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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

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AGerny01 wrote a review Mar 2020
Wentworth Point, Australia14 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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SkiDudeGL wrote a review Mar 2020
Minnesota39 contributions29 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Josephine M wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China45 contributions17 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ollie T wrote a review Mar 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand38 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Krubee wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore447 contributions186 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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