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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

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Address: 204 Yamada | Niseko-Hirafu, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
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Busy resort with great variety of slopes

This is our 3rd visit to Niseko and Grand Hirafu is where we spend 90% of our time. If you are a strong intermediate and above, take every chance to ski the slopes above the... read more

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to Niseko and Grand Hirafu is where we spend 90% of our time. If you are a strong intermediate and above, take every chance to ski the slopes above the gondola as those lifts are the first to close if weather conditions turn bad. The single seater chairlift leading to the top is highly recommended... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Visited Niseko for the second time. My previous trip there was also in late March/early April, and I was again a bit concerned about the snow coverage (especially since there was low snowfall in 2016). Well, there was no need to worry! Niseko delivered! The snow was meters deep in most places. A few patches on a south slope were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Not only did we find Neck Deep pow lines most days, Awesome Terrain Park to lap when it's not puking. And Night Skiing was Epic 10/10 recommend to anyone heading to Japan snow for first time. Beginner Internediate or Advanced there's something for everyone.

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Thank Bianca K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Out of the 4 areas in Niseko, Grand Hirafu is the busiest with most of the restaurants and sports shops, so there's no worry in terms of après-ski. Others are Annupuri, Hirafu Village (next in variety) and Hanazono, the prettiest but with only limited no. of runs. Connection between the 4 areas is not seamless and between Hirafu Village and... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

There's a first time for everything - even for non skiers or snowboarders like me/us. But the place was perfect. The ski lessons were...well...worth it if you wanted to just flip and fall and ache for the next few days, but the view was spectacular and when the snow just keeps pouring...falling down over and over again was worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I'm fortunate to have skied many locations globally. This location in Hokkaido was special. Lots of easy access to off-piste skiing through control gates. Powder all day, every day. Some lifts are a bit dated, but loved the sigle chair with no safety bar (really did).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Great snow fields, great facilities. The ski lifts are the best. Not crowded in March. It was cold though, wore nearly everything in my suitcase.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Our kids took ski lessons here at the snow school over a couple of days while we visited. The instructors were great with the kids and very patient. Over two days the kids learnt all the correct techniques to ski and really enjoyed the experience. Even had an unusual spring day of snow with falls all day and lovely fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 weeks here in march 2016. Was never a line up on lifts and lifts were always running. Snow turned to ice a few times after some light rain but could still find some soft snow in areas.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

had skiied in Hirafu twice before in mid-March with good pow on mt top. But this time due to warm temps not much good pow left. On one morning it even rained a bit and that was quite frustrating.

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