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Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

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Address: 204 Yamada | Niseko-Hirafu, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
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Excellent Ski Mountain with Lots of Snow

We went in January and it snowed every day when we were there so we enjoyed the deep powdery snow. Great place to ski with all the facilities. There is a ski shop, ski school... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went in January and it snowed every day when we were there so we enjoyed the deep powdery snow. Great place to ski with all the facilities. There is a ski shop, ski school, lockers and a nice cafe. It is very convenient to get to Grand Hirafu from the village as the free shuttle bus in Grand Hirafu... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

An excellent experience. Great staff, good food, great wine selection. Comfortable rooms. Cycling in the Autumn and skiing in the winter.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

With the demolition of the old Abucha - the Creperie - at the crossroads, one of the few remaining icons of Hirafu has disappeared. What was once a ski village with links to its past is becoming just another conglomeration of apartments and shopping malls. It is a tragedy for skiers and other visitors and a victory for short term... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Grand Hirafu and the greater Niseko resort are fantastic for skiing deep powder and varied terrain. The enclosed gondolas are a welcome relief on those cold days when you want to try to warm up between runs or more importantly dust off all the snow and talk with your mates about what run you are going to do next.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Avoid the school holidays (of Singapore and HK) if you're after a bit of quiet. Otherwise, this is a really good place to ski for beginners and seasoned powder hounds. Plus, there's plenty by way of dining options as well - or if you're inclined to cook, a couple of large supermarkets will supply you with everything you need.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is one of the most home away from home ski resort that I ever been to. The Grand Hirafu Ski Resort is a small community of ski cottages and a handful of resort hotels. All the cottages are lovely and each is of its own design. Do not worry that you are traveling with more than one family, some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to Niseko and Grand Hirafu is where we spend 90% of our time. If you are a strong intermediate and above, take every chance to ski the slopes above the gondola as those lifts are the first to close if weather conditions turn bad. The single seater chairlift leading to the top is highly recommended... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Visited Niseko for the second time. My previous trip there was also in late March/early April, and I was again a bit concerned about the snow coverage (especially since there was low snowfall in 2016). Well, there was no need to worry! Niseko delivered! The snow was meters deep in most places. A few patches on a south slope were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Not only did we find Neck Deep pow lines most days, Awesome Terrain Park to lap when it's not puking. And Night Skiing was Epic 10/10 recommend to anyone heading to Japan snow for first time. Beginner Internediate or Advanced there's something for everyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Out of the 4 areas in Niseko, Grand Hirafu is the busiest with most of the restaurants and sports shops, so there's no worry in terms of après-ski. Others are Annupuri, Hirafu Village (next in variety) and Hanazono, the prettiest but with only limited no. of runs. Connection between the 4 areas is not seamless and between Hirafu Village and... More 

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