SKI SAFARI IN JAPAN

Start date: 11/01/2024

 Final date: 29/01/2024

 Duration: 10 days

 Price: from 3200€

Hokkaido Island, Japan | Level: Medium

A ski touring safari
looking for the best snow in the world

Available dates in January 2024:

  • From 11 to 20 January 2024
  • From 20 to 29 January 2024
The island of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, is a natural paradise. You’ll enjoy every aspect of its landscapes, mountains, lakes and seascapes to the fullest. With its exceptional snow cover and some of the best powder in the world, this region of Japan has become a must for freeride skiing.

The island of Hokkaido enjoys exceptional snowfall every year and extraordinarily light snow, described by some as “the best powder in the world”. It is also a volcanic island, which means you can ski on an active volcano, amidst volcanic vents.
In order to take full advantage of the skiing opportunities, we will alternate resort skiing with ski mountaineering.
Many of these excursions are made easier by the ski lifts, which provide quick access to the best off-piste areas.
You will need to use wide skis (minimum 90 mm skis, ideally 105 mm) equipped with touring bindings.

Our trips are conceived, designed, and executed
by a team of passionate individuals.
That's why we place such importance on the human dimension
and attention to detail in all our projects.
Our trips are characterized by offering tailor-made itineraries,
quality cuisine and accommodation in an unconventional environment.
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Typical program:

Days 1 and 2

Flight to Tokyo, internal flight to the island of Hokkaido and arrival in Sapporo. Transfer and accommodation in Asahidake.

Day 3

Ski at Asahidake ski resort. Set-up and safety briefing. Choice of reaching the volcano’s vents or even the top of the volcano from the top of the resort’s gondola lift.
Transfer and accommodation in Kamifurano.

Day 4

Ski touring in the area of Mount Furano and its forest.
Overnight stay in Kamifurano.

Day 5

Skiing at Furano ski resort.

Transfer and accommodation in Otaru.

Day 6

Skiing at Kiroro ski resort, transfer and accommodation in Niseko.

Day 7

Ski touring in the Shiribetsu area, or at Rusutsu resort.
Accommodation in Niseko.

Day 8

ki at Niseko, Hokkaido’s largest ski resort, or ski touring in the Shakunagedake area instead.

Day 9

Ascent of Mount Yotei, one of Japan’s most beautiful volcanoes; a long but grandiose climb.

Day 10

Departure from New Chitose airport, arrival in Europe in the afternoon.

Our programme includes:

  • Small group: maximum 6 people per guide.
  • Pick up at the meeting point and transfers on site.
  • 10 days / 8 nights accommodation in Ryokan (typical Japanese inns) or in 3-star hotels, most of them with onsen (Japanese hot spring bath), half board during the stay (drinks not included).
  • Discovery of Japanese gastronomy, beyond sushi: okonomiyaki, ramen…
  • 7 days of skiing under the supervision of a qualified guide or ski instructor.
  • 4-day ski pass for the ski resorts.

Not included:

  • International flight Europe-Tokyo / Chitose and return.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, food, hot baths).
  • Mountain rescue and repatriation insurance (compulsory).
  • Seguro de anulación y repatriación (obligatorio).
  • Alquiler de material específico, esquís anchos, esquí de travesía, equipo de seguridad habitual obligatorio (DVA, pala y sonda, bolsa ABS opcional).

Why travel with us?

  • 10 years of experience.
  • Trips conceived, designed and carried out by a passionate team.
  • Programmes in a carefully selected environment with quality itineraries.
  • Exclusive gastronomy and accommodation. 
  • Professional organisation.

Strengths:

Adaptability

Variable itinerary looking for the best powder in the world

Unique accommodations

Ryokan or *** hotels, most of them with Onsens (typical hot baths)

Gastronomy

Discovery of Japanese gastronomy: sushi, okonomiyaki, ramen…

Team

Professional and passionate about skiing and snow

Ski mountaineering enthusiasts who can ski on all types of snow.

You need to be able to ski about 6 hours per day in ski mountaineering with a difference in altitude of up to +/- 1,000 metres per day.

Download here the list of necessary equipment.

Download here the sales conditions
Check the conditions and purchase your travel Insurance here

From €3.200 (based on 6 people).
3.500 € per person (based on 5 people).
4.000 € per person (based on 4 people).
The price will depend on the final number of people.

Download the full programme here.

safari ski japon

Start date: 11/01/2024

 Final date: 29/01/2024

 Duration: 10 days

Price: from 3200€