Niseko is world famous for its powder snow and is the preferred destination for skiers and snowboarders. Moiwa in particular, an area loved by locals and tourists alike, thanks to an abundant supply of powder snow. Moiwa is filled with untouched nature and picturesque scenery, offering a magnificent view of Mount Yotei on a clear day.
2021/2022 Winter Season – Hours of operation
4th December, 2021 – 3rd April, 2022 Open 7 days a week from 8:00am to 4:00PM.
*Please understand that lift schedules may change without prior notice due to weather conditions.
Peak Season 18th December, 2021 – 28th February, 2022
Off-Peak Season 4th December 2021 – 17th December, 2021 1st March 2022 – 3rd April 2022
Restaurant Moiwa at the Center Lodge: 10:00AM-2:30PM
Raphael (Restaurant inside the Lodge Moiwa 834): 7:00AM-9:00AM, 5:00PM-10:00PM
Ski School: 8:30AM-3:00PM
Quad Lift (Seats Four)
9:00am to 3:00pm Daily
Pair Lift#1 (Seats Two)
8:30am to 3:30pm Daily
Pair Lift#2 (Seats Two)
8:30am to 3:30pm Daily
History and feature of Niseko Moiwa Ski resort
Moiwa is known throughout Niseko as one of the ski resorts with the richest history, with its origins dating back to 1919. In the beginning, Moiwa did not have lifts, so skiers would have to climb the mountain, taking hours.
Despite advances in technology and modern machinery, Moiwa remains mostly unchanged. Moiwa has the same abundant snowfall, the same exceptional snow quality, the same easy-to-ski mountain and the same grand view of Mount Yotei today, as it did when Moiwa opened a hundred years ago. Moiwa continues to lie on the most exquisite location, allowing its guests to fully enjoy the blessings of its surrounding nature.
Moiwa officially opened its doors as the Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort in 1966. From its first day of opening, Niseko Moiwa Ski Resort has charmed its visitors from both Japan and overseas due to its premium quality powder snow.
More recently, Moiwa has gained popularity among Australian and European skiers and snowboarders for its secluded slopes.
Moiwa’s beautiful natural environment remains untouched and separated from large resort developments. The people of Moiwa love the mountain and its surrounding nature. The staff welcome guests with the same warm hospitality as they have for the past 100 years.
The friendliness of the people here shows how much the local culture has become interwoven with those who have fallen in love with the city of Moiwa during their visits to ski and snowboard.
Powder snow loved by many
Niseko is word famous for its amazing powder snow. This is particularly true in Moiwa, where if often gets up to 4 meters of snowfall, making it one of the snowiest ski resort destinations in the world. With a variety of ski courses to enjoy, Moiwa is the ultimate paradise for powder snow enthusiasts.
Skiers and snowboarders love to enjoy the early mornings of Niseko Moiwa, as there is nothing like skiing on fresh powder snow.
We offer wonderful snow experience only available in Moiwa.
Enjoy both skiing and snowboarding
Since opening our doors, Moiwa has made many fans out of skiers and snowboarders. As an international ski resort, we host numerous events.
Fans of powdered snow from all over the world call Moiwa their home mountain.
Professional skiers and snowboarders from around the world practice at Moiwa. The vast fields of powder snow offer a great experience for every skier from the beginner to the professional.
Give children chance to connect with nature
Children can enjoy safely skiing and snowboarding in our soft powdered snow. Moiwa’s main slope is big and has great visibility from the top to bottom. Because of the vast size of the slope, you can enjoy skiing without having to worry about other skiers.
We have a bunny slope that is suitable for both beginners and families. Additionally, we offer children’s passes. Because powder snow is soft rather than being hard and compacted, powdered snow does not hurt when you fall and land on it. This makes a much more enjoyable and safer experience for children.
We look forward to your children having a wonderful experience skiing and snowboarding in real powder snow while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Facility and service
During the ski season, you can purchase lift passes starting from 8:00 AM at the ticket counter in the center lodge. You can pick up passes purchased online at this location. We can accept cash and credit cards.
Restaurant (center lodge)
From the 2nd floor of the center lodge in Restaurant Moiwa, you can enjoy a beautiful view of our ski slopes while dining.
Ski and snowboard school
Our instructors know Moiwa like the back of their hands and likewise have a deep knowledge of powder snow. We offer variety of lesson options to suit your needs: Private lessons, family lessons, beginner lessons, powder lessons, and simply lessons for those who want to brush up their skills.
We carry the latest models of ski and snowboard gear. We also have skis and boards suitable for powder snow, which is uncommon.
For your safety, we recommend that you wear a helmet. If you need a helmet, we also rent helmets for your safety.
Hotel Lodge Moiwa834
Located at the foot of Niseko Moiwa slopes, we have a new type of ski-in ski-out capsule hotel. A lot of the guests who stay here came to enjoy Niseko’s winter sports.
The capsule hotel is a great place to meet new people who share a love of skiing and snowboarding.
We offer casual dining at Lodge Moiwa 834. We also offer delicious alcoholic drinks and fresh coffee.
You can enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Moiwa while dining. We are sure everyone, not only the guests of Lodge Moiwa 834, will enjoy the relaxing time after the winter sport.
Activities and sightseeing
Moiwa offers plenty of blessings of nature.We have many places you can enjoy other than skiing, restaurants that offer Hokkaido’s delicious harvest from sea and mountains, or Konbu hot springs or Goshiki hot springs that will heal your tired body from skiing.
Be sure to experience local food and hot springs while you are in Moiwa.
Niseko Milk Kobo （Takahashi Farm Co. Ltd.）
Niseko’s fresh air, water produce fresh milk at Takahashi Farm. Enjoy the delicious sweets made using their fresh milk.
Natural spring water of Niseko. The name comes from the fact when Showa Emperor and Empress visited this spring after the Second World War, his Majesty called the water “Kanro (sweet)”.
Goshiki hot spring
Also called Niseko Goshiki hot spring. The water contains a lot of sulfur and good for your skin. The hot water will keep you warm and make your skin glow.
Konbu hot spring
Largest hot springs district spanning over Niseko cho and Rankoshi cho. The Ryokans and hotels in this area has its own hot springs, and knows for its abundant springs.
Makkari hot spring
Makkari village is 30 minutes’ drive from Niseko Moiwa. This hot spring is famous for its magnificent view where you can see the Mount Yotei up close. The hot spring is a mix of sulfate and hydrogen carbonate and its constantly flowing water is said to be excellent for your skin.
Rankoshi hot spring Yuusenkaku
This hot spring facility is running since 1958 in Rankoshi cho. This hot spring make you skin so smooth, it is known as hot spring for the beauty.
Back country means the area outside the ski resort controlled area. Your safety is your own responsibility but it is a powder snow paradise where you can enjoy the untouched natural snow. You will need proper equipment, skill, knowledge and experience to go do the back-country skiing. We highly recommend you obey the Niseko Rule and the use of a tour guide company.