Dreaming of an easy ski holiday with the kids? SkiJapan is a long established tour company for Hokkaido’s best ski resorts. Here, Simone shares her tips from her time in the snow.

Your name – Simone Jackson
Who were your travel companions – Husband, Miss 7, Miss 5 and Miss 4
What was the location of your holiday – Niseko, Japan
How did you get there – We flew from Singapore via Beijing
What time of year did you travel – March
Length of stay – 7 nights
What was the weather like – Mainly sunny but with one day of rain.


AccommodationAlpen Ridge
Style (Hotel, Apartment, B&B) – Apartment
Room type booked – Two bedroom apartment
Facilities – Kitchen, heating, wi-fi, entertainment system, washing machine

Alpen Ridge Ski-in Ski-Out – Photo source: SkiJapan (www.SkiJapan.com)


  • The boot room was located in the basement, where the ski hire and ski school was located (Niseko Based Sports). Travelled three floors down in the lift. Could not be easier.
  • The lift was 50 metres from the door
  • Our room overlooked the slopes
  • Great coffee hut right outside the door
  • Helpful staff
  • A few minutes walk to the many restaurants
  • Clean, modern apartments with everything we needed


  • Needed more drying racks

Would you stay there again? Definitely

Staying warm in the Kids Club – Photo source: SkiJapan (www.SkiJapan.com)


Could you recommend any restaurants/cafes/bars for eating out with children?

Abucha – wide range of Japanese food. Funky and lively atmosphere. Fantastic for children as did not matter if they were making noise!
Bang Bang – simple menu of yakitori, rice and vegetables. All food groups ticked off and great for feeling like you are in Japan.
Niseko Pizza – cosy, funky basement pizzeria.
The Niseko Supply Company – alpine inspired crepes made with buckwheat. Delicious food and cosy environment.
Green Farm Cafe – amazing burgers and delicious food all round.


Things to do?

Snow lovers paradise – Photo source: SkiJapan (www.SkiJapan.com)
  • Ski and snowboard – brilliant beginner’s slope. Ski Instructors are from all over the world.
  • Visit a Japanese hot spring called an ‘Onsen’.
  • Japanese cooking classes
Japanese hot spring known as an ‘Onsen’ – Photo source: SkiJapan (www.SkiJapan.com)

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