For some travelers, an accommodation choice can make or break a holiday. Just like looking through the real-estate pages, a house may look amazing on paper, but when you get there you can immediately tell the photos have had a touch of love from Photoshop. Accommodation can be the same, which is why we highly recommend booking through travel professionals, like Deep Powder Snow Holidays who know the resorts, know the accommodation and have a sound knowledge of what meets expectations of skiers and snowboarders.
As skiers and snowboarders, we are a unique bunch. We ski and ride until we drop, so come the end of the day we need accommodation that is close to the resorts, comfortable, warm, social and most importantly somewhere that is nearby to a cool and fun place we can grab an après drink or two from.
The 2017-18 Japan ski season has started with a bang, the best start in almost 20 years. Here are 5 unique properties in some of the best Japanese ski resorts that we highly recommend.
Ki Niseko in Niseko is a boutique hotel offering luxurious hotel rooms, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with a remarkable ski-in/ski-out location. Set at the foot of Grand Hirafu, Ki Niseko brings Japanese sophistication with modern alpine charm. As you ski to the door, hand your skis to the ski valet and enter a whole new standard of ultra-luxury in Niseko. Each level of the complex has stunning views of Mt Yotei and ski resort vista. Indulge yourself at the Ki Niseko natural onsen and spa, then relax at the bar or lounge.
Phoenix One in Hakuba offers a true alpine luxury experience with its first class four bedroom lodge, set in a perfect location in Hakuba. No expense has been spared with the vaulted ceilings, western red cedar flooring and walls, incredible artwork, designer furniture and high-tech custom fittings. This unique lodge treats guests to an enormous living space, fully equipped kitchen, stunning bedrooms, a private gym and spa.
Presenting outstanding accommodation at Nozawa Onsen’s most deluxe property. Ryokan Sakaya is a traditional, exclusive Japanese Ryokan that has been in the owners family for 19 generations and is only five minutes walk from the moving footway that transports you to the lifts. This is a truly remarkable property with large and luxurious Japanese and western style rooms with ensuites and a place where you will experience first hand Japanese hospitality at its finest. Dining here is a special experience.
A classic Japanese resort offering old tradition with modern amenities. In its spectacular location, it offers 52 spacious and comfortable western and Japanese style rooms. Akakura Kanko Resort and Spa is located above the lift line, midway on the ski mountain at Akakura Kanko resort. This luxurious 5 Star Hotel is frequented by the Japanese Royal family and provides first class facilities throughout and spectacular views. Guest rooms available are either Japanese or western style with ensuites.
A remarkable hotel, one of the Nagano regions’ signature hotels, set in exceptional ski-in/ski-out location of Shiga Kogen with an extensive range of hotel rooms suited for singles, couples, triple and quad share. Set in Japan’s largest ski area, with 19 resorts, all interconnecting, Okushiga Kogen is a boutique style hotel featuring 74 rooms and brilliant customer service. It offers good quality accommodation at affordable prices. Popular for its live entertainment, magic shows, games, campfires, teatime and dining options, it offers a difference from other properties in the area.
With the 2017-18 Japan ski season underway it is not too late to take advantage of these great accommodation options.
Want to learn more about how Deep Powder Snow Holidays can help you? Contact us today to arrange your Japan ski holiday!