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Snow Dog

Snow Dog Village is an exciting and affordable investment opportunity, starting price at US$238,000.

Snow Dog

A Year-Round Retreat that Starts at US$275,218

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Beautifully blended with Niseko’s alpine forest, the Snow Dog Village is a collection of apartments that were built with quality, style and affordability in mind. Prices start at $275,218 and unit sizes are available to meet specific requirements by would-be buyers. Snow Dog is an outstanding investment value that promises of hefty returns, the projected yields backed by projects still underway.

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Divided into two main blocks, the project is designed for optimal experience of the ski slopes of Mount Yotei. And with Niseko Village’s, owners and visitors are afforded an easier experience to the majestic mountain, mostly thanks to the recent lift infrastructure investments made on the Niseko Village.

Snow Dog Village opened its doors in 2017 and from day one guests have been treated to on-site concierge services, the luxurious service further complemented by a private guest shuttle service to the slopes and Hirafu village in the evening.

Why invest in Snow Dog Village?

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Snow Dog Village is an exciting and affordable investment opportunity, designed to be more than just a winter holiday getaway. Located minutes from the Niseko Village ski lift, Snow Dog takes advantage of Niseko’s continuously growing popularity. Tourism and investment in Niseko shows no signs of slowing. The surge in visitors prompted the Japanese government to invest in Niseko infrastructure with major projects like the heated roads and footpaths on ‘Hirafu Zaka’ and a ‘Shinkansen’ bullet train from Kutchan to Tokyo.

Niseko’s rising position in the global resort landscape has resulted in an explosion of overseas guests in recent years. Accordingly, the world’s leading hotel groups including Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt and Aman Resort have all announced developments in the area. These prestigious hotel brands will increase the exposure of Niseko as the new Courchevel and St. Moritz of Asia.

Snow Dog Investor Deals
  • Phase 1 fully completed and ready for occupation
  • Fully Furnished package for all units
  • Purchase price includes percent tax
  • 4 percent rental return for 2 years
  • One week ski usage (exclude blackouts) and 2 weeks summer usage
  • Fully managed by Ski Japan
  • Shuttle service to slopes and other villages
  • Reduced ski pass cost
  • Reduced ski hire cost

apartments

Apartments

Apartment Types, Features and Specifications

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STUDIO (apartment-connected/stand-alone) @ $275,218

The Snow Dog Apartment Studio represents the best value property in Niseko. For astute investors or first time buyers in Niseko, this is a great starting point to build on your portfolio. For couples or small families a well-priced winter base to enjoy powder snow. Studio units range from 23sqm to 26sqm and feature mini kitchen, laundry, air con and much more. All apartments are fully furnished with hotel standards and Four Seasons quality mattress. This is the perfect pied-a-terre for a fraction of the price of Hirafu properties.

Key features include:

  • Locker room
  • Laundry
  • Air con
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Hardwood timber flooring
  • Apple TV
  • Fully furnished
  • Satellite TV
1 Bedroom

The Snow Dog Village 1-bedroom apartment can be connected to fully independent 26sqm Studio with kitchen and laundry allowing for extra rental income for savvy investors. If it’s space you seek, combining both units presents a larger 75sqm apartment sleeping up to 10 for family holidays. Beautifully positioned looking out to unspoiled forest and ski slopes view from living room and master bedroom. Designed for your lifestyle and for complete relaxation and enjoyment.

Key features include:

  • Locker room
  • Laundry
  • Air con
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Hardwood timber flooring
  • Apple TV
  • Fully furnished
  • Satellite TV
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2 Bedroom starting @ $454,707

The Building A 4 x 2 bedroom 50sqm apartment with garden, making it ideal for families. With a pet-friendly vibe, sofa bed and bunkbed room, there is room for up to 6 people to stay. Guests can savor unspoiled forest views from the master bedroom. Look no further – the Snow Dog Village 2-Bedroom unit is the best rental yield on your investment.

