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Niseko, Hirafu, Kutchan

The open guide to Japan's premier alpine resort.


Welcome to Niseko! Located on Hokkaido, Japan's expansive and scenic northernmost island, Niseko is Asia's premier four-season alpine resort area. While best known for dumping dependably copious amounts of dry champagne powder snow each winter, the spring, summer, and autumn seasons each also have their own charm. If you're visiting here, working here, investing here, or living here, then hopefully The Kutchannel is for you. We are funded by our sponsors (thanks!) and aspire to be a uniquely open user-powered guide to the Niseko area while providing free online services to the people, businesses, and organisations that help make the resort so amazing.

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1st August 2014


Recent Posts

Couple looking for 2014-15 Season Accommodation
Hi, We are a young couple looking for a house/double room to rent for the upcoming 2014-2015 Season in Hirafu. Starting early December to Mid March. Please email me if you have any availabilities.... [Read More]
Season accomodation- Hirafu or nearby- couple in 30s
Hi, we are are 30 year old couple looking for a house/apartment to rent out for Dec 1st to April 1st- clean, responsible. Can pay for the season up front. please let me know if any ideas!... [Read More]
Experience Bilingual for 2014/2015 Season
US Citizen Bilingual in English & Japanese I have experience in Niseko/Hirafu in: guest relations, translation, interpreting, writing/editing, VIP relations, tours, driving,... [Read More]
PHP/SQL/HTML Programmer
Experienced PHP/SQL/HTML5 Programmer required - for 3-4 month contract to redevelop our in-house reservation system, website and database. Renumeration commensurate with ability and performance... [Read More]
Custom Ski Boot fitter Needed
We are looking for Ski Boot fitters to Join our team at Rhythm in Hirafu and also in Hakuba. Both English and Japanese language skills preferable and experience with ski/snowboard boots... [Read More]

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milesDo you need storage during the off season (Skis / Snowboard)?
milesDo you need a car sitter during the off season?
YHA_Niseko_FujiyamaFree market "Niseko MINTARU-Ichi II" - Fair trade goods, therapy, local produce and live music.
andrew804Internet installation
nisekocellarsDoes anyone know where I can purchase Papads/ Papadum?
DarrenTCommercial/Business Shop Front Lease
wave991Winter Tires
skybusNissan Caravan 2004 - 228,000klm
ChishikiTickets for Kutchan Jazz Festival
bullLawn mower 6.0 hp
bullSNOW blower big
bull2 ton Truck
dianariveraglooking for accommodation
milesLooking for beds/furniture/house stuff
ForsterTrailer Wanted
shannonkogaTrampoline wanted
huuiii1-2men camping tent
kellymLadies Road Bike
meoneKids mountain wanted
SILSIL Sapporo Nihongo Gakko Summer Intensive Japanese Course
griffGarages for rent in Sapporo
sd_uczakEnglish Language Teacher/Mentor
powbirdieJ Sekka Gym
PuchiUchiFree accommodation, food and ski pass for work
zenidevZeniDev Business Services
victoria_nzNISEKO NANNY - 2013/14 - Childcare

Explore Niseko, Hirafu, and Kutchan...

kakigoyaOyster Shack from Suttsu in Hirafu
ChishikiWhiteout Causes Weather Delays at Chitose
supasurferKabuki Restaurant Opening Dates
eLovejoyKutchan Night Go - Shuttle Bus - 2013/2014 Schedule
ChishikiNiseko Annupuri - Opening Day!
ChishikiNiseko Grand Hirafu - OPEN

Avalanche Info

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BDToursAST 1 Course Jan. 3 & 4
ChishikiAvalanche in Tateyama Claims 7 Lives
ChishikiAvalanche training and Certification in Niseko
ChishikiStrawberry Fields CLOSED for rest of season
ChishikiTopographic Map of Mount Annupuri
eLovejoy2 Fatal Accidents in Niseko
BDToursAvalanche Skills Training - Discounted!!!
ChishikiThe Lost Village of Niseko (POWMAGEDDON)
Chishiki2013 DEC 12 - not bad today; tomorrow should be good
ChishikiMilli Vanilli Weather
ChishikiNiseko Hirafu (this afternoon)
ChishikiThe Snow Strikes Back!
ChishikiGrand Hirafu's opening day delayed?
ChishikiT-Shirt Weather?!?
skybusPHP/SQL/HTML Programmer
MgroupnisekoM Group Niseko Employment
nedbuckleyCustom Ski Boot fitter Needed
Ki_NisekoKi Nisekoで働きませんか。
Ki_NisekoWinter 2014-2015 Seasonal Positions at Ki Niseko
HolidayNisekoHoliday Niseko - Winter Positions Available
paulfrominskiSki Shop Staff Wanted for 2014/15 Season

Looking for Work

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calboteExperience Bilingual for 2014/2015 Season
lennon26yr old Australian/NZ Couple looking for work and accom for 2014/15 season
DosahiroI am looking for ski job in niseko
jamieandemmaExperienced English 26 year old couple looking for resort work this winter 14/15 Many seasons working worldwide in the hospitality industry
Wataru_199420 Year Old Japanese-Australian Looking to work 2014/15 Season
sam_g27 YO British male chef/waiter looking for seasonal work 2014/15


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mikaikaRoom available in Hirafu! (near NAC)
midori no kiAnnual lease avail
PuchiUchiROOM FOR RENT MARCH OR Work for accom in Kutchan
shoey2 beds for 26th/27th Jan Kabayama, Hirafu
InnNisekoCheap Accommodation Available
supasurferExchange Snow clearing and Van driving for Free Rent
ray_p48rooms available in nice chilled house in moiwa right next to ski lift.

Accomm Wanted

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gsmedleyCouple looking for 2014-15 Season Accommodation
japadogggSeason accomodation- Hirafu or nearby- couple in 30s
Marty31looking for a room/apt for the season
philblythnzlooking for a room
beninjamsCouple looking for 2014-15 winter housing
TR_BradNZ couple looking for accommodation for 2014/2015 season
MoonA female ski instructor is looking for a room for coming 2014-15 winter around Grand Hirafu Area. I am clean, tidy, no smoking and no party.
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