Thanks to a crisp 15-metre blanket of powder snow each season, the laid -back mountain town of Niseko has quietly become one of the world’s most revered ski destinations. A constant flutter of snow for weeks on end throughout the five month season assures fresh knee-deep lines of gleaming snow each day.
Prominently positioned in one of the finest locations in Grand Hirafu Village, Setsu Niseko is just off Main Street, adjacent to the Hirafu Gondola Station and a few minutes down the street from Hirafu’s vibrant nightlife of bars and eateries.
The largest of the 4 resorts in Niseko, Grand Hirafu has over 30 courses, 12 ski lifts and the largest night skiing course in Japan. The town is continually investing in their infrastructure with the recent conversion of the King Hooded Triple lift and Ace Family Pair Lift to high speed quads.
With over 2,000 acres of exhilarating ski and boarding terrain, every ski adventure promises unexpected moments – day or night there is always a new untracked slope to explore or backcountry drop into a pristine winter wonderland.
Once a closely guarded secret by locals, the beauty of Niseko’s green season with its rolling hills and bluebird skies now accounts for 48% of yearly visitors. Increasingly appreciated as a resort for respite and rejuvenation in all seasons, Niseko’s breath-taking scenery offers the perfect backdrop for golfing, cycling, horse-riding, water rafting or canyoning through waterfalls.
Prefer a less energetic path to rejuvenation, Hokkaido’s natural hot springs and abundant farming landscape offer an endless journey of relaxation and gastronomic pleasures.