Niseko Hanazono Resort
Niseko Hanazono Resort
4.5
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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 powder bowls and tree runs. The resort is family friendly with a large closed off open area for the resort operated ski school, a beginner snow park and lots of family-friendly activities like our tube park and snowmobiling. Hanazono EDGE is the base to operate your holidays from, it includes a massive restaurant & bar area. Hanazono 308 also has a ticket counter, as well as a rental store and a retail store, which is the starting point for all our activities. In summer it doesn't matter if you’re here for the watersports, golf, biking, hiking, tree trekking or even local cuisine you’re sure to have a great time in and around Hanazono Niseko.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Richard H
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My friends called it a Joke. We were unable to connect to two of the resort areas - the upper lifts weren't running. We decided to hike up the hill from Niseko Village area to Grand Hirafu lift area. Ok, a minor inconvenience. Then we got to the Welcome Centre at hte bottom of teh hill and asked when a bus would come to take us back to the Hilton in Nisesko Yo. Three hours and 45minutes of misdirection and misinformation about buses. We evidentially got on a bus having stood in the carpark and flagged down every likely bus. Ridiculously crowded - the people on the bus booed when the bus stopped to pick up more people. This is such a poor experience, I will never come her again.
Written 13 February 2024
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We're sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience in the Niseko area. We will pass on your valuable feedback to the relevant businesses. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will assist us in providing better service.
Written 20 February 2024
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family

The main resort is the high end Park Hyatt. If you do not have a car, you will be limited within the hotel compound most of the time as there are not many other restaurants or shops around.

The Edge Restuarant at the base station served some nice ramen, pizza and pasta.

The ski slopes are the longest and most scenic among the four resorts around Niseko. It is recommended for intermediate level skiers.
Written 7 January 2020
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Plus2kids
Taipei, Taiwan188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Took 2 days of ski instruction. Zdenek was very professional while friendly. Marg was very patient with us too. In the end, the kids managed a red slope. Wished there was more green slopes that let you come back to Park Hyatt.

Online booking of activities was easy but changes required either email or a phone call.
Written 23 January 2023
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Niseko Hanazono Resort. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed the lessons with us. About courses and reservation changes, we take your points into our consideration to improve the situation. Again, thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again.
Written 26 March 2023
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Ollie T
Queenstown, New Zealand33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Wow. We explored Hanazono with good snow and had an epic time in the strawberry fields. For anyone seeking pillows, drops, hits everywhere and some steep tech in the trees into a more casual gradient playground at the bottom. My favourite place in Niseko.
Written 8 March 2020
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Bill S
Big Bear Lake, CA2,636 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Nice ski resort with lots of potential. They just built a Park Hyatt Hotel and Residence with explanations in the plans. Already putting up light poles for night skiing. Plans on putting in new lifts. Currently only three lifts and only day time skiing and snowboarding. They have a park and some of the best tree skiing in Niseko. The most famous of them is called Strawberry Fields.
Written 26 March 2020
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Jessica D
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Can you imagine heated seats and covers on your ski lifts and luxurious, modern cafes and restaurants? Well, that's Hanazono. It's a boarder's paradise over there. Mostly advanced runs (reds) but they are doable. Plus the resort has two terrain parks that are sick! Enthusiastically recommend!
Written 29 December 2022
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Thank you very much for coming to Niseko Hanazono Resort. We also appreciate your high rating. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the new HANA1 lift and the terrain park! It is always encouraging and inspiring whenever we receive positive feedback from our valued guests. We will continue our effort to provide the best service for our guests. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you again.
Written 26 March 2023
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Eway
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We signed up for our kids aged 5 and 6 for a 1 day course at the school. My daughter who is 6 had a blast and had a really good time. Thanks to teacher Caterpillar Katra.

The whole intention was just to have a fun day in the snow. And I observed the class from a distance occasionally.

However for our kid who just turned 5 in October, I was horrified and disgusted at what I saw and I promptly approached my child and teacher Amy to stop the lesson immediately. My child was unwilling to participate and was uncooperative in the activity at the moment, and was crying alot during the afternoon portion of the class. She gets this way sometimes and it can be hard to work with her. But under no circumstances should the teacher TRIP HER SKI on purpose, while my child was shaken, terrified, crying and helpless on the ground, SHOVED HER SKI and PICK HER UP Forcefully. And I'm glad I did not hear what was being said to her because I might just break some laws for the sake of it.

She cried violently and wailed for a good long time, and when she finally was exhausted from crying, I told her what I saw and why I stopped the class, she broke into soft bitter cry and finally said "that's why I don't want to do anymore", and she thought everything was her fault and. I've since told her a million times it's not her fault and I'm sorry that happened to her.

My child may not be as progressive as others, may be uncooperative and you can think that she is impossible to work with.

Ignore her, walk away, stop the lesson, put her aside, change of activity, time outs or many other option a child educator would know how to apply to the situation.

But you do not touch her like that.

Shame on you Amy.
Written 16 December 2018
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Hello Ewaylol, We are very sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience with NISS. We pride ourselves on ensuring our guests have an enjoyable, safe and positive learning environment. We have reached out to you directly via email and would like to discuss things further.
Written 19 December 2018
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Javier B
Marbella, Spain52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
If you are staying near Hanazono, it is for sure the best way to access the mountain. It is much more quiet, less busy, and accessible than Hirafu. They also have really good rental equipment both skis and snowboards, and the staff was really helpful. You can also get lessons there, but the price is higher than other locations. Maybe be because the are more qualified, but I can't confirm that. Anyway for sure is the most convenient location if you want convenience. The food is also quite good, but try to avoid the usual lunch time, between 12 to 13 when is really busy.
Written 4 March 2018
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Robert L
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
If you are in Niseko Hirafu, try to get over to Hanazono. It's the best. Less crowded than Hirafu, with great runs from green to double black. Don't be put off only " one lift", three in a row. Traverse across after the swinging Monkey lift. Must have an All Mountain lft pass. Less options for lunch but the main lunch spot is great with 4ltr beer towers.
Written 8 February 2018
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PDCbride2011
Kyoto, Japan98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
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 is a big snowstorm, the shuttle bus service would stop, you will get stranded as taxi are limited in the Niseko area.
Written 5 February 2019
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