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Niseko

Niseko is on the Northern most Japanese island of Hokkaido, with spectacular scenery, annual snowfall of 12-16 metres and large range of accommodation from traditional pensions to luxury apartments.

A Travelplan consultant can assist you package your accommodation with flights and lifts for even further savings on your holiday to Niseko.

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.

Niseko is the largest of Hokkaido ski areas with FOUR interlinked first-class resorts;
Hirafu, Hanazono, Annupuri and Higashiyama

These four adjoining resorts complete Niseko with;

  • Spectacular skiing and snowboarding
  • Opportunities for novice, intermediate and expert skiers
  • 38 lifts including 3 Express Gondolas
  • The Hanazono basin is fantastic learning area for beginners plus snow tubing & tobogganing
  • World class half pipe and terrain parks at Hanazono
  • Vast back country & off piste area that is lift accessible
  • Plenty of Powder for the powder hound
  • Ultimate powder & culture experience 
  • A huge variety of accommodation options

The skiing in Niseko is generally uncrowded due to the low population on the island, plus they have over 1000m vertical feet with great powder runs and tree skiing.

Mountain Statistics

SeasonDecember to April
Snowfall Average12m
Summit Elevation1,309m
Base Elevation300m
Vertical Rise1,009m
Terrain47km Groomed Slopes
Trails61
Longest Run5.6km
Lifts38
Beginner30%
Intermediate40%
Advanced30%

Location

Getting there

International Airport

Chitose

Chitose to Niseko Transfer

Approx 2 hours

Snow Season

December to April

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Niseko, Terrazze Apartments Ski Deal

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EARLY BIRD: 15% off - Book by September 30, 2014, plus up to ¥100,000* to put towards guest services.

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Niseko, Snow Crystal Apartments

Niseko, Freshwater
EARLY BIRD: 20% Spring Special - book by September 30, 2014. Valid stays March 1 to April 7, 2015.

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Niseko, Glasshouse Ski Deal

Glasshouse
EARLY BIRD: 15% off - Book by September 30, 2014. Valid stays February 26 to March 31, 2015. Additional free Niseko Gourmet catered meal and gourmet welcome hamper (selected dates only)

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Niseko, Alpen Ridge Ski Deal

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EARLY BIRD: Save 10% off selected dates - book by October 31, 2014.

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Vail Resorts, Epic Pass Deals 2014/15

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Experience world-class resorts of Colorado, Utah and California, then ski Japan, Switzerland and France on the same pass.

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Niseko, Hilton Niseko Village Ski Deal

Hilton Niseko Village
EARLY BIRD: 25% off - must be booked 45 days prior to arrival.

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Niseko, Landmark View and Gondola Chalets Ski Deal

Niseko, Landmark View
EARLY BIRD: Save up to 30% off - book by August 31, 2014.

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Niseko, Kasara Townhouses

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EARLY BIRD: Stay 7 pay 5 nights - book by October 31, 2014.

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Niseko, Hokkaido Tracks Ski Deal

Niseko, Youtei Tracks
EARLY BIRD: 15% off - book by June 30, 2014.

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Niseko, Shiki Niseko Ski Deal

Lounge, Dining & Kitchen
EARLY BIRD: 15% off - book and pay by June 30, 2014.

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Hirafu Houses, Niseko

Hirafu Houses, Niseko
Located in the lower village, an easy walk to restaurants, bars and onsens, the Hirafu houses are light and airy.

Hirafutei Prince Hotel, Niseko

Hotel Hirafutei, slopeside
The Hirafutei Prince Hotel is one of the largest hotels in Niseko. This popular hotels offers great amenities including some rooms with private onsen.

Hotel Alpen Niseko

Hotel Alpen
A popular hotel with ski in access, located at the base of the ski hill and overlooking the Alpen Centre chair lift. Rooms are either Western or Japanese style.

J Sekka Apartments, Niseko

Niseko, Sekka Townhomes
J Sekka offer a range of apartments in ideal locations, close to all the best restaurants, shops and are just a short walk to the family lift.

Kira Kira, Niseko

Kira Kira comprises of a collection of studio, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments over six floors and presents one of Niseko’s most distinctive architectural standards.

Konkuriito Homes, Niseko

Niseko, Konkurito
With the combination of sleek reinforced concrete construction and large picture windows, the Konkuriitos offer luxurious western comfort whilst maintaining a unique Japanese style.

Latitude 42, Niseko

Located in the lower village of Hirafu provides close walking access to many of Niseko´s best restaurants and bars. Latitude 42 is located on the Free Shuttle Bus route for easy access to the ski lifts.

Miharashi Apartments, Niseko

Niseko, Miharashi - Lounge/Kitchen
Miharashi 2 and 3 bedroom apartments incorporate modern Australian architecture in steel and glass to provide privacy, style and comfort for guests

Miyabi, Niseko

Poised to become one of the most desirable mountain retreats anywhere, Miyabi is a rare private haven situated in the heart of the Hirafu village.

Mojos, Niseko

Located in the lower Hirafu village, Mojos is a 3-bedroom, 2-storey luxury chalet with a touch of Japanese feel.

