May 6, 2015
Niseko is one of Japan’s most talked about ski resorts and is it at the top of the list for most Aussie international ski destinations are concerned. But why Niseko instead of other international ski resort options? Here are some insights that should help you start to understand its popularity-
- Niseko’s snowfall is on average 11 metres per year. To put this into context, Australia’s Perisher Blue has around 1.9m per year. But it’s not all about quantity, iIt’s the quality of their ‘dry’ snow that sets Niskeo apart from its peers.
- Niskeo has some of the best night skiing in the world covering a huge area.
- Niseko has an extensive range and variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from Hotels, Apartments, Private Accommodation and budget hostel type lodging called Pensions.
- Niseko boasts the largest ski area on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.
- Mt Yotei, an extinct volcano towers above the ski area providing a mesmerising backdrop.
- Skiing at Niseko means you have access to all of its resorts, the 3 main resorts being Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu and Annupuri.
- Free shuttle buses conveniently connect all resorts at the bottom of the mountain so getting around is a breeze.
- Niseko provides for skiers and boarders of all skill levels – 61 runs -30% Beginner/40% Intermediate/30% Advanced.
To learn more about our Niskeo ski packages, click here.