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SNOW CRYSTAL

(4 customer reviews)

US $654 US $523

Upper Hirafu – Apartments
2, 3 Bedrooms

Snow Crystal is a premium apartment building 50m from the Ace Family Chair lift in Upper Hirafu.

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Snow Crystal is virtually a ski-in/ski-out apartment building in the heart of Hirafu, just metres from ski lifts, ski schools, ski shops, restaurants, bars and convenience stores. The modern Western-style apartments boast luxurious fittings, comfortable furniture, and modern appliances – with amazing views of Mt Yotei to boot.

Sleeps: 4 – 6 guests (7 max)
Size: 95 – 106m²
Built: 2009

Snow Crystal
Overview

Mt Yotei Views
Ski-Slope Views
Family/Kid Friendly
6-Hour Reception
Ski Locker / Drying Room

Walk to Restaurants
Walk to Cafes
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsens
Walk to Groceries

Jacuzzi Bath
In-Room Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers

The building is located in what’s called the Family Zaka (Street) precinct, right alongside the Ace Family lift and ski run. Before Niseko’s rebirth in the mid-2000s, this was a rundown part of the village with a few old dilapidated hotels and car parking. But with a few huge luxury developments right on the ski slopes, this little area is now a bustling accommodation, entertainment and dining precinct. Snow Crystal is right in the heart of it all, without the official “ski-in/ski-out” price tag.

The apartments have a sleek and stylish, open plan design with floor to ceiling windows offering scenic views during the day and night. LCD TV’s broadcasting satellite TV channels and DVD player are present in every apartment for your entertainment. The apartments have chic designer bathrooms with one bathroom per bedroom, plus hairdryer.

2-bedroom apartments have one ensuite and one shared bathroom, while 3-bedroom apartments have two ensuites and one shared bathroom. All apartments have basic laundry facilities with washing machine and dryer. Modern kitchens with island benches adjoin living and dining areas in an open-plan layout. The building was purposely oriented towards Mt Yotei, with expansive windows in the living areas maximise the picturesque views of the iconic volcano.

Snow Crystal
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Housekeeping Every 2 Nights
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 5 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Ski Hill Views
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hottub/Jacuzzi
  • Balcony
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • iPod Connection
  • DVDs, Books, Games on Request
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven / Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Kids bedroom
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
BATHROOMS
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer

Snow Crystal
Apartment Types

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT - SNOW CRYSTAL

Located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the building, the 2 Bedroom Snow Crystal apartment features an open-plan living area, full-feature kitchen and small private balcony. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower, the second bathroom features bath tub and is shared across the apartment. Both bedrooms allow either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds, as required. A laundry nook features washer and dryer. The lower level apartments look out over the village.

4 Guests (5 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
95m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT - MT YOTEI DELUXE

The Mt Yotei Deluxe 2 Bedroom apartments are located on the 3rd to 5th floors. The layout is identical to the 2 Bedroom Snow Crystal apartment, but higher floors guarantee views of Mt Yotei from the open-plan living space. There is a full-feature kitchen with detached counter and breakfast bar, spacious sofa looking over an inset flat-screen TV, and dining seating for 8 guests. Each bedroom has western bedding and bedside tables with either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds, to sleep 2 guests. The master bedroom features en suite bathroom with shower, the second bedroom is across the hall from an additional shared bathroom with shower and bath. There is a laundry nook with washing machine and dryer.

4 Guests (5 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
95m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT - MT YOTEI PENTHOUSE

Alone on the 6th floor, the Snow Crystal Yotei View Panorama Penthouse features gorgeous uninterrupted views of Mt Yotei across two walls. The master bedroom features en suite toilet and shower. Both bedrooms can have either 1 King Double bed or 2 Single beds each. Stylish designer furniture adorns the open-plan living area, which features dining and sofa seating, a full-feature kitchen and laundry nook with washing machine and dryer. A gorgeous outdoor jacuzzi bath on private terrace space is yours to enjoy.

