Hinode Hills Niseko Village
Skiing connoisseurs flock – and freeride – to Niseko Village on Hokkaido Island. The pistes and powder here are second to none, with Mount Yotei creating a breath-taking backdrop to snowy adventures. This all-season ski resort has everything from onsen to traditional spas, Arnold Palmer golf courses to a web of hiking tracks. And Hinode Hills is in the midst of it all.
This ski-in, ski-out hotel captures the spirit of wabi-sabi, with interiors made to mirror Hinode Hills’ beautiful setting. Though inspired by authentic Japanese design, bedrooms, suites and apartments are modern spaces – all clean lines and mellow tones. When it comes to service, it’s personal: have your snowboard waxed while you sleep, or your suite kitchen stocked before you arrive.
47 beautifully landscaped slopes and over 2,000 acres of snowsports terrain puts Niseko Village high on the must-visit lists for seasoned skiers. For those just starting out, an international snow school is an excellent first point of call. If you’re visiting during spring or summer, the outdoor nature park, Pure, is sublime as the cherry blossoms bloom. This is also the time for rafting, zip lining, mountain biking or ballooning in the fresh mountain air.