Accommodation is an important decision as it will no doubt absorb the majority of your holiday spending. HIRAFU has accommodation ranging from comfortable to luxurious hotels, apartments and lodges. Staying in Hirafu means easy access to lifts, certified snowsports schools, delicious dining, onsens, supermarkets, and an array of bars and retail stores.
Hirafu has UPPER, MIDDLE and LOWER HIRAFU areas to choose from. Upper Hirafu accommodation is closest to the Hirafu lifts (some offering ski-in, ski-out) and so usually comes with a higher price tag. Should you stay in other parts of Hirafu and the approx. 10 minute walk to lifts and schools is not desirable, the free Hirafu Grand shuttle operates from 8:30-16:30. For the self-drivers, there's a carpark in Upper Hiram with easy lift access.
NISEKO VILLAGE, ANNUPURI & HANAZONO. These villages are developed to a lesser extent than Hirafu and you may find accommodation with more space or instant amenity (Hilton & soon to be completed Hyatt) - which may be preferable for your family. United Niseko Shuttles connect these villages to Hirafu. For the self drivers, there are carparks in these villages also with easy lift access.
In addition, there are also some great accommodation options between the villages which offer inhouse shuttles for guests.
Booking.com and AirBnB are great for booking family accommodation if you'd like to DIY your own package.