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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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We went here both December 2018 and April 2019 and the snow on top of the Gondola is just perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Juliet B
Went 3 times in 3 months!

Unbelievable experience. I went with just 6 ppl the first trip, and ended up bringing 100+ total in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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204 Yamada | Niseko-Hirafu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here both December 2018 and April 2019 and the snow on top of the Gondola is just perfect! In both instance our family availed of Go Snow ski lessons.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Juliet B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable experience. I went with just 6 ppl the first trip, and ended up bringing 100+ total in the next few trips. Unbelievable. We did all ranges of the mountain

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank NytroLim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came to this place years ago as newbies in winter sports, 4 years forward and we are intermediate in both ski and snowboard. The chairlift staffs are super friendly(helping us getting off chairlift, anyone trying snowboard will know it’s not as easy as with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank nettayaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 11th ski season in Japan, but my first time to Niseko. I was expecting a much larger village but was surprised to find that Grand Hirafu is a small village. Has lots of eateries and several supermarkets and bars. It has a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Melanie50450
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

After 30+ year out of the loop i chose the local area to have a bash. I found the staff great and helpful, advice sound and slopes a bit icy although i did choose to ski at the end of the season. Couldn’t ask for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 351alnwick351
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

It is certainly a long way to go to ski as I live in Boston. It is truly planes, trains and automobiles to get there. However, upon arrival you know exactly why you made this journey. The snow is world famous and baby powder light....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank RichardE233
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Reliable snow, vast ski area, no queues, excellent accommodation options, and a wide range of dining/entertainment options in the village. Add to that the Japanese people are extremely polite and welcoming, the food is great and the service is best ever. 6 stars.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Michael S
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Some say it's the best powder in the world. Efficient and effective snow and resort management make it one if the best in the world.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Landyeng
Reviewed February 25, 2019

The ski hill is small and very crowded for the size. People say it gets huge amounts of powder, which is true, but if it's all tracked out by 9:30am what's the point? Runs are small, and very shallow. The Hirafu village is good, lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kipht90
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Ski'd with 2 friends for 8 days on the Mountain and like all adventures its the luck of the draw with conditions and we certainly got the best of them We ski'd quite a bit of the whole mountain area and enjoyed some spectatular snow...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank RussellJ1807
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October 29, 2018|
Response from yeenkee2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are ski school there to provide both English and Chinese lesson. This year in Feb, I think I saw a Hong Kong lady instructor giving ski lesson. There are also many English (non-Japanese) instructor around to give... More
July 29, 2018|
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Response from capykyu | Reviewed this property |
By the way, I would not restrict your skiing to Grand Hirafu. Hanazono and Annupuri are also very nice. If you are an advanced skier, you may want to ski a bigger area. The 4 ski resorts are interlinked. You can ski across... More
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April 11, 2018|
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Response from jamesdarling1964 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of resort open season but it is a family friendly resort with beginner, intermediate and advanced options. Contact Niseko guiding and photography to capture your time there in high definition quality snaps on or off... More