Known as the world's second snowiest ski area, Niseko is famed for its incredible forested slopes and huge powder fields. Located a three-hour drive from Sapporo airport, the area's four interconnected ski resorts - Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri - cater to all levels, from budding first-time skiers to accomplished off-piste snowboarders. Although the ski season stretches well into late spring, Niseko's awe-inspiring nature makes it a hub for outdoor activity all year-round.
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Japan’s top destination for powder snow, sophisticated dining and spectacular backcountry.
Surrounding forests provide a memorable back-to-nature mountain experience in laid-back Niseko Village.