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Skiing in Japan. Powder.

Japan | Road Trip

Dates:
26th of December 2019 - 6th of January 2020
25th of January / 2nd of February 2020

Level: Technical C-D

​Skiing powder snow, that’s what we are looking for in Japan ! With some regular off-piste from the lifts and of course some ski touring, this road trip around the island of Hokkaido will take you to that incredibly light, deep, dry and fast snow.

Certainly one of the best in the world.

During those 8 days, you’ll get much more than just the ski experience. The food, the culture, the kindness of the Japanese, the Onsen (hot springs) culture, and of course the beauty of a landscape where the word winter gets its whole meaning, all of these are worth the trip and make skiing in Japan a must-do in a skier’s life.

​To make the best of these seven days skiing, we have chosen to be flexible and be ready to move around Hokkaido as much as needed to follow the best powder. We will live in central places that will allow us to be flexin´ble in our planning and visit many different spots. As driving on Japanese roads in winter can be really epic, we will have a four wheel drive minivan to move around.

​Place

We meet in Sapporo (Chitose) Airport. This is located on Hokkaido, northern island in the Japanese archipelago.

Climate, snow & skiing

With an average snow fall that is close to 15m a year, no need to explain that the weather can be bad. It doesn’t mean there is no chance for a bluebird day, but most likely it will be snowing.

But that’s exactly what we are looking for, no ?

The low pressure systems coming from Siberia are maintaining a temperature below 0°c from December to February, and bringing some snowfalls that are not only remarquable for their amount, but also by their quality. Dry and light, this snow is incredibly fast and allow us to ski in extremely deep powder even in medium angle terrain. The really good tree skiing that is found in Japan allow us as well to ski whatever the weather, the visibility, the amount of new snow !

Level

Off-piste skiing, Ski touring

Technical level C-D

Though this is not a snow that is hard to ski, you need to be comfortable with powder skiing to enjoy it to the maximum.

Accommodation

To stay flexible be ready to experience different standards of lodging, form the traditional Japanese guesthouses to the equivalent of 3 stars hotels. And why not mountain huts ?

Cost

0n demand

Including :

-Uiagm Mountain guide

-all transportations in Japan, from/to Sapporo Airport

-lodging during the whole trip

-half board

Not Included :

-your flight to Sapporo

-all lunches and all drinks

-lift tickets

-your personal insurances


Booking and informations
Send us a mail or call +46 733745959 (en, fr, se)

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