Niseko Village, located north of Japan, about 800km away from Tokyo, is bracing itself for an exciting upcoming season this winter with its recent opening on the 2nd December.
The vibrant ski-in ski-out hotel, The Green Leaf Niseko Village, is celebrating its 1st anniversary since the refurbishment. With an annual abundance of snowfall and fine quality powder, Niseko Village offers world class resort facilities and provides exemplary hospitality services to reach maximum satisfaction. Its artistic design has been acknowledged on an international level, having claimed several design awards this year including “Best Hotel Interior” in the International Hotel Awards, 2011.
Niseko Village offers six exciting winter activities; Cat Skiing, Snowmobile Adventure, Cross-Country Ski, Guided Snowshoe Tours, Reindeer Sledging and Snow Rafting. Reindeer Sledging was a newly added activity last year which will run again this season. The sledge is led by a young and healthy reindeer named Saburo. In addition to the activities this winter season, there will also be the “Snow Park” next to the Kids Centre which will feature the debut of The Snow Caverns (SETSUDO in Japanese), a creation by renowned installation artist, Hirohiko Takenaka. Sculptured dome caverns entice explorations by allowing each cavern to be traversed through interconnecting snow tunnels. By nightfall, The Snow Caverns are illuminated from within to cast an enchanting glow on the powder white snow with the escaping light.
Niseko Village Snow School consists of highly qualified instructors who are not only known for their skill in skiing and snowboarding, but also their natural ability to teach and connect with the guests.
Guests can enjoy the excellent new packages which are currently on offer with the Winter Escape, the Perfect Powder Getaway and the Winter Magic Discovery. Also added to the menu this year is the “Early Bird 4 Hour Private Lesson” which allows you to access fresh powder snow right after the lift starts operating and you can spend your afternoon practicing.
This year is particularly significant as it is the 100th year since skiers first launched themselves down the slopes at Niseko Village. The season kicked off on 2nd December, 2011 and will run until 8th April 2012. Guests can also enjoy skiing down the slopes at night from 10th December 2011 until 24th March 2012.