• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar

Description

In Japan you start your day with skiing some of the most consistent and lightest powder on Earth, after lunch and warm sake you can hike up the volcanic peak, have an amazing run to the bottom, grab some Hokkaido Ramen for dinner and finish up in Japanese Onsen with beer in your hand. Welcome in Niseko ! 

On my camps we base ourselves in Niseko area with access to 11 powder ski resorts and countless backcountry options. I have a van, weather forecast and always look for the best snow, so flexibility is the key. I offer a mixture of lift-access off-piste skiing and backcountry ski-touring. Please choose between FREERIDE CAMP and HOKKAIDO ROAD TRIP depending on how much touring you want to do.

Is it for me?
You don´t have to be expert skier to attend my camp, however, you should be able to ski comfortably on most black slopes. We will take care of you powder technique.

GROUP SIZE
Maximum size of the group is 6, with no more than 2 groups per camp. Like this we can ensure the best quality and can divide participants in groups regarding their skiing level. Plus, if you want a private group, put at least 6 friends together and you will have a private guide and van for the whole trip!

IMPROVE
We will make video analysis of your technique and give you tips for improving your skiing in the deep snow.

NO NEED TO BRING YOUR EQUIPMENT
We got you covered. Powder skis/snbs and avalanche equipment already prepared for you in Japan. We help you arrange flights too.

LEARN ABOUT AVALANCHES.
You will practice avalanche rescue during our Avalanche Training Session. You will learn how to navigate safely through backcountry terrain.

NIGHT SKIING
Niseko has probably the best night skiing in the world. Deep-powder runs through illuminated nighttime forest are Japanese specialty.

JAPANESE CULTURE
You will get to relax in local onsens (hot springs) and eat Japanese food.

TRAVEL
If you want to travel in Japan afterwards, we will be happy to give you local tips and arrange flights accordingly.

HOKKAIDO
Hokkaido’s ski resorts average a jaw-dropping 18 metres of snow a year. It not only snows a lot, it snows all the time. According to measuring in 2012 it snowed 94.5% days of the winter.

Resorts
During 9 days on snow you will be riding off-piste of following powder resorts. World-famous Niseko is the largest area on the island covering 4 ski resorts (Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and Annupuri). Rusutsu offers the best tree skiing and side-country park for the ones willing to try some freestyle. Kiroro receives the same amount of white goods and is still pretty undiscovered. Let’s keep it this way and don’t tell anyone :). We will head to smaller resorts – hidden gems such as Kokusai or Moiwa. For the steepest terrain in Hokkaido and amazing ocean views we visit Sapporo Teine.

BACKCOUNTRY. We will hike up MT. YOTEI volcano and get to ski inside the crater. Descent down Yotei will be the highlight of your Japanese trip. Moreover we will tackle the peaks in Niseko Area and won’t miss the hike up to MT. ANNUPURI and Niseko’s back-bowls.

HOKKAIDO ROAD TRIP. On our Road Trip we will drive up north to enjoy ski-touring in mountain ranges of Central Hokkaido. We will spend a day in the backcountry of KURO-DAKE and enjoy the longest top to bottom ride in Hokkaido. FURANO-DAKE is a wide mountain range in Central Hokkaido offering endless hiking possibilities and untouched powder.

Niseko is a laid-back mountain town with a surfing-town vibe and dozens of Onsen (hot springs), Japanese restaurants and bars for settling into after-ski comas. Sapporo is the snowiest city in the world with unique night life and great Japanese food.

Here are the 2 different programs I organize.

Program 1 : SCOTT FREERIDE SKI/SNB CAMP
There will be 7-8 days of lift access off piste skiing (with short hikes) with optional 1-2 days of backcountry ski-touring.

DAY 1.-2. Flight to Japan. Private transfer to Niseko
DAY 3. Rusutsu / Evening: Avalanche Safety Presentation
DAY 4. Niseko Backbowls + Avalanche Rescue Practice / Evening: Night Powder Skiing
DAY 5. Backcountry day: Ski-Touring in Niseko Area / Evening: Onsen
DAY 6. Kiroro (+ video filming)
DAY 7. Backcountry day: Mt. Yotei Volcano / Evening: Onsen
DAY 8. Rusutsu
DAY 9. Kiroro / Evening: “Powder Ski Technique” presentation + Video analysis
DAY 10. Moiwa
DAY 11. Teine or Kokusai / Evening: Good Bye Party
DAY 12. Flight back home OR Optional stay in Japan for more days

Program 2 : SCOTT HOKKAIDO ROAD TRIP
If you want to explore Hokkaido even further and don’t mind extra time on the road, this trip is for you. There will be 3-5 days of backcountry ski touring, so you will have to be fit for this trip.

DAY 1 – 2. Flight to Japan. Private transfer to Niseko.
DAY 3. Rusutsu / Evening: Avalanche Safety Presentation
DAY 4. Niseko Backbowls + Avalanche Rescue Practice / Evening: Night Powder Skiing
DAY 5. Backcountry day: Ski-Touring in Niseko Area / Evening: Onsen
DAY 6. Kiroro (+ video filming)
DAY 7. Backcountry day: Mt. Yotei Volcano
DAY 8. Backcountry day: Mt. Shirebetsu
DAY 9. Backcountry of Kiroro / Evening: “Powder Ski Technique” presentation + Video analysis?
DAY 10. Backcountry day: Kuro-dake / Evening: Onsen
DAY 11. Backcountry day: Furano-dake / Evening: Good Bye Party
DAY 12. Flight back home OR Optional stay in Japan for more days

Flexibility is the key so we will adjust these 2 itineraries according to the weather and snow condition.

Please get in touch with me if you have are interested to join one of these 2 programs. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and make sure you spend an unforgettable time. Please also note that in case I am unavailable then one of my teammates with CAA certifications will guide you instead. 

If you want a private trip, put 5 friends together and you will have a private guide and van for the whole trip!

Too many days? Contact us and we will offer you shorter trip.

Already have accommodation? No problem, we will offer you
discounted package without it.

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Lifts
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment

Price per person

1 Person1990.00EUR
Group of 21990.00EUR
Group of 31990.00EUR
Group of 41990.00EUR
Group of 51990.00EUR
Group of 61990.00EUR

Extras

More info

Surprisingly, return flight to Sapporo (Japan) cost only around 580 EUR / 16 000 CZK. The sooner you book the cheaper the flight. After your booking I will get back to you and organize flights for you if you require.