2022-23 Niseko Shootout ProAM Starts

Tequila Shots to Toast Best Shots of Niseko Shootout ProAM

With new event sponsor Don Julio Tequila, and a record 62 teams taking part, it’s fair the say the Niseko Shootout ProAM 2023 is bigger and better than ever!

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is one of three categories under the Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

The 62 professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams will take to the mountains in and around Niseko between January 6 – 9.

Each will take as many photos as they like during the competition window, but submit only one for judging following the final day.

The winners will share in ¥200,000 (US$1,500) – not to mention a few tequila shots at the awards ceremony at Rhythm Japan Base on January 20.

Contest organiser Winstead Heyward said it was great to see a 50% increase in entries this year as tourists and seasonal workers flocked back into Niseko.

“The ProAM is back with a vengeance,” Winse laughed.

“We’re overjoyed with the amazing enthusiasm for the comp from the local and visiting teams – Niseko is back, baby!”

“This year, with Don Julio 1942 as our prize sponsor, we can’t wait to have all the teams sharing their experience and announce the winners at Rhythm Japan Base on Friday, January 20th, 2023.

“With a delicious tequilia brand as a sponsor, you know the party will be fun”.

TEAMS

TEAM SPONSOR TEAM MEMBER 1 TEAM MEMBER 2
Terminal Tune Station Tanner Dobbins USA Ryu Atobe Japan
Legs of Steel Aaron Jamieson Japan Dennis Ranalter Austria
Yuji Fujiyama Japan Kenneth Lei USA
22Designs Diana Rivera Spain Hiroto Miyazaki Japan
ATBShop Harry Calvert UK Natalie Ellis UK
Alexander Rouleau Canada Alexis Gervais-Chapleau Canada
Sahil India Kamil India
Agustin Villalba Argentina Jack Mack Australia
Yuya Okuno Japan Yuto Sugawara Japan
Eric Sales USA Kyle Delong USA
Steven Harris Australia Matthew Horne Australia
MnK Niseko Lucas Varty Canada Tom Bruce Germany
Greg Dart USA Riley Canada
Jesse Zorn USA Kai Ose Japan
Geraldine Australia Craig Australia
LADE Aaron Jamieson Japan Tatsumi Kono Japan
Good Snowboards, Norrona Japan, Flux Japan, Kashiwax, Co-op Dental Clinic, Niseko Grand Hirafu Stu Buckland UK Wakana Hama Japan
Pals Japan Tomek Ustupski Poland Henry Johnson NZ
Niseko Photography Tomek Ustupski Poland Miguel Porteous NZ
Niseko Photography Tomek Ustupski Poland Yuhei Yamada Japan
Niseko Photography Elsie Nielsen Australia Timothy Black Herbert NZ
Till Martens Germany Yuki Kawasaki Japan
Hokkaido Backcountry Club Harry Calvert UK Connor Hutchingson Canada
Nina Yu Australia Takanori Hioki Australia
Ha Van Hoanh Vietnam Vu Xuan Huong Vietnam
Arthur France Noe France
Juma Findlay Japan Shinnosuke Tanaka Japan
Niseko Photography Jack O’Grady Australia Max Power NZ
Dave Surf Spain Gorka Spain
Adrian Lamarca Spain Toni Rodriguez Spain
Tonishoots Jaume Pons Spain Toni Rodriguez Spain
Peter Morley Australia Jasper Australia
Yamaplus Jimi Oertli France Evan Wilcox USA
Yamaplus Toshi Pander Japan Jimi Oertli France
Bianca Peralta Argentina Simon Pervez Canada
Head, Niseko Photoraphy and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Hedvig Wessel Norway Darren Teasdale Japan
Head, Niseko Photoraphy and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Jordy Kidner Canada Darren Teasdale Japan
Jack Yan Malaysia Eduardo Porto Brazil
Head, Niseko Photography and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Emil Granbom Sweden Darren Teasdale Japan
Head, Niseko Photography and Guiding, Iwanai Resort Cole Richardson Canada Darren Teasdale Japan
Irene Cheng Taiwan Hanpo Zhang Taiwan
Roberto Hutchinson Philippines Michael Cavill NZ
Dallin Haws USA Garrett Haws USA
Hiroki Japan Ryoko Japan
Abby Crisostomo USA Hana USA
Asif An Mahmood Bangladesh Faraaz Sayeed India
Kamal India Guman India
Larissa Davies Australia Andrew McKendry Australia
Calvin Chow Australia Fiona Lim Malaysia
Sienna-Lily Priess Australia Werner Priess Australia
Edward Anderson UK Josh Clark Australia
Edward Anderson UK Ivan Diez Argentina
Courtney Wells Wales Zak McAlley-Burnside Wales
Alister Buckingham Australia James Winfield UK
Hokkaido Collective James Winfield UK Teddy Laycock Australia
Stefan Boers Netherlands Agustin Villalba Argentina
Nasuninjin Arts / Alister Buckingham Photography Alister Buckingham Australia Yoriko Okumura Japan
Alex Jeynes Scotland Oscar Hill Australia
Jack Woods Japan James Robbins Japan
Gregory Homann Australia Juliette Frattini Australia
Oyuki, Smith, Holiday Niseko Andre Pomp Czech Republic Olly Nicholls Japan
K2 Snowboarding Daisuke Watanabe Japan Piotr Drzastwa Poland

