Niseko Annupuri Kokusai resort review (Niseko Town, Hokkaido)

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai
Niseko Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by el3ctr1csheepz on 6th July 2016
Wow. Just wow.
I can't say enough good things about Niseko United, and specifically the Annupuri side. I've been riding in Japan for three seasons and I've never experienced anything quite like this. We spent a half a day on the Grand Hirafu side and then went over to Annupuri and never looked back.

Grand Hirafu was slightly crowded; not terrible, for the time of year, but crowded nonetheless. Annupuri was basically empty. No wait time for the lifts, no congestion on the runs, beautiful snow conditions and just FANTASTIC off piste options. After the first day, and we rode Annupuri for five, I was barely even seeing the groomed runs. We were ducking off at first opportunity, down into the trees, cutting through little valleys and ravines with pristine, untouched snow. It was truly fantastic.

The food was good, a little expensive but everything in the are was. Lift tickets were very reasonably priced for what we were getting. If the opportunity presents itself again this season I'll be back in a heartbeat.
Date visited: From 03 January, 2016 To 07 January, 2016
Snow condition on visit: Fantastic.
Things I liked: Almost everything.
Things I didn't like: Basically nothing.
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Off-piste opportunities
Ungroomed courses
Not recommended for: Beginner riders
General score: 100
Snow conditions: 100
Courses/Terrain: 100
Lift system: 100

Niseko Annupuri Kokusai

Niseko Town, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 81
Snow conditions: 80
Courses/Terrain: 76
Lift system: 67
Apres ski: 56

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1156m
Min. elevation: 400m
Vertical: 756m
Steepest slope: 34°
Longest course: 4000m
Number of lifts: 6

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