Niseko Skiing

About this Adventure


 

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Duration: 6 days
Price: TBC

 

 

 

Discover the joys of the world’s unusual skiing destination in the great snowy adventure.

Every winter many Britons head to the Alps for their annual skiing, and with good reason, it is convenient and has good snow. But for something a bit different which is blessed with the world’s longest skiing season, and four times the amount of snow the Alps get it’s definitely worth heading to Niseko on the northern Japanese island Hokkaido.
The ski season in this resort is a staggering eight months long, lasting from November to June, it is definitely an alternative to the crowds at Chamonix, and with 15 metres of snow a year you have a very good chance of excellent conditions. The opportunities for discovery are vast, with more than 45km of slopes there is enough to keep even the keenest skier occupied. There is also a vast back country which you can explore to your heart’s content by snowmobile.

We really believe this resort is a stunning alternative to better known destinations for those wanting a great adventure in the white stuff. And once the skiing is done for the day there are a great many distractions which differ from the traditional après-ski. Fantastic local food and nearby hot springs offer great options to rejuvenate after a hard day on the slopes.

Sample Itinerary from Quintessentially Escape:

Day One
Your magical winter journey to Niseko begins as you step foot off your plane at Chitose International Airport. Your private chauffer will greet you at the gate and will whisk you off on the two and a half hour scenic transfer to Niseko. Your luxury limousine comes with an entertainment system and complimentary mini bar. Your personal attendant will be at your disposal to serve drinks as you enjoy the scenic landscape from the comfort of your seat.

Upon arrival in Niseko, you will be taken to your accommodation for the next five nights – a luxury penthouse in the upper Hirafu village – the most prestigious area to be in. Your dedicated resort host will greet your group and check you in. This evening, enjoy a relaxed meal prepared by your personal chef in the comfort of your Penthouse suite.

Day Two
After breakfast on day two, your resort host will drive you to the lifts in time to meet your private ski / snowboarding guide for the day. After a full day exploring the mountain, your group will return to the Penthouse where you will have some time to relax before dinner, perhaps indulging in a soak in your private outdoor hot tub. You will be treated to a sumptuous four course gourmet dinner this evening and each night thereafter.

Day Three
This morning, your group will have the opportunity to enjoy some more fabulous powder skiing. In the afternoon, Quintessentially Escape will be happy to assist in arranging a trip to one of the nearby onsens, to give your group the opportunity to rest their muscles after two days of skiing.

Day Four
Today your group will head into the mountain’s back country on your very own snowmobile. Your private guide will take you on an unforgettable tour. Depending on how your group is feeling, you can ski for the rest of the day, or simply relax in the comfort of your Penthouse suite.

Day Five
Today is your last day of skiing in Niseko. With over forty five kilometers of slopes in the area, there will still be plenty to discover.

Day Six
When it is time to check out of your luxury accommodation, your personal attendant will check you out, and you will be driven to the airport in your private limousine. You will arrive at Chitose Airport in time to check in for your onward flight home.

Quintessentially Escape can organise your Japanese skiing adventure.

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