Situated in a spectacular ski-in/ski-out location, in the heart of Niseko and only metres to the Ace Family Chair, Alpen Ridge is one the most sought after and genuine Ski-in/ Ski-out apartments available in Niseko. Whether you want to be the first to get fresh tracks, or sneak home for a bite to eat or nap before night skiing, Alpen Ridge offers you the convenience to do it all!

Making life even easier is the in house NBS rental and retail shop on the ground floor and the NBS ski school meeting area right out the front door. Having your kids or friends in NBS lessons, also means that you can watch then from the comfort of your own balcony*. A ski holiday doesn’t get any better than staying at this great location making every aspect of your trip very simple, giving you more time to enjoy the most memorable powder of your life.

*Ace Family run view only available from selected Slope view apartments.

Getting Here

Getting to Alpen Ridge Niseko from Chitose Airport


Getting Here - Bus

*Note: When you book your transfers independently, you will need to make your own way to Alpen Ridge (Approx 15 minute walk from the bus drop off point).

Pre booking a bus is by far the easiest, smoothest and most cost effective method of getting to Niseko. The trip takes approximately 2 ½ -3 hours depending on road conditions, costing approximately ¥4,200 per person. When you pre book your transfers with SkiJapan.com they will meet you at the airport and personally escort you to your charter or public bus. You will then be met by a SkiJapan.com representative in Niseko and taken to Alpen Ridge. Please note that there may be a waiting time dependent on flights and other traveling guests. To save waiting, pre-booking a private transfer is recommended.

Alpen Ridge On The Map

Alpen Ridge Local Map

Niseko On The Map


193-7 Yamada, Kutchan, Hokkaido, 044-0081, Japan

Lat: 42.858467 Lon: 140.703171

Private Taxi Transfer

A comfortable, private and convenient door-to-door method of getting to Niseko, however is the most expensive option. A private taxi (Mini Van) costs on average from ¥40,000- ¥80,000 each way and will take you directly from the airport to Alpen Ridge. Private transfers can also be arranged through the team at SkiJapan.com

Private Taxi Transfers


There is a regular train service between Chitose Airport and Sapporo (Via Otaru) to Kutchan Station. This journey takes approx. 3 hours and will require a transfer at Otaru station. Kutchan Station is about 15 minutes drive to Niseko, Hirafu. There is an irregular bus service between Kutchan and Hirafu so quite often you will need to take a taxi at a cost of approximately ¥3,000.


In winter is not recommended that you rent a car and drive to Niseko due to the sometimes treacherous and dangerous road and snow conditions. If you do choose to drive from the Chitose Airport to Niseko, you will need to follow Route 276 all the way to Kutchan, then follow Route 343 into Niseko. The drive can take between 2 ½ -3 hours. Please be careful and only very experienced snow drivers should attempt this drive.

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