Niseko is not only a hot spot for tourism, but also for its highly sought after lifestyle. It is a location where outdoor sports, local traditions and seasonal activities meet to create an unparalleled experience. World-class ski facilities including the world's most extensive night skiing, the finest locally grown natural produce and a warm, welcoming community await travellers and new homeowners at this remarkable and very special place.
Snow at Niseko is world-famous for its depth and dryness, regularly falling in excess of 15 metres each season. Ranked number 2 in the world by Forbes Magazine, Niseko's 15 metres dwarfs Whistler's annual average of 10 metres, Chamonix at 9.6 metres and Aspen with 7.6 metres. This makes for a longer and more reliable season, but more importantly, is the quality of the snow. Powder skiing Nirvana is achieved with the lightest and driest of snow, termed champagne powder. While most other destinations with heavy snowfall have maritime climates making their snow wetter and heavier, Niseko's winter climate is influenced by continental airflows, creating the light fluffy flakes that powder-hounds dream of. In addition, Niseko, unusually for Japan, permits off-piste skiing through a controlled gate system providing access to hundreds of acres of pure powder joy.