Niseko Ski Resort | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan is one of the world’s most-loved destinations for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and other snow activities. The ski resort area welcomes many Japanese as well as international visitors every year who go there for the best powder snow. There are slopes for everyone from complete beginners to seasoned winter sports fiends.
Hokkaido Ski Resort
Niseko is located a two-hour drive away from Hokkaido’s main airport New Chitose. The annual average temperature is only 6.3 degrees Celsius, making it a great destination for winter sports from late November until early May. Mid-December to mid-March is the area’s winter sports high season. The deepest snow can reach around 2 meters in depth. The snow is of great light power quality. This is why it is no surprise that not only Japanese winter sports lovers. Also, many Australians and other foreigners come to Niseko each year.
But what about the summer? The warmer months also bring plenty of outdoor activities. During that time you can go rafting, canoeing, hiking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, and more. Between spring and summer, you can see many beautiful flowers in the area. No matter when you come to Niseko, it is natural beauty is always stunning!
Because the area is so popular it is well-developed with large resorts, many hot springs, and other amenities close at hand. It is not the cheapest place to go for winter sports in Japan, which is why the locals usually opt for cheaper areas like Nagano and Gunma. And it is mainly the foreign tourists who keep Niseko busy. This also means that you can easily get by just speaking English, making it easy to plan your trip to Niseko.
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