We have used Niseko Black for a few years now and we cannot imagine any other way of holidaying in Niseko. This past season, we did some revenge skiing and went to Niseko a few times. Chris and Ben and the team took care of our hotel booking, airport transfer, gear rental, restaurant bookings and ski lessons. The kids (8 and 9) are completely taken care of. Even when they were 5 and 6, we left the kids with the Niseko Black instructors and they had a blast. The instructors are experienced and so good with the children (and adults too!) Chris and Ben work really hard at pairing you up with the best instructor for your needs. It’s been such a joy this season. It’s worth the premium. If you want a stress free ski holiday, this is the way to do it.
Typical day this past season with the concierge and ski school: we meet our NB instructors at the hotel lobby (in Hirafu); the instructors go to our ski locker and load the car with all our gear. They come back to the lobby and help the children get their gear on (boots, balaclava, helmet, gloves, goggles). We drive to Annupuri or Hanazono or wherever we decided we were skiing that day (the kids prefer skiing In Annupuri). Instructors unload the gear and park the car. We give the instructors some cash to buy hot chocolates and refreshments whenever the kids want a break. We part ways for the morning (I have my own NB instructor). We all meet for lunch. We all hit the slopes again for a few afternoon runs. At the end of the day, we drive back to our hotel. The instructors put the gear back in the lockers. We head straight back up to our room. Onsen/bath/chill time until NB come back to pick us up and take us to our dinner reservation. After dinner, NB will send us back to our hotel.
Put that on repeat and it’s actually a really relaxing holiday!