Dubbed Asia’s premier alpine destination – Niseko is located in northern Japan on the island of Hokkaido. The region boasts world‐class ski resorts, golf courses, mountain bike trails, cultural excursion and a host of other activities. Cuisine highlights include excellent seafood and culinary delights. Visitors can sample the delicious local produce from a huge number of restaurants available across the island.
The ski season in Japan starts from early December and ends in late April. During this time the resort is covered in a blanket of snow. The Niseko ski area is one of Asia’s largest ski fields and is world famous for its incredible quality and quantity of powder snow. The southwest Hokkaido region receives low-pressure weather fronts from Siberia and low moisture count, combined with temperatures rarely above 10 degrees. These weather patterns deliver the unique Niseko powder and an average of 14 metres of snow every season!
The table below displays the ■ average monthly snow base (cm) at the ’1000m hut’ in the Niseko Grand Hirafu ski area (historical record) and ■ average monthly snow fall in Niseko over the season.
Hokkaido’s unique change in seasons gives this island even more appeal. With its unspoiled nature and mild temperature, Hokkaido summers are popular with Japanese tourists and outdoor lovers. Clean air, blue sky, colourful flowers and undulating hills bring people in. The autumn foliage is a sight to see as the greenery turns to spectacular golds, browns and oranges.
Niseko is fun for the whole family and offers a terrific range of outdoor and cultural activities. NISADE properties are positioned for you to capture the fabulous all-year-round Niseko lifestyle.