7 Activities for the Niseko Winter
You’ll never be short on things to do in and around Niseko! Take part in one of Niseko’s world-class snowsports programs or, for a chance to rest the legs, try one of the many other activities on offer around the village.
Ski & Snowboard Lessons
Gondola Snowsports (GoSnow) is Niseko Grand Hirafu’s official international snowsports school, with a team of accredited instructors from Europe, Australia and North America conducting lessons exclusively in English. They cater to most people’s requirements, offering group lessons, privates and specialised workshops.
GoSnow is conveniently based next to the Hirafu Gondola and has Grand Hirafu’s only private beginner area with a magic carpet.
Finding the best powder on the mountain can be a tough ask without the guidance of a professional or an intimate knowledge of the resort. Safety is also a factor that anyone should take seriously if they are planning to enter the backcountry via Niseko’s gate system.
GoSnow’s powder guides have the expertise to find you the best snow and terrain on the mountain in the safest possible environment. Priority access to the Hirafu Gondola and Ace Quad (Center 4) lifts also means you’ll avoid the queues and be the first to the top on a powder day.
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Snowmobiling offers a fantastic chance to rest the legs from rigours of skiing and snowboarding, while still providing a thrilling day out.
White Isle Snowmobile Park is a great place to try your hand at snowmobiling, with a selection of tours at various times and locations. It’s an enjoyable activity for the entire family, as kids have the option to do a twin ride with an adult driver.
There are few better ways to help tired muscles recover quickly than a professional massage. For the most professional of the lot, Niseko Massage is your answer. Their highly qualified, experienced massage therapists will soothe your muscles and freshen your mind in preparation for the next big day on the mountain.
They are based conveniently opposite Seicomart in the centre of Hirafu. Best of all, for an additional 2,000 yen per therapist you can arrange a house call, so there’s no need to leave the comfort of your accommodation!
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For the kids
NAC Kids Garden
The Kids Garden is a giant indoor playground inside JoJo’s Cafe & Restaurant (part of the Niseko Adventure Centre). Kids will keep themselves busy exploring the playground, while parents can enjoy a quiet glass of wine or a meal. It’s the perfect place for your young ones this winter!
Meet the Ninja Kid!
Be on the lookout for this cool kid! He’s often found riding around Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort or practicing his ninja skills near the Hirafu Gondola. He’s very friendly and loves to meet new friends from all over the world.
Snow Tubing and Sledding
Sliding down the hill in a giant inflatable tube or sled is as fun as it sounds! Great for the young or young-at-heart, it’s an activity bound to leave smiles on everyone’s faces. Children as young as three years old can get involved!