I could write haikus about this place. With the snow drought we’re experiencing in Tahoe, I couldn’t think of a better reason to fly 5,000 miles across the Pacific. Our first year in Niseko, it was all about Blueberry & Strawberry Fields in Hanazono. This year, our playgrounds were G5 at the top of Hirafu and the back bowls on Annupuri, accessed by G7 and G8.
Next year, I’ll be taking tips from this guide and hitting Rusutsu and maybe even the Sapporo Snow Festival. Let’s hope Niseko doesn’t disappoint for a fourth year.