The unsung powder snow mecca of the world, and explorative frontier for all who seek the deep culture experience of skiing in Japan. Sushi for breakfast, mythical-level powder all day, and onsen sessions in the evenings underpin a week long immersive journey. Day-trips to Rusutsu, private izakayas, sushi, sake and ramen as far as the eye can see, make Niseko Japan’s number one ski destination, and the ski world’s best kept secret. Everything you have ever heard about skiing in Japan is true. All of it.
This is what to expect from the week, along with a few extra surprises along the way
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Join us for a whirlwind of curated experiences in the most immersive city in the world, designed to showcase the very best of Tokyo off the beaten path. You will encounter sky deck sunsets, private street markets, opulent karaoke lounges, decadent underground clubs, and maybe even a pod hotel experience for the brave. We recommend that guests arrive into Tokyo on Saturday 19th January to experience the wonders that the city has to offer. We will also organise a welcome dinner + party for all guests on the evening of the 19th of January in Tokyo.
Welcome to Japan
Welcome to Japan! Today's all about checking in and finding out what to expect for the week. Once you're all settled in, we'll meet up for dinner and week-warming drinks to celebrate the start of an epic week with new friends and old.
Grab your morning coffee hit and then hit the slopes early for your first day of powder hunting. Be sure to stop off for lunch local-style; you won't find ramen like it anywhere else. Tonight brings a wild opening apres at Wild Bills.
Pack your snorkel and ski the day away in the powder playing fields. We'll be matching up apartments in the evening for Date Night! Share stories from your day and then go night skiing together. There's something about weaving your way down the mountain in the dark.
Ski all day to apres
Enjoy another sensational day of skiing in knee-deep clouds of the sweet stuff and then head to Two Sticks for the mid-week party in an authentic Japanese house.
Sushi making and sake pairing
The perfect day for sushi making, sake pairing snowshoe hiking and, of course, skiing. Find your way to the snow lounge that's hidden away in the tree glades and share a drink or two with your ski crew.
Take your pick between Cat Skiing, Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing or heading to Rusutsu; the ultimate day trip or afternoon alpine adventure. Wrap it up with the closing apres at Wild Bills. The last big hoorah for the week.
Final mountain meetup
Find a spot on the mountain top and set your stance for sumo wresting in the snow. Toast to the week at our closing party and then head to dinner in Niseko before meeting for the final family send off.
Goodbye, for now
The end of the week is just the beginning. Welcome to Day 8... where the memories and friendships from your week live on. It’s your family away from family. One that keeps growing and inspires you to see, do and experience new things with the best of the best.
Access to events
As a guest you will have access to the events and parties we host.
An apartment in The Ski Week private house is part of the package.
We know these mountains as well as our home towns. Whatever you're looking for, we'll help you find it.
Ski pass for 6 days
Included in the price are ski passes that gives you access to all the slopes.
• Within 100m of the slopes
• TSW Lounge
• In resort shuttles
• 24h concierge
The Ski Week Japan is about that deep deep snow together with the incredible Japaneese culture. At The Ski Week Japan we gather young professionals who share the mindset of being active in the mountanin, becoming a part of the community and sharing a good time together on and off the slopes. You have to be at least 20 years and someone who cares for the mountains and appreciate the powder magic.
Sapporo Airport (CTS) is the most accessible to Niseko and you can fly directly there from Tokyo. We strongly recommend that guests arrive into Tokyo by Saturday 19th of January to experience the wonders that the city has to offer. We will organise a welcome party for all guests on the evening of the 19th of January in Tokyo.
We do not organise transfers to Niseko. We recommend that you fly from Tokyo to Sapporo and from there it is important that you pre-book your transfer to Niseko. There is a great bus service from Sapporo airport running every hour to Niseko Grand Hirafu at €60 for a return trip. The trip takes about 2.5 hours.
The Ski Week Japan starts at 6pm on Sunday 20th January. You can check in to your apartment from 3pm so we recommend arriving around then to get your ski rentals and stock up on food from the local supermarket before the events kick off.
The ski pass is valid for the full Niseko United ski area the entire week.
No we don't offer a weekend option in Japan.
Yes you can book ski lessons upon arrival. We help book you directly with the local ski school. Price for ski lessons is €100-200/day depending on which option you choose.
You will have to cover your own food and drinks throughout the week. Expect to pay about €10 for lunch, €20-30 for dinner and €5 for a beer.
Saturday 19th of January is a bonus day if you arrive early. We will organise a dinner and a party for any Ski Weekers in Tokyo. Up to you if you want to come or not but we do promise a good time!
Accommodation in Tokyo is not included in the price. We recommend that you book a hotel in either Ginza or Roppongi area. For a true Japanese experience try the capsule hotel Prime Pod Ginza. It's a favourite of ours and many Ski Week guests usually stay there.