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    Alpen Ridge, with The Vale to its right and Chalet Murasaki to its left

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Studio / 1 Bedroom / 2 Bedrooms / 3 Bedrooms / 5 Bedrooms / 6+ Bedrooms

Luxurious living in one of the most sought after locations - truly ski-in, ski-out which is a real rarity in Niseko. This is a landmark property, complete with a blend of contemporary design, elegance and comfort, offering beautiful views of the ski run and Mount Yotei.

Alpen Ridge features premium facilities, with the convenience of an on-site ski school, rental and retail facility, guest service desk and café. The Vale, which is literally next door, may have the marketing power and budget to secure its international plaudits, but Alpen Ridge is just as good and perhaps does a more honest job when delivering spacious, comfortable and generous apartments of varying sizes. Indeed, there are many returning guests actively choose Alpen Ridge over The Vale...those that are 'in the know'.

  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Concierge Service
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Front Desk
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Clothing Shop
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

Unbeatable ski-in, ski-out location in Upper Hirafu village, alongside the Ace Family chairlift. It takes just two minutes to get in to the heart of the village and is close to the supermarket, restaurants and bars.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 5 metres
Shop(s): 50 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 20 metres

Alpen Ridge has the best location in Niseko and every modern convenience. Therefore, there is a premium to pay, but it is not as expensive as The Vale. An indicative per night cost for a Studio Apartment during low season would be circa ¥21,000 (£120), rising to circa ¥306,000 (£1,775) per night for the Seven Bedroom Penthouse during the peak periods. The average cost of a Two Bedroom Apartment during late Febuary and March, would be circa ¥100,000 (£580) per night.

Click on a floor plan below to open it in a new window:

  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Concierge Service
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Front Desk
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Clothing Shop
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

Unbeatable ski-in, ski-out location in Upper Hirafu village, alongside the Ace Family chairlift. It takes just two minutes to get in to the heart of the village and is close to the supermarket, restaurants and bars.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 5 metres
Shop(s): 50 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 20 metres

Alpen Ridge has the best location in Niseko and every modern convenience. Therefore, there is a premium to pay, but it is not as expensive as The Vale. An indicative per night cost for a Studio Apartment during low season would be circa ¥21,000 (£120), rising to circa ¥306,000 (£1,775) per night for the Seven Bedroom Penthouse during the peak periods. The average cost of a Two Bedroom Apartment during late Febuary and March, would be circa ¥100,000 (£580) per night.

Tap on a floor plan below – once to select it, a second time to open it in a new window:

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.