From stunning cherry blossoms to uncrowded slopes, read on to discover why we can't get enough of Niseko in the springtime.
Despite the increasing temperatures of spring, the resort still maintains a substantial snow cover, having had over 10 metres of fresh snowfall this season at the base, and close to double that up the top of the mountain.
Are you curious about what Niseko has in store for you this month? Look no further, read on to why Niseko in April is a must-visit destination for ski enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Discover the joys of spring skiing during the final month of the 22/23 season
Spring brings with it stunning bluebird days offering breathtaking views, and the slopes are practically all yours. Although the beloved JaPOW has retired for yet another season, the resort boasts an impressive base that is groomed daily, which makes it the perfect time to perfect your skills on the groomers.
If you're here earlier in April, be sure to catch the final week of skiing and snowboarding at Hanazono and Niseko Village, both of which close on Sunday 9 April 2023, for this season.
For those visiting later in April, Grand Hirafu and Annupuri will keep the lifts spinning until Sunday 7 May. Be sure to check out the Grand Hirafu Spring Lift Operations schedule here to plan your days on the slopes.
Experience the beauty of the Hokkaido cherry blossom blooms
As spring arrives, Niseko's natural beauty is in full bloom. The season's last snow melts of the trees, and everything turns a beautiful shade of green.
The majestic cherry blossoms are set to blossom in Hokkaido during the final week of April, and with this, the mountains and surrounding landscape comes alive with even more vibrant colors.
Fortunately, there are several spots around Hokkaido where you can witness the most spectacular cherry blossom displays in the north, including the last blooms of the season in all of Japan.
If you're planning a Niseko holiday towards the end of April, make sure to keep an eye on the Cherry Blossom Forecast for 2023 here.
S is for..... Super Spring Savings throughout Niseko!
April is the perfect time to visit Niseko if you're seeking a budget-friendly, crowd-free, and beautiful weather vacation. As the powder season comes to an end, the resort becomes quieter, and deals start popping up across the resort.
First, you can't look past our spring stay & save special for an awesome deal on your accommodation, where the longer you stay the more you save with FREE nights.
If you're interested in improving your skiing skills, GoSnow has a Spring Saver Special that offers a 10% discount on all lessons. They also have a brand-new 3-hour morning private lesson, exclusively available during springtime.
Moreover, you can save on lift passes as Niseko United has switched to spring season pricing.
A number of exciting Spring activities - on and off the slopes
Snowshoeing: Early April is a great time to lace up your snowshoes and join a snowshoe tour. Hike through the last of the winter snow in the middle of the forest with majestic trees, with some tours even taking you to one of the many beautiful lakes within the area.
Grand Hirafu Spring Park: The newly-opened Grand Hirafu Spring Park has opened on the Shirakaba Course and has a variety of jumps that can be enjoyed by all levels, from beginner to advanced. More information here.
NAC Spring Rafting: One of the top spring activities in Niseko is white water rafting on the Shiribetsu River. Available from 8 April, 2023, this experience will sure get the adrenaline pumping! More information here.
Hanazono Winter Zipline: After a long winter's hibernation, the Hanazono Zipline is open again for limited bookings until 9 April. Experience the thrill on one of Asia's longest ziplines. More information here.
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April is the perfect month to explore Niseko's many spring activities as well as take advantage of the last days of the ski season. The beautiful scenery, longer days, affordable prices and fewer crowds are just a few of the reasons Niseko is becoming a popular destination beyond powder season.
Lock in an April stay and fall in love with Niseko in spring, just as we have!
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