The good news for those seeking a Luxury property on your next trip to Hakuba is that there are more high-end ski properties than ever before.
Here we have listed 5 of the best. So, in the order of luxury
1. One Happo
One of the most impressive ski chalets in Asia. One Happo is a James Bond fantasy made real. iPads are located discreetly throughout the property, used to control lighting or access the 250 on-demand movie library. 3D plasma TVs retract from your bedroom ceiling at the touch of an iPad. The chalet directly faces Happo ski resort gondola – 100 metres from your chalet door to the slopes.
There is a wow-factor at every turn: the glass top pool table (the first ever imported into Japan), the floor-to-ceiling glass wine room, the transparent fireplace, Bang and Olufsen plasma screens and control4 home automation system. From the sleek marble cocktail bar to the Teppanyaki counter and infra-red heated viewing deck, every element has been selected from the top shelf, with absolutely no expense spared. En-suited bedrooms offer views of either the mountain or the beautiful secluded Wadano forest. This is our number 1 ski property in Japan.
2. Chalet Hachi
Photo by Ken Goshima
A brand new luxury holiday accommodation, Chalet Hachi offers modern luxurious style with an unbeatable location, 200 meters from the Sakka Chair Lifts and surrounded by excellent restaurants such as the Rabbit Hole and Penke Lodge.
This two story, five bedroom chalet accommodates 14 people and is perfect for a large group getaway done in complete style. The full wall windows offer spectacular views and the contemporary furniture and rich colours create an atmosphere perfect for après drinks with your family or friends.
Photo by Ken Goshima
Located at the base of Happo One, Asagiri Chalet is literally a one minute walk to the slopes, amazing restaurants, coffee shops, ski rentals and more. This luxurious chalet combines the convenience of a central location with the highest levels of comfort and class. Award winning architect Yoshiaki Ogura, has masterfully mirrored the slope of the land and mountains in his beautiful design. The elegant wooden exterior, and hand crafted interior design, create an unforgettable experience.
4. Amo 54
Welcome to top class alpine luxury, AMO 54. This huge four bedroom and five bathroom plus study chalet is located within 150 meters of the slopes of Happo One.
The master bedroom has a king bed, a huge ensuite and balcony. There are two rooms with configurable bedding – choose between twin single or king. The last bedroom has two sets of bunk beds, perfect for the kids! Should you have a couple of extra guests, there is a fold out double sofa bed in the study room.
The chic and comfortable living area features lots of sofas, a large flat-screen television with Netflix and a dining table easily seating 10. Fun for children of all ages, the games rooms includes large television, wireless speakers, ping-pong, foosball, board games, punching bag, and books.
The chalet is toasty warm and heating is controlled by underfloor heating. Other facilities include laundry, ski storage room, drying room and an internal garage. A stunning alpine chalet for families and friends, AMO 54 has plenty of space to allow all guests a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in the beautiful Hakuba Valley.
5. Sakka Rocks
A brand new 200 sqm striking luxury residence, Sakka Rocks is finished to the highest standard throughout and is a haven of privacy and luxury situated only 200m from the Sakka lifts of Hakuba Happo One resort. Tastefully designed with spacious Western bedrooms each fitted with private en-suites, fully equipped modern kitchen, expansive dining and lounge with enormous picture windows looking across the tranquil snow-covered forest, Sakka Rocks is designed for both families and groups of friends alike and will undoubtedly provide visitors to Hakuba with the ultimate alpine retreat. Sakka Rocks can accommodate 6 to 9 guests.