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Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko

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183-38 Yamada Gondola-zaka, Hirafu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun 044-0081 Hokkaido
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#24 of 123 Specialty lodging in Kutchan-cho
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Niseko's premier skifront accommodation provider, just 3 minutes walk from the Hirafu Gondola, offering ultimate access to Niseko's best skiing. Five fully-furnished self-catering suites available as Studio, 1 BR, 2 BR, and 3 BR configuration. All rooms feature kitchens, private laundry, central heating w/ climate control, English satellite / DVD / PS2 video games, wireless internet. Drying room and on-site manager.Please inquire for packages including discounted multi-day lift tickets, ski lesson pre-bookings, and airport express bus or private van transfers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Ski school
Skiing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Sofa
Telephone
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English, Japanese

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MGY wrote a review Jan 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia70 contributions9 helpful votes
This place was recommended to me by a friend who has stayed here before. It is walking distance to Grand Hirafu Mountain Center. So location wise it is quite good. But do note that Grand Hirafu Mountain Center is not that friendly for beginners as there are patches of flats for the green run. Hanazono Resort has a green run that is more enjoyable. There is a free shuttle every 20mins and the pickup/ drop off is just opposite Fresh Powder! Fresh Powder is managed by Niseko Portfolio which I have to mention, did provide great services, including some very useful suggestion on the slopes, etc. *Thank you Mark, Sam, Curtis and Wataro for our pleasant stay :) Do take advantage of the supermarket visit as we were able to grab some amazing stuff and cook our own meals. But was slightly surprised that soy sauce was not provided! It can get a bit chilly inside the apartment (about 19 degree Celsius). We were fine with that but do be aware. I found the futon provided for the 3rd guest to be uncomfortable. I was just thinking - why cant they get a simple sofa bed from IKEA? Slight issue with the washing machine, it was not straight forward to turn on the power but I did manage to figure it after many attempts. Strangely, it can be switched on after rapidly pressing the 3 power button, together with the water heater switch. Other than that the apartment was fine and it was clean when we checked in. Only two units are on the lower floor, we got the top floor so if you have heavy luggage, you will have to lug them up on 3 flights of stairs. No restaurant within a stone throw but we did find a couple, including the famous Niseko Ramen (with Potatoes) about 10min walk away. We had the one bedroom apartment which can accommodate 3 people but I understand the studio can too (but it was not available). That would be a cheaper option. They can also set up a Sony Playstation upon request. Overall, did enjoy our stay at Fresh Powder and liked the location. So will consider coming back again.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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LuLu_HK wrote a review May 2018
Hong Kong79 contributions45 helpful votes
We went Niseko for New Year Celebration so it is default to be expensive. Niseko Powder check in is easy and quick. Huge, clean, bed is comfortable. Living room and Kitchen is very spacious for family gathering and kitchen is well equipment. Walking distance to Lawson, shops and restaurants. Just 3 mins walk to slope and the firework in the slope on the New Year Eve is magnificent. So yes, it is as expensive as other holiday apartments in the area. I prefer Niseko Powder first floor apartment as everything is on same floor and no need to climb the stairs. I tried another one but rooms are split to three different floors which is not so convenience.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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CipherPol wrote a review Feb 2018
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions1 helpful vote
5min walk to Hirafu gondola (especially helpful during lunch when the cafeteria is crazily packed, you can simply walk back and prepare a quick meal). Also great that it is just a 15min walk from the main intersection where you can find many restaurants and ski shops. Place is pretty big for a couple to stay and it’s nice to have a well equipped kitchenette. Love it that the team running the place provides a one time ferrying service to the supermarket and leaves you there to shop for an hour before coming back to pick you up.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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skidivemd wrote a review Feb 2018
Bend, Oregon3 contributions
