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Thank you to the many wonderful guests who have stayed with us so far. It never fails to bring a smile to our faces when we see our guests marvel at the incredible powder Niseko has to offer, or hear stories from guests who were totally satisfied with the service and luxury we provide. Below are just some of the comments we have received from guests who have stayed with us in Niseko and Furano. We hope to have the pleasure of having adding many more wonderful memories for many years to come.

The Nielsons - January 2009

“Thanks for everything! It’s the best snow ever.”

Team Canberra - February 2009

“Jed we had a great time – thans for all the help and great advice – is been great having an awesome chalet manager! Powder was awesome – Fiona” “Jed, thanks for all of your advice and help to get us here and have a great time. The snow was great (even on the days where no snow fell – better than the Aus. Season). All in all, a great holiday. Cheers. Panda and Matt. Nice try on our half pipe mate.” “Your snow slippers weren’t warm enough for smoking outside. You should look into them. Thank anyway. Dane.” “Ray Pedrina, ACT. Good times, good conditions. Cheers Jed but get yo’ self to the Annupuri back bowls! Enjoy the rest of the season. Don’t eat too much Lawsons juicy chicken, it’ll kill u.” “James K – Canberra. Hit the back bowl every one!”

The McKnoulties - January 2009 (Loved NFP so much they purchased the apartment!)

“This place is truly a ‘Home away from home’. The apartment is brilliant and the atmosphere fantastic – Thanks Jed for all your help – you made it all so easy – even with our big crew and ‘extra’ requests – nothing was too much trouble – much appreciated. Our decision to buy NFP2 was an excellent one. A great investment made enjoyable by John, Simon, Jed and team. Thanks for all you do above and beyond the call to make our annual snow holiday so easy and enjoyable. Jed could not have been more helpful. See you next year!

The Mendonca's, Matt Starck & Katie Payne - February 2009

“Nigel & Felicity Mendonca, Thanks for an awesome time guys!! Fantastic apartment, great location, awesome powder! Harvey’s a pro at PS2 now!” “Matt Starck & Katie Payne. Niseko – love it – great place at Fresh powder! Ski-in walk (short) out! Restaurant Yo a great place for a final dinner & experience.”

Greg & Cathy Collier - January 2009

“Greg and Cathy, Forster, NSW, Australia. Our third time at Fresh powder. Another fantastic holiday – great snow, cozy room. Can’t wait to come back. Thanks jed.”

Cathay Pacific Crew - January 2009

“Dougall, Anita, Nick, Mike, Andy, Rick. Great stay! Left too early. Dumping pow pow today!! No chicks so boys turned brokeback. Thanks Jed.”

The Wilsons - December 2008

“David, Margie, Josie & George Wilson, Benalla, Victoria, Australia. A brilliant break. Great ‘Fresh Powder’ hospitality. Many thanks Jed!”

Saroj's Ski Tour - Dec 2008

“William Bartista, Bangkok, Thailand Yeah this place is off the hook and Jed is definitely super cool! Make sure to have some sake with him” “Sujitra Chavanannand, Bangkok, Thailand. Nice and comfortable place. Very homy!! Jed, you are the best!! Thanks for everything.” Vararit Plengvanil, Thailand. Very nice home away from home. We had a great time here. See you next year….”

Macilwain Family - April 2008

"Michelle, Warren, & Lilah Macilwain. Philippines. Superb apartment, amazing view, great place to ski and snowboard. We’ll definitely be back!!!"

Kitamura Family - April 2008

"We had a great holiday and fun with snow! 久しぶりの日本はとても美しく、温泉は最高でした。 Toby thanks for your kindness." - Sydney, Australia & Hawaii.

Sandy & Ken Klocke- April 2008

"Sandy & Ken Klocke. Guam. Absolutely "Perfect". Toby, you were so gracious with all your help to make our vacation great. Many thanks! Klocke’s."

Perryn & Tisa Collier - April 2008

"Perryn & Tisa Collier. Guam. We loved the apartment & had a fab time. We are very appreciative to Toby for everything. Thanks."

Goulter Family- March 2008

"Thank you for another fabulous year at NFP! See you again next year for more great powder." - Perth, Australia. (From the Fresh Powder Team: Matt & Jodiann congratulations on the birth of yourbeautiful little boy Timothy Matthew Goulter - May 2009)

Kelly & Michael - March 2008

"Had a great time! Nice & relaxing this time of year, and great digs. Thanks!" - Brisbane, Australia.

