At the 2014 World Ski Awards, held last night in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Niseko completed an incredible clean sweep of all the Japanese Ski Awards!
Japan was the only country out of the 21 countries represented at the awards where one resort dominated so completely. Awards such as this only serve to enhance Niseko's reputation around the world and amongst our fellow ski professionals. Go Niseko!
Not only that, but local legend Akio Shinya - who is Chief of the Niseko Annupuri Avalanche Prevention Committee - picked up an Outstanding Contribution to Ski Tourism award for his work keeping us safe over here in Niseko. Read more about him and his work at SnowAction.
Not only that, but our friends down at The Vale Niseko picked up the awards for WORLD's Best Boutique Ski Hotel. It was a night to remember for Niseko!
Japan's Best Ski Resort - Niseko United
Great news for Niseko as Niseko United picked up the award for Japan's Best Ski Resort for the second year running. We all know that Niseko has the best snow in the world, but to be consistently recognised as Japan's leading resort is a great honour. As Asia's only truly international resort, Niseko is leading the way in terms of not only providing fantastic on-snow facilities, but also the best accommodation, apres-ski and restaurants for our Guests.
Japan's Best Ski Chalet - Sekka Kan
Niseko Central is truly honoured to win the prize for Japan's Best Ski Chalet. Nominated twice, for both Sekka Kan and Konkuriito, we are delighted to announce that Sekka Kan was chosen as the winner, beating off strong competition from within Niseko and also throughout Japan.
Check out the video of our Executive Director, Chris, after picking up the award by clicking here.
Japan's Best Ski Hotel - Niseko Hilton
Another category, another Niseko winner! This time our congratulations go to the Niseko Hilton as they picked up the award for Japan's Best Ski Hotel for the second year running.
Japan's Best Boutique Ski Hotel - The Vale Niseko
Finally, well done to The Vale Niseko, which picked up the award for Japan's Best Boutique Ski Hotel, rounding off the clean sweep of all the Japanese awards. Not only that, they won the award for World's Best Boutique Ski Hotel which is fantastic for The Vale but also for Niseko!
Don't forget that you can book your Niseko accommodation with Niseko Central - the widest range of accommodation in Niseko, Japan.