Definitely an all-time favourite location for skiers, Niseko has the most beautiful powder snow in the world. The Grand Hirafu mountain just refurbished their gondola, making it easier and more comfortable for skiers to get uphill.
Where to Stay in Niseko
We got to stay in the penthouse of one of the Hokkaido Tracks’ properties — Yama Shizen which was absolutely perfect for a ski holiday. With all the necessary facilities such as a far-too well-equipped pantry, washing machine, fireplace, 3 big bedrooms with its own bathrooms, we even had our own Jacuzzi sitting on the balcony! Even though it was -3 degrees outside we didn’t regret risking to get frozen and jumping into that Jacuzzi with the great view of Mount Youtei.
What to Eat in Niseko
After a day of skiing, what’s more comforting than having a Nabe (Japanese hotpot) that can fill your stomach with the freshest ingredients from Hokkaido? You can even get this delivered to your chalet. Believe it or not — a chef can come to your place and make sushi on site only for you — simply place an order before you ski out a day before!
What to do
If you are not yet an advanced skier, you can book private lessons, the first thing all coaches teach — make sure you know how to fall! They also have a ski centre near the lift for you to store your ski equipment there overnight so that you can ski-free without carrying the 10kg ski equipment to the lift every morning!
If you are adventurous and energetic enough, start planning your Niseko ski resort holiday today.
By Bonnie Leung