Niseko has made it another big year at the World Ski Awards, claiming wins in all the Japan category Awards and one win in the World category. The winners, who were announced at a ceremony in Kitzbuhel over the weekend, included Niseko United (Japan's Best Ski Resort), Niseko Central' Sekka Kan (Japan's Best Ski Chalet), Hilton Niseko Village (Japan's Best Ski Hotel) and The Vale (World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel).

As was the case in 2014, Niseko was the only resort to dominate its country category so completely, with all of its recipients backing up from previous years. Niseko United and Hilton Niseko Village made it a three-peat in their respective categories, while Sekka Kan and The Vale successfuly defended their 2014 titles.

In addition to the four category wins, Niseko held its head high on the world stage, with nominees Ki Niseko (World's Best New Ski Hotel) and Nozomi Views (World's Best New Ski Chalet) each making it through as finalists.

Niseko's incredible achievement at the event has once again put the resort in the international spotlight, confirming its reputation as Japan's only truly international ski destination.

Chris Pickering, World Ski Awards

Niseko Central General Manager Chris Pickering accepts the award for Japan's Best Ski Chalet.


Japan's Best Ski Resort: Niseko United
Japan's Best Ski Chalet: Sekka Kan
Japan's Best Ski Hotel: Hilton Niseko VIllage
World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel: The Vale Niseko

Rupert Orchard

Posted on 23 November, 2015 by Rupert Orchard in Niseko Life.