Japan Powder Ski Trip


A ski trip to Japan means world-class powder skiing!

The Hokkaido resorts benefit from Siberian weather systems. That ensures huge amounts of light dry powder. Japan is a fascinating country with an interesting history and unique traditions that will captivate you. Wheather it’s the food or the relaxing hotsprings “Onsens”, one thing is certain: A ski trip to Japan is one you will never forget. Let’s go to Ja-Pow!

Hokkaido is the undisputed snow capital of Japan, famous for its heavy snowfalls and perfect powder. Some regions of the island receive up to 18 metres of snow each year!”

  • We will ski the ski areas around Niseko and Furano on the Japanese northern island Hokkaido.
  • The Volcanos Yotei, Shiribetsu and Tokachidake are our back country skiing goals.
  • We stay at nice, traditional lodges and B&B’s
  • The trip starts and ends at Sapporo New Chitose airport.
  • Chose between the 1 or 2 week program.
Skiing Itinerary:

First week of powder skiing in Japan:

Day 1:
Arrival at Sapporo New Chitose Airport where you meet your guide.  A privat transport shuttles you to  Niseko, aprox. 2H
Overnight at Lodge in Niseko
Day 2:
Skiing in Niseko
Overnight at Lodge in Niseko, Onsen
Day 3:
Skitour to volcano Shiribetsu next to Rusutsu, + 800m
Overnight at Lodge in Niseko, Onsen
Day 4:
Skitour to the volcano Yotei, + 1400m, (+ 300M if possible to ski down to the crater)
Transport: 0,5H
Overnight at Lodge in Niseko, Onsen
Day 5:
Skiing in the Niseko skiarea and it’s north face, small skitour to the hidden Onsen
Overnight at Lodge Niseko
Day 6:
Transport to Furano, aprox. 4H
Afternoon or night skiing in Furano
Overnight at Hotel in Furano
(For those only doing the first week, this is the arrival or departure day from Sapporo airport)

Second week:

Day 7:
Skiing in the Furano skiarea
Overnight at Hotel in Furano
Day 8:
Skitour to volcano Tokachidake (+1500m) in this Back Country Paradise, wild Onsen in the forest, Transport aprox. 1H
Overnight in Hotel in Furano
Day 9:
Skitour to volcano Furanodake
Overnight at Hotel in Furano
Day 10:
Skitour to volcano Asahidake, + 600m
Overnight in Furano, Onsen
Day 11:
Departure day: Transport to New Chitose Airport aprox. 3H

Map:

map for powder skiing in japan with patagoniatiptop

Rates:

4 Pax: 4486.-€ / Perso
5 Pax: 3997.-€ / Person
6 Pax: 3671.-€ / Person

  • please ask for rates for only one week

Included in the price:
Organisation, UIAGM-mountain guide, accommodations with dinner & breakfast in standard double rooms, Privat transport from and to Sapporo New Chitose Airport

Not included in the price:
Flights, lunches, drinks, personal Insurance (Accident, cancelation, travel, etc.), Avalanche Safety Equipment, Ski passes
 
How to get there:
 
Experience Onsen / Hot Springs

Onsen (natural hot springs) are popular right across Japan. Every prefecture in the volcanically active country from the cold north to the tropical south has its share of springs.
They come in many varieties. Separated gender and unisex, developed and more natural, indoor and outdoor. All hot springs have a relaxing effect on the body and mind. Many onsen are differentiated by the various health benefits associated with the type of minerals dissolved in the water. A visit to an onsen, is a highly recommended experience for anyone on a journey to Japan.

Tokachi Mountains – Our favorite place for ski touring and wild Onsen
There are no ski lifts in Central Hokkaido’s Tokachi Mountains. They get plenty of amazing quality snow and offer arguably the world’s most reliable backcountry powder skiing. There is consistently good snow from mid-December through to mid-March. We will access the great snow with touring bindings and skins. That means we deserve more onsen rewards, and fortunately there are plenty! Little lodge onsen which are invariably open to the snow on one side at least, to total wilderness ones that we can take you to.

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