VOTING & JUDGING

ProAM Judges’ Choice Winners: ¥120,000

Our 2022-23 judge panel includes: Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata, Yoichi Watanabe, Neil Hartmann, Torah Bright, Eric Pollard and Matt Hampton and Winse Hayward. You can read all about the Judges on Niseko Shootout Instagram or Niseko Tourism Facebook

ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000

For the Public Vote we need you – the public! Public judging will take place over four days from January 14th to 17th, 2023.

You can register your votes by go to the 2022-23 Niseko Shootout ProAM Voting Page, Live from January 14th, 2023 by 10:00. Voting ends at 23:59 on January 17th, 2023  – make sure you VOTE and help decide the winner!

Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on January 20, 2023 at Rhythm Base.

More questions? Make sure to check out the detailed Q&A HERE or email [email protected]


Hanazono Zip World Coming This Summer

Niseko Hanazono Resort Introduces “Hanazono Zip World” – Japan’s First Multi-stage Dual-cable Zipline Experience

The excitement at Hanazono continues to build…

In the summer of 2022, Hanazono will introduce “Hanazono Zip World”, Japan’s first multi-stage dual-cable zipline experience. Three dual-cable ziplines will be installed at Hanazono forming a comprehensive multi-stage “Zip Tour” activity of up to two hours duration. The total zip tour distance will be 2,591 meters in length, the longest in Japan.

The longest zipline, “BLACK DIAMOND SUPERFLY”, at 1,700 meters will be the longest zipline in Asia.

The Hanazono zipline system has been designed, engineered and installed by Skyline Ziplines Japan GK, the local subsidiary of Skyline Ziplines Ltd (Whistler, Canada), and will take riders through the experience of a lifetime flying through Niseko’s trees and volcanic mountains, with unforgettable views of Mt. Yotei from on high. READ MORE HERE.

2022 Operation Period: July 1st – October 10th, 2022

Approximately 2 hour guided tour

Pricing:

  • Full package (3 ziplines) Adult ¥15,000 / Child ¥12,000
  • Trial package (2 ziplines) Adult ¥7,000 / Child ¥5,600


Art installation by Bruce Munro to Launch in Hanazono

Art Installation "Mountain Lights" by Internationally Renowned Artist Bruce Munro to Launch July 2022 in Niseko, Hokkaido.

The 2022 summer will see the opening of an extraordinary light art installation within the vast nature of Niseko Hanazono Resort located in Hokkaido, Japan. Mountain Lights is proudly presented by Nihon Harmony Resorts KK in collaboration with Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono. The art installation will be open during the summer and autumn months of 2022, 2023 and 2024.

While the Hanazono area is renowned for world class skiing and the quality of its powder snow, the lesser-known summer and autumn months present their own unique natural beauty and immersive opportunities. With a variety of cutting-edge experiences in development, Hanazono is set to attract more and more attention as one of the world’s most compelling all-season destinations.

