Winter in Niseko.
Niseko is located on the Northern island of Hokkaido. Niseko experiences some of the best powder snow in the world due mainly to its close proximity to Siberia. The average temperatures in Niseko hover around -8 C which creates dry, champagne powder with an average snowfall of 15 meters per winter.
The Niseko ski resort is made up of 69 runs consisting of 28 lifts and gondolas; totaling over 47 km in groomed slopes with the longest run being 5.6km.
Lift facilities operate without rest for over 12 hours a day – starting at 8:30am and closing at 8:30pm. One of the highlights of Niseko is the large area available for night skiing.
Niseko is not only famous throughout Japan for its snow, but also for its natural hot springs and cuisine, something all travelers should enjoy!
Summer in Niseko.
Niseko explodes into life after the long winter season transforming into a natural wonderland. Wildflowers bloom, the rivers fill up with both trout and white water rafters and the temperature rises to a comfortable 25 degrees. The local farms are in full swing producing fresh produce for the local restaurants. Niseko is the perfect place to escape the summer heat and relax with nature.
Summer is the season of outdoor fun in Niseko. White water rafting on the local rivers is a great way to cool off and see the beauty of the area. The local golf courses also offer great views of the surrounding mountains and are kept in superb condition. For the more adventurous, hiking the local mountains is a great way to get some exercise and the views from the peaks are not to be missed.
The summer months in Niseko are also a great time to taste the fine locally grown produce. Most of the local restaurants source all their vegetables locally making for fresh, delicious meals. Another great reason to visit Niseko in the summer!