Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu resort review (Kutchan Town, Hokkaido)

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
ニセコマウンテンリゾートグラン・ヒラフ
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by andrewl on 26th January 2007
Niseko Grand Hirafu review by Stuart
Awesome place. I think it helped also being our first visit to Japan. The snow was packed yet enjoyable to get the boarding feeling back. Then on day 3 it snowed and snowed and snowed.

The powder here is fantastic and has now set a high bar with which to compare in the future. As a regular of Thread-bare in Australia this really was a pleasant change!

The accomodation options are great with super access to the slopes. The food (although obviously a personal taste) and the options were plentiful. The locals are wonderful and so respectful but as another reader mentioned this might be as a reaction to our approach to them. We did spot a few non locals who insisted on being obnoxious. These people shouldnt be trusted with a passport.

Back to the snow... the best thing you can do is first of all come here and then when you have finished skiing or boarding take your boots off and get yourself down to the local onsen... my legs and feet have never felt so good!

Enjoy!
Date visited: From 19 January, 2007 To 26 January, 2007
Snow condition on visit: Perfect
Things I liked: Snow, People, Food, Accomodation, onsen, ease of access
Things I didn't like: Sore legs and feet at the end of the trip!
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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu

ニセコマウンテンリゾートグラン・ヒラフ
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 82
Snow conditions: 83
Courses/Terrain: 78
Lift system: 74
Apres ski: 77

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 260m
Vertical: 940m
Steepest slope: 40°
Longest course: 5600m
Number of lifts: 12

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