“Mountain Lights” is the creation of the internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. The nights in Niseko will be illuminated with his light-based artwork in complete harmony with Hanazono’s natural surroundings, producing a dreamlike walkway through wonderland. This is Bruce Munro’s first art installation in Japan, and there is great anticipation his creation will bring newfound attention and allure to Niseko’s stunning green season months.

Check out the full press release HERE


2022 Niseko Golf Opening Dates

Opening Dates and Info from All the Golf Courses in the Niseko Area

Niseko offers some of the best golfing experiences available in Hokkaido and Japan. There are three main golf courses in the immediate Niseko area, which are all set to open for the 2022 golf season.

Niseko’s golf courses will be opening for the 2022 golf season per the following dates:

  • The Niseko Golf Course (NGC) has the following opening period: 23 April – 6 November, 2022.

Operating Dates:

April, May and 11 October  – 6 November: Every Day

June and 1 – 10 October: Open Weekends, Public Holidays

July – September: Friday – Monday

Click HERE for rate details

  • The Niseko Village Golf Course (NVGC) is scheduled to open on 1 June 2022 and will operate until 10 October 2022.

Click HERE for rate details

  • The Hanazono Golf Course is scheduled to open on 1 May 2022 and will operate until 6 November 2022.


Rhythm Japan Joins Force with evo

Rhythm Japan Joins Forces with Leading North American Outdoor Retail Group.

In a deal that will see two like-minded brands collectively become a leading global group operating in the snow, outdoor and experiences market, Rhythm Japan* has officially joined evo.

The North American based business [evo] will become the parent company, owning 100% of the Japanese business, with the existing Rhythm Japan shareholders becoming part-owners of evo, acquiring a sum of shares as part of the deal.

Providing a gateway to the APAC market, evo is excited to welcome Rhythm Japan to the family and brings with it, deep roots and a breadth of experience in the mountain-based equipment rental space, which will be a major asset as evo looks to continue to elevate and expand its own rental offerings in North America.

Founder & CEO, Matthew Hampton, together with co-Founder Mick Klima, launched Rhythm Japan in 2005 with a goal to increase accessibility to gear required to ride the area’s unique snow conditions. The group now has 7 store locations in Niseko, Hakuba, and Furano in Japan and has grown its offering significantly while staying true to its roots through community involvement.

Rhythm Japan will continue to operate under the same name and management teams to ensure a seamless transition for consumers, and Hampton will continue to lead Rhythm Japan, joining the evo enterprise leadership team as Managing Director, APAC Region.

“When we started Rhythm Japan in 2005, a core value was, and still is, to be limitless. This partnership with evo is testament to that,” said Hampton. “I see many similarities between the businesses including a focus on community and a commitment to making lives better through epic experiences. Each business has strengths that will complement each other and make our shared future better.

*Rhythm Japan’s sister store, Rhythm Snowsports in Cooma, NSW is not part of the acquisition and will remain under its current operations.

Echoing Hampton’s sentiment, Bryce Phillips, Founder and CEO of evo comments:
“The first time I set foot in a Rhythm location, I felt something different, something special. Years later, I met Matt and some of the Rhythm team and we quickly became close friends. I had a strong inclination that we’d end up working together given our shared foundation when it comes to core values, culture and commitment to making communities stronger. evo and Rhythm are kindred spirits, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to join forces with the Rhythm family.”

In addition to expanding services and markets, the partnership creates a halo effect for the high-quality brands carried at both Rhythm and evo, offering vendors a truly global, omnichannel retail partner, committed to elevating products and brands.

To learn more about both brands and to stay up to date with future news, check out www.rhythmjapan.com and www.evo.com.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Matthew Hampton and/or Bryce Phillips, please
contact:
Christie Hampton
Rhythm Japan Media
[email protected]

About Rhythm Japan
Established in Niseko in 2005 by two Australian businessmen and snow experts*, Rhythm Japan is the region’s leading Snowsports retailer. With seven stores spanning across Niseko, Hakuba and Furano, including the largest resort-based snowsports store in Japan, Rhythm Base HQ.

Rhythm provides unparalleled access to leading winter sports brands plus the full suite of services including custom boot fitting, equipment tuning, premium rental, lessons and guiding plus online shopping and the best coffee in the mountains at their in-store cafes.

