The Vale Niseko

Niseko, Japan

From £2200 in low season
From £3600 in high season

based on 8 nights inc. flights

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Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

Based on two adults sharing a superior hotel room for 8 nights, on a bed and breakfast basis.

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At a Glance

  • Excellent ski in / ski out location right on the slopes in Niseko

  • Natural hot spring onsen and outdoor swimming pool

  • Selection of fully equipped luxury apartments, residences and penthouses

  • Winner of the World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel in 2014 and 2015

  • High level of personalised service

  • Restaurant and bar

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The main ski season runs from the end of November through to Easter. January - April sees the highest snowfall and the lowest temperatures will be felt in February when it can reach -7 degrees.

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Insider's View

Kick back and enjoy a drink whilst you listen to some live acoustic music in The Vale Bar and Grill, the perfect way to end a day!

Take advantage of the natural healing properties in the mineral hot spring water in the Vale's onsen.

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Description

The Vale Niseko is a five star property comprised of luxury apartments complemented with hotel facilities and a desirable ski in / ski out location right on the ski slopes. It has 49 fully equipped apartments and penthouses, ideal for families and groups.

Ideal for skiers looking for great powder skiing combined with luxury accommodation, The Vale Niseko is at the heart of the skiing action at Upper Hirafu village in Niseko. Winner of the World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel in both 2014 and 2015 it has an ideal location on the slopes and prides itself on a high level of personal service.

Rooms are decorated in a minimalist design with comfort in mind. The ultra-chic penthouses feature private onsens and stunning views over the ski run, even the bath tub has a view. 

For skiing convenience The Vale is just five metres from the Family Ace chairlift and is at the bottom of the gentle Family Ace run making it ideal for all skiers to be able to ski back to the hotel. After an active day on the slopes guests will welcome a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs of the hotel onsen or heading straight to the bar for some après-ski.

Niseko is blessed with incredible snowfall which is largely due to its location on the west of Hokkaido, directly in the path of the winds blowing down from Siberia, with the Japan sea and the Pacific Ocean on either side. This means that when the snow falls, it's dry and deep, which is why so many people flock to this part of Japan for the ultimate powder experience. Skiing here is a dream for all levels of skier and there are plenty of 'non-ski' activities too such as reindeer sledge ridges, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

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Accommodation

The Vale Niseko has apartments of varying sizes from one bedroom studios to ultra-chic Penthouse. All rooms feature climate control, living area, heated coat racks (for ski gear) and king or twin beds. The facilities include complementary Wi-Fi, cable TV with DVD player, connection for iPod and a selection of DVDs, books, games and x-box upon request. For comfort there are also Japanese robes and slippers to use and the toilets even come with heated seats and automatic 'lid up'.

The apartments offer large floor to ceiling windows, private balconies, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, dining table and chairs and laundry facilities (washing machine and dryer). Deluxe apartments are on levels 4 and 5, whilst standard apartments are on levels 2 and 3.

Whilst the Penthouses also offer a private onsen on the balcony overlooking Mount Yotei, a Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer with ice maker, original timber dining table that seats 8 and oversized stone bathtubs in the bathrooms.

1.5 bedroom Birch View

A 76m2 apartment with a double or twin bed and an extra pull down bed in the living room, suitable for a maximum of 4 guests. Has a view of the village.

2 bedroom Mount Yotei View

110-118m2 with 2 bedrooms with twin or double beds, 2 bathrooms, a twin or double bed and extra futon beds making it comfortable for 4 guests but able to accommodate a maximum of 6.

2 bedroom Resort Deluxe including Tatami Room

This apartment is 83m2 with 2 bedrooms and an extra Japanese Tatami room meaning it can accommodate up to 6 guests. Has a view of the resort.

2 bedroom Resort including Bunk Room

Ideal for a family, this apartment is 83m2 and can accommodate 2 adults in the bedroom and 4 children in the bunk room. Has a view of the resort.

