Resort Spotlight: Hanazono Niseko (Hokkaido)

Hanazono Niseko Japan
Nihon Harmony Resorts KK

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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.
Modern facilities include spacious changing and locker rooms, fully equipped rental and retail stores, snowsports school, lift ticket office, guided back country tours and snow-play activities desk.


Restaurant Aperges Hanazono

Headed 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.

NISS Group Programs (meet at Hirafu or Hanazono, lessons conducted at Hanazono)

December 2, 2017 - April 8, 2018
• Adult Group Lessons MAX 5
• Tic-Tac Kids Club MAX 6 (3 – 6 years)
• Yuki Programs MAX 7 (7 – 14 years)
• Yuki Freeride Program (7 – 14 years) **
• Niseko Parent's Program Beginner's Package

NISS Private Programs (lessons conducted at Hanazono and Hirafu)

December 2, 2017 - April 8, 2018
• Espresso Private
• Niseko Classic Day
• Morning 2.5 hours
• Afternoon 2.5 hours
• 1 hour Private
• Kids Specialist AM (3 – 14 years)
• Kids specialist PM (3 – 14 years)
• Niseko Morning Private Lesson
• Niseko Lunch Private Lesson

*All day group and kids lessons are held at the improved Hanazono learning facility.
*Private lessons provide the convenient option of starting from either Hanazono or Hirafu.
** Yuki Freeride Program operation dates: December 17-31, 2017 and February 11-25, 2018

NISS Contact Details:

Tel: 81 (0) 136 21 66 88


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.

HPG Contact Details:

Tel: 81 (0) 136 21 66 88

Niseko Sports Rental & Retail Stores

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.

Our rental fleet consists of the latest winter technical gear from the world’s leading brands such as K2, Salomon, Line, Head, Ride and Burton. Niseko Sports will continue to offer the price pointed mid-range equipment and a special range of beginner equipment including the Burton Learn To Ride series to ensure the guest progresses quickly to enjoy the mountain. We also carry a full range of children’s equipment suited for all ages and levels.

Niseko Sports Hirafu-Zaka
Winter Hours: 8:30am to 8:30pm (8:30am to 6pm outside of night skiing period)
Open from: December 1 2017 – April 15 2018

Niseko Sports HANAZONO 308
Winter Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Open from: December 3 2017 – April 8 2018

The Vale Snowsports
Winter Hours: 8:30am to 8:30pm
Open from: December 1 2017 – April 15 2018

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6633


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!

  Snow Tubing

* The Zipline is closed for this season due to new building construction.

HANAZONO Adventure Park Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6688

Snowmobile Tours

A great adventure through Niseko's renowned powder snow on your very own high performance snowmobile!

Open from: December 2 2017 – April 8 2018

HANAZONO Snowmobile Tours Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6688


Snowshow Tours

Join us on a beautiful adventure through the Hanazono forest. In an intimate group of no more than eight, we will explore the peaceful nature surrounding Hanazono.

Open from: December 2 2017 – April 8 2018 (dependent on snow conditions)

HANAZONO Snowshow Tours Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 6688



Hokkaido's No.1 Terrain Park
Hanazono Main Park - Two big lines for intermediate and advanced riders.
Jib Park - Lots of boxes and rails to hit after the HANAZONO Park.

HANAZONO Park Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 23 0103


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.

Vacation Niseko Contact Details

Tel: +81 (0) 136 21 2500


Niseko United All Mountain Lift Tickets

Adults Age 60+ Age 13-15 Age 7-12
12 point  4,000 3,600 3,600 3,000
8 hour 6,300 4,800 4,800 3,800
1 days 7,400 5,600 5,600 4,500

2 days

13,600 10,200 10,200 8,200
3 days  19,800 14,900 14,900 11,900

4 days

26,000  19,500 19,500 15,600
5 days  32,200 24,200 24,200 19,300

HANAZONO and Grand Hirafu Lift Tickets

Regular Season: December 9th, 2017 - March 18th, 2018

  Adult Seniors 60+ Age 13-15 Age 7-12
1 point 350 350 350 270
5 hour 4,200 3,200 3,200 2,300
8 hour 4,900 3,700 3,700 2,700
1 days 5,500 4,100 4,100 3,000

2 days

10,000 7,500 7,500 5,500
3 days  14,600 11,000 11,000 8,000

4 days

18,200  14,400 14,400 10,500
5 days  23,700 17,800 17,800 13,000


Hanazono – Where nature inspires