Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Alpen Ridge was one of the first ski-in/ski-out condos built in Hirafu in the modern development era, which began in the mid-2000s.

Along with The Vale Niseko next door, its developers jostled for prime position alongside the family ski run, perfect for beginners but also good for others who can access higher parts of the mountain from the family lift here.

Just a few steps away, the Vale’s Vale Bar & Grill restaurant offers an excellent range of meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. AYA Niseko also has a restaurant on premises, or a short walk from your front door is the main street of Hirafu – groceries, bars, everything is close by.

Walk out onto the family run from the front door, and access the upper mountain via the family lift. Or jump on the free shuttle bus which stops right outside and can whisk you up to any of the lifts on the mountain.

Hirafu, Niseko (ski-in/ski-out)
31 apartments in total
1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 4, 6 and 7 bedroom penthouses
Professionally equipped for gourmet cooking
A combined living, dining and kitchen area
Breakfast bar + formal dining seating
Home entertainment
LED TV, Satellite and DVD/CD player
Front Desk / Concierge
English Speaking Staff

Alpen Ridge is located in the “Family-Zaka Street” precinct of Upper Hirafu Village – so named for its location next to the family run.

With one of Niseko’s premiere buildings – The Vale Niseko – right alongside, it’s in good company. This little precinct, which used to be dilapidated old hotels and carparks, is now a vibrant, modern little accommodation and entertainment precinct.

Taking up the entire slope-facing side of the building on the 6th and 7th floor, the penthouse apartments are spacious, luxurious and comfortable all in one.
Enjoy panoramic views across living space and bedrooms, luxurious marble finishings and little embellishments such as a wine fridge and premium coffee maker.
The master bedroom features sofa sitting as well as a private balcony. Each room can sleep two guests in either 1 King Double or 2 Single bed configurations, an extra guest can also stay on futon bedding in the living room.
8 Guests (10 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 4: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Ranging across 4th to 7th floors, the three bedroom apartments also feature gorgeous views through floor-to-ceiling windows across two sides of the building.
A full-feature kitchen and laundry facilities in your apartment – all you need is here. The dining table seats up to eight, and the kitchen counter features a breakfast bar for extra seating too.
The master bedroom features wardrobe, ensuite bath with shower. The second and third bedrooms share the central bathroom for the apartment, which has a shower. Pricing varies according to the view you choose.
6 Guests (7 max)
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Ranging from 1st to 3rd floors, the two bedroom apartments price out slightly differently depending on the floor and view you choose. The master bedroom features en suite bathroom with bathtub, both bedrooms offer ample storage space and the option of either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds.
A well-positioned open plan living space takes advantage of the building corner with feature windows across two sides of the room.
A full-feature kitchen, dining seating for six and a sofa / television nook make up this space. Near the entrance is a shared bathroom with shower, and laundry nook with self-contained washer and dryer.
4 Guests (5 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
The bedrooms feature en suite bathroom with shower and sliding doors that can either connect or close off the sleeping space.
The open plan living room opens out onto a private balcony, and features both sofa & coffee table and dining table with seating for four.
A full-feature kitchen and laundry nook – everything you need is here.
2 Guests (3 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
A spacious studio apartment with full-feature kitchen, en suite bathroom and own laundry facilities for ultimate self-contained living.
A sofa and coffee table make up the living/dining area.
A small private balcony is accessible from the living room.
2 Guests (2 max)
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

A world-class ski destination, Niseko receives 14m of snow per season on average. Offering 38 lifts, 4 developed, inter-linked resorts, 47km of groomed slopes, 1000m of vertical, and the longest run stretching 5600m, Niseko is the largest of Hokkaido’s ski areas, and overall the most well-rounded winter resort on the island.
There is a good mix of groomed runs for all levels, from first-timers through expert powder hounds. There is also a terrain park with half-pipes, table tops, round quarters and rails etc… a variety of terrain to suit boarders of different abilities.
That being said, novices going down the slope for the first time may want to avoid the crowds in peak powder season and consider some of the quieter times (spring).
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bedrooms


$225 $214/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


In-house ski rental fitting and shopping service
Save a trip to the ski shop and enjoy a custom fitting session in the comfort of your accommodation!
Send us your measurements in advance and a select range of gear, plus accessories such as gloves, goggles and masks will be brought to your home to try on.
Just leave the equipment at home after your stay – we will return it for you.

For parents, a family vacation can sometimes feel like no vacation. Finding holiday babysitters in Niseko can be a challenge, until Niseko Kids Club gets it sorted with its network of English-speaking childcare professionals that serve various location in Niseko, from Hirafu to Moiwa.

Daycare – international daycare center with 2 convenient locations: at the base of the Hirafu family chair lift, inside AYA Niseko and at the base of Hanazono, inside Hanazono 308

Babysitting – 24 hour, on-call, private babysitting services with experienced, qualified and English speaking childcare professionals servicing children from newborn to 15 years

Baby equipment rental – quality childcare equipment including full size cribs, highchairs, all terrain strollers, toys and more to families traveling with infants and toddlers
Hosted parties – unforgettable parties organized and supervised, tailored to your individual requests, or choose from many themes

Catering service
A private chef may be booked in advance for a unique in-house dining experience, or a hamper can be ordered for delivery.
Driving in Japan
It is not possible to drive in Japan with just your driving licence issued in your home country. Japan only recognises International Driving Permits based on the 1949 Geneva Convention. Before arriving in Japan you must obtain your International Driving Permit from the national Automobile Association in the country which issued your licence. If you are unsure if you hold the correct license, please contact your authority for further information.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the chalet of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
We make arrangements for these pre-arrival logistics for you:
Airport transfer
The drive is between 2–3 hours from New Chitose Airport to Niseko.
Your driver will meet you at the airport arrival gate and then drive you the 2.5 – 3 hours to Hirafu and drop you at the door of your accommodation. You will be greeted and checked in by a dedicated staff, who be on stand by to provide handy tourist information about the Hirafu ski resort and your chalet. Rates vary depending on group number and vehicle used. Get in touch for details.
– Limousine service
If you are looking for a luxury way of traveling, you can also choose a limousine service. The 6-7 seater vehicle can be likened to a private jet, with luxurious white leather reclining armchairs, full cabin attendance and complimentary refreshments. The passenger area is fully equipped with a toilet, refrigerator, television, CD and DVD.
Private catered meals in the privacy of the chalet can be arranged, with the choice of:
Japanese/international breakfasts
Japanese dinners featuring sushi and sukiyaki
International dinners
Grocery, sushi and nabe set delivery services available.
We recommend qualified chefs from Niseko Gourmet.
Ski equipment rental
You should definitely book your rentals in advance to ensure your ideal rental equipment is available. Peak season is extremely busy and rentals can sell out quickly.
We recommend ski and snowboard packages from GoSnow, Rhythme Snow Sports and Niseko Base Snowsports, both with rental outlet located conveniently approximate to lifts.
Ski Lessons
We highly recommend booking your lessons before the trip – Lessons book out months in advance for peak season, and even during the quieter periods you should pre-book so that the lesson can fit in smoothly to your holiday schedule.
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