Key features include:

  • Locker room
  • Laundry
  • Sofa bed and bunkbed room allowing for up to 6 people to stay.
  • Air con
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Hardwood timber flooring
  • Apple TV
  • Fully furnished
  • Satellite TV
1 BEDROOM + STUDIO starting @ $777,789

The Snow Dog Village 1-bedroom 61sqm Apartment connected to fully independent 26m2 Studio with kitchen and laundry allowing for extra rental income for savvy investors. If it’s space you seek, combining both units presents a larger 88m2 apartment sleeping up to 10 for family holidaysBeautifully positioned looking out to unspoiled forest and ski slopes view from living room and master bedroom. Designed for families, this is a fantastic space that captures the Snow Dog spirit.

Key features include:

  • Locker room
  • Laundry
  • Air con
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Hardwood timber flooring
  • Apple TV
  • Fully furnished
  • Satellite TV
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2 BEDROOM + STUDIO with Loft starting @ $777,789

This generously proportioned 2-bedroom 60sqm Apartment (50sqm + loft), with high ceilings and a loft, connects with a fully independent 26sqm studio, giving this apartment a wonderful feeling of space. Flanked with beautiful views on the forest, ski hills and Mount Yotei in the background. A thoughtfully designed gem of a unit, fully furnished and ready to offer the best rental yield on your investment.

Another variant is a garden view two bedroom 50sqm Apartment, connected to a fully independent 26sqm Studio with kitchen and laundry allowing for extra rental income or larger 76sqm apartment. Sleeps up to 10 for family holidays creating the perfect base for your Hokkaido adventures.

Key features include:

  • Locker room
  • Laundry
  • Air con
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Laundry
  • Hardwood timber flooring
  • Apple TV
  • Fully furnished
  • Satellite TV

floorplans

Floorplans

General Floor Plan for All Apartment Configurations

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Studio Apartment
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1-Bedroom Apartment
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2-Bedroom Apartment

The Fun Never Stops in Niseko

WINTER IN NISEKO

Japan’s  Powder or Japow makes Hokkaido one of the hottest ski destinations in the world in one of the most beautiful setting

  • Ski/Snowboarding
  • Back country/Cross-country Skiing
  • Tubbing & sledding
  • Freestyle park
  • Onsen (hot spring)
  • Drift Ice Sightseeing
  • Reindeer Sleigh
  • Snow Mobile Adventure
  • Snowshoeing & Snow rafting
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SUMMER IN NISEKO

Niseko offers a variety of nature experiences like rafting, trekking and  other  activities.  You  can  also have fun with sports

  • Triathlon
  • Golf
  • Rafting, Canoeing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Nature Trails
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Sightseeing boat tours
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ALL YEAR IN NISEKO

Enjoy bird-watching, horseback riding and other activities in nature. Also, admire the landscape that shift with the season while driving or riding the ropeway

  • Horseback Riding
  • Self Driving
  • Sightseeing flight
  • Ropeway
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Here’s Why Niseko is the Best Ski Resort Japan Has to Offer

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Niseko is Courchevel or Asia’s version of the renowned French Alps. As such, the town is a powerful magnet that the affluent from around the world cannot resist. Specifically, the moneyed Asians are lured in by Niseko’s all season offerings as well as the town‘s rich Japanese cuisine.

  • Present and incoming investments from countries like China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia promise further economic growth that will surely boost many industries, including the property sector.
  • Niseko will be connected to Tokyo via the Shinkansen in 2030 and speculations are rife of 2024 completion if Sapporo wins the 2026 Winter Olympics bid. There will also be a new highway connecting Sapporo to the Niseko area, which should cut the travel time from 2 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Since 2011, prices have raised 10 percent per year and yields are in the 3 percent to 6 percent range. Kutchan, the  town  4km  away  from Niseko has seen a 27 percent jump in 2016, thanks  to  the  growing  demand  for staff accommodations.

owner039s-benefits

Owner’s Benefits

Full Services

  • Transportation – with arrival pick-ups, departure drop-offs to and from the accommodation
  • Personal check-ins and introduction to the apartment and services
  • Regular shuttle service from Snow Dog via Niseko Village into Hirafu Village from 8am – 10pm daily in winter months (December to March)
  • Onsite guest service team (occupancy level dependent)
  • 24-hour line for emergencies or urgent requests

