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GUIDED SKIER PROGRESSION TOUR
7 Nights | 5 Days Instruction - Niseko + 3 Other Ski Areas
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USD 2,131
Discount of $100AUD if you book and pay by Aug 31st 2017
Up to 3.5% discount if you pay by Aug 31
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Do you want to learn to ski deep powder and look like a pro? This Niseko based tour focuses on helping you to develop your powder skiing skills whilst maintaining optimal fun. Includes day trips to Kiroro, Rusutsu & Moiwa.
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 5 days of lift tickets
  • 5 days guiding/instruction at Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa & Kiroro
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
Add-ons
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Avalanche gear rental - $140
  • Backcountry touring day
  • Otaru add-on: 3 night/2 day guided package (available on Dec 27 & Mar 7 tours) - $600
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
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Dec 27 - Jan 03, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Jan 03 - Jan 10, 2018
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Jan 10 - Jan 17, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Jan 17 - Jan 24, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Jan 24 - Jan 31, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Jan 31 - Feb 07, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Feb 07 - Feb 14, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2018
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USD 2,412
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Feb 21 - Feb 28, 2018
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Feb 28 - Mar 07, 2018
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USD 2,131
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Mar 07 - Mar 14, 2018
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USD 2,131
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Dec 27 - Mar 14, 2018
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Niseko Powder Progression Tour Overview

Based in Central Hirafu in Niseko Japan, you will get to explore the mountains that make up Niseko United, as well as surrounding areas such as Moiwa, Rusutsu and Kiroro.

The focus on the Niseko Powder Progression 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 with less effort and increased control. Throughout the week you will be taught the correct way to ski 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 tour with 5 days of instruction 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.

Ability Level

Strong intermediate and above. This tour is specifically designed for those who can confidently ski/ride the whole mountain on piste and have maybe encountered some powder but struggle when skiing or boarding off-piste and in deep powder.

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.

The tours have a maximum of 12 people (generally 6 skiers/6 snowboarders) and a 6:1 client to guide ratio.



New friends to hang with......

..quality lodging....

....and you get to do lots of this!!
Typical Itinerary
Travel day
Upon landing at Sapporo’s Chitose Airport you’ll be transferred by Niseko Airport Shuttle to the Hirafu Welcome Centre where you’ll be met by the team and then checked into Full Note. That night you'll be hosted in the Half Note Bar where you’ll meet the lead guide and managers who will run you through the tour, weather and answer any questions you have. (NB: If you wish to organise rental ski equipment it is advised that you try to arrive with enough time on the arrival day to be fitted – seek advice from your consultant)

Day 1
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
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.

Day 5
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 6
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.

Day 7
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 2017/18
  • 27 Dec 2017 – 3 Jan 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 3 – 10 Jan 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 10 – 17 Jan 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 17 – 24 Jan 2018 – $3260: early bird$3160
  • 24 -31 Jan 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 31 Jan – 7 Feb 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 7 - 14 Feb 2018 - $3260: early bird $3160
  • 14 – 21 Feb 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 21 – 28 Feb 2018 – $3260: early bird $3160
  • 28 Feb – 7 Mar 2018 – $2880: early bird $2780
  • 7 – 14 Mar 2018 – $2880: early bird $2780
Other dates and private groups on request pending availability.

Rates in AUD
Early bird discount applicable if tour booked and paid in full by 31st Aug 2017 (and staying at Pension Full Note).
Inclusions
  • 7 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 5 days of lift tickets
  • 5 days guiding/instruction at Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa & Kiroro
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
  • Cultural day tour & onsen tour
Optional Extras
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Avalanche gear rental - $140
  • Backcountry touring day
  • Otaru add-on: 3 night/2 day guided package (available on Dec 27 & Mar 7 tours) - $600
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
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