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Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort Guide

The Niseko Grand Hirafu resort guide summary is: The Niseko Grand Hirafu ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 900m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 34 trail at Niseko Grand Hirafu.


Photo credit: Fraser GallowayNiseko Grand Hirafu Resort Guide

Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort Guide

The Niseko Grand Hirafu resort guide summary is: The Niseko Grand Hirafu ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 900m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 34 trail at Niseko Grand Hirafu.

Vertical:

Top: 1156m
Arrow
900m
Bot: 256m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

34
37%
40%
23%

Hectares of Ski:

46
Snowmaking: —

Niseko Grand Hirafu Lifts:

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Visiting Niseko Grand Hirafu

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Niseko Grand Hirafu.

  • Season opens
    28 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    9 May 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    1 | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Chitose (Sapporo)
  • Nearest Train Station
    Hirafu
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    0136-22-0109

Niseko Grand Hirafu Features

The terrain at Niseko Grand Hirafu includes:

  • Halfpipes
    Yes
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Niseko Grand Hirafu resort?

The Grand Hirafu ski area is the biggest resort in the Niseko United area and also includes the Hanazono ski area. The Hirafu village has the biggest selection of accommodation, restaurants and nightlife in the Niseko area and most visitors choose to stay here. As a result uploading can be a little slow on busy days or if wind closures limit the amount of lifts open. Hirafu offers a wide variety of terrain with a little something for everyone from groomers, open powder up high and excellent tree skiing on the lower mountain. At night time Hirafu is the place to be with lifts running until 9:00pm daily allowing access to 2/3 of the mountain’s vertical even after the day time lifts have closed. A massive lighting system and steady snowfalls often make for epic night time powder skiing for anyone who decides to skip dinner. Hanazono is home to the well known Strawberry Fields zone with countless powder mushrooms and outcroppings dotting the pitch. Hanazono also offers Niseko’s biggest and best maintained park. Grand Hirafu permits entry into the backcountry including access to the peak via a series of gates located on the ski area boundaries. Ski patrol controls access to these areas and will close the gates if snow stability is poor and avalanches are likely. Check out the Niseko Rules for details. If you do choose to enter these areas, please remember that this is backcountry terrain, there is no patrol, no avalanche control and no signage to tell you where to go and how to get home. Anyone entering the backcountry should carry all the essential rescue equipment (beacon, probe, shovel) and have appropriate knowledge in avalanche safety and route finding. Alternatively there are a number of backcountry guiding services available in the Niseko area that can safely take you out of bounds. Grand Hirafu is connected to the other resorts of the Niseko United area (Niseko Village and Annupurri) at the top of the mountain and via a shuttle bus system (transport is free with an All Mountain Lift Pass. Tickets can be purchased for either the entire United area or just Grand Hirafu.


Explore Niseko Grand Hirafu Location Map

Interactive Niseko Grand Hirafu trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Niseko Grand Hirafu?

DecemberAverage: 6.2 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Niseko Grand Hirafu is week 4 of December. There are typically 6.2 snowy days during this week with 42cm of snowfall. Check out the Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Niseko Grand Hirafu

Overall: 3.9 Based on 55 votes and 108 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.3
  • Off-piste 4.5
  • Scenery 4.1
  • Apres-Ski 4.2
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Herby from Japan writes:

Niseko was once a powder heaven. Now overrun by every nation on earth. Many Chinese men who are kooks and are abusing the place, as they have all over the world.

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