We stayed at Hotel MOC in late Jan 2014 and had an awesome stay. Across the road from the gondola, with all facilities you need and amazingly friendly staff. Even a inhouse onsen to soak away all the bumps from a day on the mountain.
Situated across from the mountain and a 5 minute walk into town it is ideal!!
During our stay there were large groups and couples some who had been coming back for many years..............now we are also looking at trying to make a return visit in 2015.
We hope to return soon and couldn't recommend staying here more.
Thanks again MOC.