World Ski Awards 2020

Niseko is a perennial contender in the World Ski Awards, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the industry, and led the pack again this year.

The World Ski Awards recognises excellence in ski tourism. Niseko has often led Japanese and Asian resorts in this prestigious contest and again made a strong showing with various accommodations in the area being nominated for and winning several awards.

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Three Winners from Niseko

Among the many nominees, three winners have been announced from Niseko:

World's Best New Ski Hotel 2020 - The Park Hyatt Hanazono (open January, 2020)

Japan's Best Boutique Ski Hotel 2020 - Ki Niseko

Japan's Best Ski Chalet 2020 - Hakuchozan 

For a full list of nominees and winners, see the World Ski Awards website here.

See Park Hyatt's winner announcement video here.

See Ki Niseko's winner announcement video here.

While the hopes of the pandemic settling down and international travel resuming were unrealized in 2020, the area as a whole continues to wait while preparing to welcome everyone again to its powdery slopes and world class accommodations. We hope that the wait will not be much longer now and look forward to seeing you in Niseko again.