Niseko
Top 59%167 points
Top 59%
Key facts and figures

Niseko review: 37 facts and highlights

1. ski slopes

The total number of ski slopes available at the resort.
61
Big Sky: 250

2. Allows off-piste skiing

In resorts which allow off piste-skiing, you can ski anywhere which is great for adventurous types. However, there are hazards such cliff edges, avalanches or simply getting lost and suffering exhaustion.
Niseko
68% have it

3. mountain height

The height of the mountain is the difference in height between the lowest and highest point. Tall mountains can offer longer pistes, better views, and often better snowfall.
890meters
Gressoney: 3550meters

4. The resort is serviced by public transport

The resort will be more easily accessible when serviced by public transport. It is also usually cheaper than other modes of transport.
Niseko
38% have it

5. restaurants

More restaurants and bars can indicate a lively nightlife, as well as offering visitors more choice.
12
Zell am See-Kaprun: 180

6. Has a ski school

Ski schools offer lessons to beginners.
Niseko
94% have it

7. The resort has open cross country skiing

Cross country skiing is an Olympic sport which provides great exercise for both the upper and lower body.
Niseko
88% have it

8. longest run

The longest ski run at the resort. A longer run can be more challenging and will test your endurance.
5.6km
Zermatt: 25km

9. Has night skiing

Certain trails are illuminated so that you can carry on skiing even after the sun goes down.
Niseko
51% have it

10. distance from airport

A nearby airport is ideal, as journeying by car or bus through mountainous areas can take longer than on flat terrain.
107km
Smugglers Notch: 0.03km

11. hotels and hostels

With more hostels and hotels at the resort you have a range to choose from.
17
Val di Fassa: 188

12. ski pass daily

The average price of a one day "all access" ski pass at the resort.
44.5$
Sansicario: 0$

13. Has ice climbing areas

Ice climbing is a great sport for adrenalin seekers. It entails climbing frozen cliff edges/waterfalls using tools such as ice axes in order to grip the surface.
Niseko
37% have it

14. seasonal snowfall

The average snowfall each season as measured in inches. The more snowfall there is, the more powdery and fluffy the ski slopes will be.
590.5inches
Alyeska: 650inches

15. trails (medium)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. Medium difficulty trails (marked with a blue square) have a slope gradient between 25% and 40%. These trails are ideal for regular skiers.
25
Whistler Blackcomb: 110

16. trails (difficult)

Ski trail difficulty is measured in "percent slope", a system in which a 100% slope equals a 45-degree angle. High-difficulty trails (marked with a black diamond) have a slope gradient of more than 40%; such trails are designed for experienced skiers who enjoy a good challenge.
18
Big Sky: 150

17. summit height above sealevel

The summit is higher above sea level. This means the mountain can have lots of snow, even in springtime.
1170meters
Claviere: 5774meters

18. base elevation

The level of the base of the mountain above sea level.
280meters
Arapahoe Basin: 3286meters

19. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
Niseko
40% have it

20. ski lifts total

The total number of ski lifts available at the resort (all types; tow lifts, surface lifts and air lifts).
30
Champéry: 216

21. opening hours

The opening hours is the average number of hours per day that the resort is open for skiing. Long opening hours mean you can go for an early ski, or have a long sleep and go later.
8hours
Sky Resort: 13hours

22. season pass price

The season pass price gives you unlimited access to the resort for the entire ski season.
677.11$
Arapahoe Basin: 9$

23. number of five star hotels

Five star hotels at the resort can indicate prestige. It can provide luxurious accommodation to those wanting to spend a bit more.
1
Park City Mountain: 9

24. ski lifts (air)

Air lifts describe all off-ground types of ski lift, such as cable cars or chair lifts. These are better, particular for travelling long distances, as they can transport skiers faster and in larger quantities than surface lifts.
30
Champéry: 102

25. Is child friendly

The resort has dedicated on site childrens clubs, so no need to worry about a babysitter.
Niseko
85% have it

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