Spring Skiing in Niseko
Niseko is known for its snowy offerings during colder winter months, but later in the season when spring begins to bloom, a new Niseko starts to appear!
Pristine pistes and bluebird days
The quality and abundance of peak-season snow in Hokkaido is undeniable, but for those who are interested in a more relaxed, beginner friendly environment, spring conditions may be exactly what you are looking for.
For those with a penchant for warm rays and blue skies, one of the main drawbacks of the peak season is the lack of sunshine. Although continuous snow is always welcome — and in the snow capital of the world; expected — there is little that can be compared to a perfect bluebird day on one of Hokkaido's favourite mountains.
During the late season, there is a noticeable change in weather, shifting from constant clouds to increasingly regular sunny days — perfect for those looking to snap a picture-perfect family photo on the mountain! And thanks to the massive snow base built up during the record-breaking 2017/18 early and peak seasons, many runs are sure to be open through late season!
Cherry blossom, or 'sakura' season has been forecast to appear extra early this year, meaning that you can also potentially experience the delights of spring skiing before making your way down the mountain and witnessing the breathtaking bloom towards the end of April and early May.
More temperate climes means an even wider range of activities available for visitors, and taking a day or two off the hill and spending some quality time relaxing is a great way to recharge and rejuvenate tired legs; and perfect for adding some additional colour and variety to your Niseko stay.
Spring is one of the best times of the year to go Rafting, and many companies in the local area begin to offer tours as soon as conditions permit. A great snow season inevitably leads to an incredible rafting season, with the snow melt swelling the waterways that surround the area ensuring big thrills on the river rapids come spring.
Road biking also kicks off as the roads start to dry. A Niseko summer favorite, biking mania reaches its fever pitch around the time of the Niseko Classic, one of Japan's biggest cycle races held during the summer every year. Enjoy the late season and watch the greenery start to re-emerge as you roll along the periphery of Niseko.
Spring is in the air
With fewer deep powder days and an increase in warmer weather waves, the resort benefits from even easier access to the slopes and shorter lines at the lift. For those who find the peak season crowds intimidating, consider visiting the resort during the late season to enjoy having more of the mountain to yourself, or take advantage of the quiet time refining your skiing or snowboarding techniques.
The lack of crowds translates off the mountain too: A lower population in town and in the surrounding areas adds a more relaxed feel across Niseko as a whole, allowing you to enjoy the area's food, drink, and activities to the fullest. Accommodation prices are also often cheaper than during peak times, giving you the chance to experience luxury for less with a variety of spring specials.
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Enjoy warmer weather, soft snow, incredible alpine views, and a variety of winter and spring activities when staying in one of AYA Niseko's luxurious, fully-serviced apartments.
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