Safety Information

Ski Field Safety

Please read the Ski Area Safety Regulation carefully, to enjoy snow sports safely in the resort.

Back Country Safety

Many people equate Hanazono with epic backcountry runs and they're right; the backcountry that surrounds the ski area is some of the best you'll find. It's also potentially dangerous. It is important to read the Niseko rules and avalanche information prior to entry and pay attention to signage in the area.

Current avalanche information is available every day at lift stations and ticketing counters in all ski areas as well as the Avalanche Information website.

Off-piste and back country areas are outside the jurisdiction of ski area, it is prohibited to enter such areas by passing ropes, nets or bamboo poles.

In the event of an accident, parties concerned are liable to cover expenses relating to search and rescue activities.

Small Unmanned Aerial Devices and Specified Aerial Vehicle are Prohibited

Flying over, around, or potentially affecting the Niseko HANAZONO Resort's ski slopes, lifts, and other facilities is prohibited except with special permission. There are many skiers and passersby on the ski slopes and facilities, and in the unlikely event of a collision with a person or property, extensive damage could occur. This prohibition applies to avoiding collisions with people or property due to sudden strong winds, radio communication problems, malfunctions, pilot error, or other safety reasons.

  • Flying a small unmanned aircraft under control or automatic operation
    • Unmanned airplanes (radio-controlled airplanes, etc.) 
    • Unmanned gliders, unmanned rotorcraft (drones, etc.)
    • Unmanned airships, etc.
  • Flight by a person using specified aeronautical equipment
    • Balloons
    • Hang glider
    • Paraglider, etc.
  • No person is permitted to take off or land on the Resort's private property using specified aeronautical devices or small unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • No person is permitted to ride the lifts and gondolas with specified aeronautical equipment.