2 bedroom Ski Side with Onsen

Relax in a hotspring onsen in the privacy of your own balcony. With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an extra futon bed this apartment can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests in 114m2. Has a view of the skiing area, looking up to the Family Ace Ski Hill.

2 bedroom Ski View Deluxe with onsen

This 114m2 apartment benefits from stunning views from the private hotspring onsen overlooking the ski run. Features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an extra futon bed so it can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests. Deluxe apartments are on levels 4 and 5.

2 bedroom Ski View with onsen

At 114m2 this apartment has a private hotspring onsen over looking the ski run, 2 bedrooms and bathrooms and an extra futon bed making it suitable for a maxium of 6 guests. Located on levels 2 and 3.

2 bedroom Village View

With a view of the village, this apartment is 86m2 and has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an extra futon meaning it can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests.

3 bedroom Birch View including Tatami

At 114m2 this apartment has 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, one of which is a Japanese Tatami room that can accommodate up to 4 children, so is ideal for a family, it can therefore accommodate up to 8 guests. Has views over the valley.

3 bedroom Mount Yotei View

At 152m2 this apartment has 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and extra futons making it suitable for a maximum of 8 guests. Has a view of Mount Yotei.

3 bedroom Resort Deluxe including Tatami

This 121m2 apartment has 3 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the rooms is a traditional Tatami room which is perfect for up to 2 children. Can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests and has views of the resort.

3 bedroom Resort including Bunk Room

121m2 apartment suitable for a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children in 2 double bedrooms and a bunk room that can accommodate up to 4 children. Has a view of the resort.

3 bedroom Ski Side Deluxe with Onsen

Relax in the privacy of your own hotspring onsen on the balcony of this 3 bedroom apartment, one of which is a traditional tatami bedroom. Has views of the ski slopes.

3 bedroom Ski Side with Onsen

Relax in the private hotspring onsen in this 148m2 sized apartment. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and an additional futon bed, making it suitable for a maximum of 8 guests. Has a view of the ski slopes.

3 bedroom Ski View Deluxe with Onsen

This 148m2 apartment has stunning views from the private onsen overlooking the ski run. With 3 bathrooms, 3 double bedrooms and an extra futon bed, it can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.

3 bedroom Ski View with Onsen

A 148m2 size apartment with stunning views from the private onsen overlooking the ski run. Can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests with 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an extra futon bed.

3 bedroom Yotei Panorama Penthouse

The ultimate Vale ski apartment at 187m2 (plus 57m2 balcony), with uninterrupted views of Mount Yotei which is best viewed from the private hotspring onsen on the large balcony. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the master bedroom also has stunning panoramic views and an extra futon bed means the penthouse apartment can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.

Childcare

Babysitting services are available.

Facilities

Dining can either take place in the private apartments or at the Vale Bar & Grill, ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner and après ski.

Guests will enjoy relaxing in the natural hot springs of the onsite Vale Onsen, its mineral rich waters relaxing those aching muscles, there is also an outdoor heated pool.

The Vale Onsen

Soak away the day and ease those aching muscles in a mineral rich onsen from natural hot springs.

Vale Snowsports

On-site equipment hire shop which also stocks a range of accessories for sale.

Vale Bar & Grill

Restaurant, bar and cafe

Activities

Niseko is made up of four ski areas – Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hirafu and Hanazono which are interlinked and covered on one ski pass. The lift system is a little more antiquated than other international resorts, although it is receiving more and more upgrades, but it's the backcountry that people really come here for, with the majority of skiers opting to take a guide.

There are plenty of other activities on offer which mainly centre around the snow, including deep powder cat skiing, snowbiking, snowmobiling.

Reviews

5

Victoria Hogg (Staff)

The Vale is a lovely hotel and is a great option for families and couples who are looking for a more relaxed and informal atmosphere. With an in-house ski shop and a prime ski-in and ski-out location, The Vale provides you with everything you need for an enjoyable and seamless holiday. The restaurant serves a selection of western dishes and also has live entertainment nightly.

