Skiing Niseko

October 8, 2007 by  
Filed under features

For a skiing experience filled with adrenalin, adventure and enjoyment, it is recommended that skiers try their hand at skiing Niseko. Niseko prides itself at being one of the premier snow skiing and snowboarding destinations in Japan and has increased in popularity, seeing more international visitors coming to Niseko for their skiing holidays. Its slopes that accommodate all skill levels are breathtaking and pristine, with some a little more challenging than the others.

Accommodation in this magnificent location is easily accessible as there are three beautiful ski resorts available, namely Hirafu, Higashiyama and Annapuri. These are all interlinked by bus services. Skiing enthusiasts are drawn to Niseko because of the continuous fresh and light powder that is deposited onto the slopes. The fact that Niseko is situated in the stream of the icy Siberian airflow, ensures a picturesque white blanket on the mountains.All 47 kilometers of slopes are taken care of and groomed to perfection. Whether you are into snowboarding or snow skiing, the conditions are always favorable. The sixty-one runs are serviced by thirty-eight lifts and the slopes also have two convenient Express Gondolas. Beginners are able to attended group or private classes that are hosted by expert skiers and there are many runs that are available to them. Intermediate skiers can enjoy more challenging slopes, while expert skiers can practice their skills on the more adventurous runs. Unfortunately, the slopes and runs are not conducive to cross country skiing.

Skiing gear for hire and purchase is also available at the resorts, and the resorts have many facilities to make skiing holidays more exciting and fulfilling. Visitors will be able to find banking facilities, bars, cafes and restaurants – a convenient feature at Niseko. Skiers can also enjoy guided tours or snowmobile excursions. Over and above the favorable skiing opportunities, Niseko is located in a breathtaking part of Japan that can be explored on skis or on foot. The landscapes are beautiful and day trips into surrounding locations, such as the town of Kuchan, Rusutsu or La Ponte Resorts, are recommended. The valleys, mountains and slopes are not only adventurous and thrilling, but tranquil and relaxing at the same time. It is easy to see why so many skiers flock to this heavenly destination in Japan and enjoy skiing in Niseko.