Winter Services in Niseko
Niseko United All Mountain Lift Pass
For your convenience, order your Niseko United All Mountain Lift Passes in advance and they will be waiting for you at your accommodation on your arrival. No waiting and lines at the resort lift ticket windows: get straight onto the lifts and on the snow and ski the entire resort of Niseko whenever and at whichever resort you like.
The most common type of lift pass is the Niseko United All Mountain Lift Pass which covers:
- Hanazono Ski Area
- Grand Hirafu Ski Area
- Niseko Village Ski Area
- An’nupuri Resort Ski Area
A convenient IC chip allows you access to all of these resorts. A 1,000 yen security deposit is required for these IC chip tickets, and upon returning the ticket to the designated return machines, you will receive the 1,000 yen cash back.
The lift tickets of up to 7 days are for consecutive use, then tickets 8-14 days long give you two free days off the slopes (e.g. 10 days ticket valid over 12 days), and tickets for 15-18 days give you three spare days off the slopes (e.g. 16 days ticket is valid over 19 days).
Renowned for some of the best lightest driest powder in the world, Niseko offers an unforgettable snow experience and voted Japan’s no. 1 ski resort the last 3 years in a row. Let us make it as easy as possible for you and book your lift tickets through Ski Japan Holidays, and you will be handed the lift ticket upon arrival at the hotel or apartment, ready for you to start skiing just as soon as you get your gear on.
Rhythm Niseko located in upper Hirafu offers premium ski rentals and has the largest retail shop in Niseko offering brands such as Burton, K2, Armada, Volkl, Salomon, Rossignol, Libtech, Stepchild, Forum, Endeavour, Jones, Oakley, and The North Face.
Rhythm Snow Sports has a huge range of ski and snowboard boots in stock from all the leading ski boot brands including Atomic, Full Tilt, Head, Rossignol, K2 and Lange . Their expert boot fitters and boot doctors will have your feet fitted comfortably so you can maximise your time in the mountains. Renting through Rhythm offers you the peace of mind knowing that your gear is perfectly tuned and ready to perform for you.
Niseko Sports Rentals
Long standing and reliable ski rental shop with three convenient locations – on Hirafu-zaka Main Street, inside The Vale, and at the Hanazono ski rea. Choose from a great range of powder skis and boards or all mountain equipment, suitable for beginners, intermediate riders and hard core powder junkies. Benefits of booking with Niseko Sport Rentals includes being able to swap gear anytime at any shop in Niseko and an extensive range equipment for all levels at competitive rates.
Enjoy complimentary storage at any Niseko Sports shops, free wax on rental equipment at any Niseko Sports shop, and return to any Niseko Sports location.
In store retail shopping with great gear and everything you need to compliment your time in the snow with boots, beanies, back-county gear, thermal gear, waxes, gloves and googles Niseko Sport rentals has got you covered.
To pre-book book or arrange any of your rental needs please contact us at Ski Japan Holidays
Niseko International Ski School - NISS
At NISS not only do they teach you to be the best you can be on the snow, but great everlasting memories for you and your family are created. NISS’s instructors will inspire you and pass on their expert teaching knowledge to you allowing their students to then get out and explore the beauty on Niseko Mountain.
At NISS you can learn to ski in the language you prefer with professional instructors on their team from all over the world.
From first timers to those who want to step up their expert game, HANAZONO is the perfect place to commence your lessons from. The outdoor HANAZONO facilities, positioned directly in front of 308 are now improved to make learning and progression fun for the kids for days on end.
NISS is expanding Niseko's designated learning trails network with the addition of more expansive terrain options. Everyone loves to learn to ski and board in the trees and they will make it safe, fun and great for increasing your learning curve.
NISS boasts a complete comprehensive lesson package to accommodate for all the levels of their guests, whether beginner or advanced, small child or adult, skier or snowboarder - come and share a memory with NISS.
GoSnow Gondola Snowsports
GoSnow Gondola Snowsports is the official international Snowsports School of Grand Hirafu Resort in Niseko, Japan. Their friendly team of professional, accredited trainers and instructors teach a wide range of classes from 3 to 99 years of age, from First Timers to Advanced. All GoSnow lessons are conducted in English.
Spend a day with GoSnow and you will not regret it and booking with GoSnow you get:
- Exclusive Priority Lift Lines in Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort
- All lessons in English by qualified international staff
- Lessons begin at the Gondola Base or Family Base, providing easy access to the whole mountain
- Private on-snow Learning Areas, including three Magic Carpets
- Small group sizes to maximise your time with the instructors
Learn and or tour the best that Niseko has to offer with GoSnows experienced instructors and guides. They will focus on getting you into the best possible areas for your level, where you will safely find the best powder on offer in Niseko
To ensure you get the precise private, group or packaged lessons for you and your family let Ski Japan Holidays make all of your Niseko Ski School reservations.
Cat Skiing Tours
Transfer to “Weiss Horn” for a fun day of powder. Weiss has a lot of open treeless bowls to suit everyone and plenty of steeper tree runs for the more adventurous. A photographer will also be on hand to take photos and video of your day. Lunch will be served in the comfort of the Weiss Hotel.
Price per person: ¥35,000
Minimum age: 13 years
Minimum Persons: 3
Maximum Persons: 12
Duration: 7.5 hours
Pick Up Service: Yes
Meeting Point: Door to door
Departure Time: 8:30am
What You Need: Ski and snowboard (powder equipment recommended), snacks and drinks
Inclusions: guide, insurance, transfers, avalanche safety equipment, lunch, photos and video
Note: Minimum ability level is intermediate.
There are a number of snow-mobile tour providers in Niseko, all here to give you a whirlwind experience on the slopes, you will not be disappointed with your choice.
Take high adrenaline tours through deep powder, or more relaxing tours over relaxing golf course terrain, or a scenic trip up Weiss mountain to the sea of Japan! Enjoy careful instruction and amazing scenery on this great day out!
Allow the friendly guides to show you some of the most picturesque and enjoyable snow shoeing paths in Niseko. The prime snow shoeing path is through the forest to Niseko’s half-moon lake “Hangetsuko” stopping for refreshments while taking in the breathtaking view, before heading back to town.
Niseko offers a plethora of enjoyable activities on and off the slopes! Fun for friends and families alike; create memories to cherish for many years to come.
Still feeling like more fun on the snow? Day trips are offered to Kiroro and Rusutsu, an overnight trip to Asahikawa famous for its deep and untouched powder, hire a guide and photograph and get some priceless snaps, or try cross-country skiing, heli-skiing, or snow kiting.
Maybe you feel like a day indoors, getting in touch with the local culture? Try your hand at making some of the favourite Japanese dishes – soba noodles from scratch, sushi rolls, gyoza and more! Make a keepsake sandblast glass art to remember your time in Niseko. Explore the Sapporo shopping scene or Otaru’s historic fishing village on a private tour.