SnowDog Village - a year round vacation destination!

  • June 14, 2022

A year round resort accommodation

Whether it is to beat the heat of summer or to plunge into the deep Niseko powder, SnowDog Village offers the perfect escape from your local environs to the Hokkaido countryside.

The Niseko area has long been known for its extraordinary snow and hospitality. SnowDog Village is a resort condominium located at the Niseko Village Resort. Just 5 minutes from the Gondola by the dedicated SnowDog Village shuttle. Guests are free to enjoy the legendary slopes while having the extra luxury of a forest condominium retreat to return to. However, you may not know about the perks of a summer stay at SnowDog! See below for reasons to enjoy SnowDog regardless of the season.

Events & Activities

For a list of all Niseko 2022 Summer events see this BLOG. Below are some year-round suggestions for guests of SnowDog Village.

Photography Workshops

Winter and Summer workshops dedicated to capturing the great moments. Hosted by SnowDog Village and run by a professional landscape/wildlife photographer Tomohiro Nakamichi.

Summer Camp for Kids

Local favorite EdVenture hosts active and EdUcational camps for kids of all ages. Engaging and exciting curriculum allows kids to enjoy time away from parents.

Culture and Art

Summer 2022 sees an grand scale art installation on the mountain at the Hanazono resort, a short drive from SnowDog Village. Various boutiques and galleries dot the countryside as well.


From epic zip lines in the moutains to rafting and SUP on the rivers. The region proximate to SnowDog Village does not lack for things to do!

Family winter activities

Snow rafting, snowmobiling, ski/snowboard lessons and snowshoeing are all on tap in during the winter months. All great for time with the family. Don't forget the onsen!


Of course no list would be complete without referencing the ability to ride some of the best snow in the world.


SnowDog Village is a short drive from the main resort area in Hirafu. Hirafu is replete with gastronomic options. However, the inability to get a reservation combined with the crowds can become tedious.

SnowDog Village has you covered when it comes to food, so there is no need to stay in Hirafu.

Upashi Seta

A dog friendly izakaya on-site at SnowDog Village offers up classic Japanese fare and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join the family at dinner time!

Foodcentric events

The proprietors of SnowDog Village are always on the hunt for new ways to scratch that foodie itch. From food trucks to apres ski marshmallow roasts. There are options!

Stellar local restaurants

Staff at SnowDog would be happy to recommend a night out at a local hotspot. From the sublime at Rakuichi Soba to the simple sandwich at Sanroku Parlor.

DIY Dining

Since SnowDog Village has fully equipped kitchens in all 1 bedroom apartments and above, sometimes a home cooked meal or DIY meal kit is just what hits the spot.

Offerings for all seasons

Interested in spending some time in either green or winter season, just reach out. Our friendly reservations staff can answer any questions and get you your preferred dates at SnowDog Village!


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