New lifts and beginner course at Niseko Village
This winter Niseko Village introduces two all-season lifts as a mean of transportation in the resort throughout the year as well as a 1.2 km beginner course which runs from The Green Leaf Niseko Village to the shopping & dining area.
Village Express (816m) is Japan’s first lift comprising of eight-person gondolas and six-person chairs to be operated on the same line. On the other hand, Upper Village Gondola (250m) performs circulation operation of two coupled eight-person gondolas (which is also Japan’s first system) connecting The Green Leaf Hotel and the top station of Village Express.
A combination use of the two lifts enable guests to transport from the hotel to the shopping & dining area, Hilton Niseko Village, and the bottom station of Niseko Gondola.