Southwest Solutions

Semi Guided Itinerary = 209,000Yen / person based on a group of 5 (includes 10% consumption tax) Fully Guided Itinerary = 279,000Yen/person based on a group of 5 (includes 10% conusumption tax)

Highlights: 8 Days / Based in Niseko and Sapporo / 1 hotel change / Mix of lift access and backcountry touring

There is a reason that Niseko is Japan`s most well known ski area – simply put, it snows A LOT here. Southwest Hokkaido is the heaviest snowfall region of the island and the most reliable place in Japan (possibly the world??) to find consistent, deep, dry powder.

Staying in Niseko not only offers access to the Niseko United ski resorts but its also well positioned within day trip reach of a number of other great ski areas and backcountry zones that are also blessed with the same heavy snowfall.

After some time in the Niseko region we recommend wrapping your trip up with 2 days in the Sapporo region sampling a couple more great areas located on the outskirts of the worlds snowiest major city. The resort`s available in this area offer a different style of skiing and riding, less Western visitors and are great way to finish your Hokkaido powder trip.

Included below are 2 sample itineraries showing a semi-guided or fully guided itinerary however this trip can easily be tailored to the length of your visit and desired number of guided backcountry days. If you`d like more lift served days, then book a trip with less guiding… or if you`re looking for maximum powder over the course of your stay, then we recommend more guided days. A day of CAT skiing can also be added to this package or subsituted for a guided day.

The amount of ski touring vs lift served skiing will be adjusted based on snow and weather conditions along with group input. Avalanche safety gear and ski touring / splitboarding equipment is required.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Niseko
  • Day 2: Unguided lift served warm up day.
  • Day 3: Guided Backcountry Touring in SW Hokkaido.
  • Day 4: Unguided lift served skiing in the Niseko region.
  • Day 5: Guided Backcountry Touring in SW Hokkaido.
  • Day 6: Early morning departure for Sapporo region guided skiing. Evening transfer to Sapporo hotel.
  • Day 7: Sapporo region guided skiing. Stay Sapporo.
  • Day 8: Airport transfer and fly home.

Inclusions

  • Arrival airport bus transfer
  • 4 guided ski days
  • 4 days lift tickets
  • 2 nights twin / triple room accommodation with breakfast in Sapporo
  • Private door to door transfers on all guided ski days

Not Included

  • Niseko Accommodation quoted separately
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks, shopping
  • Avalanche safety kit and backcountry touring gear (required). Rising Sun guests receive a 20% discount on all rental equipment. More info here
  • Departure airport transfer not included but can be arranged dependent on requirements and budget. More info here.

Custom Options

All of our trips are fully customizable – just let us know what you want to do and we can design an itinerary to suit. Some options are as follows:

  • Add or subtract guided days to suit your budget and energy level
  • Add or subsitute a cat ski day
  • Extend or shorten the trip
  • Private airport transfers available on request

Price based on a private group of 5 guests: 209,000Yen/person

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Niseko.
  • Day 2: Lift assisted guided skiing.
  • Day 3: Guided Backcountry Touring.
  • Day 4: Lift assisted guided skiing.
  • Day 5: Guided backcountry touring.
  • Day 6: Early morning departure for Sapporo region guided skiing. Evening transfer to Sapporo hotel.
  • Day 7: Sapporo region guided skiing. Stay Sapporo.
  • Day 8: Airport transfer and fly home.

*Skiing Destination and amount of touring each day will be determined by snow and weather conditions along with group input.

Inclusions

  • Arrival airport bus transfer
  • 6 guided ski days
  • 5 days lift tickets (at least one day will most likely not require lift tickets)
  • 2 nights twin / triple room accommodation with breakfast in Sapporo
  • Private door to door transfers on all guided ski days

Not Included

  • Niseko Accommodation quoted separately
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks, shopping
  • Avalanche safety kit and backcountry touring gear (required). Rising Sun guests receive a 20% discount on all rental equipment. More info here
  • Departure airport transfer not included but can be arranged dependent on requirements and budget. More info here.

Custom Options

All of our trips are fully customizable – just let us know what you want to do and we can design an itinerary to suit. Some options are as follows:

  • Add or subtract guided days to suit your budget and energy level
  • Add or subsitute a cat ski day
  • Extend or shorten the trip
  • Private airport transfers available on request

Price based on a private group of 5 guests: 279,000Yen/person