Pizza Box: The most terrifying chairlift in Niseko

When people talk about Niseko, it is usually about the famous powder snow, the high-end and modern accommodation facilities, and exceptional local Japanese food. Yet there is an interesting conversation starter that gets many skiers from Europe and US excited. It is the resort’s lift infrastructure and the iconic “Pizza Box” chairlift. The Pizza Box […]

Exploring Niseko United Hanazono Resort

Hanazono might be a tiny resort, but has it all! It consists of three chairlifts, Hano 1,2 & 3. These lifts give access to a wide variety of terrain. Powder, piste and terrain parks can be found within the boundaries of this resort. Let’s start at the very top. Hanazono chairlifts Hano #3 lift Hano 3 […]

Exploring Niseko United: Grand Hirafu

Relish a bespoke luxury winter experience in Niseko with premium private ski/snowboard lessons, powder guiding tours, whiskey tours and more

In this blog series we look at the different resorts in Niseko United. Niseko United, famously known for its amazing powder quality and being the “Aspen of Asia”, consists of four resort areas – Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri. Situated on Mount Annupuri which sits an elevation of 1,308m, each resort operates its […]