Niseko is regarded as one of Japan’s best ski resorts. Resorts have an abundance of tree runs and rarely experience true whiteout conditions. Niseko Village includes 5 different resorts: Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono and Moiwa. Hirafu is where the majority of guests stay with access to Annupuri, Higashiyama and Hanazono available during the day from the top of the mountain or alternatively by shuttle bus. Moiwa is a smaller resort on the western side of Annapuri with less ski traffic but more difficult access.
Niseko Village offers a variety of adult and child lessons available in both group and private formats. Schools are run by an international collection of passionate skiers and snowboarders who enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience to ensure that you have everything you need for a great time on the snow.
Shopping for ski equipment or fashion in Niseko is an improving situation directly related to the surge in visitors. Unlike most resorts in Japan larger sizes are easier to come by. For the moment a decent range of ski and snowboard gear can be found mainly in Hirafu with several others scattered throughout the village.
SKIING NISEKO GUIDE
Niseko offers a good variety of choices for travellers wishing for either Western or Aian style hospitality and service. When skiing Niseko note that it has four ski areas each of which has its own dominant ski resorts.
Hifaru and Niseko Village seem to be the most dominant of these, with Annupuri having more of a Japanese following.Each option comes with a set of advantages and disadvantages depending on the traveller’s needs and wishes. We will try to sort out the choices and match them with the type of traveller most likely to benefit from each option in the following Niseko Accomodation Guide .