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Niseko Ski Resort, Hokkaido, Japan

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Located in   Hokkaido ( Japan ) Niseko, is famously looked up on as the best ski resort in Japan . Pleasant weather, massive area and magnificent infrastructure make Niseko a perfect ski Resort. Niseko is infact four resorts mingled in one. So in terms of size, Niseko is actually four resorts in one: Niseko Moiwa, Niseko Annapuri, Niseko Higashiyama and Niseko Hirafu. Niseko Lodge is placed right within the Niseko-Hirafu resort on Hokkaido , the north island of Japan . The northern location of Niseko is fed by weather streams that leave from Siberia rather than from Eastern Japan. The resort is exalted with a reliably high and light snowfall making extraordinary amount of powder. The combination of wonderful snow and terrain, mesmerizing culture, and Japanese warmth make Niseko   peerless resort housing to the international traveller looking for a break from any ordinary holiday destination.

Niseko Ski Resort
The Niseko ski season is pretty long. It fluctuates delicately between grounds, but mainly starts in the last week of November and some finish at the end of the first week of May. The season varies slightly from year to year. The season is actually in full swing when the powder is at its driest.

The four Niseko ski resorts presents more than 60 slopes for all skill levels and each resort possess a snowboard park, with an exception of Annupuri. There are 37 ski lifts in total, half of which belong to Hirafu, with a capacity to carry more than 40,000 people per hour to the slopes and off-piste trails. Hirafu too boasts of a 328-foot half-pipe.

There area variety of lodge and self-contained accommodations in Niseko ski resort. There is a huge variety varying from clean and comfortable hotels to moderate standards B&B style accommodation.

If a visitor plans to visit Niseko the simplest route recommended would be reaching the Chubu Centrair International Airport   ( Nagoya ) and then take an internal (domestic) flight to   New Chitose Airport which is the main airport feeding   Sapporo. It is the simplest and possibly the cheapest option as one fly into and out of   the one airport. Chubu Centrair International Airport   is an integrated airport handling domestic and international flights out of the same airport. A visitor can also go by a train. One can catch a train from   New Chitose Airport   to Niseko, though it is not a direct route and requires minimum of one transfer going via Sapporo.

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