Here is something for you stat hounds to show off to your mates (or more likely, bore them to tears). Website, Skiline.cc is able to track the usage of your Niseko ski pass. This means that you can see every lift you take, providing you with statistics like the total distance you have travelled on the slopes in Niseko, as well as other facts like time spent on the mountain and which lifts you caught. Of course, it can’t tell exactly where you have been, but it’s a handy statistic aggregating tool. Best of all, it’s free.
Registering yourself and your lift pass is simple and only takes a few minutes. It can also be linked to your Facebook profile to really make it easy to compare stats with friends. Niseko United has a handy guide to assist you with the registration process http://www.niseko.ne.jp/en/web-liftpass/skiline.html
There are other smartphone applications available that are able to more accurately track where you have been, with more granular information, like speed and exact course taken downhill, but unlike a smartphone application, this never needs to be started, and there is no worries about your phone going flat mid-way through the day and losing parts of the run.
Now, the challenge is on, who can clock up the most vertical meters in a season? Put it to the test, bragging rights are at stake!