SKI IN JAPAN - HOKKAIDO : NISEKO & NAKAFURANO
23/01/21 - 31/01/21
5 - 7 pax
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You will appreciate
- our high mobility to reach the best spots
- skiing on active volcanoes
- the local food
- the natural hot springs
- the Japanese culture
Come ski in Japan. Ski in Hokkaido island with PowderWeGo ! Ski in Niseko to Nakafurano, some of the very best ski resorts in Japan. Snow there is one of the lightest and most abundant in the world in January. This is the ultimate powder destination.
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 in Japan trip is recommended for good skiers in a good physical shape.
A mix of downhill freeride ski from the lifts, and of ski touring.
We explore different ski spots and ski resorts in Hokkaido 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, in Niseko and in Nakafurano.
9 days of travel for 7 days of Ski.
2021 - 23th of January - 31st of January.
Contact us if you need more details details, or to organise it private at other dates. We are here for you, and answer within 24h to any question about our ski in Japan - Hokkaido trip to Niseko and Nakafurano.
Ski in Japan - Hokkaido trip to Niseko and Nakafurano : 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. It is for sure the best place to ski in Japan. Every freeride skier should at least ski in Hokkaido one time in his life.
Our ski in Hokkaido trip is divided into two stages, first around the renowned resort of Niseko, south of Sapporo, at the foot of Mount Yotei, and further north at the edge of the Daisetsusan National Park and its many active volcanoes. Then 4 days in Nakafurano and around, to explore different sites of this magnificent massif.
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 ski 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 of freeride skiing and ski touring, you can relax in the onsen, hot springs which are typical of the region, before tasting the traditional Japanese food, in this area of Hokkaido - Japan, still little affected by the international tourism.
Ski in Japan - Hokkaido to Niseko and Nakafurano program
Program of our ski in Japan trip to Niseko and Nakafurano in Hokkaido,
subject to changes.
7 nights in ***Hotels or ***Stopover gîtes in Niseko and Furano.
Dates (private organization of our ski in Japan trip to Niseko & Nakafurano
in Hokkaido at other dates on request):
Friday, January 22 to Sunday, January 31, 2021
Departure Friday, January 22 evening to Tokyo.
Day 1 (Sat 23/01): 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.
Days 2-3-4 (Sun-Mon-Tues): Ski in Niseko. After breakfast, early departure to the freeride slopes of Niseko. 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 4 (Tues): After this last day of ski in Niseko and a quick swim at the Onsen, departure to Nakafurano by minibus. (Luggage will be prepared in the morning). Dinner on the way. Allow 4h of road. We sleep in a nice residence on the way. One hour of drive left for the next morning.
Day 5-6-7-8 (Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat): Ski in different spots in Nakafurano area, and possibly further away according to the conditions. Possibility of climbing Tokachidake (2077m, active volcano, last eruption in 2004), or the summit of Hokkaido, Asahidake (2290m, active volcano).
Day 8 (Sat): After skiing, and a last bath at Onsen, departure for Sapporo by minibus. Dinner on the way, +/- 3h30 drive. Overnight at Sapporo-Chitose airport hotel.
Day 9 (Sun): Departure by flight from 7:45 to Tokyo. then land in Europe late in the afternoon.
Appointment: Saturday, January 23 at the arrivals from Sapporo airport.
Separation: Sunday January 31 at 6:00 at Sapporo airport.
Number of days of travel: 9
Number of days skiing: 7
Technical level: 3/5 experience of ski touring and off-piste skiing in deep snow
Physical level: 3/5 capable of moderate effort for several hours
Number of participants: maximum 2 groups of 7 persons + 2 guides
Price : € 3 200 per person
INCLUDED in our freeride ski Japan package to Niseko and Nakafurano - Hokkaido :
3*** hotels, breakfasts, minibus, guide / instructor, ABS® airbags, 2 days maximum of ski passes.
NOT INCLUDED in our freeride ski Japan package to Niseko and Nakafurano - Hokkaido :
Air travel, insurances, catering, drinks, ski passes over 2 days, tips.
Depending on number of participants, type of accommodation required, group/private group registration, ask us for a quote for a tailor-made proposal.
Count around £700 for flights to Sapporo-Chitose from the main European cities.
Provide 2 bags (travel bag + ski bag).
100mm skis minimum are required, 110mm recommended, with climbing skins and climbing knives. Helmet, DVA, shovel, probe and ABS required, available for free on request, for our ski in Japan trip to Niseko and Nakafurano in Hokkaido.