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    The Gondola Chalets

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.

4 Bedrooms

The clue is in the name - the Gondola Chalets are stylish apartments located only one minute walk from the base of the Hirafu Gondola, which provides instant access to the legendary Niseko Powder. These three, four and five bedroom apartments combine spacious living with one or two notable luxury finishing touches, a fusion of traditional Japanese wood joinery within a modern apartment layout and design. 

Unusually for Niseko, each of these apartments has been allowed to be individually decorated by the owners, broadly within a set template. The required amenities are present and correct in each, but some owners have injected a bit of personality with art on the walls and different colour schemes. Also, these apartments have their own on-site concierge - handy for those all-important restaurant reservations during busy periods.

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

The Gondola Chalets are ideally located only a minutes’ walk from the Hirafu Gondola in Upper Hirafu village. And then it is only a three minutes walk down the hill to Niseko’s restaurants and bars. There is also a shuttle bus stop located close by. 

Only a stone’s throw is the The Landmark Deli - here you can have your morning espresso before hitting the slopes or pick up a loaf of freshly baked bread. The deli also has a great range of wine and fresh produce.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 40 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 100 metres
Shuttle Bus: 30 metres

An indicative per night cost for the Three Bedroom Apartment during low season would be about ¥35,000 (£205), rising to circa ¥121,000 (£700) per night during the peak periods for a Five Bedroom Apartment.

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

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

The Gondola Chalets are ideally located only a minutes’ walk from the Hirafu Gondola in Upper Hirafu village. And then it is only a three minutes walk down the hill to Niseko’s restaurants and bars. There is also a shuttle bus stop located close by. 

Only a stone’s throw is the The Landmark Deli - here you can have your morning espresso before hitting the slopes or pick up a loaf of freshly baked bread. The deli also has a great range of wine and fresh produce.

Distances to:

Ski Lifts: 40 metres
Restaurants and Bars: 100 metres
Shuttle Bus: 30 metres

An indicative per night cost for the Three Bedroom Apartment during low season would be about ¥35,000 (£205), rising to circa ¥121,000 (£700) per night during the peak periods for a Five Bedroom Apartment.

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.