Straight Line Powder Tour
10 NIGHTS | 8 DAYS SKIING/RIDING | from
GUIDED & HOSTED SKI & SNOWBOARD TOUR
JOIN STRAIGHT LINE AND WHITEROOM TO TEST YOUR POWDER SKILLS IN THE DEEPEST AND DRIEST SNOW IN JAPAN!
The Straight Line Powder tour encompasses the essence of a true Japanese powder tour. Experiece no crowds, endless terrain, deep dry powder, friendly locals, fresh sushi, crisp beers and natural hotsprings on this 10 night tour.
You will ski/board the in-bounds powder and backcountry of Furano, Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro and Pippu! You will also have a chance to earn your turns with a backcountry touring day at Tokachidake. Each resort has receives different weather patterns, has unique characteristics and interesting locals. To take advantage of all of the different mountains on offer we have a flexible itinerary that ensures that we head to the mountain with the most snow and best conditions each and every guided day!
80% of the time we are off-piste in the lift accessed backcountry of each resort – the other 20% is to get to and from the lifts to the powder!
You will be staying in Edel Warme Hotel, in Furano, which is located right in the middle of Kitanomine village. From our base in Furano, you will be heading out to whichever mountain is the best that day. After a day in all that powder, there is nothing better than an onsen, a few beers and some delicious local food!
Like all our guided tours you will ride in our comfy 4WD vans to whichever resort is best on any given day. Our guides work with you and the weather to make sure that you have the deepest time possible. At night we’ll take you to some of Furano’s great restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the delicious local cuisine and experience true Japanese culture.
Don’t just book a run of the mill ski package, book a guided ski/snowboard tour with us and have the best experience possible.
Contact the Whiteroom crew to book on 03-9639-0372 or fill out our enquiry form.
Dates & Prices (Australian Dollars)
22 Jan – 01 Feb 2019 – $3990
Skill Level: Advanced and above
6 to 1 client to guide ratio
MAX 11 people per tour
This tour requires that you must be able to ski the whole mountain with confidence and at a reasonable speed in powder, through trees and in variable conditions. You must have a good level of fitness. Groups are split up into ski/board/ability levels and some groups we will be doing some hiking (traversing/bootpacking) to get to the goods. Skins or split-boards are not required but if the group has touring gear or wants to hire we will happily take you deeper into the backcountry. Check your ability level here.
We are a fully licensed travel agent with wholesale fares and can organise discounted flights with Qantas from any capital city. Ask for our ski and fly package.
*Prices in Australian dollars correct as of 20th Jun 2018. LAND ONLY
8 DAYS GUIDING & FULLY HOSTED
- Airport transfers and free transport on guided days
- 10 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Edel Warme Furano
- 8 guided day at any of the following resorts: Furano, Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro and Pippu. Includes backcountry touring day at Tokachidake
- 8 days worth of lift tickets
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Delicious daily hot breakfast
- Onsen (hotspring) tour
- Whiteroom T-Shirt
- Discounted flights with Qantas
- Single share accommodation – $90 per night
- Avalanche gear rental – $180 for 9 days
- Additional guided days (Kurodake)/Tokachidake backcountry guided day
- Furano Physio massage session
NOTE: Avalanche safety gear is compulsory for all our tours and is an optional extra. Please advise us upon booking if you have your own gear or will need to rent.
Edel Warme is a comfortable mid-sized hotel located just a short 5-minute walk to the lifts of Furano ski resort. Edel Warme houses comfortable twin, triple and quad Western rooms with Japanese style rooms also available. The hotel also houses a large indoor onsen which is the perfect thing to soothe your muscles after riding all that light dry Furano Powder!
Edel Warme offers up a hearty buffet breakfast which is sure to give you the energy to head out onto the slopes for the day.
Furano Ski Resort
Furano is a country town of about 20,000 people with an awesome ski hill. With over 100 bars and restaurants you be able to experience true Japanese hospitality . On the mountain you’ll enjoy some of the best tree skiing in Hokkaido, with easy to access steep faces, mellow glades, and gullies full of hits for skiers and snowboarders. The cold temperatures in Furano keep the 9 metres of annual snow light and dry and when its on, it is quite simply the best. Add to this the distinct lack of crowds and express lifts that take you to the top of 3.5km runs in a little over ten minutes and you have a recipe for leg burning skiing.
Tomamu strikes a cord with all who ride its mountains. With arguably the best in-bounds powder skiing in Hokkaido you’ll be wanting to come back for more. Mt. Tomamu at 1239m, offers skiers and snowboarders a wide variety of runs catering to all abilities. With 11 lifts, Tomamu has some great options. It also offers skiers and boarders an awesome park and off-piste section which is roped off from the rest of the crowd.
Kamui Ski Links
Kamui is a small ski resort set on its own, 1 hour north of Furano. With 7 lifts accessing a network of wide open cruises as well as powder filled trees and gullies, you’ll feel like your riding your own private mountain as crowds here a virtually non-existent. Combine that with one of Japan’s most open ski area policies, and there is enough here to suit every kind of skier and boarder.
Asahidake is one of the most popular touring locations in Hokkaido, due to the easy access to above tree line terrain given by the Ropeway at the bottom of the volcano (top height 1600m) and the fame of the mountain itself, which at 2290m is the highest in Hokkaido. Short hikes are often required along the ridges at the summit and there is the option of hiking around the active volcano. Once at the bottom, all roads lead to the Ropeway but if you do happen to veer off the well groomed runs a short hike may be needed to return to the lift.
Sahoro is a little gem we found one year and have been thinking of adding onto this tour for a while. It’s not a huge resort but what it does have is some great tree skiing and hardly anyone around. It’s well protected and is a good option when the weather has come in. We are looking forward to showing you around this great little resort.
Yubari Mt Racey
A quiet mountain and a good option when the storms are coming in from the south. Plenty of trees to ski through, good pitch and no people off-piste. This is a great mountain when everywhere else is busy or clapped out due to low vis or high winds.