Skiing at Niseko

Every level of skier will find plenty of opportunity to enjoy skiing at Niseko. Niseko has it all, from on-piste, off-piste, freestyle, backcountry, or slackcountry skiing. All the four resorts have varied terrain for each level. Rookies will be well served by the beginner slopes at Hanazono, and the popular Family run at Grand Hirafu.

Intermediates will be delighted by the large number of midlevel runs on Hirafu, as well as the great fall-line and groomed runs at Niseko Village. Advanced skiers will be challenged by the steeper descents at Niseko and the Alpen Super Course. Freestylers have the terrain parks at Hanazono to show off their skills. There is also a bag jump for learners, intermediate and advanced jumps and jibs, and the only half-pipe at Niseko.

There are lots of opportunities for off-piste skiing, including through the trees. Backcountry skiing can also be accessed through gates without much hiking, and with easy returns to the lifts, especially at gate 1 and 2 at the Annupuri Bowls.

Niseko is also the perfect resort for night skiing, unlike other global resorts. The runs are well lit, including through the trees. This is a 12 hour skiing paradise unmatched anywhere else.