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.