Never in its 16 years of operation in the Australian market has it had the surge in bookings it is currently encountering. And it is a similiar scenario out of Hong Kong where it set up an office to service the emerging markets in Asia such as Singapore, Thailand, China and expats living in Hong Kong and Singapore who are rediscovering their passion for snowsports.
This rebound (as expected) is a very positive outcome for the snow-related businesses in Niseko, the most popular Japanese winter playground with Australian skiers and boarders, on the northern island of Hokkaido.
Whilst the growth on the previous year is substantial, with flights and accommodation on certain dates becoming limited throughout the traditional peak period, there's lots of accommodation available pre Christmas and in March, when the cost of a holiday is well below the peak period.
Niseko's ski lifts start spinning in late November and to take advantage of the early snowfalls SkiJapan.com has pre Christmas week long package from under $700 per person. Between 1-8 December 2012 seven nights in a cute and cozy, three level, loft-style cottage (in the heart of Hirafu Village where all the resort's bars and restaurants are located) costs from $697 per person quad share.
The well-priced package also includes a six day all mountain lift pass including night skiing, meet and greet at Chitose Airport, return airport door to door transfers and the services of SkiJapan.com's local tour office throughout your stay in Niseko.
Niseko may not have the long ski trails that are a feature of other northern hemisphere ski areas but it can boast some of the most consistent powder snow on the planet. Powderhounds appreciate the mind blowing inbound and off-piste guided adventures that mother nature delivers at Niseko's four interlinked resorts.
For more details call SkiJapan.com on 1300 137 411 or visit www.SkiJapan.com