Schedule of Grand Hirafu Lift Operations

Are you planning to visit us for the final weeks of the Spring Season?

To help you plan your time on the slopes, we have compiled the Grand Hirafu lift operations schedule for the remainder of the 2022/23 Winter Season, including opening and closing times and closing dates. Please note that most lifts will not be operating the full season this year.

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

Due to melting snow at the base, from 21 April only the runs at the top of the mountain will be open. 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 GondolaDaily 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.

At Ki Niseko, we are the closest hotel to the Hirafu Gondola and the perfect location to get to the first tracks before anyone else!

From 3 April, the Gondola has been the only option to ride up to the higher level slopes and terrain, so don't delay and come and experience the final weeks of spring skiing at Ki Niseko.

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