Hachiko - Winter Experience

Winter

Having been recognised as one of the world’s snowiest ski resorts by the World Ski Awards, Niseko enjoys an average of 15 metres of snow annually, and that, combined with the Japanese onsen tradition, delicious cuisine and rich culture makes it one of the most sought-after winter experiences in the world. Here are some tips to make the most of your stay in the white season.

With the Hirafu Gondola merely one kilometre away, we recommend you sign up with a snow school on your first morning, or book a private mountain orientation to learn the lay of the land and figure out the best runs to suit your skill level. Our concierge team can recommend a selection of services to suit your needs. Don’t forget to try night skiing - Grand Hirafu has four lifts open after dark, and floodlit runs to enable you to experience that magical terrain after dark.

Fun for the whole family, snow rafting and snowmobiling offer unique ways to experience the champagne powder of Niseko.

Guided snowshoe tours are highly recommended as they offer an entirely different perspective of the mountain. As you trek deeper into the forest, you will gradually be immersed in a still and serene winter wonderland, an experience that is sure to leave you inspired.

Hachiko - Skiiing school
Hachiko - Professional skier

There’s nothing quite like stepping into a traditional Japanese log cabin, straight off the slopes for a lunch of piping hot katsu curry and udon at Boyoso. Further up the mountain on the Niseko Village side, The Lookout Café offers a more modern dining environment where you can fuel up before making your way downhill.

The Hanazono Tube Park has a dedicated area for snow tubing – an activity which spells delight for kids and adults alike. Best of all, a magic carpet takes you from the bottom of the tube run right to the top.

Guest Reviews

  • January 31st, 2020 - February 6th, 2020

    The place was exactly as advertised - stylish, convenient, well equipped and no faults. Everything was in working order. The Elite Havens staff were excellent - communication was swift and accurate, transport shuttle service was quick and convenient, and everyone we engaged with were very courteous and helpful. Thanks very much Andrew and the Elite Havens team!

    Calvin S, United States
  • January 19th, 2020 - January 29th, 2020

    The house is just beautiful and cosy. Very convenient location. Andrew always stayed in contact with us. The staff work at the house were very professional. Made our stay super easy.

    Mei-Hsien L, Hong Kong
  • December 16th, 2019 - December 20th, 2019

    Thank you for everything and all of the help with organizing of our trip to Niseko. The accommodation was perfect and the location was great. We will definitely be back.

    Adam W, Bahrain
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