Alex, Tim, Matt, Kirsten, Jon, Lesley - February 2008

"Had a great time. Held the first ever "Tim Tam, Timon Templeton Taste Test Explosion". Lip my jeans! Snowmobiling, fantastic skiing, snowboarding! Can’t wait for next year." - Tokyo, Japan.

The Hamlyn Family - January 2008.

"This was the 4th year at Niseko Fresh Powder for the Hamlyn family from Hong Kong. 9 days wonderful skiing out of 10. New Year’s Day perfect. See you next year. Thanks Toby."

The Browns – January 2008

"January 2008. Victoria, Australia. Ross, Judy, Katherine, Coordie & Emma Brown. Victoria Australia. Amazing snow! Delicious food. Great time was had by all. Thanks Toby."

Todd Pallett - January 2008

"Awesome snow and fantastic company. Had such a great time and look forward to coming back again."- Hong Kong.

The Chris Connors Group – January 2008

"Jess Shapland, Michael Kavourakis, Rebecca Hunter, Chris Connors. I can’t believe how much it snows. Love the complimentary chocolates. Won’t be my last time here. Toby was a fantastic help. Fabulous fun!! Super snow!! Terrific time, thanks to Toby and Tim!"

The Maschmedt Family

"Had a great holiday. Snow fabulous. Apartment very comfortable. Thanks for everything, Toby. Be back next year!" - Perth, Australia

The Smith Family - January 2008

"Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous town, fabulous snow, great food. Thanks to Toby for his warm welcome and helpfulness – letting us back in even when we managed to lock ourselves out at night (and driving in from home to do so!) Holiday was like a dream – hopefully a recurring one!" - Perth, Australia.

Wallwork, Chin, Crowthers, Vertulo, O’Mahony- January 2008

"Go Mr. Miyagi! Hai!! Favourite run – "Super". Had a great time. Go Trevor – great mountain guide." - Brisbane, Australia.

Chris Taz

"Thanks heaps Toby & Tim, you guys made this holiday so easy! See you next time. Chris. How you doin!! Toby "Success is a matter of luck. Ask any failure." Sweet pow pow. Arigato gozaimasu." - Brisbane, Australia.

The Fones Family - December 07

"Loved it here. Best powder, best service & location. Thanks!"

Jim, Meg, Shizuko, Shin, and Lindsay - October 2007.

"Thanks for the great hospitality – had an awesome time. Catch you later. "Ichi go Ichi e" ("One chance in a lifetime")" - Perth, Australia.

Michael & Judy - July 2007

"We had a great time. The weather & accommodations were perfect. Lots of good hiking." - Middletown, WI, USA.

Anne, Krystal, Krystin, & Kenneth Lim - 23rd December 2006

We will always remember Apartment #2 with fond & wonderful memories of Hirafu & all the white powder! Thanks Tim for your kind help. Fresh Powder is like home to us in Niseko!

Wayne Clack - Winter 2006

Hong Kong based Wayne Clack and a few of his friends stayed with us in March 2006, at the end of a truly epic season. The groups enthusiasm was contagious with them hiting the slopes hard every day, in fact one day they hit the slopes a little too hard, with Wayne ending up with a severely dislocated finger (see left). Our staff assisted Wayne with medical treatment he was back on the slopes within no time. That’s dedication to the sport.

Scott Chen and Friends- Winter 2005

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fresh Powder: the staff were extremely kind, wonderful and helpful; and the apartment was cozy, comfy, and had everything we needed. After a long day of skiing/boarding, it’s nice to know that there’s a warm cozy “home” to return to! We highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make the best out of their experience at Niseko." - Thanks for the feedback Scott, hope to see you again soon.

Brett and Leanne Howlett- An Engagement Winter 2005

"Niseko is like a winter wonderland. There is so much snow it is unbelievable. Niseko Fresh Powder was the idyllic setting for our holiday. The apartments have new facilities, they are in an excellent location and the manager was wonderful. After a day on the slopes we enjoyed nothing more than sharing a few beers with friends in the onsen before heading back to the apartments to sip red wine over dinner, eat the wonderful Hokkaido strawberries for desert and watch the snow fall out the windows with friends. I loved the place so much I thought it was the ideal time to propose to my beautiful wife!"

