Interview with Eric Pollard - Artist, Filmmaker, Skier

Interview with Eric Pollard - Artist, Filmmaker, Skier

Eric Pollard, a pro skier, artist, and filmmaker hailing from Oregon, has left an enduring legacy in the world of freestyle skiing. With a career spanning over two decades, Pollard’s innovations in ski design have revolutionised the sport. He co-founded Nimbus Independent, a renowned film crew dedicated to producing high-quality ski films that have received constant praise throughout the industry. His 2019 production, “Drawn From Here,” received accolades as Powder Magazine’s Ski Film of the Year.

“Niseko has been a big influence on me, and I have found inspiration in so many places there. I’ve been visiting Niseko for many years and making films about those experiences, which have informed my product design as well as my art. Every time I come back to Niseko, there’s something new to check out or something worth revisiting.” – Eric Pollard

Check out the full interview below.

Watch Eric Pollard's short film - "A Place Called Niseko"

Niseko Summer 2024

Summer in Niseko - Embrace New Discoveries

A Golfer’s Summer Paradise

  • Play like a pro on world class courses
  • No crowds, quiet courses surrounded by nature
  • Perfect playing conditions, summer weather, no humidity
Niseko Wow Golf

Where to Play

There are total three golf courses in the area within 30min drive: Hanazono Golf, Niseko Village Golf Course and Niseko Golf Course, open from end of April through early November.

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Stay & Dine

Place of Interest

  • Village Sports
  • Niseko Wow
  • Boom Sports

MTB & Cycling

Mountain biking in Niseko is here and it’s better than ever! Niseko now has an exciting mountain bike trail network! Plus Niseko Tokyu Grand Hirafu is operating their summer gondola for mountain bikers.

Where to Play

During the summer months, Niseko becomes the perfect location for cyclists. Challenging uphill climbs offer rewarding views, whilst casual riders will enjoy riding along beautiful pathways through the woodlands and roads.

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Stay & Dine

Place of Interest

River Activities

Enjoy rafting down the beautiful rivers and streams around Niseko.

Rafting in Niseko

Where to Play

Canyoning is an exciting activity that takes visitors on a journey through stunning canyons with running streams. Adventure seekers will wear full wet suits and helmets and navigate through ravines that feature waterfalls, pools, and natural waterslides.

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Shiribetsu River is one of the cleanest in Japan and offers 7km of white water rapids as well as some gentle stretches for thrill-seekers of all abilities. Niseko’s highly experienced outdoor adventure guides offer various packages for school groups, families, and solo rafters for an exciting and unique way to enjoy Niseko.

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The area has some of the cleanest rivers in all of Japan, which are filled with healthy, active fish. Throughout summer there are many popular fishing spots along the many rivers that wind through the area.

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Stay & Dine

Place of Interest

  • NAC
  • Hanazono
  • Hokkaido Lion Adventure

Revitalize and Reconnect, Niseko's Ultimate Wellness Retreat

Amidst Niseko’s serene summer, a tranquil oasis awaits. Yoga amidst lush landscapes, rejuvenating onsen baths, and soul-soothing nature walks weave a tale of wellness and blissful rejuvenation.

Where to Play

Niseko boasts a generous selection of onsens which can be found all around the Niseko area, with many located around the Annupuri area.

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Stay & Dine

Place of Interest

  • The Yard
  • Yoga With Jac
  • Marika Ashtanga Yoga
  • Studio En

Unique Nature Experiences

Walk through and experience the incredible Mountain Lights art installation at Niseko Hanazono.

Hiking Niseko

Where to Play

Hiking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors of Niseko and thanks to the varied landscape there is plenty to explore.

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The Niseko area is one of the most famous places in Hokkaido due to its breathtaking landscapes and serene natural environment. Soak in awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling rivers, and fresh air as you discover this stunning area.

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Try the exciting zipline in Niseko Hanazono! It’s the biggest zipline in Japan, and one of the biggest in Asia! More info here.

Stay & Dine

Place of Interest

  • Hanazono
  • NAC
  • Hokkaido Lion Adventure

Exciting Experiences in Niseko

Explore the culinary delights of Niseko and join the many exciting events happening throughout the green season.

Dining in Niseko

Where to Dine

Head to the Niseko Wine & Dine website to discover all the incredible dishes and dining experiences on offer in Niseko.

