The Vale Niseko

Upper Hirafu, Niseko, Japan


  • Most exclusive ski-in ski-out retreat right in Hirafu!
  • 5-star choices of 1,2 & 3 bed luxury apartments.
  • Full-fledged thermal experience with a designer onsen, heated pool & sauna.
  • Awarded "World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel" at the 2015 World Ski Awards.
  • Metres away from the Family Ace Chair Lift!
  • Concierge services & other luxury hotel amenities.

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Please Note

- Rates shown are nett, inclusive of service charge & taxes.
- Minimum stay of 4 days on low season and 5 days on peak season
- Rates displayed about are in USD

Check-in: 2 pm

Check-out: 11 am


The Short & Sweet

  • Who. For the romantics, families and buddies who are in for a lavish ski-venture!

  • What. Right in the heart of Niseko’s snowy wonderland, make yourself at home at the Vale Niseko. This super luxe and classy collection of 49 separate one, two and three-bedroom apartments, is the five-star getaway for ski-lovers with a location in Upper Village of Hirafu that is perched right atop the ski run. Voted the World's Best Boutique Ski Hotel Award at the 2014 World Ski Awards and accompanied by the exquisite views of the alpine vistas, its chic interior falls right into place with white linen and feather comforters, as well as neutral tones all around. What’s more impressive is that absolutely stunning open-plan bathroom with a bathtub that allows you to fully embrace beautiful views from the outside. As the icing on the cake, you also get your own personal onsen within the apartment for a cosy dip or two! The slopes at the Vale are rather gentle, as it is located at the bottom of the Family Run – which means children are more than welcomed! For some après-ski time, grab a drink from the Vale Bar & Grill while admiring the snow-capped hills you earlier conquered from the terraces. On days off the slopes, start a fire (literally) with your own fireplace and cuddle up with some DVDs and games, although we’d highly recommend that you head out to Hirafu village for a quick walk around town! Immerse yourself in this alpine experience with the Vale, courtesy of its world-class fittings and the preservation of Japanese influences, in making your stay worthwhile!

  • Why. Super luxe penthouses are available! Views of Mt Yotei. Private onsens in each apartment features views from the ski-run. Open fireplaces to keep warm. Open plan bathrooms with a bathtub overlooking the alpine panoramas. The ultra luxe lobby! 12-hour concierge services.

What We Love

  • Sophisticated interiors. The Vale Niseko is simply ultra-modern with a design model that features open-plan concepts, vast spaces, clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing panoramic views of its gorgeous surroundings!

  • Soothe. Your ultimate getaway is not complete without experiencing the onsen’s at the Vale. Relax in a traditional Japanese onsen (by acclaimed Japanese Onsen designer – Suzuki San of Nikken Space) that extracts natural thermal spring water from 700m deep into the mineral rich volcanic region, said to be full of healing minerals and fertility. What better way to relax than being flanked by stunning views!

  • Ski. Deemed to have the best location in Niseko, ski off from your apartment easily whenever you want. The nearest ski lifts are merely 30 seconds away on the ski run.

  • Dine. The Vale has its own restaurant on the first level – The Vale Bar & Grill, offering international flavours with local touches from Hokkaido, and is absolutely perfect for long meals or a quick drink with views of the ski hill.


  • The Vale is about 2.5-3 hours drive from the New Chitose Airport of Sapporo. It is 5 meters to Family Ace Chair Lift & 1-minute walk to Upper Village Hirafu.

  • To get to Niseko, scheduled bus/coaches are the most convenient & cheapest. Please see the Fine Print tab for transfer information.

  • The Vale is approximately 7km (10 min) from Kutchan station and approximately 4km from Hirafu station. Taxi and busses are not readily available at Hirafu station, therefore guests are recommended to disembark at Kutchan station. Guests are required to inform the hotel of arrival time at stations if transfer is required.

  • Luxury amenities available for guests > Concierge services, child-care services, in-house catering, breakfast packs, snow spikes, humidifiers & business needs like fax/courier/messages.

  • Plenty to do for the whole family with in-house entertainment & in-room massages. There are also 4 championship golf courses nearby.

  • The property is child-friendly with the NBS Kids Club and the NISS Ski School as great options. Our Concierge will be in touch with you on the ski services after your booking is confirmed.

  • Please note that the Superior and Deluxe hotel rooms are on the ground floor while the Standard hotel rooms are on the lower ground floor. Studio rooms will have a nicer view located on 2nd to 5th floors.

Amenities & Services

  • Pool - Outdoor
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Car Park
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • WiFi - Throughout Property
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning (extra charge)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments (extra charge)
  • Airport Transfers (extra charge)
  • Babysitting Service (extra charge)