Key Winter 2019/20 Dates

Opening and closing dates, night skiing dates, the lot! Here's our guide to the most important dates for your Niseko diary this upcoming winter.

With over 5 months of skiing total, and well over 3 months of night skiing scheduled, 2019/20 in Niseko is shaping to be one for the ages. 

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Scheduled lift opening dates have been announced. Check out when each resort will be operational for the coming winter season. 

Ski Area Scheduled Operational Dates
Niseko AnnupuriNovember 23, 2019 (Sat) – May 6, 2020 (Wed)
Niseko VillageDecember 1, 2019 (Sun) – May 6, 2020 (Wed)
Niseko Grand HIRAFUNovember 23, 2019 (Sat) – May 6, 2020 (Wed)
Niseko HANAZONODecember 7, 2019 (Sat) – Early April, 2020

Both Grand Hirafu and Annupuri offer night skiing during the winter. Get the most out of your lift pass by racking up vertical metres under the floodlights.

Night Ski Scheduled Dates
Niseko Grand HIRAFUDecember 11, 2019 (Wed) – March 22, 2020 (Sun)
Niseko AnnupuriDecember 11, 2019 (Wed) – March 22, 2020 (Sun)
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Lift passes can be purchased at the ticket offices at the base of each ski resort. In Hirafu head to either .Base or the Mountain Centre. If you are in Annupuri head to the sales office under the Gondola. In Niseko Village, passes are sold near the Gondola next to the Hilton or at Green Leaf Village. For those in Hanazono head to the ticket sales office in Hanazono 308 for your lift passes.

The guest services or concierge team at your accommodation can most likely organise these passes for you as well.

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With such great value out of one lift pass, the Niseko United All Mountain Lift Pass is an essential Niseko buy. Visit the stunning natural gullys and bowls in Annupuri, exit the gates in Grand Hirafu or hit the park in Hanazono. The possibilities are endless.


Check out all the fun to be had across the entire Niseko mountain range!