Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the affiliation of Hokkaido Tracks Vacation Club, comprising apartments and free-standing houses within five four-seasons resorts — all located in the village of Hirafu at the southern end of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. This area, called Niseko, is renowned as one of the world’s fastest growing ski resorts for its abundance of exceptionally light and dry powdery snow.
“The founders of Hokkaido Tracks Company introduced the first western style, luxury accommodation in Niseko in 2003. Their latest project, Hokkaido Tracks Vacation Club, will help establish the area with its traditional hot springs, called onsen, as a four-season vacation destination,” said Joe Hickman, executive director of Asia-Pacific for Interval International. “Winter sports enthusiasts appreciate the abundant snowfalls and visitors in summer months enjoy golf, cycling, rafting, hiking, and fishing.”