Why not take this opportunity to enjoy spring ski/snowboard fun in Niseko?
Want more fun time on the mountain? Why not come to Niseko! The beautiful weather here during springtime is fantastic.
Here are the Niseko United resort closing dates:
- Niseko Grand Hirafu: May 6th
- Niseko Annupuri: May 6th
- Niseko HANAZONO: April 8th
- Niseko Village: April, 2nd
You can still enjoy the unique night riding experience in Niseko till March 18th! And it's just one of the many reasons you should come to experience Niseko in spring as well:
- Great deals everywhere!
In spring, there are tons of opportunities to steal some great deals. Not only kids can ski for free, but also wide variety of discounts are available including accommodations, lift tickets, equipment rental, ski/snowboard lessons, activities and also shops.
2. Fantastic weather!
If you visit Niseko before March, the chance is we are having some fantastic snowfalls, but you don't get to see the majestic Mt.Yotei or the beautiful views of Niseko areas. That won't be the case in spring! You will finally get to enjoy the world-famous scenic skiing/snowboarding here.
3. You get to enjoy the resort more!
If you can avoid the peak season and come to Niseko during spring, you will be able take in the peacefulness of Niseko: don't need to worry about long lift lines, get to enjoy the mountain all by you and your friends and family; most importantly, you can get in some famous restaurants in Niseko more easily!
4. Enjoy more than just the snow!
If you are thinking to come to Japan and catch the cherry blossom (Sakura) season, you are in luck! The cherry blossom seasons in Hokkaido normally starts from late April to early May. A perfect time to do some fun runs and see the other beautiful nature Hokkaido has to offer.
5. It's more than just skiing & snowboarding!
Staring early April, you will be able to try white water rafting in Niseko. Just imagine the amount of snow we have here in winter, melting into the Shiribetsu river - how exciting the rafting would be in the fast-moving rapids. After rafting, you can go enjoy all different onsens to warm yourself up. PERFECTION.
Here are some rafting companies you can reach out to:
Visiting the ice bar and snow playground is much easier now!
Looking for a cool spot to chill out, literally? Come visit the Niseko Ice Village. Free entry, opening every day by 21 March, 2018 scheduled:
Monday through Thursday - 17:00-22:00
Friday through Sunday - 15:00-23:00
There are cool Ice Castle offering drinks with ice shot glasses, food truck providing yakitori, fried chicken and dumplings and cafe & restaurant (must reserve for dinner).
Free shuttle is running from Hirafu, Moiwa & Annupuri. Find out more here!
Why not learn from the best and ride like a Niseko local?
Sheesa Camp is started by a GENTEM pro rider "TOMOMI "sheesa" KUWAHARA", which is for the riders who want to improve their riding skills. It's been operated since 1999, which means this camp has abundance of experience and teaching skills.
Sheesa Camp Riding Clinics has various courses - help you to overcome your troubles and make your riding life much more fun! Below is a basic Sheesa Riding Camp info for reference.
|Sheesa Riding Camp
||TOMOMI "sheesa" KUWAHARA
||Morning Class (9:30～12:00), Afternoon Class (13:00～15:30)
||All Niseko United Area
||¥13,000 (per person)
||¥10,000 (per person)
|More than 4 pax
||¥9,000 (per person)
||¥10,000 (per group)
Please note that terms and conditions apply. Check out Sheesa Camp website for more details.
The ocean view with ultimate powder experience!
Fresh powder is the reason you've come to Niseko. Now try oceanfront skiing/snowboarding and get a full day of untracked lines. Experience the ultimate in powder luxury at Iwanai Resort. You'll ride 600-800m of vertical and get 7-9 runs a day, broken only by a fabulous sushi lunch. Whether you like spacious tree skiing, challenging steeps or wide open course, Iwana Resort has what you want!
¥65,000 per seat, covering:
- Door-to-door transport
- Intense safety briefing
- Super luxury snow cat
- Fabulous sushi lunch
- Two experience guides
- Avalnche beacons
- Apres ski bar and billiards
If you are a powder hunter, come visit the hidden Hokkaido and witness one of Hokkaido's steepest resorts!
For all you treasure hunters out there! Visit Cocoroya Niseko today.
Looking for antique or new Japanese collectables in Niseko? Look no further! Cocoroya Niseko is the spot for you.
Here is a list of the Top 5 Best-selling Souvenirs from the store:
- Handmade Japanese cooking knives
- Kimono & kimono jackets - hundreds of designs for you to choose from!
- Kokeshi dolls - Japanese dolls, originally from the northern Japan. They are handmade from wood and have a simple trunk with an enlarged head. A few thin, painted lines to define the face.
- Obi sashes - which make great wall hangings or table runners
- The Ainu carved bears - it's quite an iconic item in Niseko. You can see the cute bear in many different stores in town!
Make sure to visit the Cocoroya Niseko store today and bring a part of uniqueness home from Niseko, Hokkaido!