Winter in Hanazono
Powder snow and elegant apres ski dining
Hanazono is part of the internationally renowned Niseko ski resort, Japan’s premier powder snow destination. It is located on the northernmost island of Hokkaido and sees an average of over 15 meters of top quality snow every season, making it world-famous among skiers and snowboarders. To get a jump on the crowds, hit the slopes with a private Hanazono Powder Guide. This perk grants you early access to the courses, and the guide's insider knowledge means they can seek out the very best of the resort’s powder snow. There’s also the option to book a Niseko Weiss Powder CAT Tour, which guarantees the entirety of Mount Weisshorn for just 12 guests. It is an incredible way to make the most of Hanazono’s legendary surroundings.
For apres ski, head to the resort’s Asperges restaurant for a refined dining experience that gives French cuisine a Hokkaido twist. Head chef Hiroshi Nakamichi has been recognized by the government for his contribution to Hokkaido cuisine and has even created dishes for world leaders at the G8 Summit. He designs menus that showcase the prefecture’s produce by using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients.