Spring is all about skiing, savings and sakura

February 17, 2018
Niseko is a magical place any time of year. However, spring holds a special place in the hearts of all the MnK team. For visitors to the area, not only do restaurants become easier to book during this time, but airfares can be much cheaper, there are less people on the mountain, and most importantly there are savings to be had all around. Think beautiful bluebird days scattered with the occasional fresh dose of powder. Find out why spring ticks all the boxes below!

Spring skiing

In Niseko, you can expect to see snow until late April to early May. This means that skiing and snowboarding are most definitely on the cards during spring. With less people in town there are fewer people on the slopes too. During spring, you can count on stunning bluebird days, more visibility and photo opportunities left, right and centre. Snow conditions are ideal for beginners and even the most advanced skiers and snowboarders will get some enjoyment out of shredding the slushier snow.

As always, there are plenty of opportunities to hit the backcountry and adventure out of resort. If backcountry touring is something you’re interested in, be sure to get in touch with Rising Sun Guides as they’ll be offering 10% off backcountry guiding tours until 12 March 2018.

Still plenty of powder action to be had! Image taken on 8 March 2017 at Rusutsu Ski Resort (Image by Charlie)

Off-season discounts and free stuff

Save on your accommodation this spring with our latest offer. Simply book your stay dates between 26 February - 31 March 2018, and save 20% on your accommodation price. Enjoy an unforgettable stay, and pay less per person. What’s not to love?

On top of this, children aged 7 to 12 years can receive a FREE All Mountain Lift Pass with the purchase of an adult All Mountain Lift Pass of equal or longer periods in March, April and May 2018. To be eligible for the discount, you must book your passes in advance. The campaign is valid for all bookings made before and on May 5, 2018.

As well as this, children 13 years and younger can receive FREE ski and snowboard rentals with the purchase of adult rentals (premium or mid-range) of equal or longer periods. Outerwear and helmets are included in this campaign too. Valid for all bookings made before and on April 10, 2018 for travel dates between March 1 - April 10, 2018.

With what you’ll save on accommodation, rentals and lift passes, reward yourself with experiences that are actually rewarding. Get in touch with us to find out what activities and experiences are on offer throughout spring.

Huge savings on lift passes and rental gear in spring (Image Source)

Check out the cherry blossoms

This year’s cherry blossom forecast has officially been announced, see here. With cherry blossoms predicted to flower from late March to early May, there’s plenty of time to catch the beauty of sakura before your Niseko holiday or on your way home.

Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Osaka, Japan (Image by Nicole)

One of the best times about travelling to Japan during spring is the assortment of cherry blossom themed everything! Often times you’ll find sakura flavoured drinks, snacks and desserts at grocery stores, convenience stores and in cafes. The novelty of this never wears off.

Starbucks Japan is offering three new sakura flavoured drinks (Image Source)

Also, if you're in Hokkaido for cherry blossom season, get inspired by watching our short video edit from last year below. Nearby town Hakodate is noted as one of the most popular cherry blossom spots, and for good reason. See here for more information.

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