IT'S easy to get so wrapped up in the winter wonderment of Niseko that you forget all about common sense. Caution obviously needs to be considered while on the mountain, and certainly when outside the backcountry gates. However, tourists who visit Niseko from warmer, more familiar home climes often aren't aware that it’s worth considering
SOME mornings you jump out of bed, get fully dressed, stretched and waxed – only to find the gondola isn’t moving and most of the lifts are closed. It’s way too early for pre-dinner drinks... what to do? How about checking out some of the shops! While you’re at it, you can pick up some omiyage (souvenirs) to take back to your
NISEKO Village, operators of hotels, ski, golf and summer activity facilities in the Higashiyama area, have announced plans for a new large scale, very up market resort development on land adjoining their current operations.
In addition to commercial and leisure facilities, they are proposing to build a total of over 1,000 condominium
So you heard about Niseko’s legendary powder, booked the flights, threw the skis/board in a bag, and now you’re here… wishing you had taken a few Japanese lessons so you could say something to the person sitting