Rhythm’s core mission is to provide visitors and the local community with everything they need to live their ultimate mountain experience. Rhythm’s team of dedicated mountain specialists live and breathe the snow-life, and seek to instill the same passion in all of their customers.

Check out Rhythm Japan at www.rhythmjapan.com and sign up for the newsletter. Follow Rhythm Japan on Facebook, and Follow Rhythm Japan on Instagram.

About evo
evo is an outdoor company whose purpose is to make life better by building community and igniting the
adventurous spirit that lives within us all. evo is focused on providing unique experiences across its network of stores, evo.com, two All Together Skateparks, lodging and travel businesses, which are centered on sport, culture, the outdoors, and human connection.

evo uses its success in these areas to support non-profit organizations dedicated to getting underserved kids outdoors.

There are 9 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In January 2022 Rhythm Japan, the leading retail, rental, and experience company located in Japan’s mountain resorts became part of evo.

In partnership with a group of complementary businesses, evo just opened a 100,000 square foot campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. Campus Salt Lake includes an evo store, All Together Skatepark, Salt Lake Bouldering Project, Level 9 Sports, and evo’s first evo Hotel.

evo now offers lodging at The Journeyman Lodge in Whistler, and evo Hotel in Salt Lake as well evo also runs an indoor skatepark, called All Together Skatepark, in Salt Lake and Seattle.

To learn more about evo, please visit evo.com.


2021-22 Niseko Shootout ProAM Winners

Public and Celebrity Judges Decide 2021-22 Niseko Shootout ProAM Winners!

More than 1500 Niseko Shootout fans helped decide the ¥80,000 (USD700) Public Vote winner of this year’s Niseko Shootout ProAM.

Their choice? Japanese Snowboarder Daigo Yoshino launching out of a disused lift station at Iwanai Resort (now operating as a cat ski resort) near Niseko, shot by British photographer Duncan Wright.

Niseko Shootout Founder Winse Heyward said the photo captured the charm of Southwest Hokkaido’s rustic ski scene alongside the powder-producing Sea of Japan.

“There are plenty of older resorts across Hokkaido so rusting, disused lift stations are actually quite emblematic of the broader ski scene in northern Japan,” Winse said.

“Duncan’s image of a ‘modern-day’ snowboarder popping off a rusting ski station into the setting sun above the Sea of Japan obviously resonated with voters who love the area.”

Meanwhile, votes by the international all-star cast of official judges resulted in a tie for the first time in Niseko Shootout history.

All-Japanese combo Katsuya Yamamoto of Makkari and Rusutsu snowboarder Masaki Kubota caught the judges’ eyes with their monochromatic image of Kubota-san launching out of a plume of powder in front of a setting sun.

At the meantime, long-time Niseko resident/photographer Aaron Jamieson and Yunosato snowboarder Tatsumi Kono captured the judges’ attention with a moment they captured during a gnarly, coastline blizzard.

The teams split the ¥120,000 (USD1,000) prize money awarded for the coveted Judges’ Vote.

Huge thanks to the judges who took part remotely from Hokkaido and around the world – Eric Pollard, Mattias Fredriksson, Neil Hartman, Taro Tamai, Torah Bright, Tsutomu Nakata and Yoichi Watanabe.

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is one of three categories under the 2021-22 Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

A total of 40 professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams took to the mountains in and around Niseko between 7-10 January, 2022.

Each took as many photos as they liked during the competition window, but submitted only one for judging following the final day.

Still underway this winter is the headline Niseko Shootout hashtag photo competition, with any photo hash-tagged #nisekoshootout this winter in the running to take out one of a host of prizes.

The Shootout culminates with the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival to be held on March 5th this year.

For more details about the Niseko Shootout, check out HERE and follow @NisekoShootout and @NisekoTourism to stay up to date.

Check out the Award Video below!


2021-22 Niseko Shootout ProAM Starts

World Famous Skiers/Riders/Shooters to Judge 2021-22 Niseko Shootout ProAM Photo Contest, Starting January 7th, 2022!

Olympic gold medallist Torah Bright and American freeskier Eric Pollard are among the world-famous judges alongside local legends including Gentemstick snowboards Taro Tamai.

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is one of three categories under the 2021-22 Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

A total of 39 professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams will take to the mountains in and around Niseko between January 7th-10th, 2022.

