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Back-Country Ski Courses
Another feature of Niseko which Remote Lands skiers might want to consider are the “unofficial” courses that are less known and used. There is Sannozaka, which has high quality powder, Higashi One, and also a forest route which is known as “Strawberry Fields.” The latter is probably the most famous of Niseko’s runs.
Nightlife and Dining
The old and the new meet and mix in Niseko Town. There are bars, lodges, restaurants and many Japanese dining and culinary options awaiting Remote Lands clientele.
Other winter sports available are snowshoeing and ice climbing. No matter how adventurous you, everyone loves a soak in the hot springs at the end of the day, which is another draw to the area. The area is also gorgeous in the summer with a variety of outdoor sports on offer: hiking, river rafting, horseback riding and golfing are popular options. You will stay in a luxurious villa close to the slopes, fully staffed with private chef, butler, maids and other attendants.
Picnicking and Hiking
Spend the day on the slopes skiing or hiking, depending on the time of year you are here. As Hokkaido is the northernmost island of the four major islands that make up Japan, temperatures tend to be cooler and there is significantly less humidity than on Honshu, Kyushu or Shikoku. This makes it a wonderful retreat for local Japanese for picnicking or hiking as the island is lush and green at this time of year.
There are six main ski areas here: Hirafu, Higashiyama (Niseko Village), Annupuri, Hanazono, Moiwa and Weiss. (Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, and Hanazono) are set up as a set of linkages and can be utilized with one ski pass. They combine to form 2,191 acres of skiable area. This is known as “Niseko United.” There are 38 gondolas and lifts there that can bring Remote Lands clients to over 61 ski runs. The ski and snow life here is so popular that St. Moritz, Switzerland was established as a “Sister City.”
Explore in-depth information, experiences and highlights by navigating to specific regions using the links below on the right.
- Iya Valley
- Izu Peninsula
- Kotohira & Takamatsu
- Lake Shikotsu
- Lake Toya
- Matsuyama & Imabari
- Naoshima & Seto Inland Sea Islands
- Yakushima Island
With its magnificent views of Mount Yotei and the striking natural beauty of the surrounding scenery, Hilton Niseko Village is a luxury ski-in ski-out hotel that pampers, rejuvenates and exhilarates guests from the moment they step into the welcoming grandeur of the main lobby. Hilton Niseko Village is the only resort in the area with exclusive, top-tier accommodation throughout the estate. Located at the foot of Niseko Annupuri Mountain, the hotel is only a moment from the slopes and the Gondola station, where guests are whisked to the very top of the resort in just seven short minutes – ideal for even the most seasoned skiers. Highlights include the indoor and outdoor onsen hot springs, where guests can luxuriate and rest mountain-weary legs at any time of the day. An extra perk during autumn and spring mornings is the chance to see the spectacular Unkai (Sea of Cloud) mists as they roll down from the snow-peaked mountains.
Japan Goes Well With
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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Niseko has the perfect powder, so there are a great many ski chalets to choose from. Those wanting a big birthday bash should look in this direction.
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