Niseko – A World Class Ski and Snowboard Destination

Located in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, Niseko is a world class ski resort and bucket list destination for any skier or snowboarder.

So Much Powder

Winter storms make their way from Siberia and pick up moisture crossing the Sea of Japan, dropping a mind blowing average 600 plus inches of light, dry powder snow in the Niseko region every year.

Ski and Ride for Free in Japan

Ski for free on your IKON or EPIC pass in Japan.  Holders of the IKON Pass receive 5 days free skiing and snowboarding at Niseko United resorts.  EPIC Pass holders receive 5 days free skiing and snowboarding at Rusutsu Resort.  Mountain Collective pass holders receive 2 days free skiing and snowboarding at Niseko United resorts and 50% off additional days.

4 Mountains, 1 Pass

Set against the backdrop of the active volcano Mt. Yotei, this world class ski area comprises of four interlinked resorts – Hanazono, Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri.  Together these four resorts make up Niseko United.  JAPOW Vacations provides a multiday combined lift pass to ski and ride all four Niseko United resorts.  IKON Pass and Mountain Collective pass holders can ski and ride all four mountains at no cost.  Close by are the ski resorts of Rusutsu and Moiwa which are accessible from Niseko via car or shuttle.  EPIC Pass holders can ski and ride at Rusutsu resort at no cost.

Incredible Terrain

With 2,191skiable acres and 38 ski lifts, Niseko United can accommodate skiers and snowboarders of any ability level, from beginner to expert.  With wide open groomed runs, gladed tree runs, night skiing and riding, and of course world renowned sidecountry and backcountry terrain, Niseko is truly an unforgettable experience for all levels of skier or snowboarder.

Experienced Mountain Guides

Our hand picked English speaking mountain guides and ski and snowboard instructors are available to show you a truly memorable Japan powder experience.  Whether it’s conquering Japan’s deep powder snow or exploring Niseko’s backcountry, our experienced world class guides and instructors are here to help you safely and confidently tick those boxes.

Stress Free Travel

Located just 68 miles from Sapporo’s New Chitose International Airport, Niseko is accessible with direct flights via Tokyo from most major cities in the US and Canada.  Direct flights to Sapporo are also available from Hawaii.  JAPOW Vacations can assist you with your travel arrangements and organize your local transfers to make your Niseko experience seamless and stress free.

Stunning Accommodation

JAPOW Vacations offers a wide variety of accommodation options in Niseko for families, groups and independent travelers in this truly world class ski resort.  From luxury ski-in ski-out hotels, chalets, modern condos and apartments, to traditional Japanese style accommodation, we have a property to fit your needs.

Amazing Japanese Cuisine

Ranging from casual eateries to Michelin-starred fine dining, Niseko serves up everything from traditional Japanese favorites, contemporary Japanese fusion, western style cuisine and of course amazing fresh sushi and sashimi.  Don’t forget the locally produced premium Japanese beer, sake and Single Malt Yoichi Whisky.  Let JAPOW Vacations introduce you to some of our favorite local restaurants, cafes and late night bars.  You’re going to love the food just as much as the powder.

Onsen Hotsprings

The Niseko area is not only famous for its powder snow but also for its onsens, the natural Japanese hot springs that are specially designed to please the eye and soothe the mind.  They contain natural mineral water which is both healing and relaxing.

Japanese Hospitality

While Niseko serves as a powder mecca for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, the friendliness of the local people and warm hospitality remains true to Niseko’s traditional Japanese roots.  You will find Niseko to be a safe and friendly destination where traditional Japanese hospitality prevails.

Get in Touch

Get started on your Japan powder adventure by calling us on +1 (970) 367-7177 or email us at  We can’t wait to share this amazing destination with you.