Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place, Kutchan-cho

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Famous for its fine-quality powder snow, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place offers excellent conditions for skiers and snowboarders to indulge their winter sport passions. Established in 1923 by a member of the Sapporo Railway Bureau, the international resort covers a skiable area of 325 hectares (803.1 acres) with 30 available runs. Depending on your level of expertise, you can easily access three main differentiable courses--Alpen, Kougen, and Hanazono--via the electronic lift system. The family-friendly resort also offers training courses for beginners, so you can learn the basics of skiing or snowboarding with professional instructors. See Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place and all Kutchan-cho has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kutchan-cho visit website .
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  •  Since I stayed at Annupuri, I went to the top of the jumbo 4th pair at the top of Annupuri in the afternoon after I slipped at Annupuri in the morning, and moved to Grand Hirafu by crossing the upper part of Niseko village. The plan was to go up to the top of the village or the top lift in Hirafu and come back to Annupuri, but the Wonderland chair A and B line at the top of the village is single, King at the top of the third quad to connect to the Hirafu gondola the fourth was single. For people with fear of heights, singles do not want to ride without a safety bar. The fourth pair of aces at the top of the other one gave up riding because there seemed to be no safety bar. If a person with a phobia of heights is told not to ski, it is a concern to put alone on a single if it comes with a small child, and I want a sense of security of the safety bar in the pair. Many foreign skiers have come, but I think that the pair without a single or safety bar nowadays is outdated and unsafe. In particular, the top of Niseko is very windy, and when it comes up in a pair lift of annupuri, it shakes considerably, and it was good because I was able to hold it on the safety bar, but I want you to consider attaching the safety bar in order to improve safety at the time of strong winds. The jumbo 4th pair of Annupuri is equipped with a loader (like a belt conveyor) during the ride, which may lead to better safety at the time of ride, but the basic safety bar is available throughout Niseko. Although Annupuri may be relatively family-friendly, there was no single lift with a safety bar on all lifts. In terms of the size and snow of the ski slopes, it may be said that it is the best in the country, but because there is no safety bar in the lift after all, it took a shuttle bus from the Grand Hirafu Mountain Center to Annupuri, taking 50 minutes to Anpuri. Although it may be a minority opinion, as a senior who experienced the ski heyday when he was young, he dared to make recommendations to increase the popularity of skiing.
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  • Ski'd with 2 friends for 8 days on the Mountain and like all adventures its the luck of the draw with conditions and we certainly got the best of them We ski'd quite a bit of the whole mountain area a...  more »
  • Hirafu is a cool place to ski. Loads of slopes, abundant food, great ski schools. Flipside is loads of people, pricey. Your choice!  more »
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