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"Discover Niseko's Slopes: A Guide to the Best Ski Resorts and Runs"

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


Niseko United Ski Trail Map

Niseko is a ski paradise with four main ski resorts - Niseko Grand Hirafu, Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village, and Niseko Hanazono.


Niseko Grand Hirafu: Known for its diverse slopes and lively après ski scene, this resort offers a range of restaurants on the mountain. For a unique dining experience, try the King Yo-Hi, an igloo-style restaurant with panoramic views of the slopes. The resort is equipped with modern lifts and has slopes best suited for both skiers and snowboarders.


Annupuri Niseko Ski Map
Annupuri Niseko Ski Map
Niseko Grand Hirafu Operational Dates:
December 2, 2023 (Sat) – May 6, 2024 (Mon) 8:30 – 16:30
Night Ski: December 16, 2023 (Sat) – March 20, 2024 (Wed) 16:30 – 19:00


Niseko Annupuri: A quieter resort with a focus on families, Annupuri is home to the mountain restaurant, Kamimura, serving traditional Japanese cuisine. The slopes are perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers, and there's a ski rental shop available for those who need gear.


Annupuri Niseko Ski Map
Annupuri Niseko Ski Map

Niseko Annupuri Operational Dates:

December 2, 2023 (Sat) – May 6, 2024 (Mon) 8:30 – 16:30

Night Ski December 16, 2023 (Sat) – March 20, 2024 (Wed) 16:30 – 19:30



Niseko Village: A chic resort with a luxury feel, Niseko Village has several high-end restaurants on the mountain, including the charming Escarpe restaurant, serving international cuisine. The slopes here are intermediate to advanced, making it a great option for experienced skiers.

Niseko Village Ski Map
Niseko Village Ski Map with SnowDog Village Location

Niseko Village Operational Dates:

December 1, 2023 (Fri) – April 7, 2024 (Sun) 8:30 – 16:30

Night Ski: December 16, 2023 (Sat) – March 20, 2024 (Wed) 16:30 – 19:00



Niseko Hanazono: A popular resort with a fun, laid-back atmosphere, Hanazono is the perfect place to try some of the best snowboarding in Niseko. For dining, the Powder Cafe serves up hearty dishes to fuel your day on the slopes.

Hanazono Niseko Ski Map
Hanazono Niseko Ski Map

Niseko Hanazono Operational Dates:

December 2, 2023 (Sat) – April 7, 2024 (Sun) 8:30 – 16:30

Night Ski: December 16, 2023 (Sat) – March 20, 2024 (Wed) 16:30 -19:00


Muiwa: The smaller ski resort of Muiwa is known for its pristine powder and scenic views, making it an ideal spot for backcountry skiers and snowboarders. The slopes are less crowded and offer a more peaceful ski experience.

Moiwa Niseko Trail Map
Moiwa Niseko Trail Map

In conclusion, Niseko has a ski resort for every level of skier and snowboarder, with modern lifts and a range of dining options on the mountain. Whether you're looking for a luxurious ski experience or a more adventurous one, Niseko has it all.



Jo Lodder is a trail runner, business leader, and philanthropist. He's the co-founder of JNW Asia, a property marketing company based in Hong Kong focused on Niseko projects, and a master agent of SnowDog, a hospitality brand. He's also embarking on the Run for Freedom challenge to raise money for charity. With a passion for helping others and a drive for success, Jo inspires through his love of adventure and entrepreneurship.


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