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Niseko – best powder conditions to be found anywhere

Spectacular skiing and snowboarding opportunities to the novice, intermediate or expert

Niseko, located on the western coast of the island of Hokkaido, is widely known as having one of the most consistent and biggest snowfalls in Japan and boasts some of the best powder conditions to be found anywhere. Niseko is the largest of Hokkaido ski areas with 4 interlinked first-class resorts, Annupuri, Hirafu,Higashiyama and Hanazono. These 4 adjoining resorts make up Niseko and offer spectacular skiing and snowboarding opportunities to the novice, intermediate or expert and offer the powder hound unparalleled, pristine powder experiences 7 days a week. . Niseko has one of the largest night skiing areas around with the lifts open daily from 8.30am to 9.00pm.

Plenty of alpine alternatives are here to be enjoyed cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snow rafting, ice climbing, snowshoeing and relaxing in the natural hot springs.

Niseko offers some great ski-in ski-out accommodation with a variety of western hotels and pensions catering to all budgets.

Key Facts:

Ski area: Niseko

Resort Height: 920ft

Skiing Elevation: 920-3938 ft

Pistes: 25 miles

Beginner: 30%

Intermediate: 40%

Advanced: 30%

Getting There:

Sapporo (Chitose Airport)

3 hours (shared/private)

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