Spring Lift Operations Schedule at Grand Hirafu Resort

Springtime splendor awaits at Grand Hirafu

Embrace the charm of Spring in Niseko, where you can indulge in budget-friendly, crowd-free skiing under the blissful bluebird skies. Although the powder season has ended, take the opportunity to explore the spectacular views from the mountain without the usual bustle.

With prime snow conditions for those who ride park, the Grand Hirafu Spring Park is back in full swing on the Shirakaba Course, boasting an array of jumps and rails suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.

Take advantage of significant savings on lift passes, as all four resorts of Niseko United transition to spring season pricing. Our dedicated concierge team stands ready to assist you in securing lift passes before your arrival; more details are available here.

Cap off your excursion with a remarkable deal on a private transfer to New Chitose Airport, courtesy of SkyExpress offering a generous 10% discount on all airport transfers until the conclusion of spring.

Spring Grand Hirafu Operations Overview, effective from April 1st

Planning a journey to experience the serene beauty of spring skiing, surrounded by its crystal-clear blue skies and peaceful slopes?

To assist in organizing your mountain adventures, we've provided the updated spring lift operations schedule for the remaining 2023/24 ski season. This includes precise opening and closing times, as well as the final closing dates for your convenience.

Starting April 1st, the following lifts will be in operation at Grand Hirafu

LiftOperating PeriodOperating Hours
Holiday Pair Lift #1Daily until 7 April8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Hirafu GondolaDaily until 6 May8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
King Hooded Quad Lift #3Daily until 6 May8:35 AM - 3:45 PM
King Lift #4Daily until 6 May8:50 AM - 3:45 PM

*Kindly be advised that lift schedules are subject to change without prior notice due to factors such as weather conditions, visibility, and sunset times.

Updates to trail availability beginning April 1st

Furthermore, from April 1st, specific runs will be restricted due to the ongoing construction of the new gondola, scheduled to open next winter season. Barricades will mark these restricted areas at connecting points in the lower section of the Ace side, clearly indicating the limitations once inside the resort.

Please stay informed by checking the Grand Hirafu website for any updates.

Interested in booking a spring getaway at Ki Niseko?

With a variety of available room types to accommodate your needs, we would be delighted to be your home away from home this Spring. For reservations and inquiries, please feel free to email our team at stay@kiniseko.com or click the link below to search for your preferred dates.

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