NISEKO is not only a hot spot for tourism, but also for its highly sought after lifestyle.
It is a location where outdoor sports, the culinary arts, local traditions and seasonal activities meet to create an unparalleled experience. World-class ski facilities, the finest locally grown natural produce, and a warm, welcoming community await travelers and new homeowners at this remarkable and very special place.
Ranked number 2 in the world by Forbes Magazine, Niseko's 15 metres dwarfs Whistler’s annual average of 10 metres, Chamonix at 9.6 metres and Aspen with 7.6 metres. This makes for a longer and more reliable season, but more important is the quality of the snow.
Powder skiing nirvana is achieved on champagne powder, the lightest and driest of snow. While most other destinations with heavy snowfall have maritime climates making their snow wetter and heavier, Niseko's winter climate is influenced by continental air flows, creating the light fluffy flakes that powder-hounds dream of.
In addition, Niseko, unusually for Japan, permits off-piste skiing through a controlled gate system providing access to hundreds of acres of pure powder joy.