4 Guests (5 max)
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
95m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2: 1 King Double or 2 Singles

3 BEDROOM APARTMENT - SNOW CRYSTAL

Across the 1st and 2nd floors of the Snow Crystal building sit the 3 Bedroom apartments. Featuring open-plan living with full-feature kitchen, dining table and comfortable sofa section, and windows looking out onto th evillage. A separate laundry room features washer and dryer. Two of the three bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms with showers. The third bedroom is next door to the shared bathroom, which features a bath tub as well as shower and toilet. Each bedroom can sleep up to 2 guests on either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds.

6 Guests (7 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
106m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles

3 BEDROOM APARTMENT - MT YOTEI DELUXE

With layout similar to the 3 Bedroom Snow Crystal apartment, these apartments are on the 3rd to 5th floors and feature uninterrupted views of Mt Yotei. An expansive open-plan living area features full-feature kitchen and breakfast bar, dining table with seating for six and a sofa area with LCD TV. Two of the three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with showers. The third bedroom is next door to the shared bathroom, which features bath tub as well as shower and toilet. There is a separate laundry nook with separate washer and dryer machine.

4 Guests (5 max)
3 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
106m²

Bedroom 1 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 2 : 1 King Double or 2 Singles
Bedroom 3: 1 King Double or 2 Singles

Snow Crystal
Location

Setting / Atmosphere

Snow Crystal is located in the Family Zaka precinct, alongside several other apartment buildings and several restaurants, just beside the Ace Family ski run.

Lifts / Transport

Don’t waste your time and energy getting to the lifts – put on your ski or board boots, step out the door of Snow Crystal, clomp 50m down the lane and you’re on the slopes. Boom!

Restaurants / Bars

You’re right in the heart of it all here at Snow Crystal. Within a five minute walk there are probably about 20 or 30 restaurants to choose from and half a dozen bars. Right next door in premier ski-in/ski-out complex The Vale Niseko is the Vale Bar & Grill, for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. The awesome Niseko Pizza, Toshiro’s Bar, Enishi Izakaya and wine cellars Niseko Cellars are just across the road, and not much further is Odin Place’s Cheese Fondue at the Alpinist and Abucha Izakaya.

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Extra bedding: ¥7000 pp/night
  • Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/night

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 22-Jan 4 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder/Low: 3
  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 10am

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include government tax and services (some other websites add this at the end)
  • Rates quoted in Yen (JPY)
  • 50% deposit due at booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please check with us and we can confirm.

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4 reviews for SNOW CRYSTAL

  1. Sara

    Great location, great value, amazing views! Rooms are small but perfect for a week in the snow.

  2. Sophie_in_taipei

    Stayed 10 days with my family and 2 kids of 4.5 year-old.
    Positive: 1) 5 mins walk to the family lift, 2) self contained apartment that has everything you need to wash, cook and sleep, 3) building was small, so the number of apartments was limited. No wait / no queue for reception / lift / ski room access… 4) and of course, being in Japan, everything was in order in the apartment and all appliances worked well.
    I would position Snow Crystal as an upper mid-range apartment. Much less luxury than Kizuna (which by the way is too noisy because of the bar next to the building) and a bit less luxury than Alpen Ridge.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 1 March 2018

    Stayed in February 2018

  3. Johwelvic B

    The self contained apartments were really great! definitely recommend for medium sized groups/families! Very friendly staff/service, and quick to reply via email regarding any of our requests/requirements.

    2 minute walk from the bottom lifts, the vale is even closer with the rear of the property basically being able to board in/out.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 16 January 2018

    Stayed in January 2018

  4. Geoffrey C

    Great overall location and package. The location was just great, nice and central within short walking distance from all restaurants and lifts.
    Jess and Katelyn, were the best at the front desk offering great restaurant recommendations.
    The overall place is very modern in design, spacious enough for 6 people with nice sofa and dining area to hang out. The great touch was the in apartment washing machine with drying facilities. The toilets were nice and roomy and clean. Rooms were also comfortable and cleaners were meticulous.
    Great thing was the cleaners were so good that they found a lost earring which our friend dropped and Jess was great to arrange its return.
    Overall would return here again.
    The only one thing if any is that the ski storage room and the pathway would be lined with non-slip surface would add to the safety especially at the end of the day where puddles of water gather and making the floor a little treacherous.

    Tripadvisor Reviewed on 25 January 2017

    Stayed in January 2017

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