If you are looking for a place to practice skiing and you want it to be outside of Spain, today we are talking about a place known as a skier’s paradise: Niseko . Up to 15 m. (49 feet) of powder snow falls in the area each year. The ski resort is located in front of the inactive volcano Mount Yotei, (also known as Fuji Ezo because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji). Niseko can easily be compared to the world’s best-known large European and American resorts.
Niseko United, as the area is known, actually combines three completely separate but interrelated ski areas: Greater Hirafu, Higashiyama, and Kokusai Annupuri. In recent years it has become the perfect haven for Australian and New Zealand skiers. Many discoverers of the new area are dedicating themselves to buying and developing land to begin with the construction of hotels and other complexes in which to house the growing number of tourists .
It has recently seen a rapid increase in visitors from Hong Kong and Singapore. Niseko is the main Japanese northern island of Hokkaido, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the capital, Sapporo. It is located on Mount Niseko Annupuri and is part of the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Quasi National Park .
The three main tourist centers (Niseko Gran Hirafu with the attached Hanazono complex, Higashiyama and Kokusai Annupuri) are distributed around the mountain from east to west. Kutchan, is a small town that is considered the main access to the area since it has a train station.