OUR EXCLUSIVE SKI TOUR & ADVENTURE ACROSS HOKKAIDO JAPAN
We are delighted to introduce our exclusive Japanese Ski Tour 2022 for our keen skiers who wish to take on and experience skiing the famous light powder of Hokkaido, Japan. This truly is a once in a lifetime ski experience across the snow-sure north island, traveling for 10 days with your Japanese Powder Byrne Ski Guide to taste the ski offerings of Furano, Tomamu, Rusutsu, and of course, the famous Niseko resort.
Skiing in Japan is very different from skiing the traditional Alpine experience that many of our clients will have known. Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, is one of the world’s most perfectly situated locations for its continuous and impressive amounts of snow each winter. The most famous resorts are situated near the North West of the island, with the humidity of the Sea of Japan that mixes with the cold winds from Siberia, to create the famously dry, fluffy, fresh, knee-deep powder snow that settles almost every day in the winter. This is truly a skier’s dream, where you can enjoy almost the exact same run time and again, each time with a fresh coat of powder.
Our Japan ski tour is designed for good to expert level skiers who enjoy the idea of an all-mountain skiing adventure. Once you have arrived at New Chitose Airport, you will meet the rest of the tour group and your dedicated Powder Byrne Ski Guide who will travel with you around the north island for 10 days to experience some of the best skiing across four of the best ski resorts in Hokkaido. This ski adventure is designed with a minimum number of people as one small group, all sharing one dedicated ski guide throughout their skiing and sightseeing adventure.
The Japan Ski Tour dates are 13th – 23rd March 2022
This ski tour is available for adults only. Ideal for friends, couples, families with adult children, and solo travellers. You must be a confident black run skier with off-piste experience.
Our Japan Ski Tour packages prices are based on 10-nights B&B-based accommodation (3 and 4 star) with upgraded accommodation options available on request and subject to additional cost. The package includes all private long-distance group transfers, all in-resort transfers (where required), all ski passes for each region, night skiing options in resorts, a professional Japanese-speaking Powder Byrne Ski Guide throughout the tour, and additional private tour guides.
The Japan Ski Tour package does not include flights, any required ski hire, or meals. The tour is subject to a minimum number.
The tour prices are based on 3 to 4 star B&B accommodation and are exclusive of flights. For clients who wish to upgrade their accommodation, arrange additional nights stay in Japan at the end of the tour or include flights please call us or enquire today.
FROM £8,250PER PERSON
Based on a solo, single bed/room accommodation
FROM £9,250 PER PERSON
Based on a solo, double bed/room accommodation
FROM £7,500PER PERSON
Based on a shared twin room accommodation
Whilst we aim to stick to our tour itinerary at times we may be required to change some aspects.
The itinerary dates below therefore may be subject to change.
Arrive at Tokyo Haneda International Airport and connect to the domestic terminal for flight to the New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido. Arrive at New Chitose Airport and be greeted by your English speaking assistant at the arrival gate and escorted to your private transfer to Niseko (2hrs). Arrive in Niseko and meet your PB Ski Guide at the hotel.
Staying in the Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafu, or a suitable alternative, you will be met by your Powder Byrne Ski Guide after breakfast and taken on an adventure around the most well-known resort in Hokkaido. Ski across each defined area that makes up the entire Niseko ski resort with quick lunch stops to make the most of the on and off-piste snow conditions.
Meet your Powder Byrne Ski Guide early in the morning and travel in a private vehicle to Rusutsu resort (45 minutes). Enjoy a full day skiing the range of mountains that make up the resort, stopping off for a photo opportunity of the great views of Mount Yōtei in the distance. After a full day with an express lunch on the mountains, relax in the resort for an early dinner before putting the skis back on to experience the Rusutsu slopes at nighttime under the floodlights.
After a full week of skiing in the west side of the island, you will travel by private car to Otaru (1.30hrs). Otaru is well known for having the best sushi in the region and a fascinating traditional glass production experience. After a short sightseeing tour during the day with a local private guide, you will be transferred to Furano (2.20 minutes) where your Powder Byrne Ski Guide will be waiting for you at the hotel.
Staying at the Prince Hotel Shin Furano, or a suitable alternative, you will be greeted as usual by your Powder Byrne Ski Guide in the morning after breakfast. Your guide will ski with you across the next two days around the more authentic resort of Furano. Experience a more traditional Japanese back-country resort famous for the vast amount of powder snow to enjoy. Relax in the evening, perhaps enjoying a traditional hot spring bath or Onsen, then head for dinner but don’t get too comfy as you will be offered the chance to enjoy all of the night skiing on offer.
Leave Furano after a relaxing morning and travel by private vehicle to Tomamu (1.30 hours). You will be greeted by the friendly face of your Powder Byrne Ski Guide who will welcome you to the hotel. You will be staying at the Hoshino Resorts Tomamu – The Tower, or a suitable alternative. You will meet your Ski Guide each morning for two full days of skiing in Tomamu including more night skiing in the evenings and relaxation time in the Onsens.
After your breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer early back to New Chitose Airport and fly back to Tokyo Haneda airport (flights are not included in the tour package price). From Toyko, you will have an option to return home or we would be delighted to help you extend your trip with some of the following additional ideas (priced separately).
After an intensive 10 days of skiing in Hokkaido, put your feet up and relax at the luxurious Hyatt Centric in Ginza. Located at the heart of Tokyo’s luxury district, you will be spoilt for choice with the shopping and foodie experiences on every corner. Spend 2-3 days relaxing here before your return flight back from Toyko Haneda Airport.
Alternatively, why not fly directly from the New Chitose Airport to Osaka Itami airport. Arrive at the airport and take a private transfer to a hotel in Kyoto (1hr). Stay two nights in Kyoto enjoying the authentic Japanese culture, sightseeing tours, and sumo experiences before returning by bullet train to Tokyo for a final night’s stay in the luxurious Hyatt Centric in Ginza before your return to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
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