Hanazono Niseko news and information

Heads of Hanazono: Koji Furuta - Niseko Sports Manager

Niseko Sports has established itself as the best rental and retail shop in Niseko, much to the hard work that Koji has put in over the years. He also created the new apparel brand YAMA PLUS which has exploded in popularity in just a short time. Read on to learn more about this man of many talents!

Hanazono Niseko Opening Day: December 1st, 2018!

Hanazono will be spinning our ski lifts on December 1st, 2018! Read more about the other resorts of Niseko United's dates of operation and get excited for winter!

Heads of Hanazono: Andrew Peppard - Director of Snowsports

Andrew Peppard is the Director of Snowsports of NISS, and has a unique story of how he came to lead this prestigious ski and snowboard school. Learn more about him and the new NISS programs.

Niseko United joins the global Ikon Pass

Ikon Pass is a new global ski pass focused on connecting the most iconic ski resorts across North America, Australia and Japan.

Hanazono Hill Climb 2018

The 2018 Hanazono Hill Climb was a huge success! Read the recap and check out photos from the event.

Niseko United becomes Full Partner of Mountain Collective

Niseko United has joined a stable of the world's most prestigious ski resorts as a full member resort of The Mountain Collective pass for the 2018/19 season.

Mid-summer adventure: canyoning and sea kayaking

The rivers, lakes, and even ocean temperatures rise to a comfortable level, and Hanazono takes advantage of these warm and sunny conditions to explore Hokkaido with canyoning and sea kayaking. For 2018, both canyoning and sea kayaking will be open from July 14th until September 9th!

Why Niseko should be your next summer travel destination

Niseko is still relatively undiscovered in the summer months for foreign tourists, however the Japanese already love Niseko in its warmer months. Here are some of the many reasons why you should make Niseko your next summer holiday destination!

5 reasons Niseko Sports is the superior ski shop in Niseko

Niseko Sports has many advantages that cannot be duplicated, and here are our top 5 reasons to select Niseko Sports as your Niseko ski shop.

Winter 2017-18 Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped make this winter the best one yet! Now that Hanazono’s lifts are closed until December, we are taking some time to look back and appreciate the amazing winter season we just experienced.

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