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    Living room in the Alpine Apartments.

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.

2 Bedrooms / 3 Bedrooms

A very popular choice for families, due to its proximity to the slopes and the Ace Family chairlift.  These apartments boast high ceilings, an open-plan living room and reasonably modern furnishings - nothing too plush, but comfortable and with a certain ambiance.

There are eight apartments - either two or three bedroom - spread across two buildings and each has plenty of internal space, which is remarkable considering the prime location right next to the piste. Convenience and comfort in an ideal Upper Village setting. 

  • Bath Tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

In Upper Hirafu village. On the road which is also home to Niseko’s two premier ski-in, ski-out properties - The Vale & Alpen Ridge. Ski schools, equipment hire and the shops are all on your doorstep. The walk to the central village, for all the restaurants, bars and night spots is only four minutes, yet the Alpine Apartments are tucked away in a quiet spot at the top of the road.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 60 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 150 metres

Consider the location, the comfort and the convenience - the Alpine Apartments offer great value. An indicative per night cost for a Two Bedroom Apartment during low season would be about ¥34,000 (£196), rising to circa ¥95,000 (£550) per night for the Three Bedroom Apartment during the peak periods.

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  • Bath Tub
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fully-fitted Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • WiFi (free)

In Upper Hirafu village. On the road which is also home to Niseko’s two premier ski-in, ski-out properties - The Vale & Alpen Ridge. Ski schools, equipment hire and the shops are all on your doorstep. The walk to the central village, for all the restaurants, bars and night spots is only four minutes, yet the Alpine Apartments are tucked away in a quiet spot at the top of the road.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 60 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 150 metres

Consider the location, the comfort and the convenience - the Alpine Apartments offer great value. An indicative per night cost for a Two Bedroom Apartment during low season would be about ¥34,000 (£196), rising to circa ¥95,000 (£550) per night for the Three Bedroom Apartment during the peak periods.

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.