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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

204 Yamada | Niseko-Hirafu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
+81 136-22-0109
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Best Skifield in world outside Europe

Skied here 2 months each year. it is fantastic with great powder snow and few people most days. It... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
aussietoday
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tokyo
Snowboard with a view

My favorite resort to snowboard. Amazing powder, spectacular view and a very easy access to back... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Aurelia C
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand hirafu” (54 reviews)
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204 Yamada | Niseko-Hirafu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Skied here 2 months each year. it is fantastic with great powder snow and few people most days. It represents some of the lightest powder snow in the world and has consistently high snowfall of around 12 + meters per year. Skiers heaven basically sums...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

My favorite resort to snowboard. Amazing powder, spectacular view and a very easy access to back country thanks to the gates. Trees run are so much fun. I am simply no giving it a 5 stars coz the top lifts are too often closed when...More

Thank Aurelia C
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We visited Niseko in the last week of March, the earliest time we could get away. We stayed in Grand Hirafu in self catering accommodation and skied all the resorts around the mountain over six days. Pros: Great food, wonderful accommodation, loved the onsens and...More

Thank James L
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This is the largest of the 4 ski resorts which caters to skiers of all levels. Very busy even in April. Opens until May. Snow was still good for spring ski.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Good slopes, lot of choices, wasn't too busy but march is end of season. The village is centered around the slopes so most accommodation is walking distance. Lift prices were pretty good considering we pay more in Australia for inferior slopes and slow. Can stop...More

1  Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Although it is end-March, the snow condition at Grand Hirafu is still very good. And the weather here in March is great too. Sunshine everyday, not windy at all, plus no need to queue for the lift chairs, it is so wonderful and relaxing to...More

1  Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Worst rental experience ever! Rude staff and very poor service on collection. On return we were 1 hour late and charged for a full day, again met with poor customer service. Average equipment to boot... many better shops with superior staff and equipment in town....More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Caught a Mid March Week not a lot of fresh snow every day but we found the turns and face shots we were looking for! we took a gamble on march got some pow and some bluebird. if you absolutely want snow January and early...More

1  Thank Dougie H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Terrain suitable for people of all ski levels. Snow quality is unbeatable when it snows there, just powder everywhere.

1  Thank Rae242
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here all winter and I can say I haven’t seen so many lifts shut like here. When the sun finally comes out and there’s not much to ski in these area and the snow is not great. A good option is sessions at...More

Thank Kedlik
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Fook On P
11 April 2018|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Unsure of resort open season but it is a family friendly resort with beginner, intermediate and advanced options. Contact Niseko guiding and photography to capture your time there in high definition quality snaps on or off... More
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shareen1s1
20 January 2018|
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Response from checkworldhotel | Reviewed this property |
The snow is incredible this year. Usually mid to 3rd week of April is still good but must check for end April this yr. Spring skiing is fun, not too cold and lots of sun light. If you are adventurous, you should consider... More
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cyyyyn
14 November 2017|
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Response from Combatfisher | Reviewed this property |
I rented all of my ski / snowboarding equipment in Niseko...there are several shops you can go to...no need to reserve or book online...I rented from a place call Rhythm. They had nice quality equipment.
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