Niseko Real Estate's Ken Shimizu is one of the most respected Telemark Skiers in Niseko, and has skied Mount Yotei over 50 times.
With less than 2 months to go until the Niseko United ski lifts open for the 2015/16 season, winter has arrived in Hirafu.
Perfect blue sky weather, and Niseko is jam packed with Silver Week holiday visitors.
The Niseko Cow Parade has been an enormous success, with visitors coming from afar to pose with the cows and marvel at the artistic creativity on display.
Japan railway operators have announced March 26, 2016 as the launch date for the Hokkaido Shinkansen line.
AirAsia X will become the only airline operating direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sapporo.
Located on the actual ski slope, AYA Niseko is designed to link you directly to the lifts.
AYA Niseko onsen drilling has commenced, and construction is ahead of schedule with a third of the foundation pilings already complete.
Niseko has joined the list of worldwide ski resorts to have its runs added to Google Street View - a first in Asia.
As part of the 10-year master plan for the beautification of Niseko, Hirafu-zaza main street is having its powerlines tidied up and moved underground.