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Niseko United ski resort

Hokkaido, Japan

Niseko United is the largest of the Hokkaido ski areas with 4 interlinked resorts; Annupuri, Hirafu, Higashiyama and Hanazono 

Niseko Annupuri ski resort’s peak and their ski trails tower over Hokkaido’s national park and is known for its easy access to plentiful powder and the most scenic trails. Mellow tree runs, powder fields, inbound gullies, groomed runs, park jumps, a variety of runs offering night skiing and snowboarding. Serviced by 3 gondolas and 25 chairlifts giving you access to amazing on-piste terrain and also connecting you to all the Niseko United ski areas. Hiking out from the top gate will get you on top of some seriously steep open faces with beautiful views of the Panorama mountain line and sea of Japan to the west.

The ski area at Niseko Annupuri ski resort is suited to skiers and boarders of all ability levels. There are a large variety of groomed runs that are ideal for families, beginners and intermediates. For the more advanced, it has great off-piste skiing. The terrain breakdown is approximately 45% beginner trails, 36% intermediate and 19% for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

For free-riders and more serious powder hounds Niseko Annupuri ski resort's main draw card is the back bowls. The run down to through the back bowls is as long a powder run as you will find in Niseko United ski area, and can be truly awe-inspiring. There are also a few gates in Annupuri which lead to some fun off-piste areas. The gates access some unique features and some great tree runs. If you can't be bothered to hike the peak then Annupuri gates will provide you with a more than adequate powder fix.

With over 14 meters of powder per year, Niseko Annupuri ski resort offers one of the best ski resort experience in Japan. The international cultural of the resort means that even English speakers can travel to Japan without any language barrier experienced in other parts of the country. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities can enjoy fresh powder snow or perfectly groomed runs.

Niseko Annupuri ski resort's wilderness offers a wonderful opportunity for guided nature walk, bird-watching, “'Ikada”-rafting, and farm experience and most importantly after a heavy dose of skiing, traditional Japanese Onsen, or hot-baths. You can also hike out from the top gate will get you on top of some seriously steep open faces with beautiful views of the Panorama mountain line and sea of Japan to the west. One of Niseko Annupuri ski resort's best-kept secrets is the wide range of affordable and incredibly scenic golf courses available during the summer months.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Niseko Annupuri ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 55 km 34.2 mi

  • Easiest 25 km 15.5 mi | 45%
  • More Difficult 20 km 12.4 mi | 36%
  • Most Difficult 10 km 6.2 mi | 19%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
1170 m 3838.6 ft
Base elevation:
280 m 918.6 ft
Vertical Drop:
890 m 2919.9 ft
Total Trails:
55 km 34.2 mi
Longest Run:
5.6 km 3.5 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassJPY 7,400
  • Kids Day PassJPY 4,500
  • Season PassJPY 115,600
  • Kids Season PassJPY 69,300
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 31

  • Gondolas1
  • Chairlifts25
  • Rope Tow 1
  • Moving Carpet4 4
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