Seshu - Skiing view

Winter

Known for its ‘champagne powder’, unparalleled infrastructure, sophisticated dining and varied nightlife, Hirafu has been the driving force behind Niseko’s stellar rise as one of the world’s most phenomenal ski areas. With an average snowfall of 15 metres, Hirafu is known as the world’s second snowiest ski resort with flakes so large that locals jokingly refer to them as ‘chicken feathers’. Here’s how to make most of your winter holiday:

  • Chalet Seshu is only one kilometre away from the Grand Hirafu Gondola which provides access to some of the area’s steepest slopes, as well as several great runs for beginners.
  • Whether you’re a first-timer trying to familiarise yourself with a pair of skis or an accomplished snowboarder aiming to perfect your turns, the Niseko Grand Hirafu Snow School has a wide range of lessons and programmes available which cater to all levels.
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  • Part of four interconnected ski resorts, Hirafu and the neighbouring resort of Niseko Village boast of some of the steepest slopes in the region, with those in nearby Hanazono offering slightly easier terrain for beginners. Meanwhile, the Annupuri Resort is well-known for its backcountry gates, popular with accomplished skiers and snowboarders eager to access some of the area’s deep snow on off-piste trails – something we don’t recommend doing without necessary training.
  • Whether it is tobogganning or snowmobiling that gets your adrenaline pumping, what better place to slide down the slopes than Niseko? Our Concierge can help rent a snowmobile for your use or guide you on the best places to go to.

Guest Reviews

  • June 22nd, 2020 - June 24th, 2020

    A beautiful house. We were very comfortable. Thank you for preparing the BBQ for us.

    Ayuta O, Japan
  • January 29th, 2020 - February 9th, 2020

    "Thank you" - is manifestly inadequate. There are not enough words or superlatives to say how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home in this beautiful village. The skiing was great fun (even the steep tree runs!), the house simply stunning in every way, and the company absolutely fabulous. Will be tough to top this amazing holiday. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! PS: Thank also to the wonderful Elite Havens crew for making our stay so easy and enjoyable.

    Glen & Janet, Australia
  • January 22nd, 2020 - January 27th, 2020

    You have such a lovely and thoughtful home! Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Our family spent our Chinese New Year reunion here and this beautiful space was filled with our laughter, conversations and joys! Thank you. Wishing you a blessed Lunar New Year of the Rat!

    The Gohs, Singapore
  • January 9th, 2020 - January 18th, 2020

    We had a lovely stay in Seshu. Such a lovely house, great location and the amazing team from Ellite Havens made our stay super enjoyable. Stunning architecture and amazing ambience made for a ‘lush’ week at Seshu. The proximity to funky bars & neighbourhood ramen houses is sensational. We’ve all had an unforgettable week.

    Steve M, Australia
  • December 21st, 2019 - December 28th, 2019

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! It was a delight to spend Christmas here and your lovely kitchen made it a breeze to prepare a wonderful Christmas dinner for all 9 and a half of us. We truly enjoyed ourselves. We Love Seshu.

    The Brimo Family, Philippines
  • December 12th, 2019 - December 14th, 2019

    Wow wow wow!! We had an amazing stay at Seshu. It is a huge house with more than enough space for the 7 of us, it is just awesome! The team has been keeping the house sparkling clean during our stay! Andrew and the Elite Havens team has prepared milk, juices, bread, eggs and bacon to make sure our first morning breakfast is taken care off before we get familiar with Niseko and get our own groceries, what a thoughtful team!!! In summary, we have an awesome and amazing stay at Seshu and we looking forward to come back here soon!!!

    Steph S, Malaysia
  • December 4th, 2019 - December 10th, 2019

    A big thank you for your hospitality . We enjoyed our 6 night stay here and everything was well equipped. It was very thoughtful on every single detail. My mother enjoyed the fireplace so much and so did the kids. Lovely house, thank you for hosting us, we Love Niseko!

    Chan M, Malaysia
  • November 28th, 2019 - December 1st, 2019

    I just wanted to drop a quick note to thank you and the team for a fantastic stay at Seshu. My family and I had a wonderful time and the place was amazing. If we have a chance in the future we would love to return.

    Lingwei K, Singapore
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