Experience the JaPOW!

The legendary resort, with the infamous JaPOW!

Let’s ski in Niseko! Niseko is a unique ski resort where you get a ski experience beyond the usual. Amazing culinary experiences, special Japanese culture and endless slopes filled with the best powder snow you will ever see.

A ski holiday to Japan’s mythical ski area, which is known by ski people to have the world’s best, driest, snow. The latter is known as JaPOW! Few have experienced it, but, most of us with an interest in skiing has heard of it.

In other words, Niseko is a very special place that all snow and off-piste aficionados should experience!



Maximum height in m

Minimum height: 255 m

Total length of piste in km

Blue pistes 22.4 km
Red pistes 18.2 km
Black pistes 10.2 km
Ski trails 60
Parks 1
Night riding - Yes

Lifts in the area

Tow lifts 1
Chairlifts 26
Gondolas 4

Powder for everyone!

Located on the Hokkaido peninsula, with breathtaking panoramic views of the active volcano, Mt. Yotei, is where you will find Niseko. With over 15 meters of the exquisite Japanese powder snow every season, there are endless opportunities to experience slopes which are in a league of their own. Niseko’s ski area is located on the seafront, which is one of the reasons for the massive annual snowfall. However, this also provides stunning views down the mountain.

With the lift pass, you get access to 31 different lifts. They take you up to over 60 different slopes, and 4 different large areas that are evenly distributed over all levels. A ski holiday to Niseko offers the less experienced also a unique opportunity to experience the legendary Japanese powder snow, so everyone in the family can get the same experience.

If you want to spice up your ski holiday, try exploring Niseko’s ski area for night skiing, or take a guided mountain hike and experience areas that only locals know about.

The world’s best ski instructors in Niseko

The ski school in Niseko is sought after among the world’s best instructors, so it is only the best that are allowed to teach there. With a ski holiday with Snowminds, our instructors will help you well on your way regardless of your level.


Cultural enrichment!

We know Niseko not only for its legendary skiing, but also for Japanese culture. You will be able to change your regular mountainside chips with sushi and noodles, and experience that the fish is as fresh as the air you breathe. Try the sushi at the Hilton Hotel, where the chefs prepare all the sushi you can eat of the highest quality.

Do you need relaxation after a good day on the mountain? Then explore one of the natural hot springs emanating from Mt. Yotei.

Niseko also gives you the opportunity to experience the local Japanese après-ski scene. There, a night with the locals at the karaoke bar is more the norm than an exception.  

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