How many times have you been at a new ski resort and you don't know your way around, where the lifts are, the best on hill eateries, services or facilities; maybe the paper trail map in your pocket is now so wet that you can't read it!
Or maybe you know what it can be like to try find, and meet up with your friends who are scattered around the resort!
What about those times where you have needed a translator, or wanted to know a good place to eat close by. Maybe you want to plan your Apres ski activity whilst your in the gondola, or find a nearby onsen for after your days riding…
Anthony Trovatello (Chook) from SkiJapan.com commented that "You'll be like a local in no time, knowing what's what, where to go and how to make the most out of a skiing or boarding holiday in this remarkable resort. This really is the perfect pocket guide to Niseko and in a country where English isn't the main language, this little gem will save your life time and time again on or off the mountain!"
The App is FREE (with NO advertising) and can be used before, during or after your trip to the snowiest resort on the planet as a handy resource.
One of the best features is that most of the data is "built in" so you wont need to have Wi-Fi or use costly data international data plans to access the info you want and when you want it.
This really is the perfect pocket guide to Niseko and in a country where English isn't the main language, this little gem will save your life time and time again!
*Right now the APP is only available on Android Smartphones and you can download FREE from the Google Play store
The Apple iPhone version is due for release in early February.
What you will find in The Niseko App.
Daily Snow Reports and Live cams:
Receive the latest snow report information and live webcams direct to your phone. A personally written summary by local reporters on the ground in Niseko will tell you the conditions of the day. You don't even need to get out of bed to check the weather!
Live Lift Status:
Get the latest live lift status to know what's open, on hold, or closed across all four Niseko resort areas.
All the key info such as annual snowfall, number of lifts, longest run, park n pipe options, trail maps, location, services and more.
Whether it be for your upcoming trip, current trip or for next seasons trip. From ski-in-ski-out luxury apartments/ condominiums, to townhouses, bed and breakfast and budget options- this App has you covered.
Niseko's most detailed guide to local services. Showing you the options, locations, prices, opening hours, contact info and recommendations for services including: lessons, rental, retail shops, medical, relaxation,
onsens, travel services, tours and activities guide and much more!
Dining & Drinking:
Your number one guide to where to eat, drink and relax. Search by closest restaurant, location, style of food or by name. Each selection is complete with info such as location, recommended dishes, price range, opening hours/ days, seating capacity, payment methods and drinks available.
Complete with all necessary local maps so you'll always know where you're going! Maps include
Resort Trail Maps
Now that you know where your going, The Niseko App will help you to get there, whether its to a local restaurant, to the local train station, Sapporo or the airport; there is a complete list of timetables and transport options to make for smooth trip planning.
Find your friends! Social media and sharing:
With the ability to sign in through Facebook directly to the APP, you will always be able to find and meet your friends on the mountain or around town!
News, Events & Blog:
Want to always be in the know? Then check out our news and events link to our Niseko.com Blog with news, events, snow reports and other interesting facts and tales about life in Niseko.
Coupons & Deals:
With special offers from various business and events around town, including rental, lessons, dining, shopping and tour discounts you'll always be able to find a good deal with the Niseko App.
With a direct link to Google Translate, your Japanese language skills will excel!
|Mar 07||Serial underwear thief operated in three prefectures|
|Police in Sano, Tochigi Prefecture, have indicted a man for stealing more than 200 items of women's underwear in three prefectures. (Japan Today )|
|Mar 07||Kashiwa stabbing suspect's identity: 'celeb NEET'|
|The 24-year-old suspect in the murder of a man on a street in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday is believed to have posted a profile online in which he identified himself as a "celeb NEET," meaning a celebrity without a job, according to local online news site J-Cast News. (Japan Times )|
|Mar 07||Under 20 pct of nonregular male workers in 20s have girlfriends|
|The proportion of single nonregular Japanese male workers in their 20s who have girlfriends stood at 18.7 pct in 2012, against 30.7 pct for regular employees, a government survey revealed Thursday. (Jiji Press )|
|Mar 06||24-year-old man arrested over knife attacks in Kashiwa|
|Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, on Wednesday night arrested a 24-year-old unemployed man over four knife attacks within 10 minutes that left one man dead and three others injured on a street. (Japan Today )|
|Mar 06||World's oldest woman turns 116 in Japan|
|The world's oldest woman was celebrating her 116th birthday on Wednesday in a Japanese nursing home with a cake and candles. (inquirer.net )|
|Mar 06||5 men arrested for involvement in forced prostitution case|
|Saitama prefectural police have arrested five men for their involvement in a case in which an 18-year-old girl was held captive and then forced into prostitution. (Japan Today )|
|Mar 06||Kabuki actors in charity autograph session|
|Kabuki actors have signed autographs for charity to help rebuild Japan's northeast, which was ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. (NHK )|
|Mar 06||Japan teen girl group AKB48 invites mature applicants|
|Japanese commercial music juggernaut AKB48 is looking to build on its wildly successful all-girl group by adding a more mature member to its teen-dominated line-up, an advert released Wednesday said. (digitaljournal.com )|
|Mar 05||Man shot by police on New Year's Eve arrested for killing mother|
|A 27-year-old man wanted in connection with the murder of his mother in Saitama Prefecture, and who was shot by police while trying to escape in a stolen taxi on New Year's Eve, was arrested on Tuesday. (Japan Today )|
|Mar 05||Japanese girl, 7, severely mauled by dogs in N.Z.|
|A 7-year-old Japanese girl was critically injured in New Zealand when four large dogs mauled her in a "horrific" attack on a rural property, officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times )|