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.
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) traditions, 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.
We are now working with rental apparments around Hokkaido, to be able to propose different standards of lodging, form the traditional Japanese guesthouses to the equivalent of 3 stars hotels.
And why not mountain huts ?
By doing so, we are able to propose this trip to a wide range of budgets, please get in touch !
You will need some buoyancy to ski the Japanes powder! But to be able to hike, you will need a light and reasonnable setup. Less than 100mm under the foot is a bad idea. Please contact us for advice!
When snow is dumping really hard, or even when you're riding in super deep pow, it is sometimes quick to wet your goggles to the point they become useless. At that moment, having a second pair in your backpack can save the day.