Winter Activities Off the Slopes

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 slopes.

See below for a list of activities offered throughout the winter months and contact us for more information.

Snowbiking: A mix of motocross and snowmobiling

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 a number of different companies providing different types of snowmobiling courses, including a kids version, it’s just a matter of selecting what suits. There are courses that cater for beginners and those wanting to have a relaxed ride all the way through to the more experienced and adventurous riders looking to put the petal to the metal and feel the thrill 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 snow-kitting 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 are wanting to experience everything on the snow but your legs need a rest, snow rafting and tubing is 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 Hanazono Tube Park Website


Play Zones for the 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 Galazy of Kidz 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.