Niseko Village Ski Resort resort review (Niseko Town, Hokkaido)

Reviews of Niseko Village Ski Resort resort in Niseko Town, Hokkaido Prefecture. Currently 15 reviews.
Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by Matt82 on 1st March 2015
Great Powder
The whole resort is well set up and easy to move through out the whole Niseko United Ski Area.

The way the gates are set up for the off piste runs is really good if the gates are open get out there (Still take care) and if they are closed then it is for good reason.

Night skiing is also really good with such a large ski area lit up.

This trip is the 3rd time I have been to Niseko and will
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by rick on 11th February 2014
Spectacular views from Niseko
I was expecting to have a deep powder experience during my first ski trip to Hokkaido, but little snow fell during my 4 day visit. It's kind of ironic that Kanto got walloped while I was up north. Nevertheless, the snow was good and the weather mostly clear.

The scenery was great. Ezo Fuji is a gorgeous volcano and the plume of steam rising from Showa Unzen was clearly visible, as was the Sea of Japan.

The high speed triple
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 24th February 2010
Niseko Village Ski Resort review by James McLean
This past trip was my third trip in as many years. The snow is very dry and deep and consistent. Skiing at Christmas (early season) is a bit of a gamble but I would put my money on Niseko over any other place in the world to have good snow at that time of year. This year was especially awesome, with already about a 2 meter base in the village, and fresh snow almost every day.

The
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 24th February 2010
Niseko Village Ski Resort review by James McLean
There were eight adults in our group from Australia. We chose to stay in comfortable apartment-style accommodation (Casi67). We have all skied previously in Australia, NZ, Canada, USA, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. This was our first trip to Japan.

The instructions for transfers were accurate and easy to follow. The transfer to Casi67 was prompt and straightforward. On arrival we felt welcomed and the apartment was immaculate. The property is new and comfortable with all amenities. The towels and sheets were
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 22nd March 2008
Niseko Village review by Brett Dennis
See my feedback for Niseko Hirafu.

As part of overall Niseko United Area, Higishiyama was excellent with long, consistent gradient runs and wicked natural half pipes bowling through the trees.

Was generally quieter than Hirafu on the slopes. Onsen at Prince Hotel was a bit of a rip-off, if I pay 1000yen, I'd much rather see naked women than unabashed Japanese men towel flicking each other on the bare rump!

For the riding, I loved working on my speed turns and
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 18th January 2007
Niseko Village Ski Resort review
Hirafu would've been better as even when it's sunny the sun doesn't touch many of the slopes.

Whichever of the three connected resorts you stay at head straight to the top of the mountain first thing in the morning for the best snow.

80% of lifts were open at this time
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 9th February 2006
Niseko Village review by eagle
Back in Niseko after two years. Fond memories were somewhat disappointed. It is still a very pleasant place to be (especially on sunny days with lots of fresh powder), but has its downsides.

The ongoing separation between the various "resorts" on the mountain is hilarious. A lot of lifts are in need of upgrading. The whole place has an air of stinginess. The schedule of the shuttle bus is a joke: 90 minutes on average. The grooming of the slopes
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 1st February 2006
Niseko Village Ski Resort review by shanghailai
If this hotel/resort is considered 5 star; then I feel it's overated. Great ski in/out facilities, but get across to other slopes is a hassle coz of the infrequent bus services.

Whilst the food in this resort is good but it's over priced; one can get just as good or better food over in Hirafu village.

I will stay there the next time for sure
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by bly on 18th February 2005
Niseko Village Ski Resort review by bly
In terms of snow quality/food I'll give this area a 5*. 2 things prompt me to mark it down to 4*. With snow falling all the time, and the occasional strong wind, visibility is not terribly good. Out of the 3 days we were there, I think we've seen no more than 20 min. of the sun and that is very different from west coast North America.

Seems this is the norm for Hokkaido winter as I have been monitoring
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 9th February 2004
Niseko Village Ski Resort
Like everyone else, this is awesome because of the arid powder. During my week it was above the knee.

Not crowded - actually I have yet to ski anywhere crowded in Japan.

Stayed at the Prince - extremely convenient.

I am not sure about the Apres scene, we went to a couple of Restaurants in Niseko - they were friendly but quite.

We went in a big group during Feb.

The views on the one clear day were unbelieveable -
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Niseko Village Ski Resort review (submitted before 2003)
Had a wonderful visit to Niseko last year in March.

Over 6 ft base.

Not too crowded. Stayed at the Niseko youth hostel which was lovely
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Niseko Village Ski Resort
ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 1st October 2002
Niseko Village Ski Resort review (submitted before 2003)
I don't care what you read this place rocks!

I have been to the New Prince Higashiyama hotel 3 times. The last time I went was a little disappointing, no, very disappointing!

UNTIL the last day. It dumped about 60cm of new powder on the entire mountain overnight leaving the best conditions you could hope for. Knee to waist deep powder everywhere!

Not just on the powder runs! Bring a big board and soak it up. Sweet sweet sweet. Try it
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Niseko Village Ski Resort

ニセコビレッジスキーリゾート
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
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Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1170m
Min. elevation: 280m
Vertical: 890m
Steepest slope: 35°
Longest course: 5000m
Number of lifts: 8

Location of Niseko Village Ski Resort