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NISEKO - possibly the best resort in Japan
                                                                                                          

Made up of 5 linked ski resorts spread over a huge mountain, Niseko is a mecca for powder hounds and families.

 

With a rich variety of alpine bowls, gladed trees and epic side country off piste terrain, there is a reason for Niseko’s legendary ski status.

 

The accommodation options at Niseko are numerous and constantly getting better. From 5 star high end hotel / condo accommodation to cheerful guest houses and comfortable moderate apartments, there really is something for everyone in Niseko.

 

Don’t expect a Japanese cultural experience, but do expect fantastic service, efficient lift systems and great snow in Japan’s premier ski resort.

 

MAD STATS: 

Family Friendly: 8/10

Powder Hounds Paradise : 6/10

Ski terrain: 30% Beginner |40% Intermediate |30% Advanced 

Vertical Drop: 900m

Base Elevation: 300m

Summit Elevation: 1,200m

Skiable area: 803 acres - plus offpiste

Longest Run: 5.6km

Trails: 61 plus off piste

30 lifts

Ski in, ski out accommodation

Night skiing

 

MAD ACTIVITIES

Scenic helicopter rides

Snow mobiling

Cat skiing

Heli skiing

Snow shoe tours

Tube park

Back country tours

Sledding

 

MAD TIPS

Niseko is popular in January, book early to get the best accommodation!

Do a day trip to Rusutusu on a powder day, you won’t regret it!