After 38 Years, Grand Hirafu's Historic Ace Quad Lift #2 Embarks on Its Final Journey

With just a week remaining, Japan's esteemed Ace Quad #2 Center Four lift at Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort will bid adieu on March 31, 2024. Affectionately dubbed 'Center Four' since 1985, it stands as a cherished symbol, providing picturesque rides alongside .Dot Base. Over its notable tenure, this beloved lift has whisked over 25 million passengers aloft, granting them awe-inspiring vistas of the tranquil landscape, proudly holding the highest track record of visitor rides in Niseko United.

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Introducing the New Gondola for the Winter 2024/25 Season

In the upcoming season, the cherished 'Center Four' lift will undergo a notable makeover, evolving into a modern 10-passenger gondola. This upgrade will significantly increase transportation capacity from 1,800 to 2,800 individuals per hour. Passengers can look forward to enjoying modern comforts such as heated seats and Wi-Fi, while taking in panoramic views through the gondola's large windows. Additionally, the introduction of a bike rack will cater to summer mountain biking enthusiasts, adding to the appeal of Niseko as a year-round destination.

A Week-Long Farewell Celebration for the Center Four Lift

Join us for a week-long farewell celebration hosted by Niseko Tokyu Grand Hirafu in honor of the Center Four Lift, happening from Monday, March 25 to Sunday, March 31. Get in the mood with daily DJ sets and don't miss the spectacular finale featuring mesmerizing Yotei drum performances and fireworks. For more details, please visit their website.