Winter Activities Available in Niseko

Imagine a winter wonderland where the snow glistens under the sun’s gentle caress, and the air is filled with the promise of adventure. Welcome to Niseko, a premier destination not just for its world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, but for a plethora of exhilarating Niseko winter activities that cater to every age and interest. Here, the powdery snow isn’t just a backdrop; it’s a playground for the adventurous and a canvas for the imaginative. From the thrill of snowkiting through Niseko’s pristine countryside to the joy of snow rafting with family, every moment is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

Read about the diverse range of Niseko winter activities, each promising a unique way to experience the magic of this snowy paradise.


With access to about 100km2 of Niseko’s finest countryside, you can rip up the snow on what looks like a modified motorbike. According to Raising Sun’s website, the lighter and more maneuverable snowbike allows you to access tight forested terrain, climb hills, and speed along the flats making for a great adrenaline-charged adventure.

Check out the video below from Niseko Snowbike Adventures showing just what you could experience.


If snowbiking seems a little too hardcore, a snowmobile experience could be what you are looking for. With several different companies providing different types of snowmobiling courses, including a kids’ version, it’s just a matter of selecting what suits you. Some courses cater to beginners and those wanting to have a relaxed ride, while others are for more experienced and adventurous riders looking to push the pedal to the metal and feel the thrill of ripping through the snow. With the ability to access some of the most picturesque scenery that Niseko has to offer, snowmobiling is a great family activity.

Niseko Tourism has a list of snowmobiling companies that are a must.


Ever thought about sailing through the soft fluffy snow that is JPOW? Well, here is your chance. White Isle has brought snowkiting to Niseko and with wide-open snowfields, it’s the perfect place to combine the thrill of kite surfing and snowboarding.

For more information on Snow-kite please check out White Isle’s Website.

Snow Rafting & Snow Tubing

If you want to experience everything on the snow but your legs need a rest, snow rafting and tubing are the way to go. Courses are conveniently located at both Niseko Village and Hanazono.

For more information on tubing at Niseko Village check out Niseko Village Snow Rafting Website.

For more information on tubing at Hanazono check out the Hanazono Tube Park Website.

Play Zones for Kids

A rest day can prove exhausting for parents with little ones trying to entertain and keep them busy.

Safe and friendly play zones are few and far between in ski resorts, but not at Hanazono 308. While parents can relax with food and drink while looking out onto the slopes, the kids can play at the brand new ‘Galaxy of Kidz’ coming this season.

For more information please head to the Hanazono Galaxy of Kidz Website.

Additional Activities


If jumping on the back of a modified motorbike or snowmobile and ripping up Niseko’s countryside is not for you, then snowshoeing might be what you’re looking for. It’s a more relaxed way to experience the beauty of Niseko’s surroundings and be one with nature if you will. Whether it’s on your own or with a guide, snowshoeing allows you to go at your own pace and explore nature walking through stunning snow-capped trees.

Click HERE for Snowshoeing tours

Hire snowshoes and go at it on your own: Fast Fun Japan / Rhythm Snow Sports / Explore Niseko

Cross-Country Skiing

Niseko Village provides the chance to trade in your JPOW skis for a shorter and skinnier version to try your hand at their cross-country skiing course. Located at the base of the Niseko Gondola in Niseko Village, the 1km course will give you pristine views of Mt Yotei and you make your way around in the grooved trails. Included in the course price, you’ll also receive rentals and a full-day access pass.

For more information, check out Niseko Village Website

For a more comprehensive list of winter activities when you are wanting to rest your legs or have a different experience, check out Niseko Tourism’s page.

Discover Your Winter Dream in Niseko

Each one of these Niseko winter activities is a unique gem, shining with the potential for excitement, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re carving through the snow on a snowbike, gliding across the landscape on cross-country skis, or laughing with your family as you snowtube down a gentle slope, Niseko promises a winter vacation like no other.

The beauty of Niseko’s winter is not just in its snow-covered mountains and serene landscapes but in the memories you’ll create and the stories you’ll tell.

So, why wait? Take the next step towards your winter dream in Niseko. Your adventure in this winter paradise is just a booking away. Discover your winter dream today!