The enchanting region of the best and softest snowfalls in Asia is now primed for visit
Encompassing Niseko, Rusutsu, and Furano, Hokkaido‘s powder triangle is undeniably a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. With ski-in ski-out convenience, diverse terrains and charming villages, the trifecta of winter wonder range from half-hour to two-hour drive apart from each other. These are the four accommodations we would book to fully immerse in the beauty of the snow-blanketed paradise.
The exclusive luxury ski hotel nestled in the heart of Upper Hirafu Village boasts a prime location just 30 metres from the Ace Family Quad lift. Offering a true ski-in ski-out experience, the property eliminates the hassle of carrying ski gear for parents. The name ‘Kyo’ reflects the concept of ‘hometown’ in its original Chinese reading.
Niseko Kyo offers flexible configurations for groups of all sizes. Private onsens, with the sixth-floor penthouse featuring three separate onsens, showcase stunning views of Mount Yotei or the Niseko United ski runs. Managed by The Luxe Nomad, the hotel features an on-site restaurant, Shirakaba, led by executive chef Koji Murai, offering a high-end dining experience with local seafood and produce.
The Vale Rusutsu
A luxurious condominium-style hotel seamlessly integrated with the Rusutsu Resort, The Vale offers an unparalleled experience in 10 distinct room types. At the base of West Mountain and connected to the resort’s newly opened ‘Kotobuki no Yu’ hot spring, the resort features Hokkaido’s largest amusement park, four golf courses, an inter-resort monorail, shopping mall, arcade, convenience stores, and over 30 restaurants.
The winter experience at Rusutsu is sensational, offering wide groomed runs, tree-skiing, and diverse terrains across three mountains—West Mountain, East Mountain, and Mount Isola. With modern amenities, stunning views, and easy access to nearby attractions like Lake Toya, it makes for the perfect base beyond snow season.
The epitome of luxury in the year-round paradise of Furano Resort, this purpose-designed property offers 62 full-service units. From hotel-style suites to multi-bedroom apartments and penthouses, Fenix Furano combines versatility with world-class design. Beyond winter, the resort is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and lavender fields, providing easy access to local wine, cheese, and unique produce. Whatever the season, Fenix Furano promises an unforgettable holiday, blending ultimate comfort with the natural beauty of Furano.
In the heart of Kitanomine Village, this six-story condominium-style retreat offers a choice of hotel rooms, one- to three-bedroom apartments, and opulent penthouse suites. Recently built with easy access to the slopes, Fenix West seamlessly blends minimalistic modern interiors with high-end furnishings, creating an atmosphere of spacious elegance. Enjoy private balconies with breathtaking views of the Tokachi Mountain range or Furano Ski Resort. With ski-in ski-out convenience, ski lockers, and prime location near Kitanomine Gondola, it’s a haven for winter sports enthusiasts.