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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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24th July 2014


Recent Posts

Hello, We at NisekoWow are looking for Ski and Snowboard instructors for the coming Season. Here are some attributes we are looking for. - Experience in other Ski resorts - Private... [Read More]
looking for a room
hi my names Phil i'm 25 from new zealand i'm looking for room for the 2014/2015 season. this will be my 4th season in Hirafu and would prefer my own room if possible i don't mind paying extra...... [Read More]
Couple looking for 2014-15 winter housing
HI Me and my girl friend, both 25, are moving to Niseko for this next winter and a looking for a place to stay. We are quiet, clean and easy to get a long with. We are planning on staying the... [Read More]
26yr old Australian/NZ Couple looking for work and accom for 2014/15 season
We will be arriving in hirafu/niseko area in early November 2014, hoping to secure work and accommodation for the season. Anything considered just looking for responsible priced long-term accom... [Read More]
NZ couple looking for accommodation for 2014/2015 season
Hi, we are a couple from New Zealand in our mid twenties who are seeking accommodation for the 2014/2015 winter season. We both have jobs secured for the season. We are tidy, quiet and reliable.... [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
skybusNissan Caravan 2004 - 228,000klm
ChishikiTickets for Kutchan Jazz Festival
bullLawn mower 6.0 hp
bullSNOW blower big
bull2 ton Truck
bullK truck
gsmedleySeason 2-3 bedroom accommodation wanted
dianariveraglooking for accommodation
milesLooking for beds/furniture/house stuff
ForsterTrailer Wanted
shannonkogaTrampoline wanted
huuiii1-2men camping tent
kellymLadies Road Bike
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?!?
HMEJapanSki Instructors/ Crossover Instructors.
NMSNMS Accounting Position Available
KAMIMURAKAMIMURA is looking for the 2014/2015 winter crew.
NISEKOWOWReception Staff 2014/2015
NMSRoom Inspection and Quality Control Officer - Winter 14-15
NMSNMS Guest Services Staff - Winter 14-15

Looking for Work

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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
joscratchyLooking for a second job in Sapporo
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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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.
jbradsh1Returning staff looking for place to rent in Annupuri 14-15 season
sahara991 or 2 bed property for 2014/2015 season wanted
paulfrominski3 bedroom accomodation for 2014/15 season
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