Ruby Chalet is a modern 3-bedroom chalet located in the Izumikyo 3 area of Hirafu. The chalet sleeps up to nine guests, making it ideal for larger families or groups.
The chalet offers everything guests need for a laid-back, self-contained ski trip, and combines western-style design with key Japanese touches to add a local feel to your holiday. Boasting wonderful views of both the ski slopes and the picturesque Mt Yotei, and its location in a winter-wonderland setting, ensures a true ski holiday ambiance.
Ruby Chalet features a fully equipped kitchen which opens into a spacious open-plan dining area and lounge room, where you can kick back and relax in the evening after a long day on the mountain. To keep you entertained there’s a large flat screen TV with English-language satellite channels, giving you access to movies, documentaries, news, sports and more, as well as a DVD player. High speed wireless internet is connected throughout the house, meaning you’ll have no trouble staying in touch with family and friends back home.
The house has full laundry facilities, including a washing machine and clothes dryer, and like any good ski chalet, a ski and snowboard storage area, equipment drying room and a tuning bench with tuning tools and a waxing iron.
Ruby Chalet Accommodation
Ruby Chalet has three bedrooms as well as a traditional tatami (Japanese woven straw matting) room, and all up will sleep up to nine guests. The bedding in each room can be configured as either one double or two single beds, making it ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together. The tatami room will sleep up to three guests on futon bedding (Japanese-style mattresses). There are two shared bathrooms.
The kitchen is fully equipped for self catering, with Western appliances including an oven, microwave, and dishwasher.
Ruby Chalet Location
Ruby Chalet is located in the quiet, leafy Izumkiyo 3 area, just a short walk down the hill from the main part of the village. It’ll take you about 10-15 minutes to walk to the Hirafu Gondola, which is the nearest ski lift, however the free village shuttle stops just up the road a little and will whisk you up to the lifts in no time at all.
If you’re heading out at night for a meal, there are a few options within Izumikyo for those who don’t feel like heading too far from home. If you do want to head into the centre of town though it’ll only take you about 10 minutes to walk, or again you can catch the free shuttle. Keep in mind that the shuttle stops running at about 8:30pm so if you’re kicking on for a late night, you might need to either catch a taxi home or brave the cold walk home.