the resort there's sightseeing and day trips to explore beautiful Hokkaido. Eat some of the world's best sushi in Otaru, enjoy shopping in cosmopolitan Sapporo or admire the spectacular Lake Toya.

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Winter Festivals

Niseko is a winter wonderland and there are many festivals and events celebrating the snow season. During New Year's Eve watch the mountain come alive with torchlight skiing from the base of the mountain. The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan's largest winter events. It attracts over two million visitors each year with hundreds of beautiful snow statues and ice sculptures. Closer to Niseko is The Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (Yuki Akari no Michi) held every February in Otaru. The combination of snowy town and glittering lanterns creates a very stunningly beautiful atmosphere.

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Ski Nearby Mountains

Niseko is not the only place to find fresh powder. Nearby resorts offer new runs, secret powder stashes and fresh tracks to explore. One of our recommended nearby ski resorts is Rusutsu Resort, located 45 minutes from Niseko-Hirafu. It has an extensive network of high-speed lifts accessing much of the famous Hokkaido powder. Make sure you sample Rusutsu’s famous tonkatsu.