Famous the world over for its incredible quality of snow and the amount of it, we take a look at how the past Winter 2017/18 season compares internationally.

There are many reasons why Niseko as a ski resort is unique and renowned globally: Japanese culture, delicious cuisine, onsen (hot springs), beautiful scenery and epic night skiing to name but a few; however, its copious amounts of snow is hard to go past.

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Heading to Niseko's slopes during Winter 2017/18.

During the winter season, the resort is covered in a blanket of snow, as skiers and snowboarders enjoy an annual snowfall of up to 15 metres and the 47 kms of groomed slopes.

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Quintessentially Niseko: Japan's famous vending machines surrounded by powder snow in Winter 2017/18.

Comparatively, Niseko's snowfall is also well above other resorts around the world; below is as snapshot of Winter 2017/18 (as of the end of May 2018):

ResortSnowfall Winter 2017/18
Niseko, Japan1453cm
Whistler, Canada795cm
Hakuba, Japan547cm
Chamonix, France520cm
Vail, United States434cm
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Overlooking Niseko-Hirafu in Winter 2017/18.

Niseko is now one of the fastest growing ski destinations in the world, and at the heart of Niseko is Hirafu, the largest resort village in the area. 

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Sofie Lahtinen

Posted on 26 June, 2018 by Sofie Lahtinen in Winter.