2019-20 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on 1st Dec!

Enter or enjoy the show!!!

Presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Hokkaido Core Snow Sports, What's On, Gentemstick, Roko Skis, Rhythm Japan and more, the search is on again for the season’s best, uniquely Niseko moments.

There are total 3 categories in the 2nd annual area-wide photography contest "Niseko Shootout":

    1. Ski
    2. Snowboard
    3. Landscape

The rules are simple. Post on Instagram and use hashtag #nisekoshootout on any of your shots in the Niseko area starting 1st Dec, 2019 until 1st March, 2020.

That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2020-21 issue of Powderlife Magazine.

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.

*Please make sure don't @nisekoshootout but #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

*The winner can pick up the prizes in Niseko or be responsible of the shipment of the prizes.

Here are the amazing prizes for this year, including Icelantic Skis, Gentenstick Snowboard, Niseko United Season Pass and Roko Skis, just to name a few:

1st place: Icelantic Skis 1st place: Gentemstick Snowboard 1st place: Niseko United Season Pass
2nd place: Roko Skis 2nd place: Rhythm Japan + Oyuki prize pack 2nd place: Northface prize pack
3rd place: Boots Solutions prize pack 3rd place: Discrete prize pack 3rd place: Yama Plus prize pack

*Please don't use carousel to show multiple pictures but post individually.

*The winner will always be the photographer even if the rider posted it.

If you are in town in January, don't forget to sign up for Niseko Shootout ProAM. For details, please click HERE.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout ProAM Judge's Choice Winner

Photographer: Nolan Isozaki

Athlete: Saki Hayashi

Caption: Deep Space, Yotei-zan.

Sign up today and enter your film for Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival. For details, please click HERE.

Free consultations, Hokkaido Foreign Resident Support Centre

For PDF flyer data, please download from HERE. 

1 Free consultations in Kutchan Town

2 Date: 2:30pm- 6:30, 10 December 2019

3 Venue: Kutchan Community Center, 2-2 Higashi 2 Chome Minami 3 Jyo Kutchan-town

4 For application and injuries, please contact Hokkaido Foreigner Support Center,  TEL:011-200-9595 FAX:011-221-7845
E-mail:[email protected]

*If you need to know about academic question, please make a booking by 2 December 2019.

Call for the sponsors, Niseko TV

H Restaurant and Bar at Hyatt House Showcases New 2019-20 Winter Menu

Come enjoy “Dim Sum all you can eat” until 15 December, 2019.

H Restaurant

Open all day, H Restaurant is the only eatery in Hirafu Village offering modern Chinese cuisine incorporating fresh Hokkaido farm-belt.

Utilizing innovative culinary techniques and seasonal ingredients, H Restaurant showcases delicious dumplings dim sums noodles and modern Chinese comfort dishes as well as a premium steak selection of aged Hokkaido Wagyu beef and Ezo venison.

Vegetarian items are also available.

Online booking is highlight recommended.
Open : 11: 30am – 2:30pm (last order 2pm)
6pm – 10pm (last order 9:30pm)
Reservation: https://yoyaku.toreta.in/hrestaurant-bar

1st Year Anniversary promotion at H Restaurant - “Dim Sum all you can eat”

At ¥3,000 per person, a guest can enjoy homemade Dim Sum dishes. Available only for Lunch – 11:30am till 2:30pm (last order 2pm)

From now until 15 December 2019. For reservation,

https://yoyaku.toreta.in/hrestaurant-bar or call 0136.55.6585

H Bar

An elegant, relaxed Veuve Clicquot-themed venue decorated with subtle splashes of signature golden yellow and serving drinks and gourmet bar food from 2 pm through midnight.

During the day, drop by for selection of freshly brewed gourmet coffee and TWG tea. Come evening, indulge in fresh seafood on ice washed down with a premium selection of Champagne – Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Moet Chandon Vintage 2008 and New World wines including Ao Yun.

Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label at only ¥1,800 per glass.

Open : 2pm – midnight (food last order 10:30pm / drink last order 11pm)

AI Bus Demonstration Experiments in Kutchan Starts from 2 December!

Service between Kutchan Downtown ⇄ Hirafu ⇄Hanazono Ski Resort!

The Hokkaido Department of Transportation will kick off the bus  experiment which utilized artificial intelligence (AI) in Kutchan Town.

AI will analyze the destination or the number of the passenger beforehand and determine the most suitable service time and shortest route. With the anticipation of increasing visitors and residents in Kutchan Town, hopefully this AI Bus will become a convenient services for everyone.

Service area: Kutchan Downtown ⇄ Hirafu ⇄Hanazono Ski Resort

Operation period: from 2 December , 2019 to 22 December, 2019

​For further information, pleas see HERE.  and download PDF flyer. 


TEL03-6743-2799 (16:00-23:00)  Operation period  : 2019/12/2-2019/12/22

Hotel Niseko Alpen Morning Service

Hotel Niseko Aplpen begins morning menu service in Winter season!!

Service period   7 December 2019 to 5 April 2020

Service hours 8:00am ~10:00am

Fee 1,500JPY


Hotel Niseko Alpen

Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort & Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort Opening Date


​Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort  open on 23rd November 2019

Operation lift: Dream Quad Lift #1 9:00 am - 6:00pm *Beginner course only available

*First season discount : Adult  2500JPY  Child 1500JPY


Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort 

Although we previously announced that Niseko Grand HIRAFU will open for this winter season on Nov. 23, 2019, poor conditions due to insufficient snow cover have led us to the decision to postpone. Based on weather forecasts for today and tomorrow, the opening on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24 will be postponed.

The ski resort opening schedule after Nov 25 will depend on snow fall and cover conditions.We will inform you on our website as soon as we decide to open. We are continuing our preparations for the season opening at Niseko Grand HIRAFU, We hope for your continued support of Niseko Grand HIRAFU.

Hilton go go buffet

All-you-can-eat & All-you-can-drink for 2 hours, plus fun magic show time and lucky draw to win prizes including hotel stay certificate. Also complimentary Onsen ticket to be offered to all.

In addition, a shuttle bus will run for participants from Iwanai, Kyowa, and Mt. Yotei neighbor towns. Seats are limited, so contact us for availability.
Holiday special buffet with 120 minutes all-you-can-drink for ¥ 7,500 for adult and ¥5,000 for children aged 6-12, per person (Tax included)!

It's the time of the year for Hilton GOGO Buffet!


Check the flyer from here 

2019-20 Kutchan Winter Bus Info

​For PDF data for the bus schedule, please download from HERE.