Hokkaido ski and snowboard resort reviews

Reviews of ski resorts in Hokkaido. Currently 3 reviews.
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 OzOzOz on 16th April 2014
Still the best
What has not been said about Niseko Grand Hirafu (and connecting).

When it's on - which is often - it really is simply the best.

It may not be the steepest.
It may get very busy.
It may get too many, er, boisterous foreigners spoiling things a bit.
It may get windy affecting lifts too often.

But the snow is just awesome and hard to beat.

Great restaurants and nightlife too.

Just don't go expecting a quaint traditional Japanese experience
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Niseko HANAZONO Resort
ニセコHANAZONOリゾート
Kutchan Town, Hokkaido
Submitted by kokodoko on 15th April 2014
Good powder runs
Hanazono has got 3 chairs. Chair 1 you can access Strawberry Fields and Blueberry Fields, which have good tree runs. Chair 3 has got good tree runs off it too. Or you can ski the pistes. There is very easy access from Hirafu. You can just ski across or catch the shuttle bus.

There are good restaurants at the bottom, ski school and Hanazono Powder Guides.

It would be best to get an all mountain pass for the whole Niseko
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Hoshino Resort Tomamu
星野リゾート トマム
Shimukappu Village, Hokkaido
Submitted by MagSeven on 14th April 2014
Tomamu 2014
I made a couple of trips to Tomamu this year, one of which was thanks to the Snow Japan giveaway ticket.

I'd say Tomamu is a good medium sized resort which isn't actually that difficult to get to from the Sapporo area, either by train or by car via the Expressway.

There are two sides of the resort but I've only ever been on the gondola side, lookers left of the mountain. At the top of the hill there is an
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