Niseko Ski Resort
Niseko is located a two-hour drive away from Hokkaido’s main airport New Chitose. The annual average temperature is only 6.3 degrees Celsius, making it a much-loved destination for winter sports from late November until early May. Mid-December to mid-March is the area’s winter sports high season. The deepest snow can reach around 2 meters in depth. The snow is of great light power quality, which is why it is no surprise that not only Japanese winter sports lovers but also many Australians and other foreigners find their way to Niseko each year.
The summer also brings plenty of outdoor activities with it, as you can go rafting, canoeing, hiking, cycling, fishing, horse riding and more. Between spring and summer, you can see many beautiful flowers in the area. No matter when you come to Niseko, it is natural beauty is always stunning!
Because the area is so popular it is well-developed with large resorts, many hot springs, and other amenities close at hand. It is not the cheapest place to go for winter sports in Japan, which is why the locals usually opt for cheaper areas like Nagano and Gunma, while it is foreign tourists who keep Niseko busy. This also means that you can easily get by with just speaking English, making it easy to plan your trip to Niseko.