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    Black Diamond Lodge

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.

Black Diamond Lodge attracts passionate skiers and snowboarders first and foremost – so there’s always an eclectic bunch and a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. In Niseko Village, not far from the Hilton and Green Leaf, it's just 300 metres from the lifts and the awaiting snowy mountains.

Rooms are small twins in either tatami (Japanese) or Western style, and there are also four-sleeper dorms. The bathrooms are shared, with separate facilities for men and women. The lodge has its own unpretentious restaurant, which starts to liven up during Happy Hour from around 4pm; and if you fancy a change of scene you could head to one of the bigger hotels or take the shuttle into Hirafu. There’s no onsen here, so they lay on a nightly onsen shuttle instead. If you’d rather stay in, there’s always TV, pool, table tennis or simply good conversation with an enthusiastic bunch of hard-core skiers and snowboarders.

The vibe in the lodge is fantastic. 

  • Small & Intimate Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Drying Room
  • Front Desk
  • WiFi (free)
  • Parking
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine

Black Diamond Lodge is in quieter Niseko Village, the next village along from Hirafu. It offers ski to your door accommodation, but they also promise that if they feel the conditions are better somewhere else, then they will provide free shuttles to nearby resorts. The lodge is within walking distance of other restaurants and bars in Niseko Village, including those at the Hilton and Green Leaf hotels.

If you want to go to Hirafu or other parts of Niseko, a Niseko United bus stop is about 50 metres from the lodge - this shuttle is free if you have a Niseko United lift ticket, though it doesn’t operate after about 9:30pm.  The Hilton Niseko Village shuttle bus can be another useful way to get around Niseko Village and to Hirafu, and this bus operates until the small hours of the morning.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 300 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 50 metres

Options range from shared dormitory rooms to Japanese rooms with tatami mats to private Western style two rooms. Indicative costs would be from ¥4,500 (£26) for a dormitory room during low season to ¥19,000 (£110) for a private Japanese room during the peak season. Essentially, its a back-packers for ski nuts.

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

  • Small & Intimate Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Drying Room
  • Front Desk
  • WiFi (free)
  • Parking
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ski Lockers
  • Washing Machine

Black Diamond Lodge is in quieter Niseko Village, the next village along from Hirafu. It offers ski to your door accommodation, but they also promise that if they feel the conditions are better somewhere else, then they will provide free shuttles to nearby resorts. The lodge is within walking distance of other restaurants and bars in Niseko Village, including those at the Hilton and Green Leaf hotels.

If you want to go to Hirafu or other parts of Niseko, a Niseko United bus stop is about 50 metres from the lodge - this shuttle is free if you have a Niseko United lift ticket, though it doesn’t operate after about 9:30pm.  The Hilton Niseko Village shuttle bus can be another useful way to get around Niseko Village and to Hirafu, and this bus operates until the small hours of the morning.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 300 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 50 metres

Options range from shared dormitory rooms to Japanese rooms with tatami mats to private Western style two rooms. Indicative costs would be from ¥4,500 (£26) for a dormitory room during low season to ¥19,000 (£110) for a private Japanese room during the peak season. Essentially, its a back-packers for ski nuts.

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.