Season: late Nov. to early May
Number of courses: 81
No. of lifts: 31
Longest course: 5km

From skiing to snowmobiles, snow rafting, horse riding and hot springs, you can experience it all at Niseko. A variety of ski runs – over 48km in total – can accommodate skiers of any level, from beginner to professional. Wide open runs, gladed areas, groomed and off-piste slopes. Seasonal winds from the Eurasian continent pick up moisture over the warm currents of the Sea of Japan to form snow clouds and in turn some of the driest, lightest powder in the world.



*All prices are based on twin share 7nights accommodation and 6 day lift pass otherwise stated.


Hotel Niseko Alpen
from $1,505 per person

Located right at the foot of Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort and Alpen centre No. 4 quad chair lift, with ski in ski out access. Facilities include indoor pool and hot spring onsen.


Niseko Park Hotel

from $1,370 per person

The Niseko Park Hotel has a comfortable and homely atmosphere and the decor has an ‘old English’ feel about it. Situated close to the village hub, restaurants, and souvenir shops. It boasts ski in ski out access from Grand Hirafu Ski Resort. Japanese-style or Western rooms are available with hot spring onsen on the premises. A hot buffet breakfast (choice of western or Japanese style) is included in the nightly accommodation rate.


Hirafutei Hotel

from $1319 per person

Located in a prime location on the main street overlooking the lower Alpen ski run with easy access to the Ace Family chairlift. The Hirafutei Hotel is one of the largest hotels in Niseko and offers standard rooms, deluxe rooms with private open-air hot spring onsen, or traditional Japanese-style rooms. The best feature of the Hirafutei is its popular hot spring onsen with great views of the Family Ski Run.


Pension New White Bear
from $944 per person

Pension New White Bear is on the main street of the Hirafu village. Recently renovated it now offers some rooms with ensuite facilities, a comfortable common lounge area off the main dining room.


Pension Woody Note
from $887 per person

Perfectly located just a 5-minute walk from Niseko Mount Resort Grand Hirafu and in the central village close to all amenities. Pension Woody Note provides cosy accommodation with wooden flooring and furnishings. Serving Japanese or Western breakfast with seasonal dishes. Ski and snowboard rentals are available on site.

Shiki Niseko
from $1,627 per person (1BR)

Shiki Niseko, located close to the ski area Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu, providing a comfortable setting featuring spacious apartments with stunning mountain views.

Access information

From New Chitose Airport/Sapporo

By bus

From December to March, multiple bus companies run direct buses between Chitose airport and Niseko. Some buses also serve Sapporo Station. The one way trip takes about 2.5 to 3 hours In the Niseko area the buses stop at the three major ski resorts of Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri.

By train

There are infrequent local and rapid train connections between New Chitose airport and Kutchan Stations, most of which require a change of trains at Otaru. A direct “Niseko Liner” rapid train is a favorable transfer, the one way trip takes about 100 minutes and costs 1840 yen. From Kutchan there is a bus every 1-2 hours to Hirafu (15 minutes), with some buses continuing on to Niseko Village (30 minutes) and Annupuri (45 minutes, winter only).
Above fees and schedules are subject to change.

Private Transfer is aslo available between Niseko and various resort and town in Hokkaido.