The area of South West Hokkaido receives more snow than any other place on the island.
The island of Hokkaido sits in this perfect location for colossal amounts of precipitation, and some of the deepest powder skiing on the planet. In true road trip fashion, you will ski four different resorts and finish the week with a day of cat-skiing. We will track the snowfall and ski the resorts that have the best powder conditions. Hokkaido is the last frontier of Japan, so you can be assured of unique cultural experiences, soothing hot springs and delicious food.
Transfer to Niseko, the powder skiing capital of Japan. The banks by the side of the road show just how much it snows here. Meet your guide to discuss the trip ahead.
Ski Niseko where the widely spaced birch offer world-class tree skiing. Marvel at the stunning views of the Sea of Japan from the peak. Finish your last run right at a thermal hot spring and soak in the turquoise blue waters.
Travel to a nearby resort. The off-piste areas funnel back to the lifts so it will be a big day of powder riding. On the return journey soak in an outdoor thermal spring that has views of Hokkaido's 'Mt Fuji.'
Ski one of Sapporo's local resorts. It's in a zone that gets a lot of snow, straight from the Sea of Japan. A short skin out of bounds accesses great side-country terrain.
Located next to Niseko United, Moiwa receives just as much snow and has great side-country terrain. Soak in a local hot spring that is reputed to have therapeutic properties to finish the day.
Another day skiing Niseko.
On the last day you will be cat-skiing near the fishing town of Iwanai. Mt Iwanai receives high snowfall, where cold air is whipped up from the cold waters passing over the mountains. You will ski up to 10 runs through tree runs of silver birch or open areas, left by the old ski resort.
Farewell and airport transfer.
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS