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Niseko Village/Higashiyama

Niseko Village/Higashiyama Ski Resort Guide

Niseko Village/Higashiyama, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length12 miles
Highest Lift3,839ft
Resort Height984ft
 Nearest AirportNew Chitose
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Niseko Village/Higashiyama

The Japanese ski resort of Niseko Village/Higashiyama is at an altitude of 984ft, with 12 miles of marked runs.


Niseko Village/Higashiyama is part of the Niseko ski area with access to 20 miles of downhill skiing, with 34 marked pistes, served by a total of 20 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Niseko Village/Higashiyama itself (12 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Niseko ski resorts of Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Niseko Hanazono.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Niseko Village/Higashiyama offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Niseko Village/Higashiyama.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Niseko Village/Higashiyama?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Niseko Village/Higashiyama.

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Ski Area Stats

Niseko Village/Higashiyama Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 9 5 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
5 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Niseko Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
20 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Niseko Village/Higashiyama Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,839ft
Lowest Trail984ft
Resort Altitude (Niseko Village/Higashiyama)984ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Niseko Village/Higashiyama
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Niseko Village/Higashiyama?

This ski resort is in Higashiyama, Niseko, Japan.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Niseko Village/Higashiyama is New Chitose, 127 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 10,680 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 60 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Niseko Village/Higashiyama open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Niseko Village/Higashiyama, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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