• Chrystle Wellburn

Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski resort changes for 20/21 Winter

Grand Hirafu has made some small changes to the operations for this coming winter. Have a look at what you can expect this year on the Hirafu Slopes.

Niseko Grand Hirafu 2020 - 2021

Planned Opening: December 5th 2020

Planned Closing: May 5th 2021

Night Skiing: December 19th 2020 - March 7th 2021

Operating Hours: 8.30am-4.30pm (Night ski 4.30pm-8pm)

Number of guests allowed on ski lifts will be halved, but family and friends are able to ride together.

Hirafu Ski Lifts Operating

Operating Lifts

Ace Family Quad

Holiday Pair Lift

Ace Quad Lift #2 (Center Four)

Hirafu Gondola

Swinging Monkey

King Hooded Quad #3

King #4 (Pizza Box)

Night Skiing Lifts 2020/2021

Ace Family Quad

Ace Quad Lift #2 (Center Four)

Closed Lifts for 2020/2021

Ace Pair #1 (next to center four and rarely used outside of peak Xmas/NY)

King Pair #1 (above the Hirafu park, closest to Skye Niseko's boot room entrance).

King Quad #2 (Rarely used outside of peak Xmas/NY, starts next to Boyoso)

Ace Pair #3 (from Ace Hill to the 1000m hut)

Ace Pair #4 (above Ace Pair 3# on the left)

Grand Hirafu Mountain Restaurants

Operating Restaurants

King Bell Hut

Tanta An (next to the Hirafu Gondola)

Slalom Restaurant (Niseko Alpen Hotel)

Closed Restaurants

Rest House Ace Hill

1000m Hutte

Shokusai Hirafu (Hotel Niseko Alpen)

Ski Buses

Hirafu Village Shuttle is NOT running this winter

The Hirafu Village Shuttle was the free shuttle that drove around lower and upper Hirafu and out to Izumikyo.

Niseko United Shuttle is running this winter

The Niseko United shuttle is free to use on an all mountain lift pass, otherwise there is a small charge depending on how far you travel.

Niseko Grand Hirafu have stated that this is subject to change and they will be watching for infections that might require additional changes to the current plans.

Contact Us


070 4798 4593 (Whatsapp/WeChat/Line)

Head Office

0136 55 6952

27-32 Higashiyama, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1521, Japan

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