13th is no longer a bad luck number! 2 lucky winners will be annouced on the 13th of the month throughout this winter!
For the 2018-19 Niseko Guest Survey, Niseko United & VISA are partnering up and offering even better prizes for YOU, who is helping us to make Niseko a better winter destination with your feedback!
Fill out the quick survey below and you might become one of the 2 lucky winners to win a 5 day Niseko United All Mountain Liftpass or ¥30,000 cash voucher from VISA to use in Niseko. The winners will be announced on the 13th of every month, starting January through April, 2019. So submit NOW!
Photo by Aaron Jamieson Photography
By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Promotion Board (NPB), and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.
This is the contest you DON'T want to miss.
Presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Hokkaido Core Snow Sports, What's On, Gentemstick, Rhythm Japan and more, the search is on again for the season’s best, uniquely Niseko moments.
There are total 3 categories in the 2nd annual area-wide photography contest "Niseko Shootout":
The rules are simple. Post on Instagram and use hashtag #nisekoshootout on any of your shots in the Niseko area starting November 28th, 2018 until March 10th, 2019. That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2019-20 issue of Powderlife Magazine.
HERE ARE ALL THE AMAZING PRIZES:
|1st place: Icelantic Skis 18/19' Nomad 105 lites
||1st place: Gentemstick Snowboard
||1st place: Niseko United 2 x 5 day pass & Oyuki prize pack
|2nd place: Rhythm Japan Tyrolia Ambition bindings
||2nd place: evo.com ¥20,000 giftcard
||2nd place: State of Elevenate prize pack
|3rd place: Boot Solutions boot dryers and socks
||3rd place: Sungod Revolt goggles
||3rd place: Discrete beanie pack
Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.
The official launch party will take place on Saturday, Dec 15th at The Orchards, MnK Niseko. Find out more HERE!
The JAPOW ProAm will take place between Jan 10-14th, 2019. Find out more HERE.
The Niseko Short Film Festival will take place on Mar 16th, 2019. Find out more HERE.
SPONSORS: Niseko Tourism, Hokkaido Core, Powderlife Magazine, Niseko United, Gentemstick, What's On, Rhythm Japan, Boot Solutions, Oyuki, 360 Niseko, evo.com, Icelantic Skis, Sungod, State of Elevenate and Discrete
You can take Shinkansen bullet train or fly into Hakodate airport to come to Niseko! Till 31st of Jan.
Looking for other ways to come to Niseko? The special bus service will continue this winter till end of January, 2019. You can now take Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Hakodate and use this shuttle to come to Niseko or simply fly to Hakodate Airport instead of New Chitose Airport.
You can make reservation via below link: http://www.hakotaxi.co.jp/taxi/noriaitaxi.shtml
Here is the schedule:
Hakodate JR [email protected]:35 => New Hakodate Hokudo JR Station (for Shinkansen train)@11:20=> Hirafu Welcome Center @14:10
Hirafu Welcome [email protected]:50=> New Hakodate Hokudo JR Station (for Shinkansen train)@17:40=>Hakodate JR [email protected]:15
For more details, click HERE.
Photo by Inspiring Grateful Travels
Have you mark your calendar yet?
Are you getting ready for the 2018-19 season? Here are the 2018-19 opening dates for the Niseko United 4 Resorts:
- Niseko Grand Hirafu: Saturday, 24th Nov, 2018 (from 8:30-15:30, Ace Pair Lift #3) - Monday, 6th May, 2019
- Niseko Annupuri: Sunday, 25th Nov, 2018 (from 8:45-15:15, Jumbo Pair Lift #3) - Monday, 6th May, 2019
- Niseko Village: Saturday, 1st Dec, 2018 - Sunday, 7th Apr, 2019
- Niseko Hanazono: Saturday, 1st Dec, 2018 - Sunday, 31st Mar, 2019
Night skiing starts from December 11th, 2018 till March 20, 2019!
You can find the lift ticket pricing and details here as well.
*dates subject to change due to weather condition
*Photo by Daniel Honda
Download the latest Niseko United Trail Map here.
Fantastic deals available exclusively to “Explore Niseko x NPB Locals Card” holders!
The largest discount program for Niseko locals will launch from Monday, Nov 26th! There are MORE THAN 80 different special offers on restaurants, activities, rentals, etc. for NPB local business members and their staffs.
There are two locations to pick up your cards:
1. Hirafu Area - Explore Niseko Front Desk, located on the 1st floor of Odin Place: 190-13 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081
2. Kutchan Area - Lucky Supermarket: 1-11 Minami 2 Nishi 1, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0032
When picking up, please bring your identification and proof of the company you work for. If you have 2017-18 Locals Card, please bring it, and you can swap for the new one.
Pick-up from these 2 locations will end on Monday, Dec 31st. Act fast! APPLICATION FORM HERE.
You can find out all the special offers on Explore Niseko website or simply download the FREE official Niseko app to have all the special offers available in the palm of your hand!
*If your company is not NPB member, contact us today and find out how to join!