When the crew touched down in Sapporo, Hokkaido late November, there was less than a foot of snow on the ground, the trees lightly frosted by the first dump of the year. We received a warm welcome by Skye Niseko, a luxury boutique hotel that opened in 2018 located right on the slopes of Mount Hirafu.
The Aspen of Asia, Niseko has long been the designated winter destination of our 500-Listers and has only risen in popularity in recent years (it's no coincidence that Aman is choosing to open its fourth property in Japan here). And with more and more luxury brands like Chanel and Fendi latching on the ski craze, we decided to feature the best of the resort and ski collections in this iconic setting.
Performance skiwear brands have also elevated their aesthetic to be not only functional but stylish for après ski. Some of our favourite pieces come from brands like Fusalp and Sportalm that are being carried by The Ski Project, which recently opened up shop at the new Park Hyatt Niseko.