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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
10 Days | 9 Nights | 7 Skiing | 4 Ski Areas
From price based on twin/double-share option. Requires min 5 guests to run fixed date tours
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From price based on twin/double-share option. Requires min 5 guests to run fixed date tours
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,114
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This tour is for skiers & boarders who are looking for a real adventure in some of Japan's most prized ski areas. Whilst some of the terrain is lift accessed, you will earn many of your turns and be rewarded with the best powder on the planet..
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Inclusions
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 2 lunches
  • 7 days backcountry & resort guiding (max 1:6 guide:guest ratio)
  • 2 days lift tickets (all other days are skinning/hiking)
  • Inter-ski area transfers & scheduled airport bus transfers
Add-ons
  • HPG can rent you any gear you require
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Jan 26 - Feb 04, 2018
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USD 3,114
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Hokkaido's 3 Volcanoes

Volcanoes, powder, hot thermal springs and sushi; this is a Japanese backcountry experience which will tantalize the senses.

Starting on the coast in the Niseko area, which is one of the world’s snowiest resorts, you will spend four days skiing some of the area’s dormant and not so dormant volcanoes.

You will then travel inland to the Daisetsuzan National Park which is Japan’s largest national park to cap off the trip by skiing the highest volcano in Hokkaido.

On 3 nights you will stay in traditional hot spring lodges in the mountains and experience the Japanese culture of hot-spring bathing and delicious Japanese cuisine, staying in rooms with tatami flooring and futon bedding.

This has all the makings of a truly memorable Japanese backcountry ski and snowboarding journey.

The Ski Areas

Niseko is in the west of Hokkaido and is renowned for huge accumulations of snow and for exceptional tree skiing.

The Daisetsuzan National Park is in Central Hokkaido and contains the highest peaks in Hokkaido that average 2,000 meters of alpine and tree skiing. Low humidity levels produce some of the lightest consistency powder in the world.

Rider Ability

In order that participants are of similar abilities, you should be an advanced to expert skier or boarder and have some experience in the backcountry. As each day will require some skinning and hiking, you should also have a good level of aerobic fitness.

Terrain and Snow

You'll ride a combination of alpine and tree skiing, although you will often be skiing in the glades due to frequent storms. Expect to be skiing verticals of 500 to 900 meters. The Hokkaido snowpack is deep and generally very stable.


Ride with friends new & old..

..experience steaming volcanoes...

..ski where few people ever go
ItineraryThis tour starts in Niseko and ends in Furano.
 
Day 1

From Sapporo’s Chitose Airport you will get a schedule bus transfer to Niseko.

Day 2
The first day you will be utilizing the lifts to access the ski resort boundaries to sample some of Niseko’s famous powder. Niseko averages approximately 16 meters of snowfall per season. From the tops of the cone shaped mountains there are stunning views of the Sea of Japan. You will ski to the '5 Colors' hot spring at the end of the day.

Day 3
Ski Niseko's volcanic mountains amidst fumaroles and boiling ponds. You will ski back to the hot springs in the area with a volcanic mud-bath.

Day 4
Today you will travel to an isolated backcountry destination which sits closer to the ocean than Niseko and gets even more accumulations of snow. Once again you will finish in the area’s hot spring that has a luxurious falling water bath.
 
Day 5
The last day’s plan for this area is to climb Mt Yotei, the ‘Fuji San of Hokkaido,’ the first of our volcanoes. It is a huge cone shaped mountain that rises from just above sea level to 1,898 meters and is 9th on the list of ‘Hyakumeizan,’ or Japan’s 100 most famous mountains. If you are lucky and have a fine day you will be able to climb to the rim of the crater before descending the longest vertical in Hokkaido.

Day 6
You travel to Daisetsuzan National Park for the next three days. Along the way you will stop at some historical sight-seeing spots. Your base will be a hot springs mountain lodge. The indigenous people of Hokkaido refer to these mountains as ‘Kamui Mintara,’ or the ‘Playground of the Gods.’ There is amazing backcountry skiing right outside the front door.

Day 7
Today’s backcountry tour is to some of the finest tree skiing in Hokkaido and a favourite for Central Hokkaido’s backcountry community. It is an area that has been immortalized in magazines with pictures of skiers and snowboarders all trying to keep their heads above the snow.

Day 8
You will ski the front side of the Daisetsuzan Volcano and if you are brave enough, a highlight is to touch the volcanic steam that billows out of its great vent. The day will finish with a soak in a forest hot spring which is reputed to have healing qualities.

Day 9
Your last day you travel to the third of  the volcanoes which is Asahidake in the northern part of Daisetsuzan National Park. It is the highest mountain in Hokkaido at 2,290m and another member of the Hyakumeizan. On clear days you can see plumes of white smoke billowing from its many vents. A cable-car gives lift access to the tree line providing for 600 meters and then a 700 vertical meter ascent to the roof of Hokkaido. Transfer to Furano to celebrate the last night.

Day 10
Airport transfer from Furano to either Asahikawa airport or Chitose Airport or continue on with your Japan adventure.

