One thing you must do if you come to Niseko in February is to go into Sapporo and see the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Held at the beginning of every February, it runs for 7 days. The festival sees amazing snow and ice sculptures and statues, some building sized, line the 14 blocks of Odori Koen in central Sapporo, the grounds at Community Dome Tsudome, and the main road that runs through Susukino, Sapporo's restaurant and bar district. As well as wondering and viewing the sculptures and statues; you can view skiers and snowboarder hit a mini big air if your timing is right, enjoy dance shows on the snow and ice stages and eat festival foods and after why not enjoy a drink or meal at one of Sapporo's many eateries or bars, making a day of it.

About 2 million people come to Sapporo every year to see the festival and we highly recommend that you join in the fun. 2013 is the 64th year the Snow Festival has been run, starting off back in 1950 by a group of students.

If you stay at Shiki and Koyuki it couldn't be easier getting from Niseko to Sapporo either with a van in the garage, just remember to let us know you will use it and bring a international license so that you can drive it, it's that easy

For more information check wikipedia

11/10/2012 - 15:00