2021 Niseko Summer Shootout Winners

2021 Niseko Summer Shootout Winner Announcement

The 2021 Niseko Summer Shootout has wrapped up, with winners announced online this year.

There were more than 350 entries showcasing the natural beauty of Niseko. Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to all the participants who joined the competition.

A special thanks to all the sponsors who helped support this great contest: presented by Niseko Tourism with support from NISADE, Rhythm Japan , Gentemstick Niseko ,Summerlife Magazine.

Now drum roll please: here are the winners!

Winning third place: ¥10,000 worth of prizes from Gentemstick and ¥3,000 cash prize is Chad Clark – @seaandsummitmedia.

Chad’s image is a classic look across the layered mountains that can be seen throughout Niseko. Chad found the best place at the right time to get this stunning shot. The smooth colors and layered tones surely impressed the judges.

Winning second place: ¥55,000 worth of prizes from Rhythm Japan and ¥5,000 cash prize is Chris Smith – @chrissmith_really.

Chris shot this incredible photo of sunset rock climbing on the coastline in the area surrounding Niseko. The suspended climber presents a feeling of excitement and anticipation with the imposing rockface on one side and a calm ocean below. The colours are smooth through the sky with a hint of gold on the horizon. An instant classic and a stunning image. Congratulations Chris!

Winning first place: ¥270,000 worth of FREE STAY from NISADE and ¥10,000 cash prize is Takayuki Nagasawa – @takaloao.

This amazing view of Niseko’s famous mountains was skillfully captured by Takayuki Nagasawa. The sunlight illuminates the clouds while silhouetting the imposing mountains. Congratulations on a great image Takayuki Nagasawa!

Congratulations again to all the winners and we’re looking forward to next Summer!

Niseko Tourism - Most Important DMO - 2021

Niseko Tourism Selected

Niseko Tourism has once again been selected by the Japan Tourism Agency as one of the most important Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) in Japan.

Niseko Tourism has been recognized as an essential promotion body that is vital to the success of the Niseko area. This official recognition will grant Niseko Tourism priority access to government subsidy programs and projects.

Details of the selection, as well as other recognized DMO’s in Japan, can be seen on the official government website.

This program has been running for two years, and Niseko Tourism has been selected on both occasions. Selections are made after a thorough review from industry experts.

For inquiries:
Niseko Tourism
Phone: 0136-21-2551
Email: [email protected]

New Niseko Travel Journey

For A Safer Journey

​COVID-19 has taken every one us by shock. Borders shut, confinement was imposed/has been imposed in many parts of the world and Japan has taken its own measures to tackle this global health issue.

Respecting the pandemic, New Niseko Travel Journey was introduced. Same as any other as they have been always, these guidelines help you to remind you to protect yourself and protect the community.

A brighter tourism future shall be ahead of us, but for a while, we must to learn to live with the given conditions in order to still enjoy traveling.

For the PDF version of the photo, click HERE.

Check out the COVID guidelines from Niseko United HERE.

Pre Trip

  • Cancel your trip if you feel sick
  • Don't forget your mask
  • Download the COCOA app & the Official Niseko App

During The Trip

  • Wash & sanitize your hands regularly
  • Wear a mask
  • Temperature check on arrival & every morning
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid crowded spots
  • Keep distance at restaurants
  • Don't touch souvenirs while shopping
  • Use cashless payment

After The Trip

  • Make sure to check your temperature during the two weeks after your trip
  • If you tested positive after your PCR test, register your result on the COCOA app and inform all contacts and businesses you visited. Please also contact Kutchan Health Centre Tel: 0136-23-1957 (Office Hours: Weekdays 8:45-17:00)

2021-22 Niseko United Opening Dates

Mark These Dates on Your Calendars!

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This season most lifts will be running. Here’s all the info!


