Skiing in Niseko

Moiwa (not to be confused with Sapporo's Moiwa) is Niseko's 'fifth Beatle', right next to Annupuri but not part of Niseko United. It's a small resort that's quietly built up a loyal following for its deep powder and backcountry opportunities. Moiwa follows Niseko's policy of no rope-ducking – it just doesn't have any ropes.

Experienced skiers can ski from Moiwa over to Annupuri (if the gate is open). As always, check the daily avalanche report (