Niseko is essentially one mountain, although it is divided up into four linked areas, Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hanazono and Grand Hirafu making it the biggest ski resort in Hokkaido. Even with Niseko having ample terrain for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers alike, including the largest night skiing operation in the world, it’s also become the gateway to exploring the greater Niseko area with resorts like Moiwa opening up exciting new premium powder terrain. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Sea of Japan and the iconic Mt Yotei, the ‘Mt Fuji of the North’.
Despite the prominence of winter for Niseko’s international profile, the popularity of summer is rising dramatically, already one of Japan’s most popular summer destinations. Featuring low humidity and pleasantly warm temperatures, summer brings festivals old and new, and delicious seasonal produce. With all the stunning mountainous terrain, it’s no surprise that the summer adventure sports scene has boomed in recent years as well; from thrilling white water rafting through to over half a dozen nearby world class golf courses, mountain biking and a very active road cycling community