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Trailside Apartments

Free Wifi

Summer BBQ 

Nearest chairlift 2-minute on shuttle bus

Free Parking

Ski shuttle 100m from the front door

Walk to restaurants & bars

1 bedroom apartments on the outskirts of Hirafu, 100m from the ski shuttle bus. Trailside Apartments is a 12-minute walk to the Family chairlift in Hirafu or two minutes on the ski shuttle.


The apartments have views of the forest and nearby mountains and are across the road from a patisserie/bakery/restaurant. You can see Mt Yotei from the car park in front of the apartments.


The open plan kitchen and living room is a great space to relax at the end of the day.


The kitchenette has everything you need to cook your own simple meals. Contact us to order a breakfast basket or groceries delivered to the chalet.


​Each apartment can host up to 4 guests.

Direct Booking Benefits

WHY is this important?

Direct Bookings are very important for small accommodation businesses. Your payment fully supports the service provider, without a significant % commission going to a tax-avoiding multinational OTA (online travel website). Direct bookings are bookings made through our website or via email or phone. We truly appreciate your support, and will be delighted to provide exclusive direct booking benefits to our loyal customers

  • Lowest possible rates - we will beat any other advertised rates

  • All taxes and charges are included in our website prices (NO HIDDEN FEES)

  • Free pickup arrival and departure transfer during winter from the closest airport bus station (operating hours 3pm-10pm; 7am-10am) *not for bookings made from other websites or OTAs

  • Multi-night and monthly discounted rates available


WINTER 2023-24 Early bird special (direct bookings only)

Book directly with us before July 31st 2023 for accommodation during the entire 2023-24 winter season

- no black out dates - hurry while we have availbility!

1) book a Trailside Apartment, and for every 3 nights booked, receive

*1 x free 4 hour beginner PM ski or snowboard private lesson (1pm or 3pm start) - valued at up to ¥44,000 (retail value depends on the dates of your accommodation booking)


2) for every 5 nights booked, receive

*2 x full day lift-accessed Group Guided Off-piste Tours in Kiroro / Moiwa / Rusutsu or Niseko - for one person (joining a group) - valued at up to ¥60,000. Includes transport to / from the resorts.

Upgrades available:

This promotion is designed to encourage beginner skiers and snowboarders, and to promote group guiding. If these products are not suitable for your needs, you may upgrade your applicable free offer to a different product with Imagine Japan (the ski school).

The following value will be credited towards a different product -

4 hour beginner lesson -> ¥20,000 credit towards another product

Full day group guided tour -> ¥15,000 credit towards another product

For example if you book accommodation at Trailside Apartments Niseko for 3 nights and are not a beginner, we will credit ¥20,000 per eligible 4 hr beginner lesson towards a higher level product - such as a high level private lesson or private backcountry guide. Or if you book 5 nights and want to book a private guide to be able to go into the backcountry with your own exclusive group (1-4 people max, no strangers), we will credit ¥15,000 per eligible group guided tour towards a private backcountry guide.


All offers are subject to Imagine Japan's instructor and guide availability, and favourable weather conditions (for safety reasons). Exact lesson times may be subject to change at late notice in the event of unforseen circumstances.


Access to genuine backcountry (going outside resort boundaries into the backcountry) is not available on group guided tours. Please inquire about private guided tours for this product. Backcountry safety gear and training is mandatory to depart resort gates, guests must be aware of an inherent risk of avalanche - group activities are not suitable in this environment.


*Bookings must be made, and deposit received, by July 31 2023 to be eligibile for this promotion

*Lift passes and rental are not included

*This offer is not redeemable for cash under any circumstances.

*The promotion applies to products available only during the duration of your accommodation booking.

*Group guided tours have specific minimum ability levels for guests to go off-piste, and minimum number policies for a group tour to proceed for a full day, or to visit a specific location. Imagine Japan will have the final say regarding a guest's eligibility to join a guided group tour.



1 bedroom: 2 single beds + bunk beds (sleeps 4)

Sofa in the living room


Living room



Laundry + drying racks (powder provided)

Car parking space.

Ski/Snowboard storage

Coffee & tea provided

Closest shuttle bus: Kita Kabayama (2min to Hirafu chairlift).

Closest chairlift: Family Chair

The kitchen includes a rice cooker, kettle, toaster oven, stovetop, fridge/freezer, utensils, pots, pans, plates, bowls.

Trailside Apartments Niseko

Summer BBQ

Our guests in summer love having BBQs. We offer BBQ packages from May-October so that you can show up, relax, eat and have fun.


We organise everything: bbq table, chairs, delicious food, coal, grill, bbq plates, sauces and cutlery - shade cloth and weather protection also available.


​The BBQ packs include locally sourced meats and fresh seasonal vegetables from the farms for you to grill. All you need to do is bring some drinks!

Inside the apartments

Bedroom + Sofa Bed + Futon 

Private Lounge, kitchenette, bathroom and toilet.

Getting here

Trailside apartments location on a map.

Nearest Airport Shuttle Bus Stop: Hirafu Welcome Centre*

Ski Shuttle Stop: Kabayama North - 2min to Hirafu -  (Niseko United Shuttle)

Train Station: Kutchan Station (then bus, taxi, or prebook a paid transfer)

Parking: Free parking available, in winter please pre-book with us.

Google Maps:  Get Directions

Address: 58−33 Kabayama, Kutchan, Abuta District, Hokkaido, Japan, 〒044-0078.

Contact Guest Services:


Phone: +817047984593 (find us on Whatsapp/Line/WeChat)

* Book directly to get a FREE pickup transfer during winter from Hirafu Welcome Centre to the apartment, meeting your airport bus arrival (3-10pm) and departure. (7am-10am). Paid options available after hours.

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