Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place
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Grand HIRAFU boasts the largest size in the Niseko area, offering the best powder snow and a wide variety of 30 courses, including wide ski trails and parks. The resort offers new and convenient facilities such as .Base, the Mountain Center and the high-speed 8-person HIRAFU Gondola. The foot of the mountain is home to many hotels, condominiums, restaurants and hot springs, allowing you to enjoy your time after a hard day on the slopes.
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AGerny01
Wentworth Point, Australia14 contributions
Powder capital for a reason!
Mar 2020 • Friends
This place never fails to amaze, whilst we came here expecting the worst as it hasn’t been Nisekos best season, it did not stop snowing all week that we were here. Driest powder and fresh runs most of the days. Only down side to Niseko is there is not a lot to do when you aren’t skiing.
It isn’t a typical snow village as westerners are used too.
Written March 17, 2020
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SkiDudeGL
Minnesota39 contributions
Amazing Snow!
Feb 2020
traveled to Niseko in Feb 2020
very fun ski area
side country areas were fun to explore
lots of snow - first day we got over 10" of new - like skiing in a snow globe
Written March 10, 2020
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Josephine M
Hong Kong, China45 contributions
We all love Hirafu
Feb 2020 • Family
We go to Niseko at least 1 or 2 times every year. Everyone in the family as well as our friends like this place. Why?
1. Powdery snow;
2. Different kinds of terrains from beginner to advanced;
3. A lot of interesting runs like among the small trees and small woods, easy to more advanced levels;
4. Interconnected ski areas (4 resort areas: Hanazono, Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri);
5. Many restaurants and good food around;
6. Convenient transportation inside Hirafu, among the 4 ski areas and to Kutchan-Cho (the town nearest to Niseko ski area), and in and out of Niseko;
7. Convenience - easy access to supermarkets, drugstore, convenient stores, food delivery, ski rental, etc.;
8. Onsen available in a many hotels;
9. A lot of ski in ski out and nice hotels and different kinds of accommodation;
10. Many good ski schools for kids and adults; and
11. Good support on various needs: hospital, clinic and dentist are just a short ride from Hirafu. Massages, physiotherapist, bone setters, are available in Hirafu village.

The snow is enough for skiing in December. January and February have the best snow.
Things are more pricy here.
Hirafu is the most convenient and populated area among the 4 ski areas in Niseko.
All in all, my teenage and pre-teen children insist that we come back to this place every year.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ollie T
Queenstown, New Zealand38 contributions
Awesome
Feb 2020 • Friends
Nice tree runs to be found everywhere. Casual gradient, lots of fun. Cool off piste area skier right of the Ace family chair with all sorts of good stuff
Written March 8, 2020
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Krubee
Singapore, Singapore471 contributions
A Stunning, Panoramic view of Niseko Annupuri and Mt. Yotei only at Grand Hirafu Ski Resort
Feb 2020
Not many ski resorts offer a 360 panoramic view of one of the world's most beautiful mountain (Mt. Yotei), the highlands of Yamada and the stunning Mt. Annupuri where the Grand Hirafu ski resort stands right now. We went here in mid February in the middle of Hokkaido's famous powdery snow winter wonderland. Indeed Hokkaido lives up to its form - the best powdery white snow and the snowiest place in the world. The ski resort offers ski and snowboarding activities and you could rent the gears and equipment. They also have the Hirafu Gondola which we tried if you just wanna view and take lovely photos and videos of the surrounding ski resort and up to Mt. Annupuri. Additional chairlifts can also be found on each zone of the mountain up to the highest point. Since we didn't ski we didn't try the chairlifts. But still the view and experience is amazingggg. We've been to Mt. Fuji 2x but we didn't see the mountain. We only stayed overnight in Niseko and we saw the 2 gorgeous mountains surrounding the ski resort. A Gondola round trip costs about 2200 yen per person and on your south view you could see the perfectly cone shaped Mt. Yotei (Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido) and on our north view Mt. Annupuri. The Gondola is shared so up to 8 person can seat but the queue is quite fast despite the busy Winter ski season. Once you alighted you are ready to ski that's how attractive this ski resort is. Many zones and areas are designated to ski and snowboard - from long to short course you name it it's there. And each designated zones have a chairlift to bring you further up or down. The Gondola serves as the main link going to Hirafu Village. In the Gondola base you could not ski so you need to go up and you could not rent ski equipment and gears on the way up. There is a cafe on top as well as the Gondola base. To get here just take the Niseko bus from JR Kutchan or take your hotel's free shuttle if they have any. Most hotels are also located in this area so it's easy to get here. Finally, it is the view the sets this ski apart from the rest of the world - we took amazing photos and videos and unlimited panoramic view of the area as we visited and experienced the world's best and sought after ski resort - The Grand Hirafu.
Written March 2, 2020
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chris c
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Big size pizza
Feb 2020 • Friends
Size of pizza is big , can share with lots of fds , price is fair , recommend to go there with a large group of People
Written February 28, 2020
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CARiley
Launceston, Australia6 contributions
Whiteouts and wind
Feb 2020
Yes they had a bad year so the snow was nowhere near what they normally get. Got to plus temperatures which doesn't help. Whiteouts and wind didn't help either, you couldn't see half the time and with the upper chairs closed you could not move between the ski areas easily, having to revert to the bus. An hour trip from Hanazono to Annapuri which was by far the better of all the areas. They need to do a bit more planning as the snow changes by grooming areas between the ski areas and putting on more buses when the chairs are on hold - express without all the stops
Written February 27, 2020
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CWRG
Warwickshire, UK125 contributions
Antiquated dangerous ski lifts - in a resort that claims to be Wold Class: Wrong!!
Feb 2020
The skiing terrain is good but the whole experience in Hirafu is ruined by the lifts: old, dangerous lifts without safety bars, that shut if there is a strong breeze or wind. Once they shut because of the wind, you have to take a bus or taxi to get to the other ski hills (Niseko, Hanazona) or home.
These lifts are basically a tray on the end of a pole. Some Australians we met had the best description: "The Meat Hangers".
Hirafu / Niseko is advertised as a world class resort, however it is badly let down by the lifts. The skiing and the snow is great, but ruined by the 1970's lifts.

I would never come here with children to ski.
Written February 25, 2020
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Sandra867
Perth, Australia21 contributions
Hirafu Too Busy
Feb 2020 • Family
With new accomodation being built every year for the last 10 years that we’ve been skiing in Niseko its become far too busy on the ski slopes. The crowding to get onto the family lift a week ago was ridiculous and with that many people there’s sure to be accidents. The busy period used to be from Christmas until the end of January but it’s now extended to earlier in December right through to March. The ski area needs to be extended somehow.
Written February 24, 2020
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ursbruno
Basel, Switzerland85 contributions
You like powder snow, that's the place to go
Feb 2020
Well prepared lower slopes and not prepared upper slopes, where you can enjoy the powder snow.
Attractive tickets for all mountains or just Hirafu. Reduced fares for seniors!
If you are a powder freak, you can join the climbers to the top of the mountain. Get the necessary informations at the Base. Huge slopes are ready to printed with your traces, just gorgeous.
Written February 23, 2020
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