Wine & Dine

Niseko Events

Check out all the exciting events happening this summer!

Niseko Events

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Winter 2024-25 Open For Bookings

Early bird specials and offers for the 2024-25 winter season in Niseko are being released. Check out the full list below and lock in your accommodation and even get a great deal!

Winter 2024/2025

Early bird specials and offers for the 2024-25 winter season in Niseko are being released. Check out the full list below and lock in your accommodation and even get a great deal!

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Accommodation in Niseko - Setsu Niseko


  • Stay in Style & Comfort

Book your stay by June 30th, 2024, and receive the biggest discount on offer: up to 20% off our collection!

Vacation Niseko

Enjoy an additional 10% off, a welcome breakfast hamper, a welcome non-alcoholic minibar for booking with 3 nights and more stay.

Chatrium Niseko Japan

Take advantage of our Winter Special Rate and enjoy the complimentary hotel services. This is a limited-time offer, reserve your stay now.

Setsu Niseko

2024/25 Season Bookings Open Now

H2 Life

Opening special offer including 10,000 JPY dining credit for a stay of more than 3 consecutive nights. This offer is for up to 2 persons per room, for a stay of more than 3 nights during Jan 20 – Apr 6, 2025.

Nikko Style Niseko HANAZONO

Beat the crowds, lock in your preferred dates, and save 10% with our Early Bird discount! Offer valid until: June 3, 2024

MnK Niseko

19% discount for a minimum of 3 nights booked at least 30 days in advance, Room types are subject to availability & Complimentary daily breakfast served at HITO by TACUBO. Booking period: April 1, 2024 (Mon) – November 1, 2024 (Fri)

Snowmobiling in Niseko

Things To Do

  • Exciting Activities

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Snow and Flow

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Rising Sun Guides

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Niseko Kids Club

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SnowPlus Winter Sports

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Dining in Niseko


  • Incredible dishes & dining experiences

Restaurant booking for 2024-25 will normally start from October 2024. Make sure to check out Wine and Dine Guide to book ahead!

Niseko Wine & Dine – The essential restaurant, café, and bar guide.

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Everything You Need to Know

For general information for the winter season, please see our guide from last season via the button below. The latest updates for the 2024-25 winter season will be posted as information comes to hand.

  • Resort opening date + liftpass info
  • Transportation
  • Wine and Dine + Area Guide
  • Resort map and trail map
  • Family activities

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NIS-ECO’s Bamboo Toothbrushes: A Step Towards Eco-Conscious Hotel Amenities

NIS-ECO’s Bamboo Toothbrushes: A Step Towards Eco-Conscious Hotel Amenities

“NIS-ECO”, a sustainability project run by Niseko locals, has begun selling bamboo toothbrushes to hotels as amenities, aiming not only to reduce plastic waste but to also shift the culture surrounding disposable amenities.

The bamboo toothbrush, with a bamboo handle and a nylon brush, uses about 97% less plastic than traditional plastic ones, significantly reducing potential plastic waste.

Priced at 120JPY (80JPY during trial period) without tax, the project aims to maintain the prices low by placing bulk orders for the entire Niseko area, with all profits being used for initiatives that promote environmental sustainability.

The project aims to replace plastic toothbrush amenities in accomodations to reduce plastic waste, but most importantly, to turn disposable amenities into long-term, non-disposable items.

Yuko Takai, the representative of the project and also the chairman of a local NPO called Niseko Mirai Support Tai (translates to Niseko Future Support Team), explains that unlike traditional plastic toothbrushes, hotel guests are more likely to continue using the bamboo toothbrushes instead of disposing them, due to their pleasing appearance and comfortable use.

I believe that what truly is harmful is the habit of using disposable items, so I didn’t want to make anything that would be thrown away after just one use.

Takai Yuko
Representative of NIS-ECO

Takai-san also suggests that hotels sell the toothbrushes as an optional amenity to their guests instead of distributing them freely, considering that the bamboo ones are several times more expensive than the usual disposable toothbrushes.

“I hope free amenities become something that isn’t necessarily required for hotels in the first place,” she said.

“Hotels should consider shifting towards selling amenities only to those who forget them instead of giving them away to everybody,” she also added.

Takai-san said that using bamboo toothbrushes is a great way to initiate that transition, because there is a higher chance people will receive the message that the shift is for the environment, and not just for cost reduction.

