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Open for Entries: Niseko Yotei Circuit Fun Ride!

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Open for Entries: Niseko Yotei Circuit Fun Ride!

Mt. Yotei is the iconic volcano which dominants the central region of the Niseko area. The fun-ride course has been plotted out with the guidance and direction from Japan's famed road racer Mr. Mastoshi Ichikawa.

The ride is a 81 km ride which circumnavigates majestic Mt.Yotei and takes riders through some of the best scenery in the district.

The "Niseko Mt Yotei Circuit Fun Ride" is not a race; it has been devised to allow riders to ride at their own pace and discover the pleasures of cycling in Niseko and provides a great change for like minded people ranging from 10 to 70 years of age to cycle together. Despite being a lengthy ride, the course is suitable for both beginner and advanced riders.

Please bring your families and friends along and enjoy a great day of riding.

 

Date: Date 7th Jul, 2018

Registrations: 6:00 Ride Start: 7:30

Entrants must be over 12 years of age (People underage is required a parental written consent).

Entry Fee: 7,000 yen(incl tax p.p)5,000 yen(Junior & High School Student)

Where: AYA Niseko (Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan)

 

Special Guest

Road racer:  Masatoshi Ichikawa (Ranked 50th in 1990, for the Giro d'italia)

NAGANO Olympic Gold Medalist:  Hiroyasu Shimizu

Entry (to 24th. Jun. 2018) https://www.sportsentry.ne.jp/entry/t/73961/e

 

Contact:

Niseko Yotei Circuit Fun Ride Committee

TEL: 011-242-0404  E-mail: [email protected]

Onsen Yukoro Permanently Closed on May 6

NPB News

Thank you for your continued support for Onsen Yukoro.

Onsen Yukoro Permanently Closed on May 6

Our apology for a sudden announcement, but we will permanently close the facility onSunday, May 6. Although we have had repeating customers for many years, business has become difficult for us due to various circumstances. We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience it may cause to the customers who loved our onsen. Your understanding would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for using Onsen Yukoro for many years. We wish you all the best in the future.

 

Yuuichi Ishikawa, Representative Director

Kouji Ishikawa, Manager

Onsen Yukoro Ltd.

2018-19 Winter Special Deals!

Don't miss out on the great saving opportunities for your next winter vacation!

2018-19 Winter Special Deals!

Already can't wait for the next winter vacation in Niseko? We are, too! If you are looking for some great deals for your 2018-19 winter trip, look no further. Here is a list of some great options around the Niseko area! Many of them are ending soon, so ACT FAST!

2018-19 Winter Special Deals!

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

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Find out what each candidate has in mind for the Niseko area!

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Anthony Trovatello (Chook)

​Company: AntFarm Productions

Work Experience: 

Current business: consultant specialising in Ski Resorts/ Destination Tourism, Operations & Property Mgmt. 

Previous experience: Worked (17 years) in a variety of tourism related fields as both freelance and Senior Mgmt level in Australia, Japan, HK, Taiwan & Canada , COO- SkiJapan.com- Managing Summer Japan, Niseko.com, NBS, Alpen Ridge, Fresh Cafe, Niseko Brand Apparel, Yotei Golf brands (8 years), Executive Committee member- Lake Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce/ Snowy Mountains Tourism (6 years) , Events Management (10 Years), Television producer/ presenter- Snowy Mountains TV (6 Years), National Ski Operations & Training Manager- Rebel Sport Aus. (8 Years), Outdoor Education Guide (6 Years), Freelance Writer/ Editor: Niseko.com Magazine, Snowy Times,  Summit Sun Newspaper (10 Years), Freelance Operations & Marketing Advisor for "Keelung for a walk"- Taiwan

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

To work closer with, unite & further build the partnership between the community and businesses- both local and international operators and gain their active support & involvement moving forward. To further raise the reputation of NPB and instill the belief from members that we are leading the way forward for Niseko marketing. For the NPB to be recognized as a major force behind the international tourism efforts on behalf of Niseko. To make Niseko a must visit destination both summer and winter.  To increase the profile of Niseko in the summer.  To instill the base line that when Niseko as a whole is successful- all businesses in Niseko are successful- we need to work together. To be a leader in international destination marketing. To improve the data collection and market research of Niseko business and tourism activity.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To make Niseko a world- class, year round tourism destination that manages sustainable and consistant economic growth and ongoing worldwide appeal. To set Niseko apart from other resort destinations within Asia and globally to become a "must-see", "bucket list" experience. To bring all the cultures, operators & community together working as one towards this vision. To strongly preserve & further develop the Japanese culture in Niseko.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Elsie Alice Nielsen 

​Company: Niseko Photography KK 

Work Experience: 

