Ski/ Snowboard Areas in Kutchan-cho

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Skiing & Snowboarding in Kutchan-cho

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  • AGerny01
    Wentworth Point, Australia14 contributions
    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.
    Written 17 March 2020
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  • Adrian T
    Marlow, UK279 contributions
    The Hanazono ski area is by a mile my favourite place in Niseko - the 308 plaza is the best "hub" of the resort with a restaurant, shop and ski school. There are many fun activities as well for kids or adults in the area.

    The runs are not too hard and are enjoyable to ski down. The lift staff are also very friendly and professional and the lifts are comfortable itself.
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • ikasansai
    Fujisawa, Japan33 contributions
    I could't believe that area is one part of Niseko Resort. Quiet, small, but made us so relax.
    10 mins walk from JR Kutchan station, as 10mins drive or take a bus from Niseko Grand-hirafu.
    Staff can't speak english well but so friendly and helpful. Looks no instructors, patrol.
    It was surprised to anyone can use Nordic Ski with Shoes for Free! and the kids sled area was so much fun for kids, with a little thrill. Also it has a little cafe and the food are yum and local price.
    Written 13 January 2016
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  • DazzaRB
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia156 contributions
    If you are staying in Hirafu village then spending a day at Hanazono makes a nice change. There is a free shuttle service from the main bus stop in front of Seicomart. I personally would not stay in Hanazono as it is a bit isolated and you can cover just about all the activities there in one day.

    If you need to take a break from skiing then you have the option of taking a snowmobile out through the forest or sledding. For us, the must do activity is the crab ramen in the restaurant! It's more of a food court concept with many choices of cuisines and one central cashier so there is likely to be something for everyone. You can simply spend time in the restaurant area to chill while your kids play outside in the park as the place is quite self-contained.

    Since we had an all-mountain pass, we had brought our skiis to try out the slopes there. My advice for novices like us is to have an instructor take you to a new place for the first run. It can be quite daunting not knowing which way to turn in fear of accidently heading down a black run!
    Written 14 June 2017
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