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Central 'Hokkaido Powder Belt' Week

A ski trip to Central Hokkaido is an opportunity to ski some of the lightest powder in the world. Crowning this area is the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range known as the eRoof of Hokkaidof where consistent precipitation falls from continuous low pressure systems from Siberia.

You will ski the best skiing that the area has to offer. Along the way you will finish ski days soaking in thermal hot springs and dine on exquisite Japanese cuisine.

This is a trip of a lifetime.

The Area
Daisetsuzan National Park is Japanfs largest national park. eDaisetsuzanf means eBig Snowy Mountains.'

The Yubari and Hidaka Ranges make up the other mountain ranges in Central Hokkaido.

Terrain and Snow
Ski area Freeride and backcountry terrain in the Central Hokkaido region. A combination of alpine and tree skiing, although we will often be skiing in the trees due to frequent storms. Expect to be skiing verticals of 500 to 900 meters. The Hokkaido snowpack is deep and generally stable.

Recommended Experience Level
Ski Ability 4 Backcountry Level Easy
To make the most of your trip we recommend that you have a good level of aerobic fitness.

You will stay at a deluxe hotel in the first location and then in a family operated bed and breakfast in the second location.

1:6 (maximum 6 guests)

Please inquire with your accommodation preference. We can offer a package price including this guided program and accommodation through a local licensed travel agent. We can also help organising airport transfers, ski and equipment rentals.

For single or couples, please inquire to join an exisiting group.

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Typical Program

Day 1
Transfer to Central Hokkaido. The city is surrounded by the Daisestuzan National Park and makes an excellent base to the ski areas in the Daisetsuzan Mountain Range.

Day 2
Today you will ski a live volcano. Asahidake, at 2,290m is the highest mountain in Hokkaido and also a live volcano. You will be awed by this conical shaped volcano that looms over this backcountry ski area and which billows steam out of its multiple vents. The powder here is some of the lightest in the world and will not disappoint. You will ski through primeval spruce forest and take an outdoor hot-spring to finish.

Day 3
We will ski Kurodake. There is some great Freeride skiing accessible from the lift and great backcountry terrain with a hike to the peak. Retire to the hot spring at the end of the day.

Day 4
We head south to a localfs resort that is well known for its liberal Freeride policy making it a favorite destination for local powder skiers. It sits in a good location to catch the predominant northwesterly Hokkaido systems.

Day 5
Today, we travel to the the southern end of the National Park. The area is known for the live volcano and the abundance of hot springs.We ski the volcano and finish the day in a natural hot spring overlooking our ski lines. Transfer to a town which is nicknamed the eNavel of Hokkaidof for its central location on the island.

Day 6
Our Freeride circuit takes us out of the ski area boundaries which provides for 900 vertical meters of skiing each run. Easy access out of the resort and then egress makes for a big day of skiing.

Day 7
We journey south to a resort for our last ski day. Dinner at a traditional izakaya which serves local produce from the townfs surrounding farms to celebrate the last night.

Day 8
Transfer to airport.


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