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Powder skiing in Japan, 8-day Ski tour in Niseko (Hokkaido)

Powder skiing in Japan, 8-day Ski tour in Niseko (Hokkaido) | Japan

Come and enjoy an 8-day ski tour in Niseko, Hokkaido and enjoy the wonderful powder in Japan with one of our experienced mountain guides.


8 Days

Jan, Feb



* Enjoy an 8-day ski touring trip in Niseko, in Hokkaido, Japan.

* Visit a number of amazing spots from Mount Yotei to the Kroro Resort.

* Spend your nights in a comfortable lodge.


Some of the best skiing in Japan can be found in Niseko, in Hokkaido. Full of wonderful areas and slopes that will excite any ski touring enthusiast, this area will amaze you throughout this trips 8 days.

Our trip will begin in Sapporo. From there, we will take a 2-3 hour drive to Niseko, where we will reach a lodge where you will be spending your nights.

There are several different spots you will get to ski on throughout this trip. Those spots include the Annupuri Peak, where you can enjoy amazing views of the Sea of Japan and the Rusutsu, Kroro, Moiwa and Chisenupuri Resorts. We will also visit the Mount Yotei, which is often called the Mount Fuji of the north, which, depending on weather, you will be able to climb and descend. Furthermore, you will also have the chance to visit some of the best hot springs in the Niseko area, including the Pool of Five Colors. With so many great spots to visit, views to enjoy and highlights to bask in, you can be sure your 8-day ski touring adventure in Niseko will take your breath away.

This trip is for advanced to expert level skiers and snowboarders. You should also be in good physical condition.

Considering the powder capital of Japan, Niseko is a must visit for skiers. That is why we’re so happy to provide you with 8 full days of amazing skiing. To join us, please send a request.

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Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


Day 1: Sapporo

Day 2: Annupuri

Day 3: Rusutsu

Day 4: Kiroro

Day 5: Mount Yotei

Day 6: Chisenupuri

Day 7: Moiwa

Day 8: Sapporo


About the guide

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Since 1981, we have been California's leader in guided mountaineering. From the Eastern Sierra to Mt. Shasta, we guide all of California 14ners and internationally.





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What people are saying about SWS



This was an amazing trip and overall super positive experience with SWS Mountain Guides. I had a great guide with lots of mountain experience and many cool stories to share!



Overall, the fair evaluation for the SWS Mountain Guides and the guide assigned to me is 3 stars. Reasons: 1. The guide did not seem to remember or respect the fact that I was new to mountaineering and that the name of program is called “introduction to mountaineering...”. For example, the guide set his own time for walking and resting without any concern to my physical ability for that timing. The guide walked ahead many times and didn’t even notice when I fell a few times. I understand the guide is not the insurer of safety or a hand holder, but a complete abrasive approach to the service is not right, especially when it’s a paid service. Perhaps, the guide is not a right choice for introduction tours. 2. There was a miscommunication with timing of the summit day. I thought we would start summiting around 5am the next day; however, I was told less than 15 hours before that we would start hiking at 1am the next day from base camp. We arrived at base camp early afternoon, and I’m wired up, hot, and not prepared to fall asleep between 5pm-12am, thus, I didn’t sleep at all. I attempted the summit hike but around 12k feet the sleep deprivation was killing me and I was catching myself falling asleep and my body trying to lay down while waking. The guide didn’t seem to concerned about this. Lack of empathy. Eventually, I had to insist we turn around because I didn’t want to go beyond 30 hours of no sleep and still have to descend from the summit. 3. The guide did help set up the tent and food. The guide did explain layers of clothes on and off and why. The guide did help instruct how to pack and why. 4. Overall, I feel this guide is best suited for advanced climbers not introduction courses as he seems to be more of a “ill walk ahead of you” not “ill walk with you” type of guide.


Had an amazing experience climbing Mt. Whitney with Richard & Tim. They were excellent guides and safely got us to the summit and back.


Neil from SWS was amazing. We climbed the Mountaineering Route up to Mt. Whitney. It was an amazing experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I leaned a lot. I would absolutely use these guys again.


Too bad this review does not allow six stars. SWS is professional, client focused, flexible, and has the clients best interests in mind. I can say the personnel and leadership skills of the SWS guides are among the best. You can't go wrong with SWS.

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