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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WORLD OF WANDERLUST
Access to all events
As a guest you will have access to all 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.
• 100m to slopes
• Private Lounge
• In resort shuttles
• 24h concierge
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 for the first 5 days and in Rusutsu on the last day.
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.