Custom Tour – Japan
Japanese Ski Season 2019 – 2020
Japan is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders alike, due to the colossal amounts of powder it scores every season. Japan is home to more than 500 ski resorts which stretch from Hokkaido in the north down to the small southern island of Kyushu.
Honshu, Japan’s main island, features some of Japan’s most popular ski resorts, many of which are in the Nagano region.
The Myoko Kogen and Madarao resorts are famous for their amazing freeride options. The slopes of Nozawa Onsen are set amongst the beautiful, traditional, Japanese village – famous for its onsens (bathhouses), and it’s annual fire festival.
Hakuba and Shiga Kogen are the biggest and most familiar resorts in Honshu. Don’t let the crowds scare you off, there are many options for those looking for a traditional Japanese experience while avoiding crowds.
To the north, you will find the island of Hokkaido, which is home to the Niseko ski resort, Japan’s most popular snow tour destination. Here you will not only find meters of the lightest powder, but also plenty of lively bars and great restaurants.
Furano, Rusutsu & Tomamu are also located in Hokkaido and all offer great sidecountry tree runs. The island offers some amazing backcountry snow tour possibilities like touring active volcanoes, hiking Hokkaido’s tallest mountain, or touring the Daisetsuzan National Park.
We’ve been going to Japan for years and have tonnes of local knowledge and good connections in Japan. This local knowledge can really help to take away the stress of trying to find the right place to go and figuring out where to stay and how to book. Let us help you set up your dream Japan trip!
We can arrange everything for you no matter the kind or size of the group you’re going with! From single travellers to large groups it doesn’t matter. Whether you prefer a tour that lets you hang near the resorts and immerse yourself in the local culture; or a backcountry tour that takes you far from the resorts and sees you hunting to find the deepest, untouched snow in the world! Or maybe you want a little taste of both. We can help you realize it all.
From the moment you arrive in Japan, everything can be been taken care of. A transfer to your accommodation, for example, and all accommodation includes breakfast and lift tickets. Want more? We can arrange backcountry guides, cat ski days or day excursions. Anything to make your trip an unforgettable one.
Contact us and let us know what region you’d like to visit and when. Japanese ski resorts have loads of different types of accommodation and choosing the right one can be difficult. If you tell us your budget and type of stay you want we will give you a few of the best options to choose from!
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We can include anything that will make your trip unforgettable!
- Comfortable accommodation with breakfast
- Lift tickets
- Cat skiing
- Cultural day trips
- Lunch & dinner
- Backcountry gear (beeper, probe, shovel, backpack)
- Travel insurance
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Japan is the perfect wintersport destination for the whole family. The amount of snow it receives is perfect for those who are looking for that famous Japow. But the infrastructure and gentle slopes are also perfect for those who love freshly groomed runs. More and more ski school offers English speaking classes as well.
Because the amount of snow Japan receives a good waterproof but breathable jacket and pants are very handy. For example, consider the Beast series from Airblaster available at Behind The Pines in Amsterdam.