General Package

  • Complete Inbound Tour Operator including Wholesaler and Retail Travel Agent network
  • Licensed to sell flights from the Australian and Hong Kong offices
  • Offering complete holiday packages; including Airfares, Airport Meet & Greet, Hosted Transfers, Lift Passes, Lessons, Rentals, Retail, Mountain Guiding, Tours & Activities
  • Providing seamless snow holiday solutions to Hokkaido and Honshu Ski Resorts
  • Staffed Airport Service Desk at Chitose International Airport to welcome all arriving guests
  • Resort Service Desks, 7 days a week through winter, in various central Niseko locations
  • Assistance with restaurant bookings, taxi bookings, transfers and other requests/support
  • Tour and activity desk services and bookings, special events and activities for guests
  • Operating private charter buses with guest service host on board
  • Operating own leading ski school, rental and retail outlet – in two prime locations
  • All Seasons Operations developing both winter and summer business
  • Guest privilege card with local deals, offers and discounts plus return guest rewards
  • Specialized Concierge packages for high-end guests

developers

Developers

Property Management

SkiJapan.com or SkiJapan is a fully integrated service provider with diverse expertise that cover the following: from travel agent and ground operator to property/reservations manager and supplier of quality accommodations to ski school, rental and retail operator. The company has a complete package of property and bookings management with extensive guest services and strong marketing prominence.

SkiJapan is Hokkaido’s largest and longest serving Inbound Operator, leading Property Manager, accommodation and complete Japan snow holiday specialist with focus on the Niseko Resort Area. The company maintains presence in key global locations with the help of committed travel agents, allowing for the delivery of quality booking performance. As a result, SkiJapan enjoys an established reputation, prominent brand and widespread networks.

The company’s primary mission is to develop quality relationships with property owners, deliver maximum performance for owner’s investments and ensure a truly memorable travel experience for all guests. Looking to further grow on, the SkiJapan team has first-hand experience and knowledge, providing the best possible advice to clients and guests.

The Team

Nicolas Pulinx

Nicolas Pulinx started on his financial services journey in 1993 with The Cooperative Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transfers (S.W.I.F.T. s.c.) and stayed on when the firm relocated to Hong Kong. His successful career of 20 years saw stints in Mason LaRoche (HK) Limited in 2000 and Swiss Asia Asset Management and Swiss Asia Financial Services (Singapore) in 2011. In 2015, Pulinx founded the Yotei Advisors that later on became part of the Waterloo Asset Management (WAM) Luxembourg. Accordingly, he currently serves as director for the several companies under the WAM Group. Pulinx earned a degree in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain in 1993, and speaks French, English and Japanese.

Louey Lai Kuen

Louey Lai Kuen (William) is a graduate of Economics and made his initial mark in the international banking industry in the United Kingdom. He stayed in the country for eight years, working for a merchant bank and an accounting firm. In Hong Kong, Louey started serving as director for The Kowloon Motor Bus Company Limited in 1993 and Long Win Bus Company Limit in 1997, and he remains part of the two firms. In 1995, Louey founded William S D Louey Educational Foundation in memory of his grandfather. Since then, the foundation has been sending deserving students to study abroad. Louey extended his philanthropy works through committee memberships in the Hong Kong Oxford Scholarship Fund and the Friends of Cambridge University, which sponsors the Prince Philip Scholarship.

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Financials

The Snow Dog Village, and Niseko in general, is forecasted to further grow as the ski resort continues to gain popularity. Encouraged by the constant increase in visitors each year, prestigious hotel brands like the Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt and Aman Resort have committed to be an active part of the area’s development. In addition, the national government has initiated key infrastructure projects like the heated roads and footpaths on ‘Hirafu Zaka’ and a ‘Shinkansen’ bullet train from Kutchan to Tokyo to further support the inflow of international and domestic tourists.

Next Steps

  1. Request an application form
  2. Complete and submit the application and your initial payment arrangement
  3. Sign contracts