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Japan Powder Ski Adventure

Cost Per Person
£4545
Start Date
10/02/2020
End Date
19/02/2020

SKI THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

Japan has up to 15 metres of annual snowfall! That’s three times the annual snowfall of top European ski resorts. It’s a shorter season than Europe so on average you’re looking at 1.5 metres of snow per week, 20-30cm of new snow every single day. Anyone for powder?

Different groups available for ‘Back-side’ off piste skiers through to expert/elite skiers.

Get ready to ski the lightest powder!

Minimum requirements for this adventure:
Competent Off-Piste Skiers – level 5 and above

Ability to ski all day in deep snow for duration of the course

Ability to get up unaided after a fall is essential

CHECK YOUR LEVEL

Essential Information

Time of Year
Winter
Days Per Week
9 days total
Hours Per Day
All day
Skiers per group
Average 6 maximum 8
SKI PASSES
Included
Ski Equipment
Off-piste skis needed with minimum 100mm underfoot
Video Analysis
Depending on conditions
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack with ski carrying straps
Helmet
Advised

SKILL LEVEL

Experienced skiers with off-piste experience and an adventurous spirit – Levels 5 and above

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

  • Off-piste skis; ideally minimum 100mm underfoot
  • Off-piste safety equipment: shovel, probe and transceiver (contact office if you do not have these)

DEPOSIT

A deposit of £750 which is non-refundable is required at the time of booking, the remaining balance is due 12 weeks prior to departure

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Return transfers from Sapporo airport to Niseko
  • 9 nights’ half board accommodation at Niseko Hilton hotel in twin shared room
  • Snoworks off-piste instructor/host for the duration of the trip
  • Local guide for duration of the trip
  • Transfers between resorts

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International flights from London to Sapporo
  • lunches/drinks
  • Insurance
  • Ski equipment
  • Lift pass

Under occupancy supplements will be applicable if no twin share available, subject to availability.  Prices may be amended at any time if exchange rates fluctuate

RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS

London to Sapporo Sunday 9 February 2020
LHR/HND (London/Tokyo) BA7 1055/0735+1

HND/CTS (Tokyo/Sapporo) BA4641 0930/1105 (lands in Sapporo on Monday 10 February 2020)

Sapporo to London Wednesday 19 February 2020
CTS/NRT (Sapporo/Tokyo) BA3446 0750/0935
NRT/LHR (Tokyo/London) BA6 1235/1615

BOOKING ALTERNATIVE FLIGHTS

You can book any alternative flights as long as they fit in with the following timings:
OUTBOUND arrive Sapporo Chitose by 1105 on 9 February 2020
INBOUND depart Sapporo Chitose after 0800 on 19 February 2020

Notes
All accommodation is on request and can not be confirmed until minimum numbers (12) have paid deposits for this Adventure.  In the event that we are unable to confirm the specified accommodation we will request alternatives.  Please DO NOT book international flights until advised the trip is confirmed.

Rusutsu and Kiroro are optional areas we may visit, dependent upon weather and the itinerary may be adjusted accordingly.  No touring skis required for this Adventure.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – depart UK 9 February 2020

Fly from London Heathrow via Tokyo to arrive in Sapporo. International flights are not included in the price to allow for flexibility.  See recommended international flights above.

DAY 2 – 10 February 2020 arrive Niseko

We’ll check into our base for the trip – the Niseko Hilton for 9 nights.  We will then head out to ski for the afternoon in Niseko.  Board basis: breakfast and dinner.

Ski Niseko and local resorts

There is only one word to describe the powder here: WOW!  Optional skiing in nearby Rusutsu, with the skiing spread across three mountains there’s plenty of skiing with 4 gondolas, 7 quads, 8 double chairlifts and hopefully more of Hokkaido’s legendary powder for which Rusutsu is renowned with some amazing tree skiing.

Eight days and evenings (if you have the energy) skiing everything Niseko has to offer. If we hit the weather right you should be skiing the lightest deepest powder you’ve ever experienced.

We’ll be skiing with Pete our local ski guide who spends his summers surfing in Australia and winters skiing in Niseko. He knows the terrain like the back of his hand and has been with us every year for some of the itinerary. His contribution to this trip is immense as he knows when and where the best and least tracked powder will be.

DAY 11 – depart for UK 19 February 2020

An early morning transfer and flight back to the UK via Tokyo.