1. K

    Advice needed Niseko trip next week

    Hi all, I am lucky enough to have already made it into Japan, finished quarantine and am heading to Hokkaido early next week. Understand a lot of people on here are disappointed/frustrated currently, but would really appreciate some advice. There’s obviously loads of info on here but after...
  2. S

    Niseko alone for a week?

    My mate and me planned to go Niseko boarding on the 3rd Jan until 10th, have booked everything but last week he crashed his motorbike and injured his shoulder and foot and now can’t go. 1 week alone in Niseko will it still be good fun or depressing? Thoughts?
  3. N

    First time skiing Niseko tips

    Hi, My family of 3 (52, 27 and 23yo) has booked to stay in Niseko from Jan2-7 in 2020 and it will be our very first time skiing! We would really appreciate if anyone has advice about the ski schools there and which slopes/mountain area we should go to/ get lift passes for! Our hotel suggested...
  4. schaton

    Ski buddies Niseko January 2020

    Hello I will be staying in Niseko for the whole month of January (3-25 January) with my 13 years old son. For the days when my son will be taking his skiing lessons, I am looking for skiing buddies. I am Sydney based 53 years old fit expert skier (ski 5+ more weeks per year) and this will be...
  5. V

    Advice needed BYO skis for on piste runs

    Hi all, I have a trip to Niseko coming up early Feb for 8 days and was planning on bringing my skis from Australia. I have a set of Volkl skis that are 74cm underfoot and just wanting to know if these would work well enough for the groomed runs in Niseko? Note I am an intermediate skiier...
  6. S

    Chalet Ivy Niseko Broken Shoulder Sale 3rd-6thJan

    Had to ditch Japan trip due to sacrificing my shoulder to some hard pack ice at the remarkables late this past season. Despite lots of milk drinking post surgery, doctor has told me no Japan. So trying to sell the one accomodation that we couldn't cancel and ironically was the one luxury part...
  7. Lonepeak

    Advice needed Niseko - Best Area for Beginners?

    Heading to Niseko for 4 day Xmas trip from Okinawa. This will be my 3rd trip there and I'm usually in the trees or on the other side of a gate somewhere. This time my group of 7 is a mix of low-end intermediates, one advanced (Mom w/infant in backpack), and two beginners - a 4 year old girl and...
  8. M

    Niseko Jan Trip 1st Trip

    Hi planning a trip with wife and 3 kids to Niseko in Jan. Question have 10 days. Thinking maybe 7 days Niseko and 3 days in Tokyo. Do i not worry about Tokyo and just spend 10 days in Niseko? Was worried it maybe too long there. We are fairly new to the ski scene with kids 11, 8 and...
  9. O

    Question Myoko or Niseko mid-March 2017?

    Hi All! I was supposed to go to Myoko and Nozawa early Jan but due to a family emergency, I had to cancel. I've now re-booked to go on 15 March. We can't decide whether to go to Myoko or Niseko. Myoko seems to be getting a lot more snow at the moment compared to Niseko. However with Niseko...
  10. F

    Question Babysitter/daycare/child ski class Niseko / Hirafu

    Hi, We are travelling for the first time with our 1 year old and our 2y9M old to Hirafu from 27 Feb - 4 March. We are looking for a trustworthy babysitter who could look after them while we hit the slopes and as well some evenings while we go out for dinner. Can anybody recommend someone? Or...
  11. Matt Birtles

    Question Niseko Grand Hirafu twin room available # Jan 18th-Feb 01st

    Ski lodge accommodation located at Niseko Grand Hirafu, JAPAN 300m walk to closest chairlift and village center. I have hired out the entire 5bdrm 3bthrm lodge which sleeps 12. ROOM THAT IS AVAILABLE IS A TWIN (2 singles or can be joined as a double) As some friends have pulled out I need 2...
  12. GavBass

    Ski instructors who are visiting Niseko 20 - 26th Jan 2017

    Hi I'm going to be in Niseko from 20-26 Jan 2017 and never ski'd on powder like that before. I wanted to arrange private ski lessons for myself and my son (age 12) for most likely 3-4 half days. Does anyone know any ski instructors in Niseko who would be prepared to work privately with me for...
  13. Matt Birtles

    Niseko Grand Hirafu Japan lodge accom available # 10-14 nights

    Ski lodge accommodation located at Niseko Grand Hirafu, JAPAN Great location. 300m walk to closest chairlift and village center. I have hired out the entire 5bdrm 3bthrm lodge which sleeps 12. As some friends have pulled out I need a group of 4 people to fill and enjoy the fantastic lodge...
  14. Leyla

    Looking to fill room in apartment in Niseko 11-25 Feb 2017

    We have booked a 4 bed apartment in Niseko for 11-25 Feb 2017 and have had a couple of people pull out so we need to fill one room. Price is about AUD $2000/person/2 weeks. Would suit couple or 2 singles sharing. Sharing with a bunch of 30 somethings from Brisbane - 1 couple and 4 singles. Our...
  15. G

    Question Niseko (Grand Hirafu) - Room available for 22nd to 28th of Jan 2017

    Hi there, I have a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 2 storey apartment that sleeps total of 6 people booked in Grand Hirafu village for check-in on the 22nd of Jan and check-out on the 28th. Due to unforseen circumstances one couple has had to cancel so one room is now free. There is another couple...
  16. Nikolina

    Question Powder Progress Courses Niseko

    Hello! I'm heading over to Japan in February 2017 and could potentially be travelling with a friend who is an expert level snowboarder. I have been told by instructors that I'm an "advanced intermediate" and have good technique and confidence on piste, carving and some black runs (all in...
  17. P

    Advice needed Nagano or Niseko (February 2017)

    Hi guys, Nine of us are heading to Japan next year (February 5 - 15) and would like some advice on picking a resort to base ourselves at. Eight are snowboarders and mostly comfortable on blue runs (Perisher's Roller Coaster being a favorite). We would not mind renting cars if that opens up our...
  18. Old Hack

    ?Ryu's Inn Niseko

    Hello all, long time no post! I last traveled to Niseko in 2001, and will be returning next February. I'm wondering if anyone knows if Ryu's Inn is still running, a small pension we stayed at a couple of times. I'm guessing Ryu and Eriko may have retired or moved on by now though! If anyone...
  19. CourtneyThorne

    Domestic flights Tokyo to Sapporo

    Trying to get an idea of domestic flight costs Tokyo to Sapporo in Feb/Mar 2017. Anyone recommend using the Japan Exporer Pass? ( I've heard baggage costs can be pretty pricey and sometimes it's cheap to send your gear over using...
  20. S

    Advice needed solo female skier to niseko Mar 4 -10, 2016

    hello, I'm new here. my situation is that I was planning to go to niseko for 5 days ski with a friend but she now has to cancel her trip due to work. we booked a one bedroom ski in & out hotel in hirafu town, which is within 100 metres from the gondola and offers private onsen, I am looking...

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