Mizunara - Snowy Mountain

Winter

Mizunara - Winter skiing with kids

Known for its ‘champagne powder’, unparalleled infrastructure, sophisticated dining and varied nightlife, Hirafu has been the driving force behind Niseko’s stellar rise as one of the world’s most phenomenal ski areas. With an average snowfall of 15 metres, Hirafu is known as the world’s second snowiest ski resort with flakes so large that locals jokingly refer to them as ‘chicken feathers’. Here’s how to make most of your winter holiday:

Chalet Mizunara is only one kilometre away from the Grand Hirafu Gondola which provides access to some of the area’s steepest slopes, as well as several great runs for beginners.

Whether you’re a first-timer trying to familiarise yourself with a pair of skis or an accomplished snowboarder aiming to perfect your turns, the Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow School has a wide range of lessons and programmes available which cater to all levels.

Part of four interconnected ski resorts, Hirafu and the neighbouring resort of Niseko Village boast of some of the steepest slopes in the region, with those in nearby Hanazono offering slightly easier terrain for beginners. Meanwhile, the Annupuri Resort is well-known for its backcountry gates, popular with accomplished skiers and snowboarders eager to access some of the area’s deep snow on off-piste trails – something we don’t recommend doing without necessary training.

Whether it is tobogganning or snowmobiling that gets your adrenaline pumping, what better place to slide down the slopes than Niseko? Our Concierge can help rent a snowmobile for your use or guide you on the best places to go to.

Mizunara - Winter Season

Guest Reviews

  • December 2nd, 2019 - December 4th, 2019

    A wonderful apartment with spaces carefully thought out while creating coziness at every corner. Its amenities are as complete as you can imagine - particularly if you intend to cook. The open kitchen area is next to the living area - designed in giving a sense of connection while whipping up a meal in the background. The main bedrooms layout at the top floor are well designed with a deep sunken bath to soak off after a day of activities. If you have young children or traveling alone, I'm confident that you will love the large bunk room. There's also an equipment room where you can access directly from outside of the apartment to store your ski stuff without the need to lug them through the main door. All in all, it had been a superb time spent in the apartment. Highly recommend if you're visiting Niseko.

    Joey C, Singapore
  • November 27th, 2019 - November 29th, 2019

    It's a very warm and comfortable lovely house. We had a great time here. Definitely the highlight of our trip, thank you.

    Zhe C, China
  • April 29th, 2019 - May 3rd, 2019

    I would like to comment on how pleased I was with the service provided by the staff at Mizunara.

    Haruhiro O, Japan
  • January 7th, 2019 - January 13th, 2019

    Amazing house - fabulously appointed. Brilliant service from Niseko Boutiques (Elite Havens). The snow was superlative and the company exceptional. A great holiday.

    Mark S, United States
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