Hokkaido Ski Heaven

06 September 2017

Hokkaido Ski Heaven

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Day One: Depart from the UK (or elsewhere), flying to Tokyo.

Day Two: Arrive in Tokyo and transfer on to a domestic flight up to Hokkaido Island. You are met at Sapporo Chitose airport and are taken by private transfer to Niseko. Settle in to your accommodation.

Day Three: A full day on the lift-assessed Niseko United slopes, warming and exploring the resort.

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Days Four to Nine: You have six days chasing the best powder in this region, with a knowledgeable and experienced local guide. Basing yourself in Niseko not only offers great access to the huge lift-accessed ski area, but it is also positioned within a day trip reach of a number of other great ski areas and backcountry havens – Rusutsu, Moiwa, Mount Shirabetsu, Kiroro, and even Mount Yotei itself.

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We can assure you that we’ll find the best snow in the region and with no set itinerary, you’ll hunt out the best snow day by day – your guide will take you beyond the ski resort boundaries and away from the crowds to find fresh lines and deep untouched powder. On the last day, take a private transfer back to Sapporo Chitose airport in the late afternoon (after your final turns) for a final night in an airport hotel, ready for an early departure the following day.

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Day Ten: Fly down to Tokyo, transfer and then direct flight back to the UK (or elsewhere), arriving home the same day.

This itinerary could as easily take place in the Hakuba Valley on Honshu Island – There is just as much powder snow, a huge amount of terrain and some of Japan’s best backcountry opportunities. Indeed, many prefer Hakuba, given its alpine character, as opposed to Hokkaido’s more uniform volcanic topography.

Included in either instance will be a private backcountry guide, transport to the many different ski areas and three-piece Avi kit.

Price guide – Prices from £3,750 per person, based on four people travelling together. This cost would include international flights from the UK in economy class, ski carriage on the flights, luxury accommodation in Niseko, private transfers, backcountry guide, transport on Hokkaido Island and lift passes in Niseko on the first day. This would be for a trip in March, which is a good time to travel whilst still considered low season.

Prices are dependant on your individual itinerary. Please call us on +44 1993 899 420 or click here for more contact details, we'll introduce you to our Japan Specialist who can help you plan your trip.