Niseko HANAZONO Resort resort review (Kutchan Town, Hokkaido)

Niseko HANAZONO Resort
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by lonepeak on 3rd November 2017
Snow...snow...and more snow
Day 3 of son trip (took a down day in Sapporo...check out the beer museum).

We bought the Hanazono only pass and were not disappointed. Similar to my previous Niseko trip, I don't think we saw the sun. The snow would let up a bit, then start again. Tracks on groomers would fill in after a few hours. All that is fine - we came for powder. We did laps under the upper quad chair, and when the pizza box chair opened did laps off the sidecountry. Snow was primo with knee deep not uncommon. Lots and lots of hikers above the pizza box chair - would like to try that sometime but I'm not sure where they end up (hike out?).

After skiing the base lodge beer towers are cheaper than they are at lunchtime. My boys and I didn't seem to have trouble finishing one off : )
Date visited: From 01 February, 2017 To 01 February, 2017
Snow condition on visit: Powder!!!
Things I liked: Powder
Things I didn't like: Nothing
Recommended for: Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Off-piste opportunities
Ungroomed courses
Not recommended for: Beginner riders
General score: 90
Snow conditions: 100
Courses/Terrain: 90
Lift system: 90
Apres ski: 90

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
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Average Rankings

General score: 88
Snow conditions: 93
Courses/Terrain: 77
Lift system: 75
Apres ski: 45

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1040m
Min. elevation: 308m
Vertical: 732m
Steepest slope: 30°
Longest course: 3300m
Number of lifts: 3

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