Winter in Niseko

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Winter in Niseko

Niseko backcountry landscape

Ski, Snowboard or take in a relaxing winter vacation in Niseko Japan with us at Holiday Niseko.

Snowboard or ski the powder all day or night, cruise the groomers, fly through the forests, hit the parks, tour out of our backcountry access gates or take a lesson to improve your learning curve! Niseko United’s slopes have a diverse range of terrain and groomed runs for all levels. The resort is very well kept and the in-bounds steeps, trees and pillow lines are as world famous as our amazing snow depths and snow consistency. With a long 6 month winter season and an average 14 meters annual snowfall, you will be in powder heaven. Niseko United includes the four resorts of Hanazono, Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri and can be skied or snowboarded with one All-Mountain pass. The All-Mountain system has a combined total of 57 runs, 29 lifts and gondolas plus a free shuttle bus service to get you around the mountain and villages comfortably. Relax and take in the unique cultural experience that our snowy Niseko world class resort has to offer.


Tour Guides


Hire a guide to show you the secret spots, keep you out of avalanche danger and in the deep zones. Whether you want some Holiday Niseko secret tips of the resort or a certified back country mountain guide, we can set you up. 


Back Country Tours


Make your own tracks on a Niseko backcountry tour. Snowboarding and skiing Niseko’s in-bound lift-accessed terrain is amazing, but outside the ski area lays the real adventure. Get ready to hike and burn to earn your turns. Kit yourself up with avalanche gear, enroll in a course on knowing how it all works and follow an experienced local guide to part’s unknown in Niseko’s vast backcountry.

Most of the backcountry tours start from the back of Niseko’s Mt. Annupuri. There are other amazing tours from Nitonuppuri, Iwaonuppuri Chisenuppuri Mt Moiwa, and the giant Mt Yotei if you are up for it.

Cat Skiing

Want some snowy space around you to make your own tracks but with out hiking all day to get it? Get the snowy mountain all to yourself and crew on a Cat skiing day in the Niseko area. Cat skiing tours get you into zones that would otherwise be almost impossible to access. Let us at Holiday Niseko set you up with one of the great cat-skiing operations offered on the near by mountains.


Skiing and snowboarding can have a tough learning curve. Take a lesson from a certified instructor to get you through the dos and don’ts. There are a few companies in Niseko to choose from to get a lesson. Let us help you in organizing a lesson for your great day on the slopes.

Activities other than skiing and snowboarding in Niseko.


Snowshoe tours


Snowshoeing through Niseko’s deep powder is a popular off-hill activity that everyone can enjoy. Strap on the floating shoes and get a nice work out on a scenic walk through the beautiful forests of Niseko. Check out the local wildlife and tracks left behind in the white snow and have a picnic lunch at the foot of Mt. Yotei on the frozen Half Moon Lake. Tours vary in length and destination and will be decided by each individual group.

Let us contact an outfitter and organize a great day tour on snowshoes for you and your crew.


Cross country skiing


A Niseko cross country ski tour lets you explore quiet areas of Niseko that not many other people get to experience. The sounds of you and your skis in the tranquil surroundings of Niseko will fuel your full bodied workout.


Snowmoblie rental and tours


If you need a day off the slopes to relax those legs and still want snowy face shots and a thrilling day on the snow, try snowmobiling. There are options from family tours to exhilarating back country journeys around Niseko’s vast landscape.




The best way to unwind after a long day on the slopes is bathing in the mineral rich and warm volcanic water in one of Niseko’s many Onsens. With 16 onsens in the area open to the public year round, you have many options to choose from when it’s time to relax and revitalise. The average price is around ¥700 and includes showers facilites, both gender changing rooms and a small modesty towel. Follow the ediquette and enjoy the theraputic effect our onsens will have on your body.


Winter horseback riding


Take the family out for a fun gallop on the backs of these gentle animals. Let the horses break the trail as you take in the scenic Niseko landscape. We would be happy to line you up with a fun day out winter horseback riding.




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