Niseko : Ski parks
Niseko is located in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, in the hilly district surrounded by Mt. Yotei-zan (national park) to the east and Mt. Niseko Annupuri (quasi-national park) to the north.
It has typical inland weather, with an annual average temperature at 6.3 degrees Celsius, while the deepest snow in winter can sometimes reach 200cm in depth.
Niseko is only about 100 km away from Sapporo, the center of Hokkaido and one of the most famous ski resorts in Japan, known for tons of light powder snow, and a large amount of foreigners, especially Australians. Niseko has earned a worldwide reputation as an ideal ski resort in winter.However, Niseko is also known as a summer resort.
The magnificent beauty of its rich nature appears in TV commercials, drawing great attention to this area, and making it well known as a leading all-season resort in Japan. Niseko demonstrates its beautiful scenery in every season of the year.
From spring to summer, after a long winter, Niseko is covered with a carpet of colorful flowers. In summer, you may want to enjoy climbing, canoeing, rafting, and other outdoor activities. In winter, you may want to try sports in the world-class snow at its grand-scale ski resorts.
There are many hot springs of various qualities, and sufficient accommodations, from hotels to unique resort inns.
Nowaday, Niseko is one of the area that is quite expensive for Japanese skier, it was small village and a few hotels and B&B, but now many Australian tourists comes here and everything is changed. All the hotels, street, ski park are full of the foreigners and no more Japanese skiers. price of hotels and restaurants are quiete expensive.. its bit pity for us and Niseko is not part of Japan.. Niseko is like Europe now.