The 4 best ski resorts in Hokkaido, Japan!
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
Niseko: Best Ski Resorts in Hokkaido
Niseko HANAZONO Ski Resort A ski resort that will meet many of your needs from powder to parks! There are a variety of ski runs including dedicated learning areas for beginners, terrain parks and the unique terrain of Strawberry & Blueberry fields. And also enjoy a relaxing apres-ski at the HANAZONO 308 day centre
Niseko GRAND HIRAFU Ski Resort Niseko Grand Hirafu is the largest of the four ski resorts. Along with the Hirafu Gondola and Mountain Center, you can enjoy great powder snow and some fantastic apres-ski entertainment at the foot of the mountain where there are hotels, hot springs, restaurants, bars and much more.....
NISEKO VILLAGE Ski Resort Niseko Village boasts some of the best and longest skiing & snowboarding trails with scenic pistes winding through beautiful natural forests, ideal for beginners, families and, also with the incredible off-piste powder for the JAPOW junkie! The Hilton & The Ritz Carlton are located at the foot of the Gondola which in turn is just minutes away from our own SnowDog Village, Niseko's only dog-friendly hotel & Milk Kobo the most visited place in Niseko where the There are plenty of snow schools, activities and programs for kids making Niseko Village ideal for families and snow lovers alike.
Niseko ANNUPURI Ski Resort
Skiiers of all abilities can enjoy the incredible powder snow and carefully maintained wide groomed pistes that Annupuri is proud of, along with the amazing views from the slopes. There are many quaint onsens (hot springs) in the area as well, and it is the best location for visiting the open-air baths of Yukimi, which is one of the pleasures of winter. It also has one of Hokkaido's (and possibly Japan) best restaurants, Sobatei Raku Ichi run by soba master Tatsuru Rai and his charming wife Midori
Niseko United - One Mountain Four Resorts map showing the shuttle bus that connects them all together and all the ski runs
About Niseko United
It is located about 100km south of Sapporo, Niseko-Shakotan Otaru Coast National Monument, and "Niseko Annupuri" at the eastern end of the Niseko Mountain Range, which extends from the Sea of Japan. A very special place with an abundance of nature overlooking Niseko's main peak, Mt. Yotei. The Seasonal winds that blow from Siberia pick up moisture over the warm currents of the Sea of Japan to form snow clouds and in turn some of the driest, lightest powder in the world which then falls in the winter in Niseko. Expect 10-40cm top-ups literally every day for weeks on end. The abundant terrain of Mt. Niseko Annupuri and the beautiful winter forests provide the best unforgettable gliding experience for beginners and experts alike.
Our property websites
SnowDog Village - Niseko Village Ski Resort
Raku Ichi Soba - Annupuri Ski Resort
SnowDog Chalets - Niseko Village Ski Resort