Kimamaya was sensational, we couldn’t have asked for anywhere better to stay, it was really worth the money. The staff there were wonderful, organising ski hire, lift passes and lessons within the first few hours of arriving. They were also on hand to book restaurants, recommend places to eat and generally help out throughout the week. One of the best things was the private shuttle to the slopes, rather than having to fight with everyone else for a place on the free shuttle bus. We also loved the hotel’s ‘onsens’ that you could book for private use – which we did every afternoon after coming back from skiing. The whole place did feel like a private house that you could really relax in. The restaurant next door, the Barn was brilliant.
GB, January 2012