Niseko Backcountry Tour

Niseko Backcountry Tour

If you want to earn your turns and experience abundant, untracked powder in terrain that few visit during their stay in Niseko, this tour is for you. New for 2017, we’ve created the Niseko Backcountry Tour for backcountry enthusiasts which will take you on an adventure into some of Hokkaido’s best and deepest powder. Earn your turns and escape the crowds… Deep turns like this are what we keep returning to Japan for. Our highly experienced guides will take you to Goshiki Onsen where we’ll explore the peaks of Iwaonupuri, Nihonupuri and Chisenupuri. Geared towards advanced skiers and snowboarders, we can accommodate ski tourers … Continue reading →

Niseko Progression Tour

Niseko Progression Tour

Are you thinking of heading to Niseko but don’t have a lot of experience riding powder? If so, our Niseko Progression Tour has been designed especially with you in mind! This Niseko tour is focused towards people who can confidently ski or ride the whole mountain on piste but don’t have much experience when skiing or boarding off-piste and in deep powder. This is a guided instructional tour with a focus on powder coaching with fully certified and highly experienced instructors. We aim to get you into the best snow each day, making sure each run suits the group’s ability … Continue reading →

Altitude Physio & Massage offers an exclusive deal to guests of Whiteroom Tours

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Altitude Physio & Massage are proud to be working with Whiteroom Tours in Furano, Japan. Altitude Physio have been offering expert physiotherapy and massage services in Thredbo and Falls Creek for over 20 years. Altitude Physio look forward to helping you get the most out of your ski or snowboard holiday. Whether you’re experiencing aching legs, or a stiff neck or back the team at Altitude will get you back into the powder. Most visitors find that their bodies are in need of a massage after they first get into Furano’s amazing powder. To get the most out of your … Continue reading →

9 Things To Do Before Your Japan Ski Tour this Year

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Already thinking about the holidays? If you’re planning a ski trip in Japan, Niseko is the number one must-experience and must-go-to destination thanks to its famous amounts of soft powder snow. Before you book a flight, here are 9 things you should tick off your check list first to ensure you have a fun, safe and enjoyable ski trip to Japan: 1. Book your Niseko Ski Tour Early Avoid all possible disappointments and book that tour as early as possible. December is usually the start of the ski season in Japan, especially Niseko. You can expect many ski-fanatics to jump … Continue reading →

Qantas Launches Direct Melbourne Tokyo Flights from $840

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From December 16th 2016 Qantas will begin direct flights from Melbourne to Tokyo Narita. No longer will Jetstar be the only choice for Melbournians who don’t want the hassle of having to transfer through Sydney or Brisbane. These flights will also offer a much smoother trip for those travelling from Adelaide or Hobart. And if direct flights from Melbourne to Tokyo on Qantas wasn’t enough to put a smile on your face then the price will! These quick and comfortable flights are starting from $840 per person!!! (Three exclamation marks are more than warranted… probably should of used four) That price … Continue reading →

Summiting Asahidake – Skiing and Splitboarding the highest peak in Hokkaido

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Whether it’s summit fever, deeper powder, great views or just enjoying being out in the mountains, the team at Whiteroom Tours all love a good backcountry adventure. The peak of Asahidake does a great job of drawing you in, with stunning views from the top of the ropeway. The impressive steam vents in the centre of a huge horseshoe shaped bowl make for a unique landscape, and give a clear indication you are standing on an active volcano. Anyone who has skied or snowboarded here has no doubt looked up and imagined gliding down through the steam vents (or ‘fumaroles’, which emit a … Continue reading →

Top Five Family Friendly Ski Resorts in Japan

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  Japan is the perfect location for families wanting a little more from their ski holiday whilst paying a little less! Direct flights and only a 2 hour time difference mean that no one will suffer from the dreaded ‘jet lag’ that can ruin the first few days of a North American or European ski trip. And when you only have limited time to enjoy your family holiday why would you want to struggle with jet lag? Japan has over 600 ski resorts with many offering unique experiences, terrain and snowfall and with so many resorts finding the right one … Continue reading →

Are Record Snowfalls on the Horizon for Japan?

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  El Nino and La Nina are alternating global weather patterns which when in effect can give or take life from Japan’s powder gods.  Last years El Nino was one of the strongest in the last 50 years and it was responsible for the uncharacteristically warm weather and lower than normal snow levels which affected some resorts in Japan. As we head towards the 2016/17 snow season will it be El Nino delivering another uncharacteristic season or will we be graced by La Nina and all her snowy goodness? Signs are looking good!   The Japan Meteorological Agency is forecasting a … Continue reading →

Early Season Adventure – Awakino, New Zealand

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  Each year as we wait for the first winter snow to fall, all hopes are for an early storm to kick things off with a bang. As it happened, the 2016 New Zealand winter started with exactly that, blanketing much of the South Island in deep snow to low levels. An opportunity like this is always welcome and provided just the motivation needed to get out and explore some new terrain. With some local insight and a crew of keen Kiwi riders in tow, we departed Methven towards the club field of Awakino, roughly 3 hours away. Planning on an … Continue reading →

5 Ski Destinations in New Zealand You Shouldn’t Miss this 2016

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You can’t go to New Zealand and not visit these wonderful ski snowboard, and hike destinations. From family oriented ski trips to advanced and competitive training, NZ’s commercial ski areas are known for their world class appeal infused with the extremely unique Kiwi experience. Frills or thrills, these are the ski resorts you shouldn’t miss. Here’s Whiteroom Tours’ very own pick of the  top 5 New Zealand ski holiday destinations. CRAIGIEBURN If you’re the adventurous type, a trip in Craigieburn is something you shouldn’t delay. Known for being one of NZ’s most challenging ski fields, Craigieburn ski terrain varies from … Continue reading →