Currently, about five hotels are considering purchasing the toothbrushes either to provide them as VIP amenities or to sell them to guests.

NIS-ECO is a project run by a Niseko-based NPO that aims to raise awareness and promote eco-conscious activity.

As one of their initiatives, the project organized a tour for children in October to learn about forestry in Niseko.

This was funded with the money they collected through sales of donation products, which allocates a portion of their sales to the project.

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Friends on Powder Days: A Gentem Trip Across Hokkaido’s Top Ski Resorts

Friends on Powder Days: A Gentem Trip Across Hokkaido’s Top Ski Resorts

What could be more fun than reuniting with old friends after an extended separation, loading up vans with boards and gear, and heading off chasing powder around Hokkaido… especially when your friends just happen to be some of the founders and icons of the modern Japanese snowsurfing movement.

That’s exactly what Jackson Hole-based Patagonia Ambassador and Gentemstick pro-rider Alex Yoder did as soon as Japan’s borders opened and Hokkaido’s mythical powder snow buried the island once more in the winter of 2022/23. Yoder first snowboarded in Japan in 2014, where he discovered an unexpected and welcome synergy with the mellow, soulful style of his new Japanese mentors and masters of their art. He went on to visit every winter thereafter, forming an almost spiritual bond with Niseko and his adopted Gentemstick family, until COVID struck and drove an invisible wedge between him and Hokkaido.

Gentemstick was founded by Taro Tamai in the 1990s, and fine-tuned over the following decade in partnership with a pioneering crew of snowboarding disciples who carved their freestyling signatures into fields of untouched powder right in the middle of Grand Hirafu – day after day, winter after winter.

While Gentemstick was born in Niseko, the beauty of Hokkaido is that there are dozens of resorts within half a day’s drive that those in the know can cherry pick and hit at short notice. After reuniting with Taro, Yoder tag-teamed with various characters among the extended Gentemstick family on a two-week “Gentem Trip”, sponsored by the Hokkaido Ski Promotion Council, to rediscover the island’s top ski resorts.

If you’ve read this far, I’m guessing you may have a spiritual connection with Niseko as well. In the following pages, join Yoder and friends to see how the custodians of Japanese snowsurfing do Hokkaido on powder days.

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Spring in Niseko: A Guide to Niseko's Stunning Spring

Spring in Niseko

A Journey Through Niseko's Hidden Treasures in the Spring Season

Niseko Shibazakura

During spring in Niseko, visitors can delight in the transformation of this picturesque destination. With longer daylight hours and milder temperatures, nature comes alive, painting the landscape with vibrant colours and an invigorating energy. Springtime in Niseko offers many exciting outdoor adventures, from scenic hiking trails  to exhilarating bike rides along. Indulge in stunning local cuisine bursting with fresh flavours, rejuvenate your senses at local hot springs, or simply take in the serenity of the surrounding nature.


If you’re looking to elevate your dining experience, exploring Niseko’s culinary scene during the summer season is a must. The Niseko Wine & Dine website is your go-to resource for discovering the finest restaurants that remain open to delight your taste buds during the warmer months. It’s your ticket to savoring delectable dishes and enjoying al fresco dining amidst Niseko’s picturesque landscapes.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Spring skiing is a fantastic time to hit the slopes. The snow conditions during this season are often soft and forgiving, making it an ideal choice for skiers of all skill levels. With milder temperatures and longer daylight hours, you can comfortably enjoy the slopes while shedding some of the heavy winter gear. The atmosphere on the mountain is more relaxed, and the slopes are typically less crowded, allowing for a more enjoyable and laid-back experience. Plus, the scenic beauty of the mountains in spring, with the surrounding nature coming to life, adds an extra layer of charm to your skiing adventure. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skier, spring skiing offers a delightful and rejuvenating experience that’s hard to beat.

Niseko United is scheduled to be open right up until 6 May, 2024!

Hanazono Activities

Usually starting late April, visitors can enjoy the thrilling Hanazono Tree Trekking activity, where all ages can walk in the treetops on a ropes course. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Hanazono Zipflight (starting from March 15th to April 7th), the longest zipline park in Japan, will also open in around the same time. Families with young children can check out the Hanazono Galaxy of Kidz indoor climbing park, which features areas for kids aged 2 to 5 as well as more challenging activities for those aged 6 to 15. And don’t forget the Hanazono summer gondola, offering stunning views of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding area. The Hanazono Beach also opens around the same period, with fishing ready to be enjoyed as well as kayaking. Niseko Sports retail store will also be open for shopping as well as the Café Hanazono 308.

