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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second stay here. Ski holiday. Best location ever. Right opposite the Family Ace chairlift. Ski school and ski hire right downstairs, Apartments are big. Cafe downstairs if the kids are hungry. Close to the supermarket. Make sure spikes are worn when walking around in Niseko, floor can be a bit slippery. Will definitely stay again. In fact have booked the... More 

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サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear cch121431, Thank you for your informative review of our accommodation, we are always very appreciative of our return guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us again as well as the convenience of NBS ski school, rental & retail being located downstairs. We can definitely agree that the village at times can be icy and slippery so... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed at Alpen Ridge in March 2016 and had a great ski in / ski out experience. The room was modern, warm and clean. The 2 person chair lift was sometime busy at peak times (eg start of ski classes), so best avaid if possible. There was no restaurant or bar in building, so need to trek out for... More 

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サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear BiggTrev, Thank you very much for your review of our accommodation. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and you found your apartment to be modern, warm and clean. As you say, the Ace Family lift can get busy at times during the day but this can easily be avoided by catching the Grand Hirafu shuttle... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Wake up seeing the beautiful Mt Yotei, look out you can see the snow boarders and skiers waiting to be the 1st on the slopes. Amazing view. The living space is big where all families, friends and kids can hang around the island for chats, drinks and play.

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Thank GeniExplorer
サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear eugeniay2016 Thank you for your review of our accommodation, we are glad you enjoyed the amazing views that your apartment had to offer and being able to see the Mt. Yotei, a sight that isn't always readily available. As you mention, our apartments large living spaces do allow plenty of room for friends and families alike to hang out,... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was a family vacation with plans have kids in ski school. The ski school is located in the bottom floor of the hotel. It is also right next to the first lift to take up up the mountain. So obviously, the located was the best for our vacation. Hirafu (Niseko) is a quaint older village that shows the character... More 

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サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Alan-in-Honolulu, Thank you very much for your informative and glowing review of our accommodation. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all which your apartment had to offer, including its modern well equipped kitchen. As you say the location is great, right next to Ace Family chairlift, an easy access point for the mountain. We take great pride... More 

London
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

This was the first ski trip for the kids so, although Alpen Ridge is an expensive option, it seemed worth it for the proximity to the family lift and slope. That was definitely the right call. Nearly all you could ask for, NBS rental shop and ski school on the ground floor with direct access to the slopes, and ski... More 

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サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear rmonnington, Thank you so much for your generous review of our accommodation. We are glad you enjoyed your well equipped apartment and its many features, along with the accommodations ample sized ski locker room. As you say, there is also easy access to Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), Ridge Cafe, Fresh Cafe, Ace Family chairlift and the Family run. Although... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Overall the location is really the main selling point of this resort. We booked the penthouse unit as it was spacious and we had 2 families. The furnishings were satisfactory but not luxurious. The hooks where you hang up the ski outerwear near the door were not enough for a 4 bedroom (supposedly 8 pax) as they were barely enough... More 

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サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Tiankyv, Thank you for submitting a review of your experience in Alpen Ridge apartments, we are always happy to take on board suggestions and constructive feedback. In regards to the heating in the apartments, this type of eco interval heating (activated between 16:00 and 21:00) is something the whole of Hirafu (Niseko) experiences, as all hard wired electrically operated... More 

Ohakune
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

For a family of 7 the facilities were perfect, 2 bathrooms, right down to heated toilet seats & bidet. Warm comfortable with double glazing to reduce what little noise there was. We could watch to granny kids night ski from the window. Huge lower floor ski locker, café & rental shop, next to lift passes and access lift. Best holiday... More 

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Thank Cairnbrae
サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Cairnbrae, Thank you so much for your generous review of our accommodation. We are glad you enjoyed your apartment and being able to watch your grand kids out on the slope. As you mentioned, our ample sized ski locker room does indeed have easy access to not only Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS) and Fresh Cafe, but also the lift... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a week at this hotel for a ski trip in Niseko. 1 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor with views over the slope. Although it was a low floor the views are amazing. Room was spacious with a small kitchen. Beautifully appointed. Locker for skis on bottom floor makes it easy to just grab the skis and you... More 

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Thank Lindy D
サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Lindy D, Thank you very much for your review of our accommodation. We are happy you enjoyed your apartment and its view of the slope. As you have said it really is easy to just grab your skis and head straight out on to the runs from our locker room as it is situated only a short distance from... More 

Nowra, Australia
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39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

This is a ski in and ski out property. We stayed in 302 this time for a week. Last time in 2013 apartment 202. Both one bedroom apartments. Great with small kitchen, washing machine, dryer, great shower and comfortable bed. Drying cupboard excellent for drying gloves, jackets etc. These rooms overlook the slopes and Ace family chair lift. Large locker... More 

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Thank Jane B
サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Jane B, Thank you so much for your very informative review of our accommodation, it was greatly appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed the many features that the property has to offer; including our rental/retail/ski school, Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS) located on the ground floor; and our close proximity to the Ace Family chairlift. As you mentioned, there is... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

The Alpen Ridge is very conveniently located next to the first ski lift going up the mountain. I could just get my ski gear from the rental shop on the ground floor and slide straight into the ski lift and onto pistes..

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Thank Diderik
サマージャパン, Manager at Alpen Ridge, responded to this review

Dear Diderik, Thank you very much for submitting a review of our accommodation. As you mentioned we have a rental/retail/ski school on our ground floor called Niseko Base Snowsports (NBS), which is extremely convenient for all our guests needs. We are also glad you enjoyed our proximity to the Ace Family chairlift and its ease of access to the slopes.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alpen Ridge offers guests the opportunity to watch your loved ones learn to ski, or return from their mountain adventures, right from your own balcony. The ski in ski out location of Alpen Ridge offers guests the very best in Western style luxury accommodation with access to the slopes right outside your door. The apartments are within two minutes of the heart of the village, close to the supermarket, bars, restaurants and onsens that make any visit to Niseko unique in the skiing world.Luxury in design, developed with care free living in mind and thoughtfully appointed with all modern appliances. For extra convenience, Alpen Ridge incorporates a Ski School, Ski Rental service, personal ski lockers, staffed reception desk and onsite management team aim to ensure your time in Niseko is enjoyed both on the slopes and off, relaxing in this truly unique property.A selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Apartments and 3,4, 6 & 7 bedroom Penthouses. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alpen Ridge

Address: 193-7 Aza Yamada | Niseko, Abuta-gun, Kutchan-cho 044-0081, Hokkaido
Location: Japan > Hokkaido > Abuta-gun > Kutchan-cho
Price Range: $236 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpen Ridge 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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