The ski season starts from late November or early December and ends in early May (with the final lift closing at the end of Golden Week).
During the snow season, the resort is covered in a blanket of snow, as skiers and snowboarders enjoy an average annual snowfall of 15 metres and the 47 kms of groomed slopes across four linked resorts: Niseko-Hirafu, Niseko-Hanazono, Annupuri and Niseko Village.
A range of off-mountain activities are available including: snowmobiling, kids snow parks, tobogganing, snowshoeing and more.
While most guests come to Niseko for the snow, they come back for the food...Niseko is home to one of the highest concentrations of world-class Japanese and International cuisine in the whole of Japan. Whether you are looking for Michelin-starred restaurants or hole-in-the-wall Japanese izakayas, Niseko has it all. The quality is incredible, the prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly - our only advice is book early and try everything once!
The Hokkaido summer offers temperate weather from June through to September and Niseko offers the perfect base to experience the south-western Hokkaido area, with a range of activities to keep you occupied.
These include cycling, rafting, hiking, golf, touring the local area and much more as well as a wide range of cuisine and fresh produce.
In recent years more and more people have come to Niseko to enjoy the temperate climate (averaging around 25 degrees) with low humidity. As more people come, more and more events and activities appear.
The Niseko Classic Road Race is now an international UCI cycle event to go along with the Tour de Hokkaido, Hokkaido Triathlon, Hanazono Hillclimb, flow trails and mountain biking that are also in place in the local area. Recent additions include the Niseko Adventure Park with the longest tree-climbing area in the whole of Japan.
Food and local festivals make the summer days stretch into beautiful evenings illuminated by firework shows and dancing.
And for people who want complete peace and quiet, hiking into the hills and camping by lakes brings solitude deep in the outstanding natural beauty of Niseko and the surrounding area.