Top 5 things to do in Niseko this Winter
November 9, 2022

Top 5 things to do in Niseko this Winter

1 - Ski in some of the most beautiful tree-zones, back country and largest terrain parks in Hokkaido

Niseko receives the best powder in the world which means you have got loads of options for accessing side and backcountry. The Strawberry Fields is a popular and playful Hanazono tree line for intermediate to advanced skiers.
The snow park consists of the Hanazono Main Park (Intermediate - Advanced), the Jib Park (Beginner - Intermediate) and the Hana2 Mini Park (Beginner). The park stays diverse through out the season due to the consistent snow fall, this means the layout with be constantly changing.

One of our staff carving through the back country

2 - Bathing in one of the many Onsens Niseko has to offer

Having a long, healthy soak in an Onsen is a perfect way of relaxing, especially after a day on the slopes. The 100% natural mineral water gushes from its source at around 54 degrees celsius.
Some of the Onsen's Niseko has to offer: Kanronomori, Goshiki Onsen, Hirafutei Onsen, Ikoino Yuyado Iroha, Kira No Yu, Makkari Onsen - Hoyu Center.

Photo Credit: Plus Life Health

3 - Kids adventure activities such as snow tubing, beginner ski lessons and snowshoeing

EdVenture by MnK promises a truly unique snow experience for kids. Our winter camp program provides children with the tools to safely navigate winter environments and the confidence to grow in their on-mountain abilities. Our unique English immersive programs connect children from all over the world and allow them to explore the natural splendours of Niseko, we believe young minds thrive in nature.

Some of the EdVenture kids snow tubing

4 - Night skiing in all 4 resorts of Niseko United

The trails along down all 4 of the Niseko resorts will be lit up at night so you can continue enjoying the slopes after the sun disappears behind the mountains for the day. Keep skiing or riding into the night!

Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area – Until 7:30 pm
Niseko Village Ski Resort – Until 7:00 pm
Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu – Until 7:00 pm
Niseko Hanazono Resort – Until 7:00 pm

The Grand Hirafu slopes lit up at night

5- Family friendly events and festivals

Skiing isn't the only thing happening around Niseko, if you venture further out you can find snow and ice events held across Hokkaido. Here are some of our favourites:

Holiday Fireworks, Niseko (Christmas / New Year)
Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival (End of January / Middle of February)
Sapporo Snow Festival (Beginning Of February)
Otaru Light Path (Middle of February)
Yukitopia Snow Contest (Middle of February)

Other events

A music event in Niseko

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