SkiJapan launches four free nights promotion


Up to four nights free accommodation is being offered to skiers and snowboarders who visit Niseko during the coming northern hemisphere ski season.

Inbound tour operator is making the free nights offer for accommodation between Dec 17 and March 2, 2012 as an incentive for skiers to travel to Niseko, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first ski lift opening in the area.

Now with 61 ski runs and 30 lifts in the four-resort area, including a new high-speed gondola that opens this year, Niseko attracts more than 20,000 foreign skiers and snowboarders each season, making it one of the leading ski destinations outside Europe and North America.

The 'Free Nights Frenzy' package applies to its self-contained apartments and provides four nights free accommodation for visitors who pay for ten nights. Those paying for seven nights receive three free nights, while five paid nights receives two free nights and four paid nights receives one night free.

"Niseko was completely unaffected by the earthquake in March and is more than 600 kilometers away from the affected area on Honshu," said general manager, Marcus William. "Being situated on the northern island of Hokkaido, Niseko, its businesses and people have not been directly affected."

Nevertheless, as an extra assurance, is offering customers staying in selected properties an 100% money-back guarantee if their clients' home government raises a 'Do Not Travel' warning and they are forced to cancel within thirty to seven days of their scheduled arrival date in Niseko.

Another option is for Niseko visitors who do not wish to travel through Tokyo to fly via Hong Kong, from where there are direct connections to Sapporo on Cathay Pacific.

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Its going to a very tough ski season for many of the northern resorts and its a good idea to get in quick with some decent free offers.Domestic skiers will not be spending so much and will be cautious about being near Fukushima along with eating local foods.Ski resorts also consume large amounts of electricity which maybe still rationed up there.Foreign tourists will also be wary of Japan.However with the coming of low cost carriers and a inquisitive and wealthy Chinese middle class there might be some hope.

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Being situated on the northern island of Hokkaido, Niseko, its businesses and people have not been directly affected

How dare he say such a thing? People and businesses have been 'directly' affected by nobody coming here all summer. Merchandise was scarce for months as all the deliveries stopped. We might not have had a 9M earthquake but there were many others.

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Foxie I will try and contact you on that JT forum but I do agree, many people especially the Chinese were scare away from Japan and Hokkaido after the March 11th quake and all the mess with Fukushima and the radiation many Chinese with lots of $$$$ are now staying away from Hokkaido, right Foxie??

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Me encantaria. Yes, I miss the Chinese up here especially in the supermarkets taking photos with funny poses of Hokkaido milk. Niseko isn't even 60km away from the next big nuclear station. They had better go to Tomamu or Asahikawa.

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