Average Snowfall
1,500cm / 15 metres

Total Terrain
887 hectares


Mountain Restaurants

Highest Lift Accessed Elevation
1,200 metres / 3,937 feet

870 metres / 2,854 feet

Niseko Village Elevation
300 metres / 984 feet

Peak Elevation
1,309 metres / 4,294 feet

Number of Lifts

Terrain Parks

Goggles or Sunglasses?

Sapporo (6.5 km from Niseko)

Today, November 19, 2019
Sunrise: 06:31
Sunset: 16:09

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy
3 °C
Feels like 0 °C

Tomorrow, November 20, 2019
Sunrise: 06:32
Sunset: 16:08

Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy
0 °C
Feels like -6 °C

Weather forecast from, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the NRK


Niseko has a world-class dining scene with restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. Fantastic quality and the service is awesome regardless whether you pay ¥1000 or ¥5,000. There are many options scattered over all the areas but most of the dining opportunities are in Hirafu. Furano is smaller than Hirafu and has a resort side and a downtown, which we are looking forward to exploring this season.  Our YES staff will be happy to point you in the right direction. 


Hirafu also has the vibrant nightlife that Niseko is so famous for. Looking for some Karaoke? Then check out the Angel Karaoke bar, or maybe a game of pool or ping pong then head to the Half note bar. Lots of nightclubs with DJs too. Whatever your style, Niseko has something for you.


Spend your rest day checking out some activities available in Niseko, there's lots to choose from. Onsen – Hot Spring Baths might be a nice option to relax those tired muscles or maybe a trip to one of the local museums is more your style. There are plenty of massage options available around town too. If your looking for a little adrenaline you could go snowmobiling... get your rev on! Ask the YES team for ideas.


So you're traveling to a foreign country and you don't speak Japanese? Never fear, you'll be fine as most of the resort speaks English quite well.

JAPAN RESORTS (we like to mix it up)!

We take a day trip to either Kiroro or Rusutsu in week one from Niseko, or to either Tomamu or Kamui Links from our Furano home base for week two.   These day trips will deliver more great Japan skiing experiences. Some of our absolute best and deepest days have been at Kiroro!  Rusustsu has dream groomer and wonderful tree skiing and the Chandalier Bowl leaves you breathless when the sun lights it up.  Tomamu and Kamui Links are new destinations for us so fingers crossed.  They come very highly recommended.


We take advantage of weather and the cat skiing operations sometimes only have the one cat so we mix the days up a little.  For this reason we provide lift passes as part of the program.


In Niseko we use the Avalon in the Lower Village.  It is on the bus route and we have two taxis each morning to get the group up to the slopes.  In Furano we are using the slope side Deep Powder apartments.  Just walk out your door. Check out our accommodation options here.


Each week the program includes 4 days lift passes, 1 day cat skiing, 5 days instruction (5hrs/day), small group sizes of 4-8 (we target 5/group) people to ensure that you are with people of the same ability level, in-resort service representative, a fun video and après functions.


If you already have accommodation arranged you can choose to book the INSTRUCTION ONLY program. Each week the program includes 5 days instruction (5hrs/day), small group sizes of 4-8 people to ensure you are with people of the same ability level, in-resort service representative, video analysis, après functions.


Sunday is our first day on snow. We create the groups and start skiing. A few easy runs will have your ski legs back and then we get right into it. We try for a day off on the Wednesday but this could change to accommodate either the cat day or weather (favorable and otherwise).