Stayed four nights to ski the various areas of Hakuba Valley. First, the staff were incredibly kind and helpful! For example, when I arrived and as I was parking my car, a staff member came out to greet me. And each morning I skied Happo One, a staff member drove me to the ski area and then picked me up when I called in the early afternoon. This allowed me to boot up in the hotel lobby, saving me much time. Staff also offered to help with ski rentals and lift passes. The daily breakfast (set menu) was also nice. And one evening I ate dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. I was hoping for Japanese food, but the set menu was comprised of delicious French food. I should have asked more questions about the dinner menu before I made my dinner booking, but again the dinner and service were very nice. The hotel itself is showing its age—worn carpets in the hallways, tired-looking furniture, scuffs on the walls. But the room was spacious and the bed and pillows comfortable. The hotel is secluded, and I couldn’t find any places to eat within walking distance, so guests will have to eat dinner in the hotel’s restaurant or drive somewhere. Overall, I had a nice, relaxing stay.