AS the weather warms and the powder reduces, the migration to Niseko’s spring parks begins.
HANAZONO, undisputedly, has the biggest park area in Niseko, with a huge number of immaculately groomed kickers and rails to suit all levels as well as a FIS (Federation Internationale de Ski) specification half-pipe – the only one in Hokkaido. The park’s features are constantly changing, but if this assortment of terrain isn’t enough to interest you, then maybe the bag jump will, which allows you to practise giant jumps without having to worry about bad landings.
Grand Hirafu also pushes snow towards the top of the mountain to create some truly enormous kickers in its purposely built spring park.
Niseko Village has its Wonderland Park at the top of the resort under the Wonderland Chair, featuring several challenging terrain features.
Photo by Niseko Photography