It’s that time of the year again; we are more than halfway through 2016 and you’re itching to plan a year-end getaway.
If you’re anything like me, you’re more than likely to choose somewhere that doesn’t have the same sweltering weather as Singapore. Looking for somewhere with lots of powdery snow (ski time!), abundance of mouthwatering cuisine and relaxing spas/hot springs all under one roof? I have just the place for you － Ki Niseko.
With its well-developed resort facilities and consistent snowfall, the area of Niseko is well-known to all experienced winter sports lovers. Japan’s premier ski resort is an area that is divided into two separate towns known as Niseko-cho and Kutchan-cho.
Hirafu Village is the home to the Grand Hirafu ski area and Ki Niseko stands at the foot of Grand Hirafu Resort. A boutique ski-in ski-out hotel combining modern alpine charm with traditional Japanese elements, it is the ideal accommodation for your upcoming winter vacation.
The hotel rooms are designed to maximise space and provide every guest with the highest levels of comfort. It doesn’t hurt that every room comes with a killer view of the surrounding ski slopes and stunning scenery.
Check out the 360° views on the website, which will give you a better idea of how big and comfy the rooms actually are.
Aside from the gorgeous living spaces, the comprehensive list of amenities will definitely please even the most finicky of travellers.
For the (aspiring) gourmet, you can experience seafood that only Hokkaido has to offer at An Dining and An Café & Bar, which uses the freshest Hokkaido produce to create the best dishes for diners.
Those looking to unwind will be happy to know that there are traditional onsens (温泉, hot spring) that come with both indoor baths and outdoor stone rotenburo (露天風呂, open-air baths). The mineral rich waters originate from Ki Niseko’s own exclusive source, perfect for soothing your tired muscles after a day of skiing or snow activities.
Body and facial treatments as well as a wide variety of massages are also available at the alpine spa for the ultimate relaxation experience.
The main attraction of Ki Niseko is undoubtedly its proximity to the ski slopes and their network of snow activity operators. Aside from skiing and snowboarding, winter sports such as snow tubing, snow rafting, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and horseback riding can also be enjoyed.
Best of all, Ki Niseko’s concierge will settle everything from the booking of the session to transportation and arrangement of rental equipment, so all you need to do is gear yourself up for a day of fun!
The hotel even features a ski valet service, the first for a Niseko hotel, where you can store your ski equipment until the next time you use them.
With something for everyone, it’s time to take the reins (of your snow sled) and make Niseko your next winter destination!
Here are some essential figures to note about Ki Niseko before you book your flight and pack your bags:
0 metres to the slopes
#1 ranked Niseko-Hirafu hotel on TripAdvisor
2 private family onsens
2 indoor and outdoor onsens
4 championship golf courses nearby
24 hours front desk
50 metres to GoSnow
100 metres to the high-speed gondola
360 degree views of Niseko
and last but not least,
19 September, the closing date for Ki Niseko’s 4-night stay giveaway contest.
From now until the closing date, simply click on the link above and answer one simple question for a chance to win an exclusive 4-night stay at this world class hotel. For every friend referral, you get an additional 5 entries on top of your original one, so gather your friends and join the contest today!