Powder Tracks - Niseko


Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

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January, February, March, December



Located in the heart of the Niseko-Hirafu Alpine village, this Powder Tracks Studio apartment offers a chic, comfortable retreat in Niseko, with the convenience of being located next to the main street leading to the lift. The studio apartment is ideal for a couple or two singles.

With triple-glazed panoramic windows allowing for maximum natural light and privacy, Powder Tracks apartments look out to the impressive Mount Youtei to the South. Fully furnished, open plan kitchen and designer living spaces ensure the level of comfort and independence.

These apartments offer chic and comfortable accommodation, western designer interiors and modern furniture are just some of the comforts offered in these apartments; some apartments offering views to Mt Yotei.

Quick Facts
    • Perfect location
    • Walk to the lifts
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary parking
    • Complimentary shuttle service
    • Ski storage
    • Babysitting available
    • Breakfast available
    • Laundry facilities

Located in the Upper Village approx. 300 m to the Ace Family chair, this chic and comfortable building is surrounded by the best Hirafu has to offer in onsens, restaurants and bars. Powder Tracks was built in 2005. Each apartment has triple-glazed panoramic windows allowing for maximum natural light and privacy. South facing apartments have impressive Mount Youtei views. Fully furnished, open plan kitchen and designer living spaces ensure the level of comfort and independence Hokkaido Tracks is renowned for. The large basement area offers fully equipped laundry facilities, secure ski storage, fully equipped ski tuning bench and drying room.




  • Large picture windows for maximum natural light
  • Spacious living areas with designer furniture,
  • Modern, fully furnished kitchens opening to dining and living areas
  • Individually controlled heating
  • Large shared basement area offering
  • Fully equipped laundry
  • Secure ski storage
  • Fully equipped ski tuning bench
  • Drying room
  • Short walk to the Family Chair lift
  • Located right beside some of the villages best coffee shops, restaurants, onsen and shopping
  • English satellite TV with news and movies
  • DVD and Mini Hi-fi system
  • Telephone (local calls only)
  • Broadband internet (Ethernet)
  • Built-in wardrobes
  • Car parking available (summer months only)
  • Weekly linen change (on the 8th day of your stay); daily fresh towel change and rubbish removal
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, milk, sugar, washing powder and body soap on arrival. Replenishment of these items is the responsibility of the occupants during the stay.
Studio Apartments: ideal for couples or close friends as king bed can be split into single beds (max 2 guests). The studios have a small separate living space kitchenette with bar fridge, microwave and toaster for preparing light meals.

1 Bedroom Apartments: ideal for couples who want a fully self-contained apartment or a little extra space or small families and groups. Bedding configuration is 1 x king bed (can be split into singles) in bedroom plus a single sofa bed in the living area accommodating up to 3 guests. They have a full kitchen with dishwasher and private balcony.

2 Bedroom Apartments: ideal for mid-size families and groups of 4 to 5Bedding configuration is 1 x split king plus 2 x twin plus 1 single sofa bed in living area. They have a full kitchen with dishwasher and private balcony.

3 Bedroom Apartments
: ideal for mid-size families and groups of 7 to 8. Bedding configuration is 1 x split king plus 2 x twin plus 1 x bunk (double + single) plus 1 single sofa bed in living area. They have a full kitchen with dishwasher and private balcony.

There is in-apartment wifi/LAN broadband internet, English satellite TV services & in-room telephones.

*All apartments come with premium appliances including flat screen TVs & DVD/CD player.
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.

Niseko has an abundance of restaurants, bars, shops and tours available. Onsens are a must when visiting Niseko, where you can relax with the locals and take in the serenity. Day tours to Sapporo, including the Annual Ice Festival, the seaside city of Otaru, or some cultural activities within Hirafu allows you to have a broad holiday experience.

Take a day trip to the nearby cities of Sapporo or Otaru - the former being the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics and home to the annual Yuki Matsuri (Ice Festival).

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