Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating


January, February, March, December


Located in the heart of the action and 250m to the lifts, this is a family run moderate lodge with English speaking staff, ensuite bathrooms and most rooms have western style twin beds. The lodge has a great Japanese style large bath (male and female separated) and a restaurant. Also features a large ski room with security lockers and a tuning area and workbench. This large lodge is in a great location for easy access to most of Hirafu's restaurants and bars.
Quick Facts
    • Convenient location
    • Ski locker room
    • Complimentary Internet access
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Ski storage room
Lodge Koropokkuru is a western oriented lodge with great facilities. A perennial favourite with skiers and snowboarders because it offers excellent value and it's a family run lodge with English speaking staff.  The lodge is located in the heart of the action and only 250m to the lifts (Family Ace).  Lodge Koropokkuru is the only Japanese run lodge that has a non-smoking common area.
There is a choice of rooms with ensuite bathrooms or shared facilities, with western bedding or a traditional Japanese futon on the floor. The lodge has a great Japanese-style bath (male and female separate) and a common area and restaurant. Breakfast is included in packages. Lodge Koropokkuru has a lovely common area with great views of the mountain! Also features a large ski room with security lockers and a tuning area and workbench.

There is a choice of rooms with ensuite bathrooms or shared facilities, with western bedding or a traditional Japanese futon on the floor. Breakfast is included in packages.

  • Japanese style single – triple (private & shared facilities)
  • Western style single & twin (private facilities)
  • Western Six – 8 share (shared facilities)
Surf & Other Activities
Winter Activities
If you should ever tire of hitting the slopes, it may be time to explore the multitude of other activities available right out of Niseko. Embrace the winter weather and engage in an adventure that will get your whole family on board. For further details, just request booking information from the Gondola Chalet concierge staff.
Rest, relax and rejuvenate in a traditional Japanese onsen and enjoy the feeling of cleansing and soaking your body after a great powder day. Onsen is an authentic and natural way of healing your mind, body and soul. There are a number of onsens within minutes walk of Alpen Ridge.
Mountain Guiding
Discover Niseko’s legendary hidden and un-tracked powder with an experienced guide!
Snow mobile and Snow Cat Adventures
Shinsetsu Mountain Guides have the power to take you deep into Niseko’s breathtaking backcountry terrain, to places where your ski’s never had a chance of reaching. A snowmobile or snow cat will not only guarantee you an action packed journey, but also an opportunity to absorb the beautiful natural surroundings. Professionally guided tours operate over Niseko’s untracked mountain ranges, powder fields and through the majestic Silver Birch forests, all from the comfort of your heated snow mobile. Tour routes will vary depending on the flexibility and experience levels of your group.
Cross Country Skiing
Try something different and go on a scenic journey through Niseko’s nature trails.
Indoor Rock Climbing
Indoor rock climbing is an activity that will shelter you from the chilly winds outside, but still offers a physical challenge. Niseko Adventure Centre welcomes all ability levels to this fun and rewarding activity. Remember to stop in at Jojo’s café upstairs before you leave, their famous cheeseburgers will be the perfect reward for a hard day’s work.
Trekking on foot through the Niseko backcountry is described as a truly beautiful and physically satisfying experience. This is an opportunity to absorb natural surroundings whilst traversing a magnificent mountainous landscape. Enjoy the joy of powder snow without the need for ski or snowboard expertise.
All tours are accompanied by a fully qualified guide.
Snow rafting
Snow Rafting & Tubing in Niseko can give those looking for a quick thrill over lunch everything they need. Go and try it next time you take lunch.
Winter horseback riding
Take the family out for a fun gallop on the backs of these gentle animals. Let the horses break the trail as you take in the scenic Niseko landscape. We would be happy to line you up with a fun day out winter horseback riding.
Other Surf Experiences

Stephen (January 2014)
I recommend The Perfect Snow Group, for your  snow and ski, holiday bookings
The staff  are efficient friendly and helpful.
They have excellent knowledge and resources at their disposal, and I would definitely use them again..