Niseko, Japan

Hokkaido International School Niseko Seasonal School Program Spring and Summer 2014

Niseko News

Set in the superb surroundings of Niseko, why not let your kids join H.I.S Seasonal Schools?

Hokkaido International School Niseko (H.I.S) is running Spring and Summer Seasonal Schools this year. This school is aimed at children who want to come to Niseko to enjoy the beautiful setting, learn English and at the same time have the feeling of being abroad. A native teacher will create a fun and active learning environment for you – a perfect chance have fun, think and learn at the same time!  Local children are also welcome to the program!

For the program details and schedule, please refer to the flyer below or contact the school directly.

Program flyer

Contact and Application details Phone: 0136-55-5252 (bilingual)

Email: [email protected]


“Niseko Charity 2014” and the donation of charity auction item

Immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011, professional skiers and snowboarders started working together to hold a charity ride and a charity auction as early as late March. They have continued their efforts with the support of local groups related to tourism.

 The third charity auction is now scheduled. We’re now collecting charity items from everyone to support the auction (individuals and companies). We’re waiting for items that are expected to fetch high prices, such as accommodation coupons, meal tickets and so on. We would appreciate your cooperation and participation.

 Date: April 6 (Sun.)

 Place: Grand Hirafu

 Events:  9:00-10:45  Charity ride with professional snowboarders and skiers

         11:00-13:00  Charity auction

 Reception desk:

 Those who would like to participate in Charity ride are accepted at the special tent in front of the Base ticket box office Participation fee: 500 yen + small contribution


■Contact: Kutchan Tourism Assoc. (Sato) 

TEL: 0136-22-3344

E-mail: [email protected]

 The money raised from the event will be donated to the Fukushima Indoor park project association.

 If you have some items to offer to the auction, we’d appreciate it if you could take the trouble to contact the office below or bring the items directly to Sun Sport Land Kutchan by April 4 (Fri.).


Lift operation period 2014

Niseko United and Moiwa Ski Resort lift operation period
-Niseko HANAZONO Resort: April 6, 2014
-Niseko Mt.Resort Grand Hirafu: May 6, 2014
-Niseko Village: Winter period by April 6 and Spring term starts from April 26 to May 6.
-Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort: May 6, 2014
-Moiwa Ski Resort : March 31
Night operating period: March 22, 2014. (Grand Hirafu/Niseko Village/Annupuri)

Rusutsu Bus Packaged Tour

Niseko - Rusutsu One day bus tour!!

■Period:13 Mar ~23 Mar 2014 and will extend the period depends on the reservation situation after 24th March. Reseration required.

■Fare: Adults 6,400yen included round trip bus ticket and ski pass, younger age child 3,200yen.

For make a reservation, please contact the Niseko Ground Service :TEL +81 136 557 007 from 8am to 5pm

■Time Schedule
●NIseko ⇒ Rusutsu
8:00 Dep. NIseko Grand Hotel  
8:30 Dep. Niseko Grand HIRAHU (Welcom Center)
Rusutsu Resort

●Rusutsu ⇒ Niseko
16:45 Dep. Rusutsu Resort   
Niseko Grand HIRAHU (Welcom Center)
NIseko Grand Hotel



Niseko Hirafu Police Letter, 8 March 2014


Rush of ski and snowboard theft
March has come, and ski and snowboard theft has occurred in succession in the ski resort while Kutchan Police have patrolled this area to maintain the security. Please keep your valuable equipment safe. Your ski and snowboard equipment is valuable, and theft can be devastating. Whenever possible, keep your skis and snowboard locked.

Save the future of Niseko
A lot of people have visited Niseko this season. We hope that not only tourists but people working in this area enjoyed great powder snow and night life. On the other hand, it is a sad fact that trouble broke out. The number of troubles continues its steady rise. There may come some serious problems at some point.
It’s almost the end of this season but many tourists will still come. Let’s cooperate to save the future of Niseko.

Accommodation Search