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Stay in traditional Japanese rooms

..eat superb Japanese cuisine..

..and soak in natural hotsprings

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates based on:
  • twin share per person
  • based on min 5 people on trip
  • max guide:guest ratio (1:6)
  • include taxes
Inclusions
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 2 lunches
  • 7 days backcountry & resort guiding (max 1:6 guide:guest ratio)
  • 2 days lift tickets (all other days are skinning/hiking)
  • Inter-ski area transfers & scheduled airport bus transfers
Optional Extras
  • HPG can rent you any gear you require
Not Included

Terms & Conditions of Booking

Active Co., Ltd.

Hokkaido prefecture registered travel agent (No. 3-609)

(Custom-ordered tour including guided ski tour(s) by Hokkaido Powder Guides)

In this policy the letters ‘ACTIVE’ refers Active Co., Ltd. and ‘HPG' refers to Hokkaido Powder Guides.

Booking and Payment


In order to book a place on a trip you will be required to submit an individual information form and send a deposit of 20% of the total price of the trip together with a signed Terms and Conditions of Booking form and waiver form. Once your booking is accepted you will be sent a confirmation invoice. The balance of your payment will be due 60 days before the departure of the trip. If the reservation is made within the 60 days then the full balance of the trip will be due. If any outstanding balance is not paid within this time then ACTIVE reserves the right to cancel your booking. In the case of a group booking, and the original specified group number was to decrease, the remaining group members are to pay the additional costs as a result of a smaller group number.

Cancellation Charges


Any cancellations on the part of the client must be made in writing and the charges will be determined by the date of the cancellation. The client also agrees to pay for the return remittance fees. The schedule of these charges is as follows:

  • Loss of the deposit when cancellations are made more than 60 days before the trip departure.
  • 70% of the total price of the trip when cancellations are made 31 to 60 days before the trip departure.
  • 100% of the total trip price for any cancellations made within 30 days prior to the trip departure.

It is a requirement for all clients to provide evidence of travel insurance for the trip within 14 days of making the booking.

ACTIVE reserves the right to cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances. If this should occur the client can either choose between a full refund or a place on another scheduled trip. If the price of the original trip is higher than the alternative trip then ACTIVE will refund the client the difference. If the client's original trip price is lower than the alternative trip price, the client will be responsible for paying the balance.

If the trip is cancelled, ACTIVE is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by the client in preparing for the trip. (e.g. non-refundable air tickets, visa fees if applicable, gear or medical expenses).

Minimum group size / Small group charge

If ACTIVE doesn’t have the minimum numbers of clients to confirm by 30 days prior to the trip commencement, ACTIVE will notify the client and give them the option of either; cancelling the trip with full refund for the money paid, or accepting the small group charge which is calculated based on the numbers of clients who would like to commit to the tour. If more clients sign up within 30 days, ACTIVE refunds the client the price difference.

Amendment Charges


Any amendments involving reducing the nights of stay and or the number of units will be treated as a cancellation. The same conditions as outlined in the cancellation policy will apply.

Trip Guides/Laws

The guide will ensure the safety and welfare of the clients on the trip at all times and therefore their decision will be final on all matters. If in any circumstance the client refuses to co-operate with the guide on any matter, or abide by the laws of Japan, the guide can dismiss the client from the trip and they will forfeit the right to any refund. Changes to Advertised Itinerary

Changes may occur to the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances such as local events. The order of the days in the advertised itinerary may also change due to weather or any other circumstances.

Clients are permitted to make changes to their itinerary, including transferring from one trip to another when it is more than 60 days prior to the departure of their trip. If a transfer is made then ACTIVE reserves the right to charge an administration fee of 10% of the price of the original booked reservation.

Claims and Complaints

If a client has a complaint they must inform the guide while on the trip so ACTIVE and HPG have a chance to rectify the situation. Any further claim or complaints must be made in writing and submitted to ACTIVE and HPG no later than 30 days after the trip and we will do our best to resolve the situation satisfactorily.

Liability

All services and arrangements made by ACTIVE and HPG are made on the condition that ACTIVE and HPG will not be held responsible for any injury, death, loss, damage or irregularity which may occur through acts of carrying out the service or arrangements. We will not accept liability for circumstances outside our control such as robbery, sickness, wars, riots, strikes, delays or other unforeseeable or unavoidable occurrences.

Travel Documents

Clients agree to have a valid passport and necessary visas for traveling. ACTIVE does not assume responsibility for securing any of these documents and any advice given on the part of ACTIVE is done in good faith.

Photographic Release

Clients agree to permit ACTIVE, HPG and other guest to take photographs and film of the trip. Clients understand and agree that the photos and film may be used for commercial or promotional purposes.

Equipment

Clients agree to treat any rental equipment as if it were their own, and if damaged or destroyed will agree to be responsible for the equipment cost, including any costs for shipping.

You will be required to sign this terms & conditions agreement allong with a liability waiver to confirm your booking