Five Reasons to Love Spring Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan!
The coldest months of the year in Japan have moved on but they definitely won’t be forgotten! December, January and February delivered some of the highest snowfall totals Niseko has seen in years. Around 16 meters of snow fell from the sky, making three months feel like one endless powder day. March is now upon us, which means sunnier days, warmer temperatures and plenty of great deals on offer. Check out why we love skiing in spring almost as much as winter!
Kids Ski for Free
At Rhythm Japan in both Niseko and Hakuba, kids can rent for free in March. Every adult renting a premium or standard package can hire a corresponding kid package free of charge (for kids under 13). You will not need to book your child’s gear online, this can be done in-person over the counter.
Ski and Snowboard Gear Goes on Sale
March means cheap deals! Rhythm is currently on sale, offering 30% off selected skis, snowboards, jackets, pants, accessories, backcountry gear and more. Swing by and our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right equipment at the best price.
Great Snow and Shorter Lift Lines
We may be seeing more of the sun but that doesn’t mean the snow hasn’t stopped falling. Epic powder days are still common in March, plus the resorts are a lot quieter, so you can enjoy shorter lift queues, less people in the trees and plenty of freshies!
From March until May you are more likely to get a great deal on accommodation. Also, from March 19 onwards, Niseko United lift passes are discounted! This means it’s the perfect time to travel as a family or with friends who want to experience the best of Japan on a budget.
Time to Explore the Backcountry
If you’re a fair-weather hiker then you’ll love touring in spring! Temperatures are also becoming milder and the sun is up for longer, which means conditions are perfect for strapping on the touring skis or split board. Make sure you drop into Summit in Niseko or Rhythm in Hakuba to rent or buy the right gear. Our staff can also give you some advice on where to go!