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Niseko Summer Shootout 2020

The Niseko Shootout photography contest is back with the first ever Summer Shootout!

Niseko Summer Shootout 2020

Things are heating up in Niseko with the launch of the first ever summer edition of the Niseko Shootout series. 

Niseko Shootout Summer Series is on the search for Niseko’s best and most unique summer moments. No matter what you’re doing - enjoying a round of golf, mountain biking down Mt Annupuri or SUP boarding on Lake Toya, we want you to share your awesome Hokkaido summer time with us. 

To enter simply post your entry on Instagram and use the hashtag #nisekoshootout on your photos taken from 21 June 2020 and posted before 14 September 2020.

Winners will be announced at this year's Niseko Autumn Food Festival on 21 September 2020. Prizes will be presented on the day or can be collected from Niseko Tourism at Sun Sports Land.

1st Place ¥10,000 cash, ¥10,000 MTB voucher from Niseko Nine, Avalanche Course from Rising Sun Guides valued at ¥25,000
2nd Place ¥5,000 cash, ¥5,000 MTB voucher from Niseko Nine
3rd Place ¥2,000 cash, ¥2,000 MTB voucher from Niseko Nine

The team from Summerlife will also choose one photo to fill the pages of the next issue of Summerlife magazine.

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots feature and get an idea of what the judges are looking for. 

The contest is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Rising Sun Guides, Niseko Nine, and Summerlife Magazine

*Please make sure you don't tag @nisekoshootout - rather be sure to use the hashtag #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

Full contest rules:

  • All images using #nisekoshootout taken and posted between 21 June 2020 - 14 September 2020 in the Shiribeshi & Iburi region are eligible.

  • Three winners will be selected from all entries by a panel of judges. The contest will be run in an open format with no sub-categories.

  • Judges will be asked to assess images based on the following criteria: Visual Impact, Creativity, Composition, Point of Interest, Lighting, & Originality.

  • The winner is the photographer. The poster and/or subject may be credited if different from the photographer, but the winner is the photographer.

Enquiries: [email protected]

2020 Summer Locals Card Discounts Now Available!

Enjoy all these great summer offers from the Niseko local businesses!

2020 Summer Locals Card Discounts Now Available!

The summer discount offers for the Niseko Locals Card program are here!

There is a great variety of different benefits from restaurants, activities, wellness, etc. for Niseko Tourism's members and their staffs. You can find out all the special offers on Explore Niseko website or simply download the FREE official Niseko app to have all the info available in the palm of your hand! 


If you need to pick up a new card, please apply via HERE and bring your identification and proof of the company you work for to Niseko Tourism office:

41-5 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan 044-0078

Office HR: Mon - Fri 9:00-18:00

If you have previous invalid locals cards, please bring it with you, and it can be swapped with the new one.

All offers are valid from May 22nd~Oct 31st and the 2020-21 winter offers will be updated in November!

*If your company is not a Niseko Tourism member, contact us today and find out how to join!

2020 Summer Locals Card Discounts Now Available!

2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

Can't wait for next season!? We are, too!

2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

Here is a quick list of 20-21 Early Bird special offers from some of the accommodations in Niseko. Be sure to enjoy these fantastic deals before they end.

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2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

GEAR RENTALS/RETAIL

SNOWSPORTS LESSONS

Announcement Regarding 2019-20 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

Thank you all for your continued support of the Niseko Shootout!

Announcement Regarding 2019-20 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

We would like to share an announcement about our end of season finale event, the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival.

Due to the circumstances posed by the recent Corona Virus outbreak, we will unfortunately not be holding our event at Hanazono Edge as previously planned. However, our communities loss is the world’s gain as we plan to broadcast all films and live judging results during a Facebook Watch Party!

Now everyone far and wide can join in as host Neil Hartmann guides us through viewing of this year’s Short Film entries - all 22 of them! The winners will be announced along with this year’s hashtag #nisekoshootout winners.

We are thrilled that all filmmakers and hashtag entrants that would otherwise be unable to attend our local event, will now be able to take part in the event they so very much made! Undoubtedly, the films and photos will do their part in showcasing winter in Niseko. Now let’s do our part in showcasing Niseko’s resiliency by helping us spread the word about our online event. 

Niseko Tourism Facebook Watch Party Event details below:

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 18:00 JST

Come to Niseko Tourism Facebook and simply go to "Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival" group and join the Watch Party! We will see you then.

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