Direct access to some of the worlds best snow. Grab your gear from the ski valet, dried and toasty boots ready for a day of ripping through powder, the Grand Hirafu high-speed gondola is opposite and you can ski back into the hotel if someone's left the door open. We don't think there's a better spot in Hirafu, but you may just have to come here to find out for yourselves.
Everything about Ki Niseko impressed us from the boot room to the penthouse, the onsen and fantastic views. You'll never get bored catching glimpses of Mt Yotei through every other window, but it's snow every which way you gaze. Just try not to get covered in the stuff when they're clearing the roof. A high-end boutique hotel on the slopes and within striking distance of the town, there's friendly service and you can even book out a private onsen if you don't fancy getting you kegs off in the communal baths.
What we like about Ki Niseko
- Ultimate ski in, ski out location at the top of town
- Ski valets and great ski hire/boot room
- Onsens, check out the private ones if you don't fancy the same sex baths
- The views - something you'll want to wake up for
- The main hub of Hirafu with the majority of bars and restaurants is a 5-10 minute walk away - there's also a complimentary shuttle
- Equipment hire can be charged to your room
- 50 metres from the ski school meeting point
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In upper Hirafu the Ki Niseko has a truly ski in, ski out location adjacent to the Grand Hirafu high-speed gondola so you'll be in the thick of the ski area in record time. There's a ski school meeting point less than 100m from the hotel and you can walk to Hirafu centre in under 10 minutes though if you don't fancy braving the cold then the hotel runs a complimentary shuttle bus as well.
Distance to slopesSki in, ski out
Distance to town650m, 7 minute walk
All rooms at the Ki Niseko include complimentary WiFi, entertainment system with satellite TV with English language channels, humidifiers, air conditioning as well as complimentary shuttle service and ski valet.
Every room has a picture window, arm chair, and super comfy Western style beds. All rooms are on floors 2-6 with fantastic views.
Approx. 25m2, sleeps max. 2
One bedroom condos
The condos have a full kitchen, dining and lounge areas with sofas and premium furnishings. There's a washer-dryer as well as a dishwasher. Western style beds in the bedroom.
Approx. 46m2, sleeps max. 3
Two bedroom condos
Perfect for families or groups with stunning views of Mt Yotei and Grand Hirafu. The master room is ensuite, there's a second bedroom and smaller bathroom as well as a full kitchen, dining and lounge area.
Approx. 72m2, sleeps max. 5
- An Dining
- An Cafe and Bar
- Two indoor and outdoor onsens
- Two private family onsens
- Ski concierge
- Boot room with heated racks
- Ski rental facility in hotel
- Complimentary shuttle
- 24 hour front desk
Bed and breakfast
Resort height - 235m
Highest point - 1,210m
Ski areaNiseko United - 48km of piste accessible from the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Hanazono resorts.
The pistes are soft you'll struggle to find any ice. The off-piste isn't just accessible to experts especially off the side of the groomed runs - there are 9 gates to the backcountry.
Blue runs 30%
Red runs 40%
Black runs 30%
Lifts - 30
Season length - December to April
Snowiest months - January & February
Average snowfall - nearly a whopping 15 metres per season
Why choose Niseko?
- Ambundance of light, fluffy snow. It's famed for it
- Vibrant main village (Hirafu) plenty to explore
- Hot springs - Onsens
- Great range of pistes for all abilities
- Fantastic food, delicious and varied
- Unusual scenery and rich culture
Cat skiing | cross-country skiing | horse riding | night skiing | onsens | Reindeer sledding | Snow mobiling | snow rafting | snow shoeing
New Chitose - 2 hours 30 minutes
Rusutsu resort - 25 minutes
Niseko United all mountain lift pass
6 day lift pass from £290
9 day lift pass from £424
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