Grand Hirafu Opens Tomorrow: Get Ready!

Niseko welcomes the official start of winter with the opening of the Grand Hirafu Mt Resort tomorrow.

Grand Hirafu Opens

Niseko celebrates the official launch of the 2016/17 winter season with the much-anticipated opening of the Grand Hirafu Mt Resort tomorrow on Saturday 26th November, 2016. Niseko locals and visitors have waited patiently, with the original November 23rdscheduled opening being postponed earlier this week. Riders will now only have to wait one more sleep until they can hit the slopes for the very first time for the season.

News of the scheduled opening were made live today by Grand Hirafu with the details as follows:

・Ace Pair Lift #3 8:30-15:30
・Ace Quad Lift #2 Center 4 (transport lift)

・Center course
*Other courses are closed due to insufficient snow condition. Please do not enter under any circumstances.

Annupuri will also open tomorrow, will the remaining lifts to open on December 3rd.

Grand Hirafu Open Map

Grand Hirafu map showing mountain run opening tomorrow. Map source: Grand Hirafu website.

EARLY SEASON SPECIAL Niseko Grand Hirafu 1-day pass (Limited November 26th-30th, 2016)
Adult: 2,000 yen
Child: (7-12)/Student/Senior(60+): 1,000 yen

So grab your board or skis and head on over tomorrow to join in the action! Don't forget to tag #experienceniseko on Instagram to share your Niseko mountain time with us!

Plus, check out the video below featuring the first tracks made today on Grand Hirafu by 360Niseko who managed to hike up to the top of the Ace #2 Center 4 lift and take a closer look at the snow and score the first tracks in Hirafu for the season.