Monday 27 February 2012

Almost 19 metres of snow at Niseko

Whilst this northern part of Japan is renowned for quality snow the amount (and how early it came) has surpassed the expectations of most snow enthusiasts.

Winter on Hokkaido stretches into April so there is still enough weeks in this season to enjoy what will be remembered as one of the snowiest seasons ever. has several value-for-money March packages at its two-bedroom Powder Cottage in the heart of Hirafu Village, a lively ski town with an interesting blend of Asian and Western shops, bars and restaurants.

One that is within the budget of most families is a package from $775 per adult (2 adults) and $435 per child (2 children 12 yrs and under). Included is

seven nights accommodation in a self-cater, two-bedroom cottage, return airport transfers, six day all mountain lift pass and complimentary six days' ski equipment hire for kids 12 and under.

With in excess of 18 metres of snow to date on the higher slopes at Niseko there is more than enough to satisfy Australian skiers and boarders. A day trip to Rusutsu whilst at Niseko is highly recommended.

For more details contact - the Japan Snow Specialist

Phone: 1300 137 411

Pic of Rusutsu chairlift laden with fresh snow. By a team member.

Daily Snow Reports (with afternoon updates) can be found on

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