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THE MOUNTAIN

Located on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, Niseko is coveted as one of the largest joint resort areas in Japan. With spectacular powder skiing, western style accommodation and a full range of guest services throughout, Niseko is Japan's most popular powder skiing destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders from all parts of the globe.


NISEKO - THE ULTIMATE POWDER RESORT

Niseko is home to some of the most consistent powder snowfalls and powder skiing in the world. The snow forms over the tundra plains of Siberia, picking up moisture over the narrow strait of the Sea of Japan, before delivering an annual average of 16m of extremely light and dry powder snow across the Niseko area. Niseko's winter season runs from late November to Early May, the peak powder period is typically from mid December to early March. An annual average 4 metre snow base ensures great Spring conditions from March onwards.


NISEKO HANAZONO RESORT

2016-2017 WINTER SEASON

Dates of Operation December 3, 2016 – April 2, 2017
Hours of Operation 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Lift closing times vary up to 30min throughout the season.
  • Night Skiing is not available at HANAZONO.
  • Hours and days of operation are subject to change according to snow and weather conditions.

POWDER PERFECTION

Niseko HANAZONO Resort lies on the North Eastern side of Mount Niseko Annupuri, offering an abundance of extra dry powder and access to massive off-piste/back-country areas, wide open cruisers, challenging groomed runs and exciting tree runs of Strawberry and Blueberry fields. HANAZONO also boasts the largest freestyle park area in Hokkaido with three separate terrain parks.

FAMILY FUN

The HANAZONO bowl and improved wide open, safe and dedicated learning facilities offer the perfect haven for children and beginner levels of skiing/snowboarding. First timers will appreciate the three Magic Carpets and confident beginners can progress to the Hooded Quad Chair and the 3.3km long Silver Dream course. All of this is complemented by an abundance of winter activities, events and programs for everyone in the family to enjoy.

HANAZONO 308 SKI CENTRE

Prepare yourself for the ultimate day on the slopes at HANAZONO 308. Modern facilities include spacious changing and locker rooms, fully equipped rental and retail stores, 330 seat restaurant serving the famous Kani Ramen and the 308 Café. HANAZONO 308 offers daily entertainment at lunchtime and Après featuring a variety of live music, DJ's and movies.

HANAZONO SHUTTLE BUS

Start your days adventure by travelling in the warmth and comfort of a HANAZONO shuttle bus direct to HANAZONO 308. With 6 free shuttle buses running we have the entire Hirafu village and surrounded area covered with a bus every 20 minutes; operating through the upper and lower village. The HANAZONO Shuttle operates daily from 7:50am to 5:10pm, with the first bus arriving at 8.20am in time for first lift at 8.30am.

HANAZONO BY THE NUMBERS

TERRAIN

560

hectares

BACKCOUNTRY TERRAIN

ACCESSIBLE THROUGH HANAZONO GATES

300+

hectares

SKIABLE TERRAIN

10 km+

of trails

SUMMIT ELEVATION

1,308

meters

BASE ELEVATION

308

meters

VERTICAL DROP

1,000

meters

LIFTS

3

2 Hooded and
1 Open Quad Lifts

AVERAGE ANNUAL NATURAL SNOWFALL

16

meters

SEASON

Early December to Early April

TRAILS

25 %
Beginner

63 %
Intermediate

12 %
Advanced

LONGEST TRAIL

3.3 km

Silver Dream

POPULAR ADVANCED TRAILS

Yotei Sunset Legend of Shinya

POPULAR ADVANCED TREE RUNS

Strawberry Fields Blueberry Fields Waterfall

POPULAR NOVICE TRAIL

Silver Dream HANAZONO Bowl

POPULAR SCENIC TRAIL

Crystal Garden

TERRAIN PARKS

2

Biggest Terrain Park in Hokkaido

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Backcountry Guiding

HANAZONO Powder Guides offer guided backcountry touring in the Niseko area with a range of group tours, private tours and a five day powder program …

Snowmobile Tours

Take an adventure through Niseko's renowned powder snow on your very own high performance snowmobile. Our experienced guides will take you via the lush forests trails …

Restaurants, Bars & Cafes

Stop in for lunch at the newly expanded HANAZONO 308 restaurant, or treat yourself to the ultimate fine dining experience at Niseko's newest Michelin Star Restaurant Asperges HANAZONO …

Family Activities

The HANAZONO Adventure Park has a range of fun and exciting snow-play activities, all on groomed and safe dedicated areas and offer great fun for the young and the young at heart …

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