Hanazono Golf usually opens at the start of May.

Niseko Village Activities

Niseko Village is always great in the spring season, with the opening of its two golf courses and “Pure” activity centre both usually opening at the end of April. Both the Niseko Golf Course and the Niseko Village Golf Course will be open to guests for a round of golf.

Pure at Niseko Village, the exciting nature activity centre, offers a variety of activities suitable for all ages and includes the Pure Quick Jump and Rail Slider.

In addition, the retail store, Village Sports, will be open with specified hours of operation.

Rafting Activities

Rafting in Niseko is a thrilling adventure that shouldn’t be missed during the spring season. The season typically starts around the end of April and runs until October. As the snow melts, the rivers swell with water and create a perfect environment for whitewater rafting. Experienced guides will lead you through the rapids, providing a safe and exciting ride. With stunning views of the surrounding nature, rafting in Niseko is an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

Rafting can be enjoyed at a number of tour companies in Niseko including Hanazono , Niseko Adventure Center (NAC), NOASC Adventure Tours and Hokkaido Lion Adventure.


Niseko Wow Golf

The Niseko area is home to several renowned golf courses to challenge players of all abilities. Set in the hilly basin between Mount Yotei and Mount Niseko Annupuri, its unique location provides a great variety of courses through woodlands, hills, and wide-open greens with a breathtaking view of the mountains.

There are total three golf courses in the area within 30min drive: Hanazono Golf, Niseko Village Golf Course and Niseko Golf Course, open from end of April through early November.

Need to up your game? Niseko Wow Golf has great coaches available to help make the most of your time on the course. Check out their website for more info and to help book your next golf holiday HERE.

Special Offer for Spring time

Discover the unique offers exclusive to springtime in Niseko. Explore our curated selection of seasonal deals and uncover the magic of this enchanting destination.

Onsen de Ski: Hot Spring Getaway to Lake Toya & Noboribetsu

Onsen de Ski: Hot Spring Getaway to Lake Toya & Noboribetsu

Enjoy the fusion of winter bliss and Japanese tradition with Hokkaido Resort Liner’s “Onsen de Ski.” From January 11th to March 10th, 2024, this exclusive service whisks you away to the iconic onsen towns of Lake Toya and Noboribetsu, promising an unforgettable experience.

For just ¥2,000 for adults and ¥1,000 for children aged 11 and under, the Onsen de Ski departs from the Hirafu Welcome Center, makes a stop at Rusutsu, before continuing on to the famed hot springs of Lake Toya and Noboribetsu.

Experience the magic of Hokkaido’s winter landscapes while enjoying a relaxing onsen. Onsen de Ski by Hokkaido Resort Liner is your ticket to an adventure that  blends tranquillity and tradition. Don’t miss the chance to try this unique onsen service.

Bookings can be made online at or by calling (+81) 011-219-4411.



Mandala Group announces four-month Mandala Club pop up in Niseko this 2023/24 winter season; fabulous food, après ski fun to get excited about, and world class collaborators at every turn.

Masterchef Australia star GEORGE CALOMBARIS and JAY KHAN of COA, Asia’s No.1 Best Bar 2023 lead unprecedented roster of culinary, cocktail and music talent for the four-month winter residency.

NOVEMBER 2023, SINGAPORE: Mandala Club, Asia Pacific’s most dynamic private membership club community, is taking residence in Niseko this season; representing an unprecedented fixture on the Niseko scene. In partnership with YTL Hotels, the two-storey ski-in ski-out clubhouse will be nestled conveniently in the heart of Niseko Village, opening its doors from early December to Niseko’s most discerning visitors and residents alike.

Famed for its rich cultural calendar, chef residencies and music programming, Mandala Club will offer a truly unique dimension to this year’s Niseko experience for its existing membership community, as well as those fortunate enough to secure a table at

On the club’s upper floor, POPIS, the namesake of Mandala Club’s flagship restaurant in Singapore, will offer elevated chalet classics lunch, après and dinner experiences daily throughout the season celebrating the plenitude of local produce, punctuated by visiting chefs offering culinary collaborations and the club’s iconic ‘Cultural Calendar’ of event programming. Kids are welcome in POPI’s where a dedicated menu offers healthy hearty food for ‘mini members’. POPIS is also home to Mandala’s ‘Après Every Day’ – great people, great music, sabred Champagne and magnums of rosé make Mandala Club the place to be at the bottom of the final day’s run, as the sun sets on Mount Annupuri.

