Time for Another Season of Shootin' & Taggin'

ニセコシュートアウト Niseko Shootout

The search is on again for winter’s most-Niseko moments as the starting gun is fired on the 5th annual Niseko Shootout today.

The Niseko Shootout is Niseko Tourism’s Niseko Tourism’s official photography and film contest. The competition is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Gentemstick, NISADE, Rhythm Japan and more.

Kicking off today is the Niseko Shootout Instagram Contest – a season-long hashtag-driven photo competition. The rules are simple – any photo hashtagged #nisekoshootout, taken in the Niseko area and between 1 December 2021 and 1 March 2022, is in the running.

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 Magazine will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2022-23 issue of Powderlife Magazine.

Photos are judged across three categories:

  1. Ski
  2. Snowboard
  3. Open

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

This year’s amazing prizes include a Gentemstick Snowboard, Niseko United Season Pass and free stay at a NISADE Property, just to name a few:



First Place (100,000JPY worth) 2nd Place (50,000JPY worth) Third Place (30,000JPY worth)
Ski Niseko United All Mountain Season Pass x 1 Iwanai Cat Tour x 1 Niseko 343 prize pack
Snowboard Gentemstick Snowboard x 1
Rhythm Japan + Oyuki pack Boot Solutions prize pack
Open 2 Night-stay at a NISADE property
INSTA360 Camera x 1
Yama Plus prize pack

Please Note

*You MUST hashtag #nisekoshootout – if you only tag @nisekoshootout your image won’t be entered.

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

*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.

Other Competitions

If you are in town in January, don’t forget to sign up for Niseko Shootout ProAM. Check out the excitement from 2021 press release.

Make sure to start editing and prepare to enter your film for Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival in March, 2022. Find out more HERE from the 2021 drive-in cinema press release.