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Live365 | Ski Sapporo, Japan’s most famous resort with Oxford Ski Company...

With winter fast approaching and covid restrictions easing in Japan, a short distance from Sapporo, Niseko is quickly becoming one of this year’s most popular ski destinations. Join Oxford Ski Company and experience why.

Described as the Holy Grail amongst international skiers and snowboarders, Niseko finds itself at the forefront of winter sports in Hokkaido. From gentle slopes to longer, steeper runs perfect for adrenaline junkies, the world-class terrain combined with its exceptional culinary adventures, luxury hotels and aprés-ski scene boasts a truly unforgettable experience.

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Similar to Europe the ski-season in Niseko generally begins around December and lasts until April and with around 14 metres of snow falling each season, you can expect to ski fresh tracks in some of the lightest powder in the world. Famous for its wide-open powder bowls, tree runs and magnificent views of Mount Yōtei, it’s no surprise that Niseko is considered Japan’s most popular resort.

Niseko is made up of four separate, but linked, ski resorts, Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri, all of which can be accessed by one lift pass. Grand Hirafu, often referred to as the heart of the resort, is the biggest of the four. With a wealth of skiing, shopping and dining options, it’s the ideal place for those looking for vibrant nightlife. For smaller groups seeking some R&R, Annapuri has more of a laidback feel and with close-by onsens (hot springs), it’s the perfect base to recharge after a hard days skiing. With all four resorts offering plentiful snow, a rich variety of terrain and groomed runs suitable for every level, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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For those looking to escape to the mountains in style, Oxford Ski Company have perfected the ultimate luxury getaway. From stylish boutique hotels to designer apartments and expansive chalets, whether ski in/ski out, or a further drive from the slopes, there are plenty of accommodation options that cater to all requirements.

Located in Hirafu's exclusive Elevation estate, just 300 meters from the Hirafu Gondola, this stunning chalet sleeps up to 14 people. Inside, you’ll find refined luxury and striking interiors with large floor to ceiling windows to take full advantage of the extraordinary views of Mount Yōtei. With a spacious dining area, six generous bedrooms and a media room for you to sit back and relax in, this beautiful chalet is the ideal luxury retreat for large groups or families.

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Looking to take your ski holiday to the next level? Situated in the Upper Hirafu Village, approximately 200 meters from the Hirafu gondolas, this stunning penthouse offers all you could possibly want and more!

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As one of the largest penthouses in Niseko, this seven-bedroom property features a snug bar, elegant living room, three terraces and grand dining room perfect for entertaining large groups or families. On the main terrace you’ll find the impressive rotenburo, which offers unobstructed views to the towering volcanic peak of Mount Yōtei - the ultimate penthouse showstopper! With two massage rooms, a private sauna and two private natural onsen, HakuVilla is the perfect peaceful haven to unwind after a long day on the slopes.

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