Each will take as many photos as they like during the competition window, but submit only one for judging following the final day.

¥200,000 (US$2,000) up for grabs.

Contest organiser Winstead Heyward said participants could expect fresh snow to work with for the first two days, and possibly sunshine following that.

“Once again the Shootout ProAM is throwing competitors a mixed bag of classic Niseko conditions to work with,” Heyward said.

“This is a really interesting competition because it challenges the photographers and riders to come up with a unique take on Niseko no matter what the weather conditions.

“It’s always really cool to see the creativity and effort that participants put in and the totally different photos that each submits.”

TEAMS

TEAM SPONSOR TEAM MEMBER 1 TEAM MEMBER 2
Powderlife Aaron Jamieson Kris Lund
Jobert Oliveros Erika Feraren
Niseko Zen Nolan Yoshiaki Isozaki Saki Hayashi
Angus Draper Mitchell Burnside
K2 snowboarding Daisuke Watanabe Kentaraw Matsuda
Yamile Olivares Dora Krupic
Lachlan Free Luke Sandalls
Niseko Zen/Sea And Summit Media Josh Sellens Chad Clark
LADE Aaron Jamieson Tatsumi Kono
Rhythm Joshua Fawcett Chris Smith
KM4K Takashi Yoshimura Takafumi Kuroda
Tamaki Yamasawa Shingo Sasaki
Korua Toni Rodriguez Kevin Kunz
Island Snowboard Toni Rodriguez Stu Cady
Katsuya Yamamoto Masaki Kubota
Far East Snowsports Alister Buckingham Yusuke Inoue
GENTEMSTICK Rei Igarashi Katsuhide Fujio
Yusuke Mac Morinobu Tera
Oertli Jimi Wilcox Evan
Bianca Peralta Simon Pervez
Cheung Chun Ming, JM Chen Guan Ting. Frank
MnK Jack Woods James Robbins
Yuma Miyauchi Takafumi Kuroda
Iwanai Resort Duncan Wright Daigo Yoshino
Chris Smith Josh Fawcett
Holiday Niseko Masafumi Obuchi Ashley Nicholls
22Designs, Scarpa, Casa del Corregidor Diana Rivera Garcia Eiichi Matsuyama
Ryosuke Yamashita Eiichi Matsuyama
Vu Xuan Huong Kobayashi Nanase
Aleja Ben
FNTC / Miru Niseko Kenichi Takizawa Sato Takuya
Holiday Niseko Masafumi Obuchi Daisuke Fukuoka
Kenneth Lei Yuji Fujiyama
Alister Buckingham Gregor Musner
Niseko Photography / Burton Niseko Darren Teasdale Justin Graves
Darren Teasdale Alex Koen
Agustín Villalba Emma Smith
Yamile Olivares Sebastian Lorenzo
Yamile Olivares Brian Horecky

Check out the recap video from last year below!

VOTING & JUDGING

ProAM Judges’ Choice Winners: ¥120,000

Our 2021-22 judge panel includes: Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata, Yoichi Watanabe, Neil Hartmann, Torah Bright, Eric Pollard and Mattias Fredrikson. You can read all about the Judges on Niseko Shootout Instagram or Niseko Tourism Facebook

ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000

For the Public Vote we need you – the public! Public judging will take place over four days from January 15 to 18, 2022.

You can register your votes by go to the 2021-22 Niseko Shootout ProAM Voting Page, Live from January 15th, 2022 by 10:00. Voting ends at 23:59 on January 18th, 2022  – make sure you VOTE and help decide the winner!

Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on January 21, 2022.

More questions? Make sure to check out the detailed Q&A HERE or email [email protected]


2021-22 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival Entries

Have Unedited Niseko Footage? Edit It Into A New Short Film For This Year's Niseko Shootout!

With fewer would-be filmmakers travelling to and seasoning in Niseko this winter, Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival organisers need you.

The Shootout team is reaching out around the world to ask professional and would-be film makers to help boost this year’s Short Film Fest with a retrospective Niseko cut.

As long as it is within five minutes, anything goes in this year’s Shootout format – just make sure it’s got plenty of Niseko soul! Summer films also are welcomed – surfing, mountain bike, hiking, trekking, SUPing; show us as all.

