Niseko & Otaru, Japan Powder Explorer Ski Tour
When?Start time: Friday 11:00 (09 February)
End time: Sunday 14:00 (18 February)
Deep Japanese colder powder and home to some of the best snow in the world. Every day we lead guests on a guided exploration of the beautiful Niseko Area ski resorts such as Hirafu, Moiwa, Rusutsu and untouched backcountry areas. Untracked powder awaits you after short lift lines, easy hikes, and secret spots only our guides know. There is nothing like skiing or snowboarding in Japan and our team is ready to take you there! Experience 4 nights in Niseko, 5 nights in Otaru and as much powder as you can handle with our private 4×4 vans for the group to search for the deepest snow. See the real side of Niseko and Otaru with our guides and enjoy an epic trip for your soul. From perfect birch tree glades to deep powder fields to the long backcountry runs, Japan has something for everyone.
The Otaru area is well known for having some of the deepest snow on average every year and our guides know the area very well. There is always powder to be skied! Some of the deepest snow on the earth covering wide open bowls, perfectly spaced birch trees, and endless side country and backcountry options to explore. With an average snowfall of 15+ meters or 50+ feet per season, it’s no wonder that the Niseko and Otaru area are the perfect snow destination. Our guides have some secret spots that rarely ever see tracks and have been skiing these areas for over a decade.
This is an advanced guided tour where we spend the majority of our time off-piste in the lift accessed side/backcountry of each resort, skiing the birch trees of Japan and the open bowls. After skiing a full day of powder and a relaxing soak in the onsen you’ll get to enjoy some of Hokkaido’s delicious food and lively bars.
Niseko Annupuri is part of the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park and is the most eastern set park of the Niseko Volcanic Group. Seasonal winds from the Eurasian continent pick up moisture over the warm currents of the Sea of Japan to from snow clouds and in turn some of the driest, lightest powder in the world.