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 andrewl on 1st October 2002
Review submitted by Hutch before 2006
Niseko Hirafu could arguably be the best powder RESORT in Japan.

If you don't mind some crowds on the weekends and over the holidays. There is always the backcountry there... and Hirafu is a great place to find guides to take you out. The summit run is kicking…..hit the top single seater lift and make the 20 min kick in to the top ridge. Waist deep after a good dump... just get up there first thing in the morning before the pack heats up. The tree runs rule... they are talked about again and again on this website.

Places to stay can be reasonable... and many places offer up cheap tickets (as they purchase season passes for their customers to use).
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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: 84
Courses/Terrain: 77
Lift system: 72
Apres ski: 76

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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