Dig out your old footage – the older the better – and craft a cut that sings to a nostalgic Niseko audience in this time when we’re all dreaming of years gone by.

Registration and entry are free.

For inspiration check out last year’s entries HERE.

The Niseko Shootout Film Festival is the grand finale to this year’s Niseko Shootout series.

Finalists’ films will be shown on a big screen on Saturday, March 12th. MORE DETAILS to come. Make sure to check out our Event section.

Winners will be judged and awarded on the night, along with the winners of the #NisekoShootout Instagram Contest.

JPY350,000 in cash and seriously cool prizes including 2022-23 Niseko United All SEASON Pass, Free NISADE Stay and a Gentemstick snowboard are up for grabs.

Registration is free and simple Just submit the registration form HERE; open from now until March 1st, 2022.

Check out the recap video from last year!!

Prizes

  • First Prize: ¥180,000 cash prize
  • Second Prize: ¥100,000 cash prize
  • Third Prize: ¥70,000 cash prize

The is year the Niseko Shootoout is partnering with the European – based Mountain Film Awards. Winning films will be featured on their website alongside other great films from Morzine, Tigner and Verbier.

FAQ's

  • First Prize: ¥180,000 cash prize
  • Second Prize: ¥100,000 cash prize
  • Third Prize: ¥70,000 cash prize

Entrants will be judged by the below 5 criteria:

  • Niseko soul
  • Story telling
  • Innovation
  • Cinematography
  • Production & Editing

*The Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into.

It is free to enter a film into the Niseko Short Film Festival.

Entrants must fill out the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest Entry Form.

Films must be submitted by March 1st, 2022.

Entries can be of any duration with a maximum run time of 5 minutes.

Films can showcase year-round scenery, not just winter.

Films can be in any language, however, they must be accompanied by an English translation or have English and Japanese subtitles.

If the films contain words, captions are strongly recommended considering the native languages of the judges’ panel (English & Japanese).

Films must contain footage filmed in and/or around the Shiribeshi region.

Films must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

Entrants are responsible for ensuring films have all music (festival rights) and talent permissions required for public display. Please submit relevant documentation with your film entry.

Films entered will remain the property of the filmmakers. By entering the Niseko Short Film Festival your film will be published online on the Niseko Tourism website, YouTube, and other SNS.

By entering filmmakers give permission to the organizers of the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival to screen this film in public as well as use short clips and stills of this film for promotion and publicity purposes.

The copyright and ownership of the film will remain with the filmmakers and entrants.

Entrants are required to supply promotional materials: 3x still images and a 10-15 second teaser clip for the purpose of promoting the film and film fest.

*The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of Niseko Shootout organizers.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners only. Each winner can come from any category. For Example, All winners can come from 1 category.

Technical Requirements:

Entrants are required to provide an HD high-resolution version of the film.

Means of submission will be discussed via email upon the entrant’s registration.


2021-22 Hilton Niseko Village Winter Menu

Enjoy the Gourmet Experience at Hilton Niseko Village This Winter.

Hilton Niseko Village is presenting an exciting winter menu for guests to enjoy at Melt, Bar and Grill.

1. Your Favorite Main Dish with All-you-can-eat Buffet

A selection of Hokkaido meats, the buffet features about 50 different buffet items, including eight different salads made with local vegetables, daily original hot dishes, live grill and noodle stations, and a variety of desserts.

Price is From 6,587 JPY

2. Winter Western Course

A Western course only available during the winter season!  Every dishes from the appetizer to the main dish is made with an abundance of ingredients from Hokkaido. Please enjoy the taste of Hokkaido.

Price is 12,430 JPY  (From Dec 29th to Jan 3rd will be Festive Season menu which is 19,888 JPY)

3. Chose Your Favorite Burger for Your Lunch from Our Unique Selection

Hilton Niseko Village is serving very unique 4 different burgers which are Burger include Hokkaido venison, Juicy Salmon Burger, our legendary Ezo burger and vegetarian burger. You will find your favorite burger experience with us.

Price is from 2,237

To book, please call 0136-44-1111 or check out more details HERE


2021-22 Niseko Shootout Proam

Voting is now closed.

Winners will be announced in the coming days.

