The Latest Ski Tech

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Innovation is the name of the game, and the ski industry has raised the bar again. We are seeing lots of fun new toys being released, in addition to state-of-the-art skis and snowboards.   Innovative Ski Fun   Customers are … Continued

A Brief History of Niseko

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Niseko was put on the international map in the 1990s when 3 Australians skied the region and saw an opportunity to share their experience with other snow-mad Australians. However, Niseko’s history dates back much earlier than this. In 1912 Austrian … Continued

Niseko Resort and Trail Maps

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  The new Niseko Resort Map and Trail Map for the 2019-20 has been launched with an abundance of new buildings and changes. For Ramat Niseko guests we would like to point out the below notes: Trail Map PDF Resort Map … Continued

Accommodation Tax 2019

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Information regarding new “Accommodation Tax” in Kutchan Town   The Kutchan Town council is adding a mandatory 2% Accommodation Tax to all visitors staying in accommodation in the Kutchan Town area from the 1st November 2019. Whilst this type of … Continued

Winter Activities Off the Slopes

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  Niseko is renowned for its abundance of world class soft and fluffy powder, not only does it cater to your every need for skiing and snowboarding, but it also provides alternatives if you feel like a day off the … Continued

Why book with us?…..Let us tell you

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  When looking for a great getaway location with plenty to do, look no further than Niseko, Japan. The area is renowned for its pristine scenery and snow. It has everything you could ever want in a holiday location; spectacular … Continued

We are hiring for the 2019-20 Season

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  Looking for staff to join the team at Ramat Niseko,  who operate two fantastic ski lodges in the East Village of Hirafu (Izumikyo). We're located just a few minutes from the slopes at Grand Hirafu, the main and most … Continued

Japanese Culture – Understanding a unique society

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  Japanese and Western culture are very different and many tourists may inadvertently offend locals because they don’t have a basic understanding of this unique culture. There are two concepts of the Japanese society; Tatemae and Honne. Honne is one’s … Continued

2018-19 Season Wrap Up

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  What a start to the season we had. Over 3 meters of Niseko’s finest snow fell in December bringing a definite White Christmas vibe. Everyone lucky enough to be there during the Christmas and New Year period had some … Continued

Hokkaido Bullet Train Update

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  Currently the bullet train (shinkansen) line is running from Tokyo to Shin-Hakadate in Hokkaido and will be extended to Sapporo, stopping at Kutchan Station. The extended railway line is expected to be completed in 2030, although there are rumours … Continued
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