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Unbeatable location for a truly breathtaking ski-in ski-out experience

Skye Niseko is located directly on the doorstep of the Grand Hirafu resort, the largest of the 4 resorts that make up Niseko United.

The ultimate convenience for your winter ski holiday.

With no need to take a shuttle bus to and from the ski slopes, you can enjoy the day at your own pace and schedule. Perfect for popping in for a quick drink break or a bite to eat before heading back out again to enjoy the beautiful powder snow we all know and love.

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Mere minutes away from the Grand Hirafu Gondola and Lifts.

Beginner to advance and everyone in between, Skye Niseko has perfect lift and gondola access for any level. From our fully serviced Ski Valet exit/entrance, you can take advantage of:

Brand-new Gondola coming to Grand Hirafu for Winter 2024/25

A state-of-the-art Gondola is set to replace the Ace Quad Lift #2 (Center Four) for the upcoming Winter 2024/25 season. This exciting addition places Skye Niseko right between two high-speed Gondolas, ensuring unparalleled resort access and convenience for all our guests.

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Niseko's best location, on the slopes.

Skye Niseko within Hirafu

Skye Niseko is located in a prime position at the top of Hirafu Village in Niseko, right at the base of Niseko's famous ski slope. Hirafu is the most developed ski area in Niseko. It offers an unbeatable selection of restaurants, bars, and shops, all within a walkable distance down Hirafuzaka Main Street, a heated road and footpath that remains clear of snow in the winter months.

Skye Niseko provides stunning views of Mt. Yotei in an unrivalled location perched within the Quasi-National Park ski area. There are also unbeatable views of the resort, where you can watch thousands of skiers and snowboarders making their way down the slopes on either side of Skye Niseko.

Niseko United: Explore the whole mountain

Renowned for its powder snow in the winter months, the Niseko ski season begins from early December and ends in early May.

Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy an average annual snowfall of 15 metres and the 47 kms of groomed slopes across four resorts on the one mountain called Niseko United: Niseko-Hirafu, Hanazono, Annupuri and Niseko Village.

With the Niseko Grand Hirafu Lift Pass, you can enjoy 34 slopes in total across two resorts. An All Mountain Lift Pass allows you to enjoy all four resorts linked by lifts at the top of the mountain and convenient shuttle buses running between each resort.

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Plenty of off-the-slope attractions to enjoy

Hokkaido is known for some of the best produce in Japan. Nowhere is this more obvious than in Niseko, where most restaurants use local produce to create incredible dishes to suit all tastes and budgets. You can also enjoy the best of Hokkaido's sweets year-round at the iconic Milk Kobo and the freshest vegetables at Niseko View Plaza throughout the green season.

Niseko also has a new up-and-coming beverage scene, with Niseko Distillery opening in 2021, serving up locally produced whisky and gin.

Niseko's iconic mountain, Mt. Yotei stands proudly and shows a different face depending on the season. You can discovering her various aspects when you enjoy skiing, hiking, cycling, soaking in onsens or while driving on the vast open roads.

About the wider Niseko, Hokkaido reigon

Conveniently located in the southwest corner of Hokkaido, Niseko is approximately 100km from Sapporo and 110km from New Chitose Airport (around 2.5 hours by Private Transfer).

Niseko is coined the Powder Capital of the World, a truly unbeatable location for skiing and snowboarding. It is also forging its name as a summer destination and the perfect base for long-stayers beating the heat from other parts of Asia. Niseko is home to stunning natural beauty and countless activities such as golf, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, and onsens.

Skye Niseko and the Grand Hirafu resort are a great base for exploring the wider Niseko and Hokkaido region. It's only 40-50 minutes to the Rusutsu and Kiroro ski resorts, and 1 hour to Otaru and Lake Toya - perfect distances for day trips in any season.

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