Winter in Niseko is fun for the whole family! Here is our age-by-age guide to exciting kids winter activities.
This post is last updated on Aug 12, 2020
This is the key defining age to help build a love of snow. Choosing a good balance between outdoor and indoor activities is important for a successful Niseko winter trip with babies and toddlers. Niseko Kids Club, a team of local and international dedicated early childhood professionals provides the perfect solutions for young families!
For little ones younger than 12 months, Niseko Babysitters (by Niseko Kids Club) offers in-room private babysitting. You can rest assured your little one is safe and sound in your accommodation, or exploring the best parts of Niseko with their qualified private nanny. Niseko Kids Club also provides rental service specialized in childcare items such as crib, high chair, winter toy and all-terrain stroller .
No age is too young to start exploring the snow!
Niseko Kid's Club have spent years working to develop a curriculum with the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor play. Their programs help ease the youngest in your family into understanding snow, and exploring a winter atmosphere. The daycare center of Nikose Kids's Club HANAZONO is located inside Hanazono 308 building right next to the activity desk to help make your morning drop-offs for multiple children a breeze.
Related blog post: Niseko Kids Club HANAZONO: New childcare center at Hanazono
Age 12months - 6yrs
Children of this age group love to play in the snow! This is the perfect age to start learning to ski.
With most of the ski schools in the area, children's first ski lesson starts from 3 years old. Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS) has programs structured and timed to provide care and support during the different learning stages in each child's development with world-class child-friendly facilities in Hanazono Resort.
*Sorry, this activity is not available for 2019-20 season
Over the years, many children kept asking us if they could drive a snowmobile themselves instead of riding tandem with their parent. These special snowmobiles are designed and built specifically for children aged 6 - 12.
The new kids' indoor adventure area at Hanazono - a world for children to have the ultimate freedom to play and investigate in a safe and challenging environment. Children participating in the Tic Tac Galaxy and Yuki Galaxy Group Programs will also have access to the Galaxy of Kidz during their lessons with NISS.
Age 3 - 14
The learning curve is very fast in this age group! In addition to Age 3 - 6 activities, children are ready to try these exciting new programs.
Develop park skills, challenge the instructor on racing and gate training, explore off-piste, and learn snow safety and rescue skills through beacon and probe practice. A specialized program for our advanced kids riders, looking to further develop their mountain skills.
Age 7 - 14
In addition to driving kids snowmobile, children aged 7 years and over are welcome to join the adult snowmobile tours if they ride tandem with an adult. Go to explore the real wildlife, forest trails and backcountry bowls filled with deep powder snow.
Adult snowmobile tour：Age 7 + (Riding tandem with an adult)
Driving Kids Snowmobile：Age 6 - 12
Bigger kids can enjoy even more fun activities. In addition to Age 7 - 12 activities, they can try these fun tours: