October, 11th 2019
Hanazono Niseko is the most north-eastern resort of Niseko United. It’s known as a great resort for families with plenty of activities and a stellar ski school. It is also home to some of the best powder skiing and snowboarding in Niseko, including access to the backcountry through gates. Hanazono has a lot of exciting new developments that will certainly create an amazing time for those who visit in the future!
If you visited Hanazono during the 2018-19 winter then you could not but help to see the large scale construction near the base. You were looking at the new ski-in ski-out Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO Hotel and Residences! Scheduled to open on January 20th, 2020, this development will form the centerpiece of Hanazono. The Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO Hotel and Residences will include plenty of dining and shopping options, completely transforming what is available to guests at the base of Hanazono.
The resort will build a restaurant and bar to keep up with all of the developments. Construction is already almost complete as it will open for winter 2019-20. Called the Hanazono EDGE, this new development will complement the Park Hyatt with an exciting new slopeside restaurant, café, and bar. The Hanazono EDGE ski-in ski-out facility will be able to accommodate over 500 people in a relaxing environment with everything you need when taking a break from riding the world’s best snow.
Do you remember Hanazono 308, the resort’s ski center? This has been completely remodeled into a brand-new facility which will include the largest kids activity center in Niseko! The Galaxy of Kidz features climbing walls, a floating adventure trail, a net playground, a ball pit for toddlers, and more. Children who participate in NISS Group Ski Lessons will have access to all these fun features. The new Hanazono 308 building will also house a daycare center, so parents can have a chance to have some fun on their own. A chef dedicated to the kids rounds out an amazing set up for children to have fun at Hanazono.
Hanazono has confirmed that it will add 2 new lifts that will be completed for the 2020-21 winter season. The first is a beginner gondola that will take those learning how to ski and snowboard up to a perfect pitch to practice. The second lift will take the place of the current HANA Quad #1, however, it will feature some luxurious upgrades. A high speed, 6 seat lift will carry skiers and snowboarders to their favorite powder staches. This new lift will boast heated seats and even WiFi!
Hanazono has grand plans to develop as a premier all-season resort in Asia, so they are not just focusing on winter expansion. The summer 2020 season will feature new activities at Hanazono to compliment their already fun line up of river rafting, canyoning, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and more. Construction of a new tree trekking course at the base has already been completed. Plans for a tree walking course on top of a near-by ridge have already been set in motion as well. Fishing, kayaking, and SUP-ing will all be available in a lake near the base of the resort as well. Segway tours, private fishing charters, golf cart tours, and electric bike tours through the lush mountains are all planned for summer 2020 at Hanazono.
Niseko has the most snowfall during Japan’s slow start to winter
If you have been following the weather reports about snowfall this winter around the world then you know that it has been a low start in terms of ...
22 January 2020
What to do in Niseko when you’re not skiing
Niseko has had a few big dumps of snow and plenty of clear beautiful weather this winter, but it’s no secret that the snowfall totals are below av...
18 January 2020
Niseko does Chinese New Year 2020!
Chinese New Year is always an exciting time to be in Niseko. January 25th marks the beginning of the Year of the Rat! This year’s Chinese New Year...
10 January 2020
Lots of snow headed for Niseko to start the new year!
The snow conditions around the resorts of Niseko United have been consistently improving over the last week. Fresh snow nearly every day has given...
31 December 2019
Where to stay in Niseko – Hirafu
The third installment of our “Where to stay in Niseko” series is the one-and-only Hirafu Village. Some call it “the beating heart of Niseko” as it...
27 December 2019
Christmas and New Years 2020 events in Niseko
What a time to be in Niseko! The Christmas and New Year’s holiday season is full of energy and events all around all 4 resorts of Niseko United. R...
17 December 2019
All 4 resorts of Niseko United are open!
All 4 resorts are open! The last week has brought some massive snowfall to Niseko! Hokkaido’s perfect weather phenomenon has taken full effect this...
9 December 2019
Where to stay in Niseko – Niseko Village
Next up in our “Where to stay in Niseko” blog series is Niseko Village. Situated east of Annupuri Resort and west of Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village ...
6 December 2019
Niseko United Opening Day! November 23rd, 2019
A lovely opening day at Annupuri Resort! Niseko United is officially open for the 2019-20 winter season! Annupuri Resort opened up the Dream Quad l...
25 November 2019
Niseko sees its first big snowfall of the 2019-20 season!
A snowy street in Kutchan Town - November 16th, 2019 Starting on the night of November 14th, 2019, Niseko’s temperature dropped below freezing at t...
18 November 2019
Where to stay in Niseko – Annupuri
First up in our “Where to stay in Niseko” series is Annupuri! The most southeast resort of Niseko United, Annupuri Resort has something for everyo...
15 November 2019
Niseko United Shuttle Bus 2019-20
Get around the resort areas with the Niseko United Shuttle Bus! Free for those who have a valid all-mountain lift pass. The Niseko United Shuttle...
8 November 2019
Japanese winter 2019-20 weather forecast
A snowy walk in the Hirafu village As winter approaches both Niseko locals and those planning a visit during the coming winter have the same though...
1 November 2019
Grand Hirafu Mountain Center Annex – Opening December 2019
Niseko’s impressive development continues at Grand Hirafu! The new Mountain Center Annex will open for business on December 7th, 2019. Situated in ...
25 October 2019
Niseko United opening day scheduled for November 23rd, 2019!
Are you ready?! Niseko United is planning on spinning its lifts for the public to ride starting on November 23rd, 2019. This opening date is not fi...
18 October 2019
Hanazono Niseko’s exciting new developments
Hanazono Niseko is the most north-eastern resort of Niseko United. It’s known as a great resort for families with plenty of activities and a stell...
11 October 2019
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
SIGN UP TO WIN A 5-DAY NISEKO UNITED ALL MOUNTAIN PASS!
Copyright © 2019 Niseko United.日本語