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Niseko United Opening Dates - Winter 2020/21

Winter is almost here!

Niseko United Opening Dates - Winter 2020/21

The 2020/21 winter season is coming soon! Make sure to mark these dates down in your calendar!

This season most lifts will be running at half capacity, and a few lifts in Grand Hirafu will be closed. The resort will otherwise mostly run as normal, except for a few changes in Grand Hirafu.

Here's all the info!

Annupuri 

  • Opening Date: 28 November 2020
  • Closing Date: 5 May 2021
  • Night Ski: 19 December 2020 - 7 March 2021 (till 8pm)

Niseko Village

  • Opening Date: 1 December 2020
  • Closing Date: 4 April 2021
  • Night Ski: 19 December 2020 - 7 March 2021 (till 8pm)

Grand Hirafu

Hanazono

Check out the Niseko United website for full Niseko Lift Pass pricing information.

Dates subject to change due to weather conditions.

Click here to download the Niseko United Trail Map for 2020/21.

Niseko United Opening Dates - Winter 2020/21

Grand Hirafu Operating Schedule - 2020/21 Winter

Grand Hirafu Operating Schedule - 2020/21 Winter

Grand Hirafu Operating Schedule - 2020/21 Winter

Grand Hirafu has announced their operating schedule for this winter. There are a number of changes due to COVID-19, including operating lifts, opening dates, shuttle bus, and lift capacity. The good news is that most of the resort lifts will be operational meaning that guests and locals will still be able to have a great resort experience.

Dates:

  • Planned Opening: December 05
  • Planned Closing: May 05
  • Planned Night Skiing: December 19 - March 7
  • The above are subject to change due to weather or COVID situation

Lifts Operating:

  • Ace Family Quad
  • Ace #2 Quad (Center Four)
  • Holiday #1 Pair
  • King #3 Quad
  • King #4
  • Swinging Monkey
  • Hirafu Gondola
  • Night Skiing:
  • Ace Family Quad
  • Ace #2 Quad (Center Four)

Bus:

  • Hirafu Village Shuttle will not be running
  • Niseko United Shuttle bus will be running

Lift Capacity:

  • The number of people allowed together on lifts will be halved
  • Family & friend groups can get on together

Terrain Park:

  • There will be no terrain park in Grand Hirafu this winter
  • There will be no spring park

Please note that the above information can change depending on the COVID situation.

Please read the full announcement HERE (Japanese only).

For inquiries:

Niseko Grand Hirafu
Tel: 0136-22-0109

2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

Can't wait for next season!? We are, too!

2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

Here is a quick list of 20-21 Early Bird special offers from some of the accommodations in Niseko. Be sure to enjoy these fantastic deals before they end.

ACCOMMODATION

2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

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SNOWSPORTS LESSONS

Announcement Regarding 2019-20 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

Thank you all for your continued support of the Niseko Shootout!

Announcement Regarding 2019-20 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

We would like to share an announcement about our end of season finale event, the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival.

Due to the circumstances posed by the recent Corona Virus outbreak, we will unfortunately not be holding our event at Hanazono Edge as previously planned. However, our communities loss is the world’s gain as we plan to broadcast all films and live judging results during a Facebook Watch Party!

Now everyone far and wide can join in as host Neil Hartmann guides us through viewing of this year’s Short Film entries - all 22 of them! The winners will be announced along with this year’s hashtag #nisekoshootout winners.

We are thrilled that all filmmakers and hashtag entrants that would otherwise be unable to attend our local event, will now be able to take part in the event they so very much made! Undoubtedly, the films and photos will do their part in showcasing winter in Niseko. Now let’s do our part in showcasing Niseko’s resiliency by helping us spread the word about our online event. 

Niseko Tourism Facebook Watch Party Event details below:

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 18:00 JST

Come to Niseko Tourism Facebook and simply go to "Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival" group and join the Watch Party! We will see you then.

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