On Japan’s northern island, Hokkaido, you will find Niseko. The region is comprised of four distinct mountain areas, where new trails and fresh lines are open for the taking. With 15 meters of the fresh powder per year, Niseko proves that nothing else matters. One of the many surprises that hides on Hokkaido is a natural wonder: Mount Yotei, an active volcano. Although Yotei has not erupted for more than 5,500 years, the volcano is still alive and kicking below the surface. In the meantime, it stands proudly and shapes the landscape, with a white tip that adorns the surroundings.
After a full-day of instructing, you do not have to worry about the the mountain shutting down. Night skiing is offered until 20.30 nearly every day. Another big advantage of going to Niseko is that it offers after ski possibilities, one of the few areas in Japan that does so. Having said that, you may end up singing Spice Girls at a karaoke bar with your ski school if all the sake hits you the right way.