Pros & AMs - Niseko Shootout Wants You to Share in ¥200,000 - With ¥0 Down!

ニセコシュートアウト Niseko Shootout

There are no barriers to entry for this year’s Niseko Shootout ProAM – Niseko Tourism has announced entry is free, giving anyone who wishes to enter a chance at sharing the ¥200,000 prize pool.

That is right – entry is FREE yet the CASH prizes remain as incredible as ever. The Judge’s Choice Winner will take home ¥120,000 and the Public Vote Winner ¥80,000.

Here is the gig:

Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 4-day window in January 2022.

Each team will submit just one shot which will be posted on Niseko Tourism Website-ProAM Voting Page.

There are two categories to win – Judges Choice  and Public Vote.

Each winner  shares from a cash prize pool of ¥200,000!

This year, we invited world-renowned riders and photographers to join us as guest judges, including Eric Pollard, Torah Bright, Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata & Matias Fredrickson just to name a few. Full list to come soon.

Contest Timeline:

  • Registration is open from now until January 5th@11:59pm
  • Contest will run from January 7th@12:00am – January 10th,@11:59pm day and night
  • Shots will be posted from January 15th(~10am) – January 18th (11:59pm)
  • Contest winners will be announced on January 21th, 2022 at the Award Ceremony.

Prizes:

  • ProAM Judges’ Choice Winners: ¥120,000 
  • ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000

Teams are rolling in so make sure to claim your spot in the comp before time runs out! Registration ends January 5th@11:59pm.

Registration is now closed.

Niseko Shootout ProAM FAQ's

From 12:01 am 2022 January 7th until 11:59 pm on January 10th.

There are two winners for the ProAm photo contest. The main winner will be selected by a panel of judges who are professional skiers, filmmakers, and photographers from around the world. Public vote winners are decided by the highest number of votes by members of the public.

The deadline is 2022 January 11th at 11:59 am (Tuesday). Submissions won’t be accepted past the deadline under any circumstances

Images can be attached to an email and sent to [email protected]. If the file size is too big for email, other methods such as Google Drive, WeTransfer, DropBox, Zenfolio, etc. are accepted.

Image files should be a jpeg with a minimum resolution of 1920 pixels. The file can be a higher resolution, but the maximum file size should not be higher than 10MB.

Please provide a caption of up to 25 words to explain the photo. Caption text can be either English or Japanese.

Riding avalanche barriers is not allowed, and images submitted will be disqualified.

Riders and photographers are encouraged to be creative, however please ensure your photo is respecting all cultural and community values.

Entrants in the ProAm contest are made up of a team of two, rider and photographer. An entrant may enter multiple teams so long as the same two members of the team are not the same.

If there are extenuating circumstances that require a change of teams, please contact us and will do our best to keep you in the contest.

Sequences and video frame-grabs are both permitted, however, the final submission must be only a single image file.

Votes for the public vote prize can be made on this page during the voting period.

No. Entries must be a photo taken between 2022 January 7th and 2022 January 10th.

Yes, but the submitted image must be a digital file.

Yes, the judges will be announced on Niseko Shootout channels and the Niseko Tourism website.

Yes, as long as it is before the deadline.

If the same image wins the judge’s choice and the public choice, the team will win the judge’s choice prize, and the image with second-most amount of public votes will win the public vote prize.

You can enter the same photo, however, if you win in the ProAm, the same image cannot win a prize in the main hashtag contest.

Voting will be open on January 15th (~10AM) until January 18th at 23:59 JST SHARP!

Terms & Conditions

Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.

The titles “photographer” and “athlete” are interchangeable amongst the team of two.

Shots may be taken at any time of day in the given window in Shiribeshi area.

Paid votes are not allowed. Niseko Tourism reserves the right to disqualify and remove entries at their own discretion regarding the suspicion of paid votes.

The high resolution Entry Shot must be submitted on January 11th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]

Entry shot must be take from January 7th 12:00am to January 10th 11:59pm JST 2020.

Voting will be open from time of posting on January 15th (~10AM) to January 18th at 23:59 JST SHARP! 

Contest winner will be announced on January 20th at the Award Ceremony. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at Niseko Tourism, winnings can be awarded via bank transfer. 

Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Submitted photos must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters permission to reuse shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs.