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    Chalet Ivy on a snowy day

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.

First opened in 2012, Chalet Ivy is an appealing boutique hotel with a fantastic location in Upper Hirafu, just 150 metres from the chair lifts which will whisk you to the top of the slopes. An earthy, clean, fresh natural feel dominates – extending to the 33 rooms, all of which have superior quality beds and many with views over the slopes or Mount Yotei. Some also have kitchenettes.

The sushi-master head chef and team at Snow Castle Restaurant prepare delicious Japanese food using produce from Chalet Ivy’s very own private farm, as well as Hokkaido’s zingy, fresh seafood. After a hard day’s skiing, the balmy waters of Ivy Onsen will soothe away aches and pains. We found the staff at Chalet Ivy to be particularly helpful, going out of their way to assist you.

It's all rather intimate, the décor is restrained and tasteful, the location ideal and the approach is fresh for Niseko - not usually a place for boutique hotels. As such, Chalet Ivy is one of our favourite hotels in Niseko, offering something different from its larger neighbours.

  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Concierge Service
  • Drying Room
  • Front Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsen
  • Panoramic Views
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • WiFi (free)

Chalet Ivy is conveniently in the Upper Hirafu village - just accross and down the hill slightly from the main chairlifts, next door to several shops and just up the hill from the many bars and restaurants of the village. It doesn’t really get any better.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 150 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 50 metres
Shop(s): 40 metres

Rooms at Chalet Ivy range from about ¥34,000 (£195) for a Superior Room during a low season period, up to ¥90,000 (£525) for a Grand Deluxe Onsen Suite during the peak January period. They have a good range of rooms to suit most budgets.

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

  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Concierge Service
  • Drying Room
  • Front Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Onsen
  • Panoramic Views
  • Parking
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Ski Lockers
  • WiFi (free)

Chalet Ivy is conveniently in the Upper Hirafu village - just accross and down the hill slightly from the main chairlifts, next door to several shops and just up the hill from the many bars and restaurants of the village. It doesn’t really get any better.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 150 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 50 metres
Shop(s): 40 metres

Rooms at Chalet Ivy range from about ¥34,000 (£195) for a Superior Room during a low season period, up to ¥90,000 (£525) for a Grand Deluxe Onsen Suite during the peak January period. They have a good range of rooms to suit most budgets.

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.