Niseko Powder Progression Tour Overview
Based in Central Hirafu, you will get to explore the mountains that make up Niseko United
, as well as surrounding areas such as Moiwa
The focus on this tour is to develop your fundamental techniques and skills
so that you too can be skiing or snowboarding like the pros.
With dedicated instructors and guides, you will get the most out of your skiing and snowboarding with less effort and increased control. Throughout the week you will be taught the correct way to ski or snowboard in powder
. Learn control through the trees and rip up groomers at a pace that suits your group. Video analysis
during afternoon debriefs provides added opportunity to improve technique over well deserved drinks. Our aim is to make you look good and capture it on film which you can take home
This is a 7 night/6 day course featuring four ski resorts (Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa and Kiroro), giving you the chance to discover different terrain and snow conditions, combined with some sight seeing along the way.
This tour is specifically designed for intermediate and above riders with little or no powder riding experience i.e. those who are confident on piste but struggle when skiing or boarding off-piste.
If you have a mate or family member that can ski or ride pow but you want to holiday together, have a look at the Niseko Explorer Tour
. Some of the tour dates for the Niseko Powder Progression and Niseko Explorer Tour coincide, allowing you to improve your powder riding skills while your mate charges the powder.
New friends to hang with......
....and you get to do lots of this!!
We'll meet you at Sapporo's Chitose Airport and transfer you to Niseko where you'll settle into your comfy accom.
First day on the mountain at Niseko. Your instructors will look at fundamentals, gear setup, stance, turn shape and turn size and how this affects speed whilst exploring the Niseko area. At the end of the day the group will enjoy a traditional Japanese meal and a few drinks around the fire.
Today we'll show you how big Niseko is and while we do that we'll hunt out some powder stashes and work on those skills.
Depending on how you feel we may either head to nearby Moiwa Ski Area or rest weary legs. Departing in the morning, we will spend the day guiding you through the trees and bowls of Moiwa. This is a great place to really work on those deep powder turns with no one around and terrain for all abilities.
If we didn’t have a rest day before you will today as fatigue will have certainly set in. You can chill at the lodge, walk around the streets of Niseko, soak in an Onsen or we can organise cultural experiences or lunch or dinner at one of the great restaurants in the area. You could even take a day trip to the seaside village of Otaru or if the Snow Festival is on, head to Sapporo by train.
Pack your onsen gear and a snorkel as we’ll be heading off to Kiroro today. By now you’ll really be getting the hang of the techniques you need to charge through the pow. This powder gem has some awesome terrain and fresh lines all day.
Day tour to Rusutsu Resort. Departing in the morning, you will spend the day riding through the trees and gullies of Rusustu. You will now be fine tuning your movements and maybe even look to start hitting some of many natural features in Rusutsu. Time to take it to the next level! Finish with an onsen and farewell dinner party to round off your Hokkaido powder experience.
Time to check out and say good bye and transfer to Sapporo and your flight home.
NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour will be run largely by the weather and each day will fit around where the best conditons are. This is the beauty of such a tour. This itinerary may change depending on snow and weather conditions. Your guides/instructors will always try to get you into the best conditions on the day possible.
Dates & Rates 2016/17
- 27 Dec 2016 – 3 Jan 2017 – $2990
- 7 – 14 Jan 2017 – $2990
- 14 – 21 Jan 2017 – $2990
- 21 – 28 Jan 2017 – $2990
- 28 Jan – 4 Feb 2017 – $2990
- 5 – 12 Feb 2017 – $2990
- 12 – 19 Feb 2017 – $2990
- 19 – 26 Feb 2017 – $2990
- 26 Feb – 5 Mar 2017 – $2990
- 5 – 12 Mar 2017 – $2750
Rates in AUD
- Airport transfers & daily transport
- 7 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Full Note Pension in central Hirafu
- 5 days of guiding/instruction at the following resorts: Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa, Kiroro.
- 6 days worth of lift passes. Including 2 x 1 day Niseko United All Mountain lift passes. One day passes at Kiroro, Rusutsu, and Moiwa. One flexi lift pass to be used at any resort.
- Welcome & farewell dinner party
- Daily cooked breakfast
- Onsen (hot spring) tour
- A choice of a Whiteroom hat, bottle or t-shirt
- Otaru add-on 3 night / 2 day guided package – $660
- International flights
- Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
- Accommodation upgrade to Kimamaya Boutique Hotel, M-Lodge or M-Hotel
- Avalanche gear rental – $100
- Extra nights accommodation & ski days in Niseko or elsewhere
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