Hirafu is the biggest village in Niseko, and provides the largest and most diverse selection of accommodation. English has become very common here, so it's quite tourist-friendly. Hirafu also makes for a unique atmosphere amongst an exciting array of restaurants, bars and excellent powder stashes. The area also holds the notorious “Peak” section of the skiing mountain, which challenges even expert skiers. Night skiing is very popular here as well, and provides an opportunity for visitors to experience fresh powder at night, which shouldn’t be missed.