  • Opening Date: 4 December 2021
  • Closing Date: 5 May 2022
  • Night Ski: 18 December 2021 – 20 March 2022 (till 7.30pm)

Niseko Village

  • Opening Date: 3 December 2021
  • Closing Date: 3 April 2022
  • Night Ski: 18 December 2021 – 20 March 2022 (till 7pm)

Grand Hirafu

  • Opening Date: 4 December 2021
  • Closing Date: 5 May 2022
  • Night Ski: 18 December 2021 – 20 March 2022 (till 7pm)


Check out the Niseko United website for full Niseko Lift Pass pricing information.

Dates subject to change due to weather conditions.

The latest Niseko United Trail Map for 2021/22 is now available.

Mt Yotei View

Summer Specials 2021

Niseko Summer 2021

Summer in Niseko is all about sunshine, beautiful views, and adventure. The weather is mild and there are many amazing hikes and activities to enjoy.

Generous Green Season Offers

During summer many of Niseko's famous activities and hiking trails are open with some offering great discounts or special offers. Some of Niseko's best accommodations are offering excellent specials as well to make your trip complete. Check out all the current deals below!

Shiba sakura garden


Throughout summer, temperatures are comfortably mild with relatively low humidity. The trees are green and there are many flowers and gardens to see and enjoy.


There is so much to see and do in Niseko throughout the summer!

  • Clean Air
  • Mountain Views
  • Open Spaces
  • Adventurous Activities
  • Space to Relax
Shiribetsu River Rafting
Accommodation Nisade


  • Up to 65% Off

Summer Early Bird: Up to 20% OFF when booking early

Summer Long Stay: Up to 65% OFF for long stay (start from 8 nights or more)

Complimentary upgrades to Penthouse Suites

Enjoy up to 40% off on stays of 2 nights or more this Summer

15% off chalets for new bookings made until 31 July 2021, for stays from 14 April until 22 November 2021.

Stay 3 nights of more and get 20% off

Save up to 70% on summer long stays.
Bigger savings for stays of 20 nights or more.

Summer Advance Purchase
Save up to 43% on 4 night packages and up to 26% on 2 night packages

Hiking Niseko

Things To Do

  • Adventures in Niseko

Summer class pass discount for Niseko visitors. 5 classes for 11,250 yen. 10 classes for 20,000 yen.

2021 Rafting Private Boat 1-7 persons 20,000yen

Online discount: 20% off, returning guest discount: 30% off, and many more!


  • Great Places to Eat & Drink

10% off food and drink

10% off eat-in and 20% off take-out. Daily lunch specials. Free lassi, coffee, or chai with lunch set if you show this ad. Pre-marinated chicken to grill at home, ¥600 for 400 grams.

10% off for Locals & Miru Invitation Sign up

Happy hour from 5pm – 8pm. Discounts on various cocktails and drinks

Check out the latest issue of our Wine and Dine

2021 Summer Survey

Fill Out 2021 Niseko Survey to Win  Amazing Prizes! (Worth ¥40,000+)

For the 2021 Niseko Summer Survey, Chatrium Niseko, Aya Niseko, Niseko Wow + Niseko Wow Fitness and Niseko Portfolio are partnering up and offering even better prizes for YOU, who is helping us to make Niseko a better year-round holiday destination with your feedback!

Fill out this quick survey below and you might become one of the lucky winners to win a monthly surprise prize (worth ¥40,000 and MORE).

The winners will be announced on the 13th of every month, starting July 2021 through October 2021. So fill out NOW!

By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Tourism, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

Niseko Maples - Accommodation

Niseko Early Bird Specials - Winter 2021/22

Early Bird Specials for Winter 2021/2022

The 2020/21 winter season was one to remember with great snowfall and wide-open runs with fresh snow! The 2021/22 winter is sure to bring plenty of that famous Niseko powder.

Book Early & Save

Niseko is one of the most desirable winter destinations in the world, and for good reason! Be ahead of the curve, book early and save. Most providers are offering flexible booking terms so you can reserve without worry.


A Winter Escape

Relax and unwind in comfort in Niseko. After a day on the slopes, enjoy one of many soothing onsens in Niseko.

There are accommodation options for every traveler. Luxury condominiums and hotels to budget backpackers.

