Work is ongoing in Niseko-Hanazono to continue upgrades to the resort, pushing the quality of the lift infrastructure and increasing the skiable area. After the opening of Park Hyatt Hanazono in early 2020, the resort will be in even better condition when borders re-open to welcome back guests.
With winter around the corner it's been amazing to see the upgrades come to fruition. Visit the Niseko United Instagram page to see the latest videos!
New Hanazono 1 Lift: 6 person lift
The Hana 1 Lift that runs from the bottom of the resort is being replaced with the latest stylish 6 person chair lift from POMA with heated leather seats and footrests.
Lift Length: 1,589 meters / 5 minutes 30 seconds
Hanazono Symphony Gondola: all-new gondola
A brand new 10-person cabin will feature individual leather seats instead of benches to provide more personal space and will send guests via an intermediate station to the top station located at the east end of the resort.
Gondola Length: 1,362 meters / 5 minutes
The new gondola also opens up two new courses on the eastern edge of the mountain. The top station is an entrance to a completely new course, while the middle station allows direct access an area of the mountain that is suitable for beginners.
A new course from the gondola top station to middle station. This run is 550 metres and nice and wide. The average slope angle is just over 20 degrees.
Formerly a part of Stairway to Heaven, this course can be directly accessed from the middle station of the gondola. This 800m course is suitable for beginners and averages 7 degrees.
Find the latest updates on the Hanazono webpage and in the meantime enjoy this video from a couple of years ago!