Niseko Region

Niseko United is the umbrella name for four resorts, namely Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono. What makes Niseko United stand out from the competition is that you can ski or snowboard on all four slopes by purchasing a single all-mountain pass.

The Niseko United is composed of four resorts on one pass: Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu, and Hanazono. With over 14 meters of powder per year, fantastic lift-accessed backcountry, a short 20-minute hike from the top lift to the 1308m-high peak, and night skiing until 8:30 throughout the season, Niseko offers the best ski resort experience in Japan. The international cultural of the resort means that even English speakers can travel to Japan without any worries.

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Pump Track Closer

Rhythm Pump Track, 11 September 2018 from 360niseko on Vimeo. As winter draws closer “Winterization” is gathering pace. Winterization? That basically means taking apart and storing anything outside that can’t stand being buried under meters of snow!! The Rhythm Pump Track at Sun Sports Field has been a great addition to Hirafu Village over the summer but today the track …

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Hokkaido Earthquake Update

It has been an wild week here in Niseko. Typhoon #21 slammed into Hokkaido overnight on the 4th causing extensive damage and then at 03:08 yesterday on the 6th we had a 6.7 magnitude earthquake around 70 km away near Atsuma. Power was cut to the entire island instantly with Hokkaido’s main electricity station suffering extensive damage. For an overview …

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Summer Perfection

There is a chill in the air this morning. This week the top temperatures will be in the low to 20’s. The leaves are starting to turn. Farmers are harvesting crops. Construction teams are firing. Niseko businesses are hiring. Winter is coming. Hirafu Village, 2 August 2018 from 360niseko on Vimeo.

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