Incredible Powder

Niseko receives some of the best quality powder of any ski resort in the world, with an average of 14 meters of snow falling each winter.

  • Worlds Best Powder Snow
  • Four Resorts on one pass - Niseko United
  • Huge skiing area
  • Deep powder skiing
  • Soft and playful
Skiing in Niseko
Niseko Maples - Accommodation


  • Up to 55% Off

Up to 55% off early season bookings.

10% discount, flexible booking terms, and best rates guaranteed. Book before 31st May 2021.

Apartments, Houses and Townhouses: 30% off when booked 90 days or more in advance. Prestige Collection (LOFT Niseko, MUSE Niseko, Aspect): 15% off when booked 90 days or more in advance.

Up to 35% OFF Early Bird Discount, FREE cancellation, 10% refundable deposit, flexible booking terms. Book by June 30.

Book by September 30 and receive the following discounts. Book: 1 night get 10% off, 2 nights 18% off, 3 nights or more 22% off.

Early Bird 30% Off for Winter Season Room with Breakfast Package. Book before June 30, 2021 and stay between December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

5% off & Best Price Guarantee with 30-day free cancellation & refundable booking policy. Offer valid until 30 June, 2021.

15% off on chalet rates from now until 30 June 2021, for stays from 23 November 2021 until 13 April 2022.

Snowshoe in Niseko

Things To Do

  • Up to 20% Off

Reserve before 31st July 2021 to receive 20% off ski and/or snowboard hire.

20% winter season photography tours. Book before 31 July 2021.

Exclusive early-bird Niseko experiences for the first 10 groups! Offer valid until 31st Jul 2021.

Calling Japan’s Most Glamorous to Niseko this Winter

This year it's Japan's turn to enjoy international slope style!

Niseko has become the winter playground for the rich and famous across Asia, and this year it’s Japan’s turn to glam up in the snow and experience this internationally renowned winter destination.

Niseko Tourism’s latest video campaign taps into Japan’s newfound love for glamping and other glamorous winter activities.

While COVID-19 has halted international travel, Niseko wants to let Japan know they can head “overseas” to Hokkaido for a taste of world-class glitz and glamour this winter.

The video showcases all aspects of the only modern, international ski resort in Japan, says Niseko Tourism Marketing Director Acme Wu.

“After playing in Niseko’s world-famous powder snow, Japanese visitors in the video enjoy après drinks at European cocktail bars and stay in luxurious chalets and lofts,” Wu says.

“Due to COVID-19, condos and chalets usually occupied by international celebrities have been left vacant this year, so the video takes a sneak peek at our domestic guests enjoying their stay at these accommodations."

“Because celebrities value privacy, many Niseko properties have their own private indoor or outdoor onsen – the level of luxury has to be seen to be believed. You don’t even need to ski or snowboard to enjoy Niseko these days – there’s plenty more to do on and off the snow, and it’s a dream for anyone wanting to post on social media."

“This year travelers in Japan have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see why the rest of the world has fallen in love with Niseko, and we are excited to welcome them”, Wu says.

Niseko Tourism Representative Director Ross Findlay said the organisation was pleased the video would highlight what makes Niseko one of the best international winter destinations.

"We're very proud to put out this great video," Findlay says. "This winter we've had fantastic snowfall almost every day, making it an unforgettable winter for the domestic visitors who could join us here in Niseko. We're looking forward to welcoming more guests from across Japan  - hopefully along with international visitors next winter as well."

The theme of the video is “Glamorous Snow” – the term “glamorous” relates to the surreal, luxury atmosphere of Niseko. The ski season usually runs until Golden Week.

Contact us for image gallery.

A 15-second teaser of the video can be seen below (the full version will be released soon).

About Niseko Tourism:

Niseko Tourism is the official destination marketing organisation for the Niseko area. It is a non-profit, member-based marketing organisation that was established in 2007 and now represents over 400 members in the region. It was selected as the 32 important DMO of Japan Tourism Agency in August, 2020.


Email: [email protected]m.com

Phone: (+81)136-21-2551