You don’t have to be a hard-core skier to enjoy Niseko. In fact, the total opposite is true. You could spend your entire holiday sans ski or snowboard boots and still have the time of your life!
Some of us could spend the whole trip eating at Niseko’s fantastic range of restaurants, but those seeking something a little more active will be thrilled with the following collection. These are not your average snowmobiling/ snowshoeing/ sleigh riding kind of activities – let Niseko surprise you with these unforgettable experiences.
It was only a matter of time before someone adapted kite surfing to the snow! The concept is simple – strap in to your board or skis and let the billowing kite shoot you across the pow. There’s a special method to harnessing the power of the wind, and a qualified instructor will show you all the ropes, pun intended.
Tree diving and ziplining
New to Nsieko – NAC Adventure park has launched winter operations. Scramble through aerial obstacle courses or zip through the winter trees right next to the family run. If you time it right, you can race your skiing friends down the hill! If you’re feeling extra courageous, try tree diving, which is exactly what it sounds like. Launch yourself into the fresh winter air and let your tether catch you as you swing through the tree-tops.
Set off for Niseko’s most scenic spots with a professional photographer as your guide. Not only will you discover secret spots for sensational snaps, you’re can also pick up a few tips from your knowledgeable host. Winter photography is a fascinating art, and these interactive tours are the perfect way to ensure that your photos capture the beauty of your holiday.
What do you get when you cross a dirt bike with a snowmobile? Snow biking is the latest activity of choice for snow-loving speedsters. With a ski in front and a cat track on the back you’ll get all Jax Teller on those snowdrifts in no time. Snow biking is suggested for those who are comfortable on motorbikes, but if you’re up for a challenge then beginner lessons are available!
Looking to get zen on your Niseko holiday? Head to the fifth floor of the Aya building to enjoy Powder Yoga’s inspiring yoga classes or fitness sessions. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting at a time when one of the studio’s popular workshops is available, sign up early so you don’t miss out. Niseko’s unique environment attracts a diversity of instructors and the workshops are always innovative and joyous. Prepare to be inspired and invigorated.
If you’ve never experienced the achingly beautiful ritual of a Japanese tea ceremony, then jump on this opportunity to discover an ancient tradition in a stunning setting. Held in a centuries-old reconstructed kominka building, a tea ceremony at Somoza is a delightful way to explore Japanese culture and experience a unique brand of tranquillity.
Jojo’s is a local favourite for a many reasons; big burgers, plenty of room for kids, and an indoor rock climbing wall. You can sit back with a cold beer and watch keen beans scaling the challenging course, or get kitted up with an instructor and tackle the wall yourself. There’s also a bouldering wall and a cute gift shop selling delightfully arty souvenirs.
If you like the sound of any activities above, contact our friendly Guest Services team and they’ll secure your adventure for your Niseko holiday.