I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Management where I received the Deans Honours Award for outstanding academic achievement and am nearly completed a Diploma of Graphic Design. During and after university I worked in the environmental industry in Australia for 10 years specialising in social marketing. At 25 I was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NevRwaste a government agency in charge of environmental management and education in the entire North East Victorian area (including the 4 Alpine Resorts) and a Board member of the Association of Victorian Regional Waste Management Groups which heads up waste management in Victoria. After this position I moved to Japan to become the Owner Liaison Manager for SkiJapan for 2 years where I reported directly to the General Manager and managed many properties in the Niseko area. Following this I was recruited back to Melbourne Australia for 2 years as the Director Roberts Evaluation, a highly renowned social marketing and evaluation company. Finally after being given the opportunity to take over Niseko Photography & Guiding (Niseko Photography KK), my partner Darren Teasdale and I moved here permanently 4 years ago. I am now the Director of the company and oversee the entire operations of the photography/guiding element and our new subsidiary the Brick Bar.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

If given the opportunity I can make a valuable contribution to the successful growth and sustainability of the Niseko area year around using my marketing knowledge and by providing a young and contemporary perspective to the Board. I would love to be able to help the NPB develop exciting and fresh new marketing campaigns to attract old and new customers alike, and compete with other resorts in the Northern Hemisphere which are currently making huge traction with strategic and targeted marketing campaigns. I strongly believe that with a united approach we can really define Niseko as the world's top resort and create sustainable futures for all businesses in the region in the winter and the green season. I am passionate about community and particularly as a foreigner in this beautiful place, ensuring the local Japanese community can benefit in a positive way from Niseko’s tourism.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

I would like to see Niseko as a vibrant inclusive and diverse community that celebrates the environment, sports, art, business and family. Niseko is one of the most positive places I have ever lived and I feel we can grow this in a progressive way to not only sustain the likes of developers and big business, but also support little business, families and communities. The uniqueness of this place offers an unparalleled opportunity where winter provides the worlds best powder, Japanese culture, food and a multi-national visitor base… and summer, a yet fairly undiscovered wonderland of even more culture, food, festivals and scenery. I think summer is Niseko’s best kept secret and something we can really work to promote and grow the tourism in a way that supports residents beyond the winter, providing year round opportunities for business, tourists and the local Japanese and expat community.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Eddie Guillemette 

Company: MnK Niseko

Work Experience: 

Investment banker for 20 years in the US, Australia, HK, and UK.  Investor/developer in Niseko since 2005, operator of MnK Niseko property management and hospitality for 8 years.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

Improve communication between the stakeholders  in the community - local residents (Japanese and foreigner), local government, tourists and property owners.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To create a sustainable, year round, world class resort community that attracts a global audience and provides opportunities for local residents to have a meaningful careers.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name:  Kristian Lund 

Company : Niseko Media KK

Work Experience: 

• 3 years as a newspaper journalist with News Ltd

• 2.5 years as a Senior Media Officer with State Government (Australia)

• 2.5 years Marketing and Communications Consultant with Queensland Government

• 11 years Publisher/Editor of Powderlife (Niseko's first English magazine and English news website)

• More details: https://au.linkedin.com/in/kristian-lund-6bab3515

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

As a journalist, marketing and PR professional, with 12 years experience publishing English content to promote Niseko to an international audience, my main goal would be to lend my experience to the NPB in order to maximise the effectiveness of our international marketing efforts. I believe we need to work on strong marketing messages and plans in order to ensure we maximise the benefits of tourism for the people of Kutchan and Niseko.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

I want to see Niseko continue to develop and receive interest from more countries around the world, and continue towards becoming one of the world's great ski resorts. I want to see development guided as much as possible by the people and institutions of Kutchan and Niseko to ensure it is done ethically and sustainably.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Gregory Hough

Company: Explore Niseko

Work Experience: 

With over 20 years (9 in Niseko) of experience in hospitality, travel and tourism, at a range of levels, my background includes experience in sales and marketing at every stage of distribution channels i.e. retail, tour operator,  accommodation/hotel and online.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

Assist in Developing a focused marketing strategy

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To become one of the most recognized four-season, mountain resorts in the world.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: John Barton

Company: Vacation Niseko

Work Experience: 

Worked and lived in Niseko for 10 years in roles mainly related to project management, real estate and property management. Have run Vacation Niseko for 4 years. Have owned Niseko Taproom for 2 years.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

To make the summer viable and attractive for all.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To make a sustainable, functioning resort that can offer genuine year-round employment and careers for our workers. 

Niseko Internship Program(2018-2019) - Call for Participants

Niseko Internship Program(2018-2019) - Call for Participants

Hokkaido government ShiriBeshi office calls for companies that are keen to offer th international working environment for interns.

Requirements
 1.Accept as interns in operations not as part-time worker.
 2.Provide international work environment. 
 3.Preferably provide accommodations during the program.
 4.Allow to participate in official program which government organized.

Term of employment
【Summer program】
  During July – September including the official term 6th Aug – 5th Sep

【Winter program】
  During December – March including the official term 5th Feb – 6th Mar

Deadline
【Summer program】
 6th May 2018

【Winter program】
 9th Sep 2018 

You can download application requirements the following site.
http://www.shiribeshi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ts/tss/niseko_abroad.htm

<Contact>
Yusuke Araki
Hokkaido government ShiriBeshi office
Email:[email protected]
TEL  :0136-23-1419
FAX  :0136-22-0948

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