Niseko Classic 2018

Mar 30, 2018

The Niseko Classic is an annual cycling event that features 70km and 140km races, and a 3.4km Time Trial Race. This 2018, the races will be held on July 7 and 8, starting from the Niseko Hirafu Resort, up to the Panorama Line Climb, out to the Japanese sea and back.

This event is being organized by the UCI Gran Fondo, an amateur cycling world tour. Every year, they select 20 different destinations across the globe to host championship qualifying races, and Niseko is one of the two destinations in their Asian tour.

The registration starts on July 6 and the awards ceremony will be on July 8. The race entry application already started December last year and will end on June 10, 2018 or once the maximum number of entries is reached. The entry fee for the 70km race is ¥12,000, for 140km is ¥14,000 , and for the Time Trial race is ¥4000. 1000 participants from all over the world are expected to take part in this exciting event, hence early application is recommended.

Amateur riders of all abilities are welcome to join. If you don't feel like participating in the races, feel free to take part in the 64km Niseko Yotei Circuit Fun Ride that will take place on the weekend. This ride is relatively flat and has plenty of rest breaks at various scenice spots, including the Ikeuchi Niseko Nature Center in Higashiyama, alongside Hirafu.

Whether you want to join the races or be a supporter or spectator, don't forget to book your accommodation and stay at SHIKI Niseko.

First Time Snow Experience

Mar 13, 2018

For first time visitors to a snow destination like Niseko, the experince can feel somewhat daunting. The where, what and how's can seem endless. Where can I rent the correct gear and what exactly do I need. How do I organise lift tickets and what is the best ticket that suits my needs. This is where our team can assist, our guest services team lead by our Guest Service Manager Hiromi-san can provide advice and make bookings on everything snow related. The late season can be the perfect time for a first visit, with more space on the slopes and shorter line ups on the ski lifts meaning you will have more time for practice. Kiaara and Kaydi Foo from Singapore had their first experince this season which you can read about here

Meet with Artists January 25/26

Jan 19, 2018
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On January 25/26 come and meet with local artist and experince the tradition of Japanese arts and crafts, including live demonstrations in traditional gift making. Located in the lobby from 11:00 am until 7.00pm on both days, this is the season's second event hosted by Shiki Niseko with December's event proving to be a hit with our guests, so if you're lucky enough to be staying during the event period this is one not to be missed.You can also purchase handmade Japanese accessories, organic tea and locally produced rice.

Night Skiing, Grand Hirafu Niseko

Dec 10, 2017

The slopes on the famous ski areas of Niseko are now fully illuminated and night skiing is underway for the 17/18 season

Night skiing is now running on the Niseko slopes, a selection of lifts continue to spin up until 830pm each night. With a large section of the mountain illuminated by floodlights, some of the best ski conditions can be found after the sun has set. As the conditions are often still and the terrain is easier to navigate with the shadows well defined under lights. This is one activity not to be missed during your time at Shiki Niseko.


Nov 20, 2017

It must have felt like Autumn has come and gone way too fast this year! December is only weeks away, but we finally cannot wait to kickstart the upcoming ski season! In preparation for winter, Niseko Hirafu has started upgrading the Ace Family Quad Lift, which is a High-Speed Quad made for faster and longer rides. The lift is situated outside Alpen Ridge and NBS and is expected to be completed next month!

Other than that, the Dream #1 Quad Lift at Niseko United’s Annupuri Resort is also undergoing improvement and is expected to start serving guests better in December! This lift will be very beneficial to everyone as it will run adjacent to all base facilities, giving you an easy access to the entire resort.

Just last weekend, the snowfall was forecast to reach above 2000 meters. The entire area of Niseko, in particular the Hirafu village and its surrounding areas, have already been covered by a vast amount of snow, which serves as a sharp reminder that the ski season is indeed fast approaching!

You still have a chance to score a 30% discount when you book a 2-Bedroom Apartment for your stay in Niseko from December 1 to 14, 2017. Many Incoming guests have already taken advantage of this discount and our dates are starting to fill up.