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FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED TOUR
12 Nights - 10 Ski Areas - 10 Days Skiing/Riding
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USD 3,549
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CHRISTMAS DEAL: last 2 spots on Jan 3 tour - take 4.2% off advertised price
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Based in Niseko Hirafu then Furano then Otaru, chase the best conditions and snowfall at 7 of Hokkaido's best ski areas and lesser known ski areas including Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa, Furano, Asahidake, Kamui Links, Mt Racey and Tomamu.
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Inclusions
  • 12 nights twin or triple share accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & 2 dinners (welcome & farewell)
  • 10 lift passes at 10 different resorts
  • Daily guided by profession guides Max 1:6 ratio
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
Add-ons
  • Single share accommodation (Otaru & Furano)
  • Avalanche gear rental
  • Additional guided days at Tokachidake
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
  • Accom upgrade to Kimamaya, M-Lodge or M-Hotel in Niseko
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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Jan 03 - Jan 15, 2018
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USD 3,549
Almost Full
Jan 18 - Jan 30, 2018
13
USD 3,549
Sold Out
Jan 30 - Feb 11, 2018
13
USD 3,587
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Feb 11 - Feb 23, 2018
13
USD 3,549
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Feb 27 - Mar 11, 2018
13
USD 3,253
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Jan 01 - Mar 20, 2018
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Hokkaido Explorer Tour OverviewThe Hokkaido Explorer Tour heads to the best Hokkaido ski areas from 3 base areas: Niseko; Otaru near Sapporo;and Furano in Central Hokkaido. Designed for advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders who are keen to get into the side and backcountry of each resort, the Hokkaido Explorer Tour will show you all the best ski areas in Hokkaido. With only one rest day, you will be on the move and hunting for powder. 

Ride some of the deepest snow on the planet at Niseko, enjoy some of the best tree skiing at Rusutsu, and fall in love with the secret runs of Moiwa.

Head to the cute little town of Otaru and ride Kiroro, Kokusai or Teine. Marvel at the blue bird powder days at Furano, and head over the back of Tomamu for some solitary deep turns.

Take the ropeway to the backcounty powder paradise that is Asahidake, possibly visit Yubari (Mt Racey), and smash the trees and natural hits of Kamui

Two of the most experienced WRTs guides will be taking these tours and as the limit on this tour is 12 people you’ll have plenty of fresh lines at each resort. Each guide will be taking you to their favourite areas to ski or ride and in the best conditions possible.

This is an advanced-expert guided tour where the lifts are used to access the backcountry of each resort in search of fresh & deep Hokkaido powder! The guides will not only show you the best terrain and powder in Hokkaido, they’ll also take you out to some of the areas amazing restaurants and bars. Cultural activities will be on offer and each tour will stop in Sapporo on the way between Otaru and Furano where you can experience the famed Snow Festival (depending on tour date) and Sapporo Brewery.

This tour is fantastic value for money and we’re sure you’ll leave with plenty of powder on your face!
Lodging In Niseko you’ll be staying at the lovely Pension Full Note. It is a Japanese-style Bed & Breakfast inn with a warm and cosy country atmosphere. Adrenalin has been taking tours here for years and we love this place for its location in the center of town, lovely staff and comfort.

In Furano you will be are staying at North Country Inn. It is conveniently located between the two sides of the ski hill giving you access by regular free shuttle to the Furano side before anyone else! It has both traditional Japanese and Western style rooms with en-suites. Shared onsen style bathing is also available. Facilities include 2 dining restaurants, winery, lounge/bar with satellite TV, rental cars, foreign exchange, wireless internet, souvenirs, common laundry, ski hire, and regular guest shuttle to the ski lifts.

In Otaru you will be staying at the Grand Park Otaru. This hotel offers amazing views of the coast and views up to the hills.
ItineraryTravel Day
You'll be transferred from Sapporo's Chitose Airport to Niseko (or Furano or Otaru depending on weather and date of travel). On arrival at the hotel you'll be welcomed by the crew and checked in. You'll be hosted in Half Note or North Bar where you'll meet the lead guide and managers who will run through the tour, weather and answer any questions.

Day 1 
First days on the Niseko mountain. Your guides will show you around Niseko United. The group will find the feet and hunt out some powder stashes. Celebrate your awesome first day with the Welcome Dinner Party.

Day 2
Day tour to Moiwa Ski Hill. Departing in the morning, we will spend the day guiding you through the trees and bowls of Moiwa. There is the option to link into the Niseko back bowls and finish soaking in a local onsen.

Day 3
Day tour to Rusutsu Resort. Departing in the morning, you will spend the day guiding you through the trees and gullies of Rusustu.

Day 4
Transfer to Otaru. You can use this as a rest day or ride at Kiroro in the epic backcountry if the weather is cooperating. It's up to you. Otaru is a cute fishing town with amazing seafood and fun bars to explore.

Day 5
You'll head in the van to either Sapporo Kokusai, Kiroro or Sapporo Teine, depending on which resort has got the best conditions.  You'll head to a great Otaru seafood restaurant for a feast!

Day 6
Check out and transfer from Otaru to Furano. We’ll stop in Sapporo on the way to enjoy Hokkaido’s capital, including the Sapporo Beer Hall or the Snow Festival. If the snow is dumping and you’ve had a rest day previously we can ski a few resorts on the way – Teine, Rusutsu or Yubari. That night you check into North Country Inn and enjoy a 4 course dinner.

Day 7
Your Furano guides will show you around a great ski resort - Furano. You'll get to see the whole mountain on the first day as well as some of those secret spots only the locals know about.

Day 8
Rising early for the drive to Asahidake. Your guides will show the goods of the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Asahidake 2,290m. The ropeway does most of the hard work taking us to well above the tree line at 1,600m. From there you’ll spend your day exploring the ridges from the lift.

Day 9
Day tour to Kamui Ski Links. Departing in the morning, we will spend a day exploring the trees and backside of Kamui. We'll stop on the way back to soak in a secluded volcanic onsen.

Day 10
Tomamu day tour. Today your guides will show you around the resort hill of Tomamu with its awesome powder and park. There is some great skiing and boarding to be had here. At the end of the day you can check out the amazing indoor wave pool!

Day 11
Ski your last day in Furano. We'll be out there with you to hike the peak and show you some of the more hidden areas of Furano. Finish the day with a amazing hot spring night tour.

Day 12
After all that it's time to say good bye and transfer to Sapporo and your flight home.

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour will be customised depending on the weather and each day will fit around where the best conditions are. This is the beauty of such a tour.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2018 Rates

Jan 3 - 15 - $4670 $4,470

Jan 18 - 30 - $4670

Jan 30 - Feb 11 - $4720

Feb 11 - 23 - $4670

Feb 27 - Mar 11 - $4280

Accommodation

  • 4 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Full Note Pension in Central Hirafu (Niseko)
  • 6 nights twin/triple share accommodation at North Country Inn Furano
  • 2 nights twin/triple share accom at the Grand Park Otaru
Inclusions
  • 12 nights twin or triple share accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & 2 dinners (welcome & farewell)
  • 10 lift passes at 10 different resorts
  • Daily guided by profession guides Max 1:6 ratio
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
  • Onsen (hot spring) tour
  • Sapporo cultural trip
Optional Extras
  • Single share accommodation (Otaru & Furano)
  • Avalanche gear rental
  • Additional guided days at Tokachidake
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
  • Accom upgrade to Kimamaya, M-Lodge or M-Hotel in Niseko
  • Extra nights accom & ski days in Niseko/Furano
  • Asahikawa finale option
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