Chalet Murasaki is Niseko’s only ski-in, ski-out fully contained chalet. Located along the Family Course, and immediately above Alpen Ridge and The Vale, guests can literally ski from the door onto the lift. After helping the owner to acquire the backpacker known as Lodge Mellow, Taiga was commissioned to transform the warren of small rooms into a luxury 7 bedroom chalet.

To take advantage of the views of the Family Course, we moved Chalet Murasaki’s kitchen and living area to the second floor, and opened up a vaulted ceiling. Designed to host several families at the same time, we placed a premium on common areas, including 2 living rooms, a media room, 3 kitchens, a library, and one of the largest gear rooms in Hirafu. Hinoki wood spas, a 15 person Hokkaido timber table, Asian antique furniture, and the owner’s massive book collection all round out the experience.