Ski in / ski out destination resort
- Great off piste skiing through the Hanazono gates
- Large ski school, beginner areas & quiet slopes
- Upmarket dining at the Park Hyatt Hanazono
On the North-East face of the mountain, the Hanazono ski resort is the quietest of the four Niseko United ski resorts. Easy access to the Hanazono gates and exclusive early bird slope access with Hanazono Powder Guides make it an appealing choice for powder lovers.
The addition of the Park Hyatt resort hotel and its 11 restaurants, lounges & bars, shopping, onsen, swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, fitness centre & ski valet service has transformed the Hanazono base into a luxury ski destination.
Visitors seeking a ski village experience can take advantage of the free shuttle bus service connecting Hanazono with neighboring Hirafu or can head into Kutchan town to enjoy authentic local dining.
Hanazono is tailor made for families with ski school, ski hire, winter adventure park, Galazy of Kidz soft play and snow mobile tours to keep the kids occupied.
Where is Hanazono?
Hanazono is located between Hirafu and Kutchan Town and sits at the base of the Hanazono ski resort.
New Chitose Airport (CTS) is the closest airport and can be reached in 2.5 to 3 hours by road. Kutchan is the closest town at 10 minutes’ drive and Sapporo is the closest major city at 2 hours’ drive.
Niseko United Ski Resort
The Niseko United Ski Area is comprised of the four connected ski areas of Hanazono, Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri. It is the largest single ski resort area in Japan.
There is enough terrain to keep everyone happy from mellow piste runs, steeper pistes, tree runs, sidecountry off piste and full backcountry terrain.
With the addition of the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono resort hotel opening its doors in 2020, the Hanazono base area has been transformed into a luxury destination ski resort.
For visitors seeking a stay in a secluded forest hideaway, the ultra-modern Setsu In chalet is an excellent choice, located 15 minutes’ walk from the ski lifts.
Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS) is the largest International Snowsports School in Japan and is based at the Hanazono resort in the Hanazono 308 building.
Niseko Sports' rental fleet consists of the latest winter technical gear from the world's leading brands such as K2, Salomon, Line, Head, Ride and Burton.
The Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono offers gourmet delights with the freshest ingredients in one of the 11 restaurants, lounges, and bars, including robata, teppan, Italian and Chinese.
The stunning floor to ceiling glass Hanazono Edge building and the Café Hanazono 308 offer lunch options at the base of the ski lifts.
The Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono offers two sophisticated lounge bars.
Hanazono is family-oriented and does not offer much in the way of lively nightlife. However, neighbouring Hirafu village does offer a huge range of dining and nightlife options and can be reached via shuttle bus services operated between the two villages or local taxi.
Choose from nanny, day care or kids adventure options with trusted professionals in the Niseko area.
Niseko offers plenty of great activities off the mountain - Snow Mobile Tours, Snow Shoe Tours, Tube Park, Snow Rafting, Sled Tour and an Indoor Climbing Wall!
Getting Around Niseko
Whether you prefer to jump on a shuttle bus, book a taxi or hire a car and drive yourself, there are plenty of options to get around the Niseko area.