Experiences

  • Abashiri City Highlights

    Take a tour of Abashiri City and visit the Okhotsuku Ryuhyo Museum and Prison Museum.

  • Active Winter in Asahidake

    Today, visit Daisetsuzan National Park, one of the largest national parks in Japan, and embark on a light winter snowshoe trek in the park. Finish the day with a tour on the Asahidake ropeway, which provides great views of the scenic winter landscape.

  • Autumn Nature Tour and Local Experience in Niseko

    Today, reconnect with nature as you take a walk in the Shinsenuma March Natural Recreation Forest. Proceed to a local farm and enjoy potato harvesting and try your hand at making potato chips - a great activity for families.

  • Biei Nature Tour - Flower Fields and the Blue Pond

    Drive to Biei and visit the Patchwork Hill and Shikisai Hill, which offers fantastic views of the countryside and various flower fields. After lunch, visit the Blue Pond which is a mesmerising blue colour before hopping on a Norokko Train.

  • Birdlife and Nature in Onuma National Park

    Reconnect with nature as you visit Onuma National Park, known for its bird life and an abundance of diverse vegetation.

  • Boat Ride on Lake Akan

    Take a Boat Tour and enjoy the scenery of the unspoiled lush forest around Lake Akan and the famous Marimo, one of Japan's unique natural wonders.

  • Hakodate Morning Market and the Grand Matsumae

    Today, visit the Morning Market of Hakodate and experience the local life. Continue to Matsumae, a former castle town, where you can take a tour of the town and the grand Matsumae Castle.

  • Half Day Tour of Kushiro

    Today, take a trip to the Hoso'oka Observation deck to view the spectacular Kushiro Marsh before heading to Washo Market that boasts Japan's largest fish catch!

  • Highlights of Sapporo

    Enjoy a Half Day City tour of Sapporo. You will see the Sapporo Clock Tower, Odori Park, the Old Hokkaido Government Building, the viewing point of Okurayama Ski Jump Hill and more.

  • Hiking in Shiretoko National Park

    Enjoy a three hour hike around the Shiretoko Goko Lakes and discover the untouched nature of Shiretoko.

  • Horseback Riding

    Enjoy a leisurely nature tour on a 70-minutes horseback ride through the great outdoors while taking in the beautiful scenery of Abashiri.

  • Insight into Sapporo Beer

    Take a tour of the Sapporo Beer Factory for an insight into beer and brewing.

  • Morning Local Immersion in Rausu

    This morning, explore the local fishing village of Rausu. Enjoy the chance to witness a real fish auction and watch how the locals snap up their deals at the market.

  • Otaru by Rickshaw and Foot

    Explore Otaru by rickshaw and experience the city in a unique way. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Otaru Canal and have a chance to visit the original stone-built warehouses.

  • Refreshing Lake Toya

    Tour Lake Toya. Enjoy great views of the lake and the neighbouring Showa Shinzan at the observation deck of the Usuzan Ropeway. Make a stop at Lake Hill Toya and taste some of the best home-made icecream. Afterwards, proceed to Niseko for a horse-trek.

  • Sushi Making in Yoichi

    Learn how to make sushi by preparing your own sushi rolls for lunch!

  • Tofu Making Class in Honbetsu

    Take a trip to Honbetsu town to learn how to make tofu from soy beans with the local farmers - a wonderfully unique activity.

  • Tokachigawa Winter Dog Sledding

    Get ready for a winter adventure as you try your hand at mushing a team of Alaskan Huskies!

  • Winter Exploration of Akan

    Discover Eastern Hokkaido as you visit Mt Iou, Lake Mashu, known as the 'foggy lake' and immerse in the culture of the Ainu at the Ainu Kotan.

Location & directions

Niseko, Japan

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