Niseko Dominates Again At The 2016 World Ski Awards

Niseko has made it another big year at the World Ski Awards, claiming wins in all the Japan category awards as well as two WORLD awards!

World Ski Awards

The fourth hosting of the red-carpet event took place in Kitzbühel, Austria from November 18th-20th, 2016.

It was another clean sweep for Niseko at the 2016 World Ski Awards hosted in Austria at the weekend, claiming wins in all the Japan categories. The winners, who were announced at the Gala Ceremony in Kitzbühel, included Niseko United (Japan's Best Ski Resort), Sekka Kan (Japan's Best Ski Chalet), Hilton Niseko Village (Japan's Best Ski Hotel) and The Vale Niseko (Japan's Best Ski Boutique Hotel).

To top it off, this year there were TWO winners from Niseko in the World's Best categories, Hokkaido Backcountry Club and The Vale Niseko.

Massive congratulations go to Hokkaido Backcountry Club who took home the first ever World's Best Heli-Ski Operator award! Hokkaido Backcountry Club provide incredible heli tours around the Niseko area and you can jump online to make a booking for this winter and experience the World's Best Heli-Ski experience! Check out the video intro below!

The Vale Niseko also repeated their wins from 2014 and 2015 and not only took home the award for Japan's Best Ski Boutique Hotel, but also the World level award too. Congratulations to the team at NISADE who run The Vale!

A full list of all 2016 winners from around the globe can be found here.

As was the case in 2015, Niseko was the only resort to dominate its country category so completely, with recipients backing up wins from previous years. Niseko United, The Vale and Hilton Niseko Village made it their fourth win in their respective categories, while Sekka Kan successfully defended their titles from 2014 and 2015.

The World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism. Niseko's incredible achievement at the event has once again put the resort in the international spotlight, confirming its reputation as Japan's only truly international ski destination. Experience Niseko would like to congratulate all of the Niseko award recipients, who are together helping establish the resort as on of the world's finest.