October, 10th 2018
If you’ve never been to the snow the thought of learning to ski can be daunting. The good news is that Niseko is one of the world’s most beginner-friendly places to learn!
First and foremost – the snow is soooooft! Niseko is famous for getting more snow than anywhere else in the world. It often snows almost every day, so Niseko’s soft fluffy powder is the perfect crash pad for first timer falls! Lots of other resorts around the world only get snow every few days or weeks, so the snow quickly turns to ice. Very rarely does that happen in Niseko!
Second, Niseko has spent the past 10 years building beginner facilities. Each of the four Niseko United resorts (Niseko Hanazono, Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Niseko Annupuri) has dedicated beginner areas, with gentle slopes and slower, easier chairlifts, including magic carpets – conveyor belt-style lifts ideal for newby skiers and boarders. Hanazono and Hirafu each have three magic carpets which are also available to experienced riders a little worn out after a long day on the mountain. Niseko Village has also added two magic carpets in recent years and Annupuri has one, more suited to smaller children and absolute beginners.
All resorts have their own excellent ski schools with world-class international instructors and excellent additional facilities. There are lessons to suit all ages and abilities – from kids to adults, absolute beginners to seasoned pro, private and group – you’re sure to find exactly what you need. Just make sure to check language requirements as some of the schools only offer English-speaking instructors for private lessons.
So, now you know that Niseko is the perfect place to learn to ski or board, check out the links below to find the perfect snow school for you and your crew!
Hanazono – Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS)
Hirafu – Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow School
Annupuri – Niseko Annupuri Ski & Snowboard School
Niseko Village – Niseko Village Snow School
Go To Travel – Regional Coupons
Facilities and Services, Go To Travel Campaign Regional Coupons can be used in Niseko United. Niseko Ann...
20 October 2020
Niseko welcomes visitors back with “The Spirit of the Mountain” campaign
Watch: The Spirit of the Mountain Lead by Niseko Tourism, the Niseko area is launching a new campaign aimed at showcasing the whole regi...
31 July 2020
Niseko United named Japan’s best family ski resort
Niseko is the perfect family ski holiday destination, and there are so many reasons why! Traveling families from all over the world continue to vi...
24 July 2020
Why Niseko is perfect for cyclists
Photo courtesy of Vacation Niseko The Climate First and most importantly, Niseko has ideal weather in summer for cycling! Most of Japan is hot a...
18 July 2020
Summer activities galore at PURE – Niseko Village
Did you know that many Niseko locals prefer the summer season to the cold and snowy winter? PURE at Niseko Village is a good example of why. There...
11 July 2020
Why night skiing in Niseko is acclaimed worldwide
Photo: Juan Aizpuru Niseko is renowned all over the world for having some of the best night skiing in the entire world. A bold statement, but year ...
3 July 2020
Let’s ride! Niseko Grand Hirafu MTB Park open for summer 2020
Just in time for Niseko’s glorious summer, the Niseko Grand Hirafu Mountain Bike Park is open! Riders can rejoice as the Flow Trail, Electric Moun...
25 June 2020
Niseko day trip – Shakotan Peninsula
Photo: Evan Wilcox Rugged coastal cliffs, the freshest sea urchin and fish, and water so blue it rivals the tropics. A day trip from Niseko to the ...
20 June 2020
The Mountain Collective Pass is back on sale!
The Mountain Collective Pass is back and better than ever! Niseko United is thrilled to once again be part of the Collective Pass that brings toge...
12 June 2020
A summer of Hanazono Niseko activities – Now open!
As of June 1st, 2020, Hanazono Niseko Resort has started the operation of its popular summer activities! Explore Hokkaido’s mountains, forests, oc...
4 June 2020
Niseko Village selected for potential 2030 Winter Olympics venue
Sapporo city has bid on hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics and has chosen Niseko Village as a possible venue for the downhill, Super G, and slalom eve...
30 May 2020
Niseko accommodation – Book early and save big!
As the snow melts and Niseko’s green season starts to flourish, the next winter season seems so far away. However, now is the best time to secure yo...
22 May 2020
Ikon Pass 20/21 on sale with “Adventure Assurance”
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused difficult times across every industry, including skiing and snowboarding. Resorts all over the worl...
14 May 2020
The snow has melted and the greens are open!
Due to the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the snow conditions on the mountain, Niseko United decided to close winter operati...
8 May 2020
How much snow fell in Niseko’s 2019-20 winter?
If you’ve been following Niseko’s weather this winter then it’s no secret that the snowfall was below-average. However, let’s keep in mind that Ni...
1 May 2020
Niseko United is closed for winter 2019-20
Views from the peak of Mt. Niseko Annupuri on closing day. April 19th marks the last day of operation for the Niseko United winter 2019-20 season. ...
23 April 2020
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Copyright © 2019 Niseko United.日本語