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Niseko Hanazono Resort

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Location to attack the Annapuri range

Hano is an easy way to access the mountain as they generally have available parking even in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Excellent instructors

We stayed in Hirafu over the peak Chinese New Year period but because we heard that NISS had the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hanazono Niseko is internationally renowned for its consistently high falls of light powder snow and it's long ski season which runs from early December until April. Averaging around 15m+ of snow each season, Hanazono is famous for its wide open...more
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328-36 Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0082, Hokkaido
+81 136-23-0103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hano is an easy way to access the mountain as they generally have available parking even in the busy weeks. The 3 lifts are in a consecutive line to take you to the top of the main Ski range. Hano 1,2 and 3. Hano 3...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 lifts and a few runs. There are some good spots in the backcountry but the actual piste is pretty boring. The terrain park is good though. Strawberry field is good in the early season.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Hirafu over the peak Chinese New Year period but because we heard that NISS had the best teachers for young kids we decided to enroll our total of 6 kids at NISS for private lessons. Although this meant that we needed to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NISS kids is a really well thought out and set up ski school for kids - it's not just taking them out to the slopes, it also includes lunch, indoor activities before and after, and fun components like riding the snow boat - pulled behind...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Powderlife_com
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Very limited runs but you can easily traverse to Grand Hirafu so its ok. The food here is much better than Grand Hirafu so it makes up for it to a little degree.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Hanno is being destroyed. Massive buildings being built, 308 doesn’t fit the amout of people who want to eat, the food gives you indigestion. Although the ski area is still good.... if you get there early.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Interest08
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Love coming back here, better runs than over at Niseko & Hirafu. Food options terrific. Would like to see more covered chairs with foot rests & extending Hana 2 chair so skiers don’t have to ‘walk’ to get out on way home. Take a leaf...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Hanazono is the up and coming ski resort located next to Hirafu. It is less crowded and great ski for all levels, but given the Park Hyatt is still under construction, it is very isolated with limited restaurants and shops around the resort. If there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PDCbride2011
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Offers a mixture of green, red and black slopes generally with good quantities of powder. The greens are very flat and are not for everyone but good for learning. Some good reds - strawberry fields is a long slope, but make sure you get some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MachekeChief
Reviewed February 3, 2019

From the buble of NIseko at the base of the slopes not 1 but 3 huge building are in construction destroying the view and creating and horrible consequence. NIseko ski's resort is not that big so in 2/3 years it will way too much people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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November 17, 2018|
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Response from yeenkee2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You need to take a train to Sapporo or Chitose Airport to take a bus (Hokkaido Resort liner, etc) there. Do a search on "Hokkaido Access Network", winter bus. Whether you going to Ski, Sightseeing, or to the Resort, you... More
November 23, 2016|
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Response from John B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nmk70 , I could guarentee that Hanazono will be well and truly open by then , the skiing will be awsome and although I dont use the terrain park i am sure it will be open , I myself chase the powder runs through the... More
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Farah A | Reviewed this property |
Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei is not far from the Hirafu Welcome Centre, which is where the free skibus shuttle to and fro Hanazono is located. It comes approximately every 20 minutes. It's a 15 minutes journey, probably... More