Downstairs, the SNOW PARLOUR will host musical talent against a backdrop of Japanese-inspired cocktails and spirits. We’ll crank the volume, set the disco balls spinning, and bring on the medicinal dose of good times long into the evening.

At the helm of Mandala Club Niseko is ELLIOT FABER. Sake Samurai, famed restaurateur, world leading authority on all things sake, and a published author on the subject, Elliot will bring a unique experience, not to mention killer sake offering featuring weekly visits and tastings from Japan’s most iconic and notable breweries, to Mandala Club Niseko.

At the pass, Malaysian-Australian ESCA KHOO (@foodtureproof) leads the culinary offering. A protégé René Redzepi, Khoo’s energy and enthusiasm is set to permeate the Club’s culinary offering throughout the season in POPIs, which will offer lunch, après and dinner experiences daily and for the whole family throughout the season celebrating the plenitude of local produce. Chef Khoo is supported by Mandala Group’s culinary Director and Head of Japanese cuisine,  REUBEN DAVIS.

Mandala’s Music Director JOSHUA PILLAI, long-time friend of the Club CANDICE B and friends take control of the decks with an open format music policy, culminating in weekly ‘SNOW PARLOUR SESSIONS’ every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night downstairs in the Club’s lounge, where we crank the volume, set the disco balls spinning, and bring on the medicinal dose of good times.

Punctuating Mandala Club Niseko’s unique offering, a season-long roster of world class chef and bartender pop ups further fuels its ‘Cultural Calendar’ of events programming:


11-13 January 2024

BEN CROSS (MASON, Bali, Indonesia). A great friend of Mandala Club joins us in Niseko to bring our favourite spot in Bali to the powder of Niseko, in a celebration of local produce not to be missed.

15-17 February 2024

GEORGE CALOMBARIS (HELLENIC HOUSE PROJECT, Melbourne, Australia). Australia’s most recognisable chef, star of Masterchef Australia takes helm at the pass of POPI’s for a 3-day residency, offering a unique degustation, inspired by Hokkaido.


27 December 2023

JAY KHAN (COA, Hong Kong). Experience Asia’s No.1 Best Bar 2023 as founder-owner Jay Khan serves up a Tequila and Mezcal-led cocktail journey

7-8 February 2024

VIJAY MUDALIAR (NATIVE, Singapore). Asia’s No.15 Best Bar 2023

18 March 2024


In anticipation of high demand, and extremely limited availability, booking is highly encouraged at for the best (perhaps only!) chance of securing a reservation. Mandala Club members can enjoy privileged access and guaranteed tables, but the residency is open to all.

For those travelling in large parties, Mandala Club is available for private hire. Details are available on the website.



温泉 Higashiyama, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1521, Japan

(Opposite Hinode Hills Hotel in the heart of Niseko Village, HERE)

Opening Times (7-days per week):

LUNCH: 12:00 – 15:00  |  APRÉS: 15:00 – 18:00  |  DINNER: 18:00 – 23:00

EVENING & LATE NIGHT: 17:00 – 00:00 (Snow Parlour, Thursday-Saturday only)

To make a booking (strongly advised):


Do I need to be a member of Mandala Club?

Mandala Club Niseko is available for ALL to book. Club members are extended preferential access to regular service, as well as special events and residencies, but bookings are publically available.

Is booking essential?

It is strongly advised. Booking, and securing with the requisite non-refundable cover charge is the only way you can be sure of a table at Mandala Club Niseko.

Is there a dress code?

Join us straight from the piste looking fabulous.

How do I get in and out of Mandala Club Niseko?

The Club is a ski-in, ski out location so super convenient through the day. Niseko Village and local public buses stop right outside the club for convenient transport options from and to the wider area on a half hourly basis throughout the day and night. The Club is easily accessible to private vehicles.

Are children welcome?

Yes. Children of all ages are welcome in POPI’S where we’ll be serving a delicious kids menu. Snow Parlour is for adults only.

Is photography permitted?

It is encouraged. ‘@’ us @mandalaclub.niseko, & locate us on TikTok.

