3 Adventurous Snow Activities to Try in Niseko

Not everyone is a skier, but you can still have an amazing time with other winter activities during your visit in Niseko.

We understand, not everyone is a skier. But, that doesn't mean you can’t have an amazing time in the snow during your visit to Niseko. Not only does Niseko offer other winter activities, they are all just as adventurous as a day spent skiing or snowboarding!



Sign up for one of the Snowmobiling Tours in the Niseko-Hirafu area. Experience the region’s stunning mountain views by cruising through the vast blankets of Niseko’s powder snow by snowmobile. Snowmobiling is an exhilarating way to enjoy the day with the entire family.

Enjoy a brisk ride through the snowfields where Japan’s Mt. Yotei basks the landscape. Or, join the tour that journeys up the mountains for the sightseeing experience of a lifetime.

Children will love the activity as well. Snowmobile through the snow covered trees to a vast location where the tots can play in the snow with a banana boat, or enjoy sledding and tubing.


Snow Shoeing Activity

Have you ever tried snowshoeing? It’s time! Snowshoeing has been around for thousands of years and has finally claimed it’s name as an official winter sport. And, believe it or not, it is one of the fastest growing winter sports in the world.

Snowshoeing can be enjoyable as a relaxing activity or an intense excursion. Some may tread leisurely through unmarked snow trails to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Others seek thrill by competing in snowshoe racing.

The sport is easy to learn and with little risk of injury, it’s a great activity for small children.

Niseko offers affordable group (shared with other guests) and private (only for you and your friends) snowshoeing tours that are truly a unique way of discovering Niseko’s pristine powder snow and winter wonderland-like scenery.

Cross-Country Skiing

For those that are not quite skiers, but crave a faster pace than snowshoeing, cross-country skiing is the winter sport match for you. Did you know cross-country skiing is the original form of skiing, and has been around for centuries?

In this type of skiing, participants use special skis and poles to propel themselves while pacing through the snow. Cross-country skis are ideal for walking across flat areas, small hills, and even allow for gentle sliding. Because your heels aren’t attached to the skis, the motion feels similar to walking.

Like snowshoeing, Niseko offers group and private cross-county skiing tours.