Trip Report: Niseko – The Arrival

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Blister Gear Review hits the airport.

Getting There: four reviewers, fourteen skis, seventeen days in Japan.

The Pokemon 747 we flew to get from Tokyo to Sapporo.

How to get to Sapporo from Tokyo? On a Pokemon 747, of course.

Black Diamond Lodge, Niseko, Japan.

Black Diamond Lodge, Niseko.

The Road from Black Diamond Lodge to Niseko.

The Road from Black Diamond Lodge to Niseko, aka, a 5 minute walk to...

This.

This.

Julia Van Raalte, on the Blizzard Dakota, Niseko.

Julia Van Raalte, on the Blizzard Dakota, Niseko.

Niseko.

Niseko.

Niseko.

Niseko.

Jason Hutchins, on the Rossginol Squad 7, Niseko.

Jason Hutchings, on the Rossignol Squad 7, Niseko.

Andrew Gregovich, on the LINE Mr. Pollard's Opus, Niseko.

Andrew Gregovich, on the LINE Mr. Pollard's Opus, Niseko.

Jonathan Ellsworth, DPS Lotus 138 Pure, Niseko.

Jonathan Ellsworth, DPS Lotus 138 Pure, Niseko.

View of Mt. Yotei, from Niseko.

View of Mt. Yotei, from Niseko.

 

 

3 comments on “Trip Report: Niseko – The Arrival”

  1. Insane! Can’t wait to see the full trip report and process to get there cause Japan is where I’ll go next year but the logistics of getting and riding there seem to be quite hard especially because Niseko is like 18h from Hokkaido and there isn’t that much info available on the internet on the riding spots. I heard that most of the cool stuff can be hit by access through chairlifts or you have to hike a lot but I can’t have a true reliable source of info on that.

    • Yeah, PE. We promise to streamline the process and make it all much clearer. The reality is, it’s not difficult to get here (oh, and Niseko is only a 2-3 hour car or bus ride from Sapporo airport), and we will make it as simple as we can. And while there are lots of great sidecountry and backcountry options in Hokkaido, we have been skiing pretty exclusively in lift accessed areas of Niseko. All of our photographs in this album show stuff that we got to from the lifts, no hiking or touring. It’s right here.

  2. “we will post an article that will streamline the process of getting to Niseko.”
    — Did this ever get written?
    Thanks!
    mv

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