Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu resort review (Kutchan Town, Hokkaido)

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 luke_wilby on 22nd February 2016
Perfect powder for endless tree skiing
Before visiting Niseko I'd read a lot about their snow fall and the quality of the snow and our visit didn't disappoint (and this is meant to be a below par season)!

We had close to a metre and a half of snow fall during our stay leading to some amazing days on the hill. I've been lucky enough to ski across a number of countries and this was hands down the best snow I've seen.

The four mountains provide good variety, and although there isn't a lot of the steep stuff you'd find in North America, the tree skiing and powder stashes here were sensational. The village is well laid out, with some great restaurants, nightlife and onsens for plenty to keep you occupied when the sun sets.

Can't wait to get back here for some more of that epic jpow!
Date visited: From 02 February, 2016 To 06 February, 2016
Snow condition on visit: Perfect - over a metre fell on the hill in the 5 nights we were there
Things I liked: Everything!
Things I didn't like: The only bad thing I can say is don't stop for a coffee at the Lookout cafe on the Niseko Village mountain. 1,000 Yen for a terrible cup of coffee!
Recommended for: Beginner riders
Intermediate riders
Advanced riders
Skiers
Snowboarders
Off-piste opportunities
Ungroomed courses
Apres-ski
Not recommended for: Authentic Japan experience
General score: 100
Snow conditions: 100
Courses/Terrain: 90
Lift system: 100
Apres ski: 90
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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
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Average Rankings

General score: 82
Snow conditions: 83
Courses/Terrain: 78
Lift system: 74
Apres ski: 77

Basic Resort Statistics

Max. elevation: 1200m
Min. elevation: 260m
Vertical: 940m
Steepest slope: 40°
Longest course: 5600m
Number of lifts: 12

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