What's On in March

Night skiing, fireworks, competitions, traditional celebrations and more.

Find out all about what's happening in March here! 

Grand Hirafu Night Skiing

Enjoy skiing in Niseko even after dark. Four chairlifts in Hirafu are scheduled to operate until 8:30pm every day until March 23rd 2020. Have a memorable and exciting time night skiing!

View the Grand Hirafu lift operation schedule and watch our video from the Winter 2019/20 night skiing opening night above.

HANAZONO Slope Style

Hanazono Slope Style

Show your best tricks at this event that attracts skiers and snowboarders. Judges will mark the riders on their terrain park skills and award prizes to the winners. 

Date: 22nd March

Location: Hanazono Terrain Park

Entry fee: ¥2000 for online registration. Pay at the counter on the day of the event. ¥2500 for walk-in entry. Spectators, free! 

For more information, click here

Grand Hirafu Spring Fireworks

Fireworks 2019

Come and watch beautiful fireworks lighting up Niseko’s night sky! A family friendly event that can be enjoyed with your loved ones. Make more memories to your spring ski season.

Date: 28th March 7pm-8pm

Location: Niseko Grand Hirafu

For more information, click here

Winter Taiko Drumming Series

Skye Drumming Shots Lr 4080

Come and listen to the powerful taiko drumming performances every Sunday. Taiko drum is one of the traditional Japanese instruments and you will be moved by the sound and energy of the incredible performers!

Date: Every Sunday until March 8th

Time: 4pm - 4:30pm 

Location: Skye Niseko

Entry fee: Free


Hina Matsuri Skye Lr 3420

The 3rd of March is Hinamasturi (Girls’ Day) in Japan. It is a traditional celebration that is dedicated to little girls to pray for their health and happiness. It is celebrated not only with beautiful decorations, but also with special treats, dango and amazake drinks!

Come to Ki Niseko from 3pm to 4pm, and to Skye Niseko from 4:30 to 5:30 on March 3rd for a hinamatsuri event and taste dango and amazake to experience one of the most famous Japanese traditions! 


Keen to check out cherry blossoms in Hokkaido? Check out our guide for the best places to do so.