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Niseko

Niseko Ski Resort Guide

Niseko, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Niseko Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,308m4,291ft
Resort Height300m984ft
 Nearest AirportNew Chitose
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Niseko

One of the most picturesque of Japan's many ski areas, divided in to six separate ski resorts, three of them inter-linked but not on the same lift pass. Excellent snow record guarantees a long season from mid-November to mid-May

Niseko Summary

The Japanese village of Niseko is at an altitude of 300m984ft.

The Niseko Ski Area includes 4 Japanese Ski Resorts with a combined total of 32km20 miles of downhill skiing, with 34 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts. The appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Hanazono and Niseko Village/Higashiyama.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Skiing in Niseko

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Niseko Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Niseko?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Niseko.

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Ski Area Stats

Niseko Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Niseko
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
10
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
21
Downhill
Total Length
32km20 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
20

Niseko Altitudes

Niseko Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Niseko
Highest Lift1,308m4,291ft
Lowest Piste300m984ft
Resort Altitude (Niseko)300m984ft

Niseko Rated

Ratings for Niseko
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Niseko Overview

One of the most picturesque of Japan's many ski areas, divided in to six separate ski resorts, three of them inter-linked . Excellent snow record guarantees a long season from mid-November to mid-May

Snowboarding in Niseko

Also features table top, boarders welcome on most slopes.

Location and Map

Where is Niseko?

Niseko is in Hokkaidō, Japan.

Map of Niseko

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How to get to Niseko

How To Get To Niseko by air

The nearest airport to Niseko is New Chitose which is 127 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 20 ski lifts of Niseko are able to uplift 22,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Niseko is able to make snow, with 60 snow cannons.

Niseko Season Dates

When is Niseko open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Niseko.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Niseko.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Niseko, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Niseko Tourist Office for the latest.

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