Niseko’s snow record and Niseko Real Estate.
Niseko real estate is increasingly popular for the number one reason that Niseko is 100% snow sure, you will always be able to ski back down to the 4 base villages and you will always get a “White Christmas”.
At the time of writing (3rd March 2019), Niseko ski resort has received a whopping 900cms of snow in the 2018/2019 season and averages around 14 metres of snow during a ski season. Added to this, the season is long, typically from around the end of November through to early May.
In simple terms, the length of the season offers a longer rental opportunity and therefore a better return on your Niseko real estate investment.
Niseko property investment and the link to climate change.
Climate change is a reality so if you are considering a ski property investment then Niseko property for sale is something worth looking into as a long-term investment.
Winds drive snow over to the Japanese island of Hokkaido from the cold landmass of Siberia, picking up moisture on the way from the Japanese Sea. The island of Hokkaido is conveniently “in the way” of these winds and the mountains around Niseko force the air upwards leading to incredible snowfall almost daily throughout winter.
In terms of global warming, it stands to reason that if current predictions are correct, skiers will increasingly focus on more snow-sure areas for their holidays. Few places are as snow-sure and this is a factor behind the increasing demand for Niseko property.
Niseko is a top quality resort!
Thirdly, there is a direct link between the quantity of snow, perfection of the pistes, safety, lift infrastructure, proximity to the pistes and the demand for Niseko property.
Surely if you are going to invest a large chunk of your hard-earned money into a ski property then you want all the top-quality trimmings that go with it? The Japanese do not fail to deliver in this respect, making Niseko real estate a very attractive proposition. Niseko has been designed with many properties in very central locations making it easy to snap on your skis and hit the pistes.
The combined resorts of Annapuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono offer 44.5kms of downhill skiing supported by 32 lifts. Off piste powder hounds can access the amazing back-country skiing from a number of official “gateways” on the mountain.
Safety is taken extremely seriously with an official website dedicated to advising on which runs are open, predicted weather and snowfall, avalanche warnings and most importantly, which areas NOT to enter on that particular day. Policy here is strict and if you don’t abide by the rules you will be banned from all 4 areas of the resort.
Night skiing is also available in Niseko with 10kms of floodlit pistes served by 4 lifts which can transport up to 6000 people an hour onto the pistes to enjoy evening skiing up until 8.30pm.
Niseko real estate and Japanese infrastructure.
A fourth reason for the increasing investment interest in Niseko property is Japan’s legendary infrastructure which makes the resort easy to reach, especially to those interested in Niseko real estate from the Far East. There has been a steady increase in the addition of flights from many countries into Sapporo as airlines meet demand for the growing popularity of Hokkaido’s ski resorts.
One can enjoy a weekend of skiing from multiple Far Eastern cities by flying direct into Sapporo’s New Chitose airport, which is only 2 ½ hours by car from Niseko ski resort.
Hokkaido is a fair distance from Tokyo, however the new Hokkaido Shinkansen (bullet train) has cut travel time from Tokyo considerably. It’s now only a 4-hour train journey to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station and from there another 4 hours by conventional train to reach Niseko. By 2030 the bullet train extension to Kutchan is scheduled, making a direct train journey from Tokyo to Niseko a feasible alternative to flying. Until then the fastest option is a direct flight to New Chitose from Tokyo in only 1 ½ hours.
Niseko property for sale – Design and development.
And finally, Niseko property is always contemporary, stylish, state of the art and carefully thought out. With large hotel chains branding new build developments and numerous condo-hotels springing up as well as luxury houses, developers excel at maximising an owner’s return on their Niseko property investment.
To do this, Niseko real estate developers offer stylish designs, high-end fixtures and fittings, often a central village location and panoramic views of Mount Yotei. Niseko property can often come with additional hospitality including swimming pools, health spas and exclusive members’ clubs. These luxury additions are designed to appeal to a discerning clientele, making an investment in a Niseko property more enticing.
And to maximise investment returns, new Niseko property developments can often be configured with multiple key options that offer flexible accommodation. These are designed to meet the owners’ desire for the most profitable rental return and add to the appeal for the savvy investor.