The 4 Best Niseko Ski Resorts in Hokkaido Island

Welcome To The Powder Capital Of The World!

Niseko can arguably be ‘the powder capital of the world,’ and rightly so. Located on northern Japan’s Hokkaido Island, it’s home to some of the top ski resorts in the country. As such it is a bustling playground for ski and snowboard enthusiasts the world over.

Here you will find incredible long trails, tree runs, and large powder bowls. Alternatively, if you’re an experienced skier looking for greater thrills, you may choose to go off-piste. Though not very common in Japan, there are gates leading out from many resorts into the “wilder” backcountry. Also, having a Niseko Ski Pass will get you into all of the resorts we mention here.

And when you are finished with your ski adventure, Niseko offers plenty of après-ski (after ski) indulgence. With trendy bars and restaurants ranging from casual to elegant, relax in style with the most delectable food. Then when the mood strikes, check out the island’s hot springs onsen bathing, a popular activity here.

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