Michael & Hyun Sook Hamlyn – Winter 2004-2008

"We have stayed at Fresh Powder Apartments for the last two years (and the first two of the apartment's operation). The apartments are spacious, modern and well designed and our family has thoroughly enjoyed our stays. Central heating system is very sophisticated and keeps you nice and warm. It is just a short walk to the lifts and the restaurants in Niseko are excellent and good value. There never seems to be a problem with lift queues. James our youngest son likes to use the apartment's toboggans whilst the rest of us go off skiing. Thoroughly recommended."

Karl and Pauline Walker – Winter 2005

"Thanks for an awesome trip! The apartments are amazing & perfectly located so close to the gondola. Thanks also to Rika for looking after us so well. We had an awesome holiday, which was our first trip to Niseko and we've been totally spoiled by your well equipped modern apartments and the famous Hokkaido powder. Everywhere else we've been to pales in comparison! Hope to see you again next year. And the next!"

Chris Brown, Amber Lucy, Matt Parrish and Niki Brain

"Immediately upon arrival we were blown away with the layout of the apartment and the luxurious amenaties. We felt that we could spend the whole week just lounging in the apartment. Rika was extremely helpful and picked us up from the pension and assisted moving our things into our apartment. The apartment itself was an absolute joy to stay in and very comfortable to come home to after a hard day on the slopes. Waking up and looking straight up at Yotei was an awesome sight in the mornings. We would thoroughly recommend staying at Fresh Powder."

Will, Collen, Will Junior and Sam Hamilton – Niseko and Furano 2005-2008

"What a great place for a skiing holiday! One family grew to two families which quickly went to four families. With very reliable snow and excellent accommodation we don't need to go anywhere else to ski for a while. Heading back in 2007 (and in fact the Hamilton’s visited Furano in 2008) for our third trip and I'm sure there'll be plenty more after that. Ahhh, we should have bought but must have been too comfortable in the apartments!!"

Paul and Sue Obrien (with Sal)-Winter 2004

Our very first guests in Niseko were Paul and Sue Obrien in early December 2004 and we could not have asked for a nicer couple. Paul, a university lecturer from Queensland and his wife Sue were out on the mountain enjoying the early season snow or sampling the wonderful cuisine in Hirafu every day. We knew the apartments were going to be a success after Paul and Sue left with a huge smile on their faces and a holiday full of incredible memories. We want to thank them for helping us get off to a good start.

Furano Office Furano Apartments & Chalet Direct Phone No:
Address: 14-26 Kitanomine, Furano, Apt #1: 1 BR Japanese Bath +81 (0) 167 23 6481
  Hokkaido, Japan, 076-0034 Apt #2: 2 BR Mid Floor (Kitanomine) +81 (0) 167 23 6482
MapCode: 450 028 802 (for car navigation)
Telephone: +81 (0) 167 23 4738 Apt #3: Studio Mid Floor +81 (0) 167 23 6483
Fax: +81 (0) 167 22 1089 Apt #4: Studio Fire Place +81 (0) 167 23 6484
Email: furano@freshpowder.com Apt #6: 2 BR Top Floor (Tokachidake) +81 (0) 167 23 6486
Web: www.furanofreshpowder.com Chalet: 5 BR Parkside +81 (0) 167 23 5624
 
Niseko Office Niseko Apartments Direct Phone No:
Address: 183-38, Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Apt #1: 3 BR Creek Side +81 (0) 136 22 3687
  Niseko Hirafu, Hokkaido, Japan 044-0081 Apt #2: 3 BR Mountain view +81 (0) 136 22 3707
MapCode: 398 414 144 (for car navigation)
Telephone: +81 (0) 136 22 3807 Apt #3: 2 BR Top Floor +81 (0) 136 22 3763
Fax: +81 (0) 167 22 1089 Apt #4: Studio Top Floor +81 (0) 136 22 3801
Email: bookings@freshpowder.com Apt #5: 1 BR Top Floor +81 (0) 136 22 3806
Web: www.nisekofreshpowder.com Office: Downstairs +81 (0) 136 22 3807
 
General Enquiries Emergency Contact - Staff Mobile
Telephone: +81 (0) 167 23 4738 Mobile #1: +81-90-6212-6913  
Email: info@freshpowder.com Mobile #2: +81-90-7517-8467  
Web: www.nisekofreshpowder.com