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A sizzling summer of sports in Niseko

A sizzling summer of sports in Niseko

niseko-classic_2015-4Niseko is recognised around the world for its powder snow.

But insiders know that summer is just as magic.

With clean air, farm fresh foods, and cool warm climate, Niseko is fast becoming an world-class endurance sports destination. This summer there’s plenty of events to come and enjoy, whether for fun or competition. Check out whats on below and sign up for great day out!

Nature Ride Niseko 2017 (June 11)

The first official cycling event of the season, the Nature Ride offers riders the choice of three courses, the 60km Enjoy course, 120km Long course, and for those super keen beens, the 200km Challenge course, which includes a lap around beautiful Lake Toya.

Niseko Classic – UCI Gran Fondo World Series (July 9)

Enjoying closed roads, clean air and beautiful vistas, the 140km course includes 2,362m of vertical, leading competitors up the awe-inspiring Panorama Line climb, out to the Sea of Japan, and back to Niseko Hirafu Resort. A 70km race category is also available, providing a shorter challenge (1,125m vertical) and finishing together in Niseko Hirafu Resort.

Big Swim in Toya (July 23)

A favorite with locals. Contact: 0136-23-2093 (NAC Niseko Adventure Center)

Strider Enjoy Cup Niseko (July 16 )

Kids can enjoy a fun-filled day out racing balance bikes with their friends. Great prizes on offer. For further information, please contact the Strider Project Niseko Facebook!

Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb (Aug. 6)

The Hanazono Hill Climb attracts riders from all over Japan. As part of the Jaga Martsuri potato festival riders can enjoy a day/night festival in Kutchan post-race. Contact: 090-2056-2093 (Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb Organizing Committee)

NAC Trail Run (Sep. 10)

You’ve skied it, now run it! Race across the Niseko mountains in this challenging  trail run event. Contact: 0136-23-2093 (NAC Niseko Adventure Center)

Hokkaido Triathlon 2017 (Aug. 20)

After a successful laucnh last year the Hokkaido Triathlon is back. For further information, please see and sign up here!!

35th Niseko Marathon Festival (Sep. 17)

More information coming soon.


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