For once, we moved out of our comfort zone of a self contained resort. Within minutes of checking in, Mr H was already telling me that he wished we were back at an AIO (all-in-one) resort.
First, we weren’t dropped off at the hotel’s doorstep. Thankfully, we only had to cross the road.
Secondly, they actually told us that the Hirafu Base rental shop was running out of gears and we were asked to proceed to the village to procure. Luckily, the hotel tried to sort this out for us and we were only left with – helmets.
Thirdly, walking down the village was fine. Walking upslope back to the hotel in a windy and snowy condition for 10 minutes was terrible. We were lucky that X was willing to walk as opposed to whining on us.
Mr H looked at me in the eye and declared we were far too spoilt by the convenience of self-contained resorts. While such village life seemed fun and happening, it did little for us because we wanted to pack the kids to bed early.
The only perk of Niseko? Last minute private classes could be arranged!