Our 7- night stay in the 2-bedroom unit #3 was perfect. It’s spacious and clean with a full kitchen and a washer/dryer, and it’s literally less than a five minute walk to the Grand Hirafu Gondola. The skiing was incredible, btw: massive quantities of amazing light powder in wide-open bowls and in fabulous glades. The people here are friendly and polite. I’ve been skiing for over 40 years throughout the Western US and Canada - from Revelstoke, B.C. to Taos, N.M. to Mammoth Mountain, CA - and in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. The overall experience in Niseko is comparable to what you may find in Europe, with some differences which are illustrated with the following two vignettes: In Switzerland, the signage at the chairlift top-ramp typically reads, “Attention: Unload Here.” - it’s a kind of directive. In Japan it reads, “A place to get off of the chair,” like it’s a polite suggestion. In both Austria and Japan there are hooded chairlifts. In Austria, many of the chairlift seats are heated; in Niseko, many of the toilet seats are. This was our first ski trip to Japan; we’re coming back to Niseko next winter and will once again stay at Fresh Powder Apartments. Two hints: pack a roll of your own paper towels; we couldn’t find any here. And bring your own half & half creamers if you like real dairy instead of hydrogenated vegetable oils in your coffee; we couldn’t find any here either.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrea E wrote a review Jan 2018
Calgary, Canada81 contributions48 helpful votes
Our group of 6 had a great time staying at the Fresh Powder 3 bedroom apartment in Hirafu! A quick walk to the slopes with our gear was key, while the walk in to town was very quick as well. The apartment was spotless with a nice sized living space, lower level ski storage and drying room, washer/dryer and comfortable bedrooms - we'd stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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oh_where_to_go wrote a review Dec 2017
london24 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed in the 3 bed appt. excellent accom. Very clean, comfortable and enjoyable lounge area with great Youtei views. Beds comfy, ample towels and kitchen equipment. Staff excellent and tended to the few things we needed. A great place to enjoy and close to gondola.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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silverspire wrote a review Jul 2017
Singapore, Singapore347 contributions121 helpful votes
Good location and great place to stay! i would come back the next time i am in niseko. no elevators here and 3 floors so those with big suitcases, it might be a bit of a struggle up those stairs. nearest convenience store is about 10 mins drive away.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laurie W wrote a review Apr 2017
Seoul, South Korea233 contributions74 helpful votes
I feel so relaxed I can barely write this, we had a perfect vacation and a big part of it was Fresh Powder. We rented the 2 bedroom apartment for our family of 3 and it was absolutely spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped and because we have some food allergies in the family, I made extensive use of it. It had everything I needed. The bedrooms are handsomely decorated, the public space is ample and there are balconies that are perfect to sit on when sipping a cool drink in the sun late afternoon. You can look at Mr. Yotei as you sip, or up at the hill, or out to the village...it's all good. The place is incredibly clean, well managed and maintained and the location is superb, just excellent. Coffee shop across the way, lodge about a 3 minute walk up the hill, shopping and restaurants are a 10 minute walk. No car needed. We tried to book it for next year, same bat time, same bat channel, but others beat us to the punch so we'll stay elsewhere but plan for the year after. Yes, it's that good.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The two bedroom unit on the top floor has great views from the balconies.
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Brenda G wrote a review Apr 2016
Laurieton, Australia216 contributions64 helpful votes
Our family of 5 spent 5 days at Fresh Powder apartment. It is a beautiful apartment metres from the snow lifts and closely to everything in Niseko village. The view of Mt Yotei from the lounge room window is spectacular. The apartment has 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, large lounge and fully fitted kitchen. Washing machine is dryer also so easy to wash and dry clothes after skiing. Nastu and Greg were great, very helpful and easy to contact when we needed. Everything is here for your stay and so very comfortable. Would recommend for to stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Brendan S wrote a review Dec 2015
Perth, Australia1 contribution5 helpful votes
Had to cancel trip due to a serious injury. Think very carefully about paying for accommodation up front that is non-refundable! I would have thought on compassionate grounds and agreement could be reached in the form of a partial refund, a credit or a discount in the future. The managing director and bookings.com both said sorry no refund and refer to your payment terms and conditions. On advising the managing director or my intention to warn others on social media his storey changed and I was told if the room was able to be re-booked I would have received a refund and a discount was offered for next season. In my opinion the offer is too little too late, a token gesture and I would not give this company another cent.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$557 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
JapanHokkaidoAbuta-gunKutchan-choNiseko Onsen
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko
Which popular attractions are close to Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Nearby attractions include Mick's (0.4 km), Boot Solutions Niseko (0.3 km), and Anime Bar Suzuran Niseko (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bombay Sizzlers Niseko, Kamimura Restaurant, and Ezo Seafoods.
Does Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko have airport transportation?
Yes, Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fresh Powder Apartments Niseko?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.