Qantas Now Flying Direct To Sapporo From Sydney

April 18th, 2019
Kiroro Powder
Getting deep in the famous Hokkaido powder. Photo: Kiroro Ski Resort

Mountainwatch | Press Release

Direct flights from Sydney to Sapporo have just been added for the ski season, so it’s even easier to hit the famous slopes in Hokkaido like Niseko, Furano, Rusutsu, Kiroro and more.

Sapporo, famous for its thriving food scene and annual snow festival, this vibrant city sits on the doorstep of one of the world’s best ski destinations. From the finest powder at Niseko Ski Resort to the hot springs in the Hokkaido mountains and the fascinating culture of Japan’s fifth-largest city, Sapporo will be a magical winter holiday to remember.

The new Qantas seasonal service will operate three direct flights departing Sydney every week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for travel from 16 December 2019 to 28 March 2020.


Furano Powder
It’s now even easier to access incredible conditions like this: Photo: Furano

Start planning your Hokkaido snow holiday today. Check out our latest deals at Mountainwatch Travel and we will be able to put together a custom package for you including these direct flights.

About The Resorts


Niseko, Hokkaido is the most popular Japan resort among worldwide skiers and guests. For powder lovers, Niseko Japan is the best pick for a ski holiday since it continually snows. Niseko suits skiers of all capacities. The runs are perfect for families, amateurs, intermediates. Both off-piste and outside the boundaries riding is allowed making it ideal for advanced and expert riders too. Niseko stands out from numerous Japanese ski resorts for its blend of both tree and alpine skiing. Niseko also provides some of the best bars and restaurants to ensure you enjoy yourself off the slopes too.

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Located about an hour’s drive south of Asahikawa, Furano is one of Hokkaido’s bigger mountains, and its terrain caters for all levels with a good beginners area, long and cruisy on-piste runs for intermediates, and easy access to the side country. Furano has plenty of accommodation options, either in the village at the base of the lifts or a few minutes away in downtown Furano. This gives you a choice of hotels, pensions, and there are some new luxury self-contained apartments in the village.

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Rusutsu is a typical ski resort born of the 1980s ski boom in Japan; that is, a large ski resort with a large purpose built hotel at the base and very little else. Being only an hour bus ride from Niseko, Rusutsu shares its neighbour’s exceptional snowfall, however with smaller crowds.

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