Japan Powder Ski Adventure

Cost Per Person
Start Date
End Date


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?

Get ready to ski the lightest deepest powder on the planet!

Minimum requirements for this adventure:

  • Competent Off-Piste Skiers – level 5 and above
  • Ability to ski all day in deep snow
  • Ability to get up unaided after a fall is essential


Essential Information

Time of Year
Days Per Week
Hours Per Day
All day
Skiers per group
Average 6 maximum 8
Purchase in resort
Ski Equipment
Off-piste skis needed with minimum 100mm underfoot
Video Analysis
Depending on conditions
OFF PISTE Safety Equipment
Transceiver, shovel, probe, backpack required. Airbag recommended.
Strongly recommended


• Return transfer from Sapporo airport to Niseko
• Twin shared half board accommodation at Black Diamond Lodge or alternative/similar
• 6 days skiing:
• 4 days skiing in Niseko and linked resorts (This may vary depending on snow and weather)
• 1 day skiing in Rusutsu (This may vary depending on snow or weather)
• 1 day cat skiing (option for more, payable in resort)
• Full ski pass for 6 days
• Ski coaching/guiding for 6 days
• Off-hill chats, video etc
• Snoworks host for the duration of the trip


• Flights
• Lunches
• Insurance
• Drinks
• Ski equipment, off-piste safety equipment
• Single room supplement if required


NOTE:  This trip needs minimum numbers of 4 to run so please DO NOT book travel until the Snoworks office confirms numbers.


Day 1: Depart UK Friday 9th February 2024
See below for recommended flights
Day 2: Arrive Sapporo transfer to Niseko.
Day 3 to 8: Ski 6 full days
6 full days with uplift including 1 full day cat ski with Snoworks coach and host.

Experience the amazing powder Niseko and the surrounding area has to offer.
4 interconnecting ski areas, Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri.
Cat skiing for 1 day included
Ski Rusutsu 1 day included
Day 9: Depart Saturday 17th Feb
Day 10: Arrive back in UK Sunday 18th Feb 2024

Coaching Guiding
The trip in 2024 will be hosted and led by Snoworks coach Nick Quinn. Nick will be taking up to 6 skiers. If numbers go above 6 Nick may be joined by Pete Illinsky a regular guide on the Japan Powder Ski Adventure or another local guide. 

Recommended Flights
Fly from London Heathrow via Tokyo Haneda to arrive in Sapporo Chitose. Recommended flights.

Outbound – depart Friday 9th Feb
British Airways BA42

LHR/HND 0955/0845+1
Saturday 10th Feb
British Airways BA511
HND/CTS 10:25/1200

Inbound –  depart Saturday 17th Feb
British Airways BA528
CTS/HND 12:00/ 22:50
Sunday 18th Feb
British Airways BA41
HND/LHR 01:00/0625