We are planning on skiing in Niseko Feb 2013. I am in the process of confirming accommodation but need some advice. Our travel agent is encouraging us to book an apartment rather than a hotel room. It is just my husband and I and I do not plan to do a lot of cooking. We think we would rather stay in a hotel room and just eat out rather than have to source food to cook in our kitchen at the apartment. Do most people stay in apartments? We were thing about staying at the Vale. We want to be ski in/ out but also near bars and restaurants.
Also, would you recommend prepurchasing ski passes. My husband is an experienced snowboarder and will spend a lot of time on the snow, whereas I have never been skiing before so am hesitant to prepurchase a 7 day ski pass. Is it just as easy to purchase a pass when there?
Thanks in anticipation of your advice.