Resort Spotlight: Hanazono Niseko (Hokkaido)
Located in the south west corner of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, Hanazono Niseko is Japan’s premier powder resort. Niseko receives an average annual snowfall of 14 metres of the lightest, driest powder snow worldwide and is one of the largest resort areas in Japan.
Hanazono Resort lies 1,000 metres below the spectacular peak of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, offering you over one vertical kilometre of stunning snow. Hanazono’s spectacular location offers sweeping views from the peak including a breathtaking panorama of nearby Mount Yotei- the Mount Fuji of the North - and a surprising glimpse of the Sea of Japan.
Hanazono offers an unprecedented variety of terrain for skiing and riding at any level. Beginners will appreciate the two covered Magic Carpets, up to 125m long and confident beginners can progress to the hooded quad chair and the 3.3km long Silver Dream Course. For experienced skiers and riders, enjoy wide open cruisers, challenging groomed runs and some of the most awe inspiring and exhilarating powder you will find anywhere in the world.
Start your day with a homemade muffin and a Lavazza coffee or hot chocolate freshly prepared by a barista at the 308 Café. Or stop in for lunch at our 330 seat restaurant, offering a great range of tasty options including the famous Kani Ramen and other sumptuous local treats to tempt the taste buds and satisfy even the hungriest of alpine adventurers.
Restaurant Aperges HanazonoHeaded by Michelin three-starred chef Hiroshi Nakamichi, Asperges offers fine dining against the magnificent backdrop of snowy Hanazono. Open for a limited time throughout the Winter Season.
NISS – Niseko International Snowsports School
NISS is an official resort-operated Snowsports School with two convenient locations in Hanazono and Hirafu. NISS offers a full suite of services to accommodate every guest’s needs and aspirations; the team includes handpicked Snowsports Professionals from around the globe and continues to be the No.1 International Snowsports School in Niseko.
December 3, 2016 - April 2, 2017
December 3, 2016 - April 2, 2017
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Hanazono Powder Guides
Hanazono Powder Guides offer professional on-mountain services in the Niseko area with a range of group tours, private tours and a five day powder program. Our focus is on providing all of our guests with exhilarating powder experiences utilizing Niseko’s extensive lift system, abundance of powder snow and unique side-country terrain. All guests are provided with avalanche safety beacons and instructed in their use.
First Tracks, GUARANTEED.
Start the day before the lifts open at 7:30am and enjoy first tracks on untracked slopes with our First Tracks Service. Includes pickup service from your accommodation.
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Having the right gear in the elements is critical for high performance and enjoyment while out on the mountain.
Whether you're looking to purchase ski or snowboard equipment, outerwear or accessories, Niseko Sports has an extensive selection of the latest gear and fashion to suit every level and budget. Our friendly staff have the knowledge, passion and expertise to help you with everything from selecting a new jacket to weather forecasts to the best powder runs on the mountain.
HANAZONO Adventure Park
The HANAZONO Adventure Park has a range of fun and exciting snow-play activities for all ages. All activities are situated directly in front of Hanazono 308, all on groomed and safe dedicated areas and offer great fun for the young and the young at heart - no experience or equipment required!
* The Zipline is closed for this season due to new building construction.
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A great adventure through Niseko's renowned powder snow on your very own high performance snowmobile!
Open from: December 3 2016 – April 2 2017
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Hokkaido's No.1 Terrain Park
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Our Niseko accommodation offerings are located in the beautiful natural surrounds of the Niseko Hirafu Resort area on the doorstep to Niseko’s renowned powder snow, delectable gourmet cuisine and revitalizing natural hot springs; offers chic, fully furnished interiors and the latest in alpine architecture.
Our accommodation is complimented by premium guest services both before you arrive in Japan and throughout your stay. Our extensive range of guest services ensures comfort and independence during your Niseko experience.
Vacation Niseko is Niseko HANAZONO Resor's official accommodation partner offering great package deals on accommodation and resort activities. Please let Vacation Niseko fulfil all your holiday needs.
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Niseko United All Mountain Lift Tickets
HANAZONO and Grand Hirafu Lift Tickets
Regular Season: December 10th, 2016 - March 20th, 2017
Hanazono – Where nature inspires