How do I keep up to date with the latest news, programming and event announcements from Mandala Club Niseko?

Follow us @mandalaclub.niseko

Beyond Skiing: Exploring Niseko's Diverse Winter Experiences

Beyond Skiing: Exploring Niseko's Diverse Winter Experiences

Niseko, Japan’s most famous powder snow destination, offers unique winter experiences outside of skiing and snowboarding. Niseko Tourism has put together the top 10 things we recommend for you to venture beyond the slopes and discover the different experiences Niseko has to offer.

1. Onsen Retreat: Serenity Amidst Snowy Backdrops


Nestled within the snowy landscape, Niseko’s onsens offer more than just a place to soak; they provide a serene retreat where the warmth of the waters contrasts beautifully with the crisp winter air. Imagine unwinding in steaming pools surrounded by snow-laden trees, creating a sensory experience that goes beyond the thrill of skiing.

2. Food, Drinks, Yoga: Nourishing Body and Soul

The lounge dining at Park Hyatt NisekoIndulge in the culinary delights of winter, from hearty stews to seasonal treats, and complement your adventures with warm beverages. Consider incorporating a rejuvenating yoga session amidst the serene winter landscapes, striking a balance between physical activity and mindful relaxation.

3. Gondola Views: A Winter Panorama from Above

Hirafu GondolaAscend above the snow-capped peaks on a gondola ride, treating yourself to a panoramic view of Niseko’s winter beauty. The landscape unfolds beneath you like a snow-covered canvas, a sight that transcends the rush of skiing and snowboarding. Capture the essence of winter from this unique vantage point and let the breathtaking scenery etch itself into your memories.

4. Tubing, Snowmobiling, Snow Rafting: Adrenaline in the Snow

Snow Tubing in HanazonoFor those seeking an adrenaline fix, Niseko offers tubing down snow-covered slopes and powering through the snowy terrain on a snowmobile or raft boat. These activities inject a dose of excitement into your winter escape, offering a different kind of thrill that complements the more traditional snow sports.

5. Horse Riding and Horse Sledding: Timeless Winter Bonding

Horse RidingEmbrace the timeless charm of winter with horse riding or a horse-drawn sled experience. The rhythmic sound of hooves against the snow, the crisp winter air, and the picturesque surroundings create a scene straight out of a winter fairy tale. It’s a unique way to bond with nature and capture the magic of the season.

6. Snowshoeing: Tranquil Winter Exploration

Snowshoeing in Niseko through a forestStrap on snowshoes and embark on a peaceful exploration of winter trails. Traverse the untouched landscapes at your own pace, absorbing the tranquility of the snowy surroundings. Snowshoeing is not just an activity; it’s a contemplative journey through the heart of winter.

7. Adventure Park: Thrills Beyond the Slopes

For the thrill-seekers, Niseko’s winter adventure park is a playground of excitement. Zip lines, obstacle courses, and other challenges await, providing an adrenaline rush that complements the downhill thrill of skiing and snowboarding.

8. Sightseeing: Otaru Art Village

Take a break from the active pursuits and embark on a sightseeing tour to Otaru Art Village. Admire the charming architecture, explore art galleries, and soak in the cultural richness of the region. It’s a delightful contrast to the physical activities, offering a chance to appreciate the artistry of winter.

9. Shopping: Unearth Winter Treasures

Niseko ShoppingWarm up indoors with a winter shopping spree. Niseko’s boutiques, craft shops and galleries are filled with unique treasures, from local crafts to cozy winter wear. It’s a chance to bring a piece of the winter magic home with you. Louis Vuitton Niseko – Winter Resort Pop-up is starting from December 15 at Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono. Make sure to stop by.

10. Diamond X – Cat Tour: Culinary Magic in a Winter Setting

Conclude your Niseko journey with the Diamond X – Cat Tour, a unique dining experience accessed via a cat machine. Picture yourself whisked away to a wintery setting, where a carefully curated meal awaits. It’s not just a dining experience; it’s a culinary adventure in the heart of winter, providing a fitting finale to your exploration of Niseko’s diverse winter offerings.

Niseko’s winter landscape is a canvas for many incredible experiences. Whether you seek the rush of adrenaline or the serenity of nature, this winter wonderland has something for every discerning traveller. Embrace the magic of winter beyond the slopes and create memories that go beyond the traditional ski resort experience.