Jul 05, 2021 / SKIING INSIGHTS

Why a ski property in Niseko is the perfect summer destination

Niseko needs little introduction - powder snow, superb ski fields and breathtaking scenery - there’s no wonder its 50 kilometers of pistes attract thousands of skiers every year. What about out of season though? Whether you’re seeking a sound investment property, looking to make the leap to embrace your dreams of mountain living or somewhere between the two, it’s vital that your ski property delivers the mountain lifestyle you crave all year round.

A little exploration shows that this is a region full of fantastic surprises all year round, with plenty to draw entice the tourist market, as well as an exceptional mountain lifestyle for anyone seeking a more permanent base. 

There’s no doubt that living or investing in Niseko offers something special - you can keep up with the latest additions to the market via our property alerts.

Summer in Niseko for sports fans

Niseko is packed with sporting opportunities to suit everyone from thrill seekers to those whose tastes run to something a little more sedate. You could plunge into the excitement of canyoning, or whitewater rafting on the Shiribetsu River, or marvel at the blue of the Shakotan Peninsula from the calm of a kayak. Golfers will love the Arnold Palmer designed Niseko Village golf course - with a backdrop of Mount Yotei of course - and fishermen can take on the challenge of catching magnificent Rainbow Trout or Cherry Salmon. 

The mountain switches lanes from ski field to MTB extravaganza, and the downhill course is as breathtaking as the views from the cable car. Road cyclists are well catered for too, with quiet roads and stunning scenery, while those seeking to hone their skiing skills will enjoy the Niseko Hanazono, which has courses for all levels. 

After all this excitement of course you’ll need the perfect place to relax - and we think Matie Niseko comes pretty close. With a superb range of units, from something like this neat studio all the way up to this stunning penthouse it’s an incredible development awash with facilities to make investors and second home seekers' hearts sing. 

Summer in Niseko for the family

For many of us, being able to enjoy time with those you love is one of the things that means the most, and knowing that a resort offers great fun for younger members of the family all year round is a key driver in making those all important property decisions.

Summer in Niseko is brimming with great stuff to do as a family. You could head out on a search for the famous Niseko stag beetle as part of Nighttime trek, or make your way to Pure Adventure Park at Niseko Village, home to a superb range of fun including tree trekking and zip lining. Something like this beautiful house in Higashiyama is a perfect family base - and just a few minutes walk from the village.

Fabulous family homes in Niseko

Summer in Niseko for culture hunters and nature lovers

Niseko comes alive in summer. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the flower fields - head to Hokuryu to marvel at the sight of 1.5 million sunflowers in August, and if you’re lucky enough to have a property in Furano you can enjoy the scent of lavender all through July. These flower fields are spectacular enough to warrant their own festivals too which are a great draw for visitors and residents alike.

Year round beauty - property in Niseko is  the perfect place to embark on a new venture

Summer reveals other aspects of Niseko culture too - such as the stone circle at Soba Hokuei, which dates back around 3000 years, as well as the fantastic celebrations of harvest and local produce like Jaga Matsui, a two day extravaganza of food, music and dance that’s held every August. 

Summer in Niseko for relaxing

Having a home in Niseko means you’ve access to somewhere that you can truly relax and let go of the stresses of everyday life. For some, that means enjoying the healing properties of the onsen, or enjoying some of the incredible local food at places like Kamimura or indulging in the delights of Kobo Dairy.

A combination of impeccable facilities and beautiful scenery makes Niseko and its surroundings a perfect place to unwind, be it for a couple of weeks, a long luxurious summer, or as part of your everyday routine.

Niseko for investors, second home hunters or as a primary residence

Whatever type of property in Niseko you are looking for, SnowOnly can help. We’re a property portal, which means we’ve access to property from agents across the world, including many in Niseko. We’ve fantastic family homes, homes with their own Onsen in their gardens as well as stunning studios and apartments.

Year round relaxation thanks to your own private onsen

Whether you need a cute crash pad or a forest hideaway our property search functionality can help you find it, and if you register for our property alerts you can be sure you’ll never miss that perfect property in Niseko.