Japan Guided Freeride-Hokkaido Powder Trip


Join us on a trip to ski two of the snowiest regions in Hokkaido. Starting on the coast in Niseko, you will spend four days skiing the area’s side-country terrain. You will then travel to the west coast Hokkaido resorts.
 
Each day you will ski Hokkaido’s famous powder and finish by bathing in thermal hot-springs. In the evenings treat yourself to gastronomic local Japanese cuisine.

The Area
Niseko is in the west of Hokkaido and the area is renowned for huge accumulations of snow and for exceptional tree skiing. The west coast resorts are the first to receive snow from the Sea of Japan. Low humidity levels produce some of the lightest consistency powder in the world.

Terrain and Snow
Alpine and tree skiing terrain. Expect deep powder.

Trip Type
Side-country areas will be accessed initially from lifts and then skinning to out of bounds terrain.

Please contact us with your preferred dates and accommodation preference.  We also organise airport transfers, ski and equipment rentals as part of the package.

 

Typical Program
Day 1
Arrive in Sapporo. Transfer to Niseko, where we will be conducting our trips from.
 
Day 2
The first guided day you will be sampling some of Hokkaido’s famous powder. There are stunning views of the Sea of Japan and Hokkaido’s Mt Fuji. The widely spaced birch offer world-class tree skiing. Our last run finishes at a local outdoor thermal hot spring called the Pool of Five Colours.

Day 3
Travel to a nearby resort and ski some amazing powder runs. 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 the Mt Fuji of Hokkaido.

Day 4
Ski a local's favourite ski field. Finish the day at a soba restaurant and watch the master make the buck wheat noodles before you.
 
Day 5
Today we travel to a resort which is famed because it gets more snow than even the Niseko area. The snow here will not disappoint and is often very deep in the trees. Transfer to traditional ryokan hotel for the next three nights.

Day 6
Today we travel to a coastal resort where there are views of the ocean. The area has some of the steepest terrain in Hokkaido. 
 
Day 7
The last day you will be riding some of the out of bounds terrain at one of the local Sapporo resorts.  
 
Day 8

Transfer to the airport or your next destination.