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Telemarking Niseko, Japan

Written by Doug a Skier from Canberra, Australia
01/05/2014
Had a great time Tellying the powder at Niseko. The combined resort offers a good range of slopes and great powder skiing, particularly off piste in the trees and outside the resort boundary where you can find untrahed slopes.  We found gate 5, which allows access to ouside the resort boundary on the Hanazono side, provided varing terrain and allowed us to get back to the lowest lift without having to walk.

The accommodation at Pension Berg was fantastic for our budget price range. Great breakfast, small onsen, friendly family run and you only had to walk 100 metres to get to the nearest lift. 

Getting there and back was well organised by Abigail and Jess from Travelplan, we had no problems with any connections. 

Food in Hirafu is good quality (and price) and there is a good range of fine dining to cafe style places to eat at.

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Miso Love Niseko Pow!

Written by Guy a Skier from Blue Bay, Australia
23/04/2014

I had for a long time heard about the unbelievable powder of Niseko and that is what I thought those stories were "unbelievable". Finally I decided to check it out for myself and now I have an unbelievable story of my own.

I was there for 12 days and it snowed every day. I was stuck in an amazing powder Groundhog Day. The powder was light and dry and in the time that I was there over 170cm of fresh snow had fallen.

I stayed at The Greanleaf resort which was beautifully nestled at the base of the hill in Niseko Village which is quieter and more relaxed than Hirafu.  After a day of skiing over waist deep powder there is no better way to recharge the batteries for yet another powder day than relaxing in the outdoor onsen as the snow continues to fall. The onsen is followed by a drink in the lounge area sitting by the fire place and a recap of the day that was and looking forward to the following day.

I took advantage of the Travelplan office in Niseko to iron out minor glitches and for recommendations for dining.

I will definitely be back for more of the same.

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Great Time

Written by Darren a Skier from Victoria, Australia
12/04/2014
This trip to Japan was our first family ski trip outside Australia.
Travel plan ski had done a great job putting our holiday together for us ( thanks Karen ).
Niseko was much better than we expected, some of the best snow we have ever seen, no waiting at the lifts.
Food was great and cheap.

Great time had by our family in Niseko, going back again nest year.

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Niseko Accommodation:
Niseko offers a huge selection of lodging from cultural pensions to luxurious apartments. Browse through our many accommodation options in Niseko or call a Travelplan consultant to assist you to find just the right accommodation for you. They can also package your accommodation with flights and lifts for even further savings on your holiday to Niseko. View Accommodation Map

Travelplan Exclusive In-Resort Service
We offer all of our guests the most helpful and lovely Japanese Resort staff, who will ensure you have a great Niseko experience. We constantly get rave reviews from clients, thanking us for the great service they receive. A typical comment is  “Travelplan’s in-resort staff offer a great service  and differentiates Travelplan in the market “ JF Sydney.

In Resort Service Includes:

  • Lift Ticket Collection and Delivery 
  • Assistance booking local activities
  • Restaurant information and reservations

This service is available to all clients who purchase Travelplan accommodation and lift packages.

Deals

Niseko, Terrazze Apartments Ski Deal

Dining & living, sample
EARLY BIRD: 15% off - Book by September 30, 2014, plus up to ¥100,000* to put towards guest services.

Accommodation, Earlybird

Niseko, Snow Crystal Apartments

Niseko, Freshwater
EARLY BIRD: 20% Spring Special - book by September 30, 2014. Valid stays March 1 to April 7, 2015.

Accommodation, Earlybird

Niseko, Glasshouse Ski Deal

Glasshouse
EARLY BIRD: 15% off - Book by September 30, 2014. Valid stays February 26 to March 31, 2015. Additional free Niseko Gourmet catered meal and gourmet welcome hamper (selected dates only)

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At a Glance

International Airport

Chitose

Chitose to Niseko Transfer

Approx 2 hours

Snow Season

December to April

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Hot deals

Niseko, Alpen Ridge Ski Deal

EARLY BIRD: Save 10% off selected dates - book by October 31, 2014.

Niseko, Terrazze Apartments Ski Deal

EARLY BIRD: 15% off - Book by September 30, 2014, plus up to ¥100,000* to put towards guest services.

Niseko, Hilton Niseko Village Ski Deal

EARLY BIRD: 25% off - must be booked 45 days prior to arrival.

Season Dates

Opening Day
Annupuri: 22 Nov, 2014
Niseko Village: 30 Nov, 2014
Grand Hirafu: 22 Nov, 2014
Hanazono: 7 Dec, 2014

Closing Day
Annupuri: 5 May, 2015
Niseko Village: 5 May, 2015
Grand Hirafu: 5 May, 2015
Hanazono 6: April, 2015
 

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Rhythm stock the best equipment on the market to suit the unbelievably deep dry snow that Japn has to offer! Their extensive range of hire gear ensures that you have the right gear to suit all snow conditions in both Niseko an Hakuba!

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ProSki offer a large selection of snowsports outerwear and accessories. Their premium rental fleet and extensive range of retail ski and snowboard equipment makes PROSKI your one stop shop for everything you need while in Niseko.

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Inski provide a friendly and knowledgeable service to their customers as well as a large range of top quality snow equipment.

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