Skiing in Niseko


If you are looking for a place to practice ski and you want this to be outside of Spain, today we are talking about a place known as the skier's paradise: Niseko. Up to 15 m. (49 feet) of powder snow falls in the area each year. The ski resort is located in front of the inactive Mount Yotei volcano, (also known as Fuji Ezo for its resemblance to Mount Fuji). Niseko can be easily compared to the best known European and American resorts in the world.

Niseko United, as the area is known, actually combines three completely separate but interrelated ski areas: Great Hirafu, Higashiyama, and Kokusai Annupuri. In recent years it has become the refuge perfect for skiers from Australia and New Zealand. Many discoverers of the new area are dedicating themselves to buying and developing land to begin with the construction of hotels and other complexes in which to house the growing number of tourists.

It has recently experienced a rapid increase in visitors from Hong Kong and Singapore. Niseko is the main northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the capital Sapporo. It is located on Mount Niseko Annupuri and is part of the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Quasi National Park.

The three The main tourist centers (Niseko Gran Hirafu with the attached complex Hanazono, Higashiyama and Kokusai Annupuri) are distributed around the mountain from east to west. Kutchan, is a small town that is considered the main access to the area since it has a station train.

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