Grand Hirafu Golden Week Lift Operation Schedule

To help you plan your time on the slopes, here's the Grand Hirafu lift operations schedule for the remainder of the 2022/23 Winter Season, including opening and closing times and closing dates.

Please be aware that for the final weeks of the season, only a few lifts are in operation. We highly recommend that you check the lift operations schedule below before you plan your visit.

As of 30 April, these are the runs that remain open

Only the uppermost runs of the Grand Hirafu Resort remain open due to the melting snow at the base. However, Please be careful as some areas have low snow cover and keep an eye on the Grand Hirafu website for daily updates.

Spring Operations Image 30 April

As of 30 April, here are the lifts that remain open

LiftOperating PeriodOperating Hours
Hirafu Gondola*Daily until 7 May8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
King Hooded Quad Lift #3Daily until 7 May8:40 AM - 4:00 PM
King Lift #4Daily until 7 May8:50 AM - 3:45 PM

*Hirafu Gondola last ascent is at 15:45, last descent is at 16:30. Some lift schedules may change without prior notice due to various factors, including weather conditions, visibility and sunset.


Looking for more reasons to visit Niseko in April, take a look at our latest blog here to discover why more visitors are planning their visits after peak season.