Want to enjoy the lightest and most abundant snow in the world? Join this Hokkaido freeride & ski touring trip to Japan.
The Japan freeride skiing and ski touring holiday in Hokkaido is divided into two stages, around the renowned resort of Niseko, south of Sapporo, at the foot of Mount Yotei, and further away in the areas of Kiroro, and Rustsu, further at the edge of the Daisetsuzan National Park and its many active volcanoes.
You will enjoy the ski lifts, combined with ascensions with climbing skins, to leave the most frequented slopes and multiply runs in a virgin and thick powder. Depending on weather conditions, we will snowboard between the trees which brings out the contours and protect the snow from bad weather, or higher to the top of the volcanoes.
At the end of the day, you can relax in the onsen, hot springs which are typical of the region, before tasting the traditional Japanese food, in this area still little affected by the international tourism.
Come immerse yourself in Japanese culture, its cuisine, its volcanic hot water spring baths, the Onsen, and so much more…
This extraordinary off piste ski travel is recommended for good skiers in a good physical shape.
A mix of downhill freeride skiing from the lifts, and of ski touring.
We explore different spots and resorts during the week.
A minibus is at our disposal to ensure high-mobility possibilities on-site.
We stay in twin rooms, in comfortable 3*** hotels.
8 days of travel for 6 to 7 days of skiing.
2023 – 28th of January – 4th of February
It is in Hokkaido, the most northern island, just south of Sakhalin and of the Kuriles, not far from Siberia, that the snowfalls are the most abundant. It is also the most wild island of the Japanese archipelago.
Rough program for Japan freeride skiing and ski touring holiday in Hokkaido (subject to change).
7 nights in ***Hotels. Breakfast included.
Dates (private organization at other dates on request):
Saturday, January the 29th to Sunday, February the 6th, 2022
Departure Friday, January 28 evening to Tokyo.
Day 1 : Flight from Tokyo to Sapporo-Chitose (late afternoon).
Chitose airport is where we meet you. We will be waiting for you at the
terminal. Quick dinner then transfer by minibus to An’Npuri -Niseko.
More or less 3h30 of road. Installation at the hotel.
Day 2-7 (Sun-Fri): After breakfast, early departure to the freeride slopes of Niseko, Rusutsu or Kiroro. If time permits and that the participants wish, it will be possible to make the climbing of Mount Yotei. (dormant volcano, 1898m). After skiing, step to one of the Onsen (thermal baths and springs volcanic) of the village. Dinner in the city.
Day 8 (Sat): After skiing, and a last bath at Onsen, departure for Sapporo by minibus. Dinner on the way, +/- 3h30 drive. Departure by flight in the late afternoon to Tokyo. then land in Europe late in the Sunday afternoon.
Appointment: Saturday late afternoon at the arrivals from Sapporo airport.
Separation: Saturday late afternoon at Sapporo airport.
Who it this Japan freeride skiing and ski touring holiday in Hokkaido suitable for:
Number of days of travel: 8
Number of days snowboarding: 6 to 7
Technical level: 3/5 experience of splitboarding and off-piste in deep snow
Physical level: 3/5 capable of moderate effort for several hours
Number of participants: maximum 3 groups of 6 people + 3 guides