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A new chapter in Japan’s ski universe is about to start. The long awaited new Hanazono Lift 1 (6-seat heated leather chairlift) and the new Hanazono Symphony Gondola (capacity of 10 persons), both showcasing the very latest in luxury design and technology and made by French firm POMA, will be finally unveiled on December 4, 2021. In addition, the resort will also introduce night skiing and new ski courses, including a new beginner run.
The new ski lifts have been specifically designed to complement the glamorous look of the Hanazono EDGE, Hanazono Resort and Park Hyatt Niseko area. A so-called POMA direct drive system, the first of its kind in Japan, will launch a new era of environmental responsibility to our resort operations, with reduced levels of noise and improved energy efficiency. The new ski lifts do also represent a huge leap forward in terms of comfort, speed and convenience for Hanazono guests, who currently already flock to the area because of its hospitality, quality powder snow, mountainous terrain and superior facilities.
For more details and inquiries, please see Hanazono Resort’s official news release: New Lifts & Course Information
・ 2020 World’s Best New Ski Hotel (World Ski Awards)
・ 2020 Best Snow Hotel in Japan (Japan Ski & Snowboard Awards, Holidays with Kids)
・ 2020 Award Winner International Category (Interior Design Excellence Awards, IDEA)
・ 2021 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice
・ 2021 Winner of two major awards: Hospitality Design and Best International Design (Australian Interior Design Awards, AIDA)
・ 2021 Spa and Wellness – Winner; Lobby and Public Spaces – Winner (Awards for Hospitality, Experience and Design, AHEAD)