Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Snow Crystal is a premium apartment building 50m from the Ace Family Chair lift, as close as you can get to the chairlifts without being ski-in-ski-out.

The building is a short stroll from Hirafu’s vibrant nightlife, with many of the most celebrated dining spots within a 100m walk.

The hotel offers spacious, contemporary 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, all cleverly designed with open-plan living areas. 

2-bedroom apartments have one ensuite and one shared bathroom, while 3-bedroom apartments have two ensuites and one shared bathroom.

All apartments have basic laundry facilities with washing machine and dryer.

Modern kitchens with island benches adjoin living and dining areas in an open-plan layout.

The apartments have a sleek and stylish, open plan design with floor to ceiling windows offering scenic views during the day and night.

LCD TV’s broadcasting satellite TV channels and DVD player are present in every apartment for your entertainment.

The apartments have chic designer bathrooms with one bathroom per bedroom, plus hairdryer.

The building is oriented towards Mt Yotei, with expansive windows in the living areas maximise views of the iconic volcano and the Ace Family ski run.

Hirafu Village, Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan
2 – 3 bedroom apartments
2 bedroom penthouse
built over 6 levels
Centralized Heating
Gas Fireplace
Ski Storage
Drying Room
Free Wi-Fi
Plasma/LCD TV
DVD Player
Cable/Satellite TV
iPod Connection
DVDs, Books, Games on Request
Japanese Washlet Toilet
Fully equipped: Oven, Cooktop, Microwave, Fridge, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee/Tea/Milk/Sugar on arrival
Cutlery + Plates
Cooking Utensils
Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 5 Nights

Nestled at the foot of the Family Ace Chairlifts of Grand Hirafu Niseko, Snow Crystal is located in the Family Zaka precinct, alongside several other apartment buildings and several restaurants. It is as close as it can be to the slopes without being ski in ski out.
Within a five minute walk there are probably about 20 or 30 restaurants to choose from and half a dozen bars.
Right next door in premier ski-in/ski-out complex The Vale Niseko is the Vale Bar & Grill, for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
2 Bedroom Yotei Panorama Penthouse 95 SQM
Alone on the 6/F, floor, the Penthouse features gorgeous uninterrupted views of Mt Yotei across two walls.
The master bedroom features en suite toilet and shower.
Stylish designer furniture adorns the open-plan living area, which features dining and sofa seating, a full-feature kitchen and laundry nook with washing machine and dryer.
A gorgeous outdoor jacuzzi bath on private terrace space is yours to enjoy.
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
3 Bedroom Apartment (YOTEI OR GROUND FLOOR VIEW) 106.5 SQM
Located on 2 – 5 floors, while units on the higher floors guarantee views of Mt Yotei from the open-plan living space.
An expansive open-plan living area features full-feature kitchen and breakfast bar, dining table with seating for six and a sofa area with LCD TV.
Two of the three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with showers. The third bedroom is next door to the shared bathroom, which features bath tub as well as shower and toilet.
There is a separate laundry nook with separate washer and dryer machine.
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
2 Bedroom Apartment (yotei or ground floor view) 106.5 sqm
Located on 2 – 5 floors, while units on the higher floors guarantee views of Mt Yotei from the open-plan living space.
There is a full-feature kitchen with detached counter and breakfast bar, spacious sofa looking over an inset flat-screen TV, and dining seating for 8 guests.
Each bedroom has western bedding and bedside tables with either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds, to sleep 2 guests.
The master bedroom features en suite bathroom with shower, the second bedroom is across the hall from an additional shared bathroom with shower and bath.
There is a laundry nook with washing machine and dryer.
Bedroom 1: 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 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
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms


$4,240 $4,028/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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