Straight Line Progression Tour

10 NIGHTS | 8 DAYS SKIING/RIDING | from $3990

GUIDED & HOSTED SKI & SNOWBOARD TOUR

 

JOIN STRAIGHT LINE AND WHITEROOM TO MASTER POWDER RIDING IN THE BEST TERRAIN JAPAN HAS TO OFFER!

 

Your Whiteroom guide and instructor will help you get to gain more confidence in powder as you explore Furano, Asahidake, Kamui, Tomamu, and Sahoro! Each resort has unique characteristics, receive different weather patterns and provide you with a unique experience. The progressive nature of the tour ensures that our guides gradually introduce challenging terrain as your confidence and ability riding deep powder improves. 

This is a guided instructional tour with a focus on powder coaching with fully certified instructors

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)

02 Feb – 12 Feb 2019 – $3990 SOLD OUT!

Skill Level: High Intermediate.

6 to 1 client to guide ratio

MAX 12 people per tour

This tour is specifically designed for those who can confidently ski/ride the whole mountain on piste making parallel/carving turns at speed and have maybe encountered some powder but struggle when skiing or boarding off-piste and in deep powder. 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/instructed 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

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • 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

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 

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.

Mt Asahidake 

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.

Club-Med Sahoro

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.

Loved – Good group of people and down to earth guides. Flexibility of tour to move to the better powders locations. Learning to ski in powder = want to do more. The more the guides spend with the group showing them the local area, cuisine and attractions, outside of skiing, adds to the experience. Highlights – Snow conditions in Moiwa and Rusutsu . Our group and JAPOW! (and being able to ski it eventually/sort of). Improve – Not much to say, maybe, leave earlier in morning for first runs of the fresh stuff 🙂

-Kristian Dunn – 2018


This is one of the best holidays I have every had. Guides so friendly & their knowledge & tips of instruction on the snow was great to progress my snowboarding. Mic was so good! Crew I meet & travelled with I had a blast. I would go back to Japan tomorrow, was so much fun! The cultural experiences were a buzz too and gave the tired body a break from all the powder.

Joan Burns – 2018


Meg Hamilton – 2016 Powder Progression Tour

I was travelling by myself on this trip and had never been to Japan before. Greg from Whiteroom tours and the staff at Full Note Pension really put the stoke into every day.
Greg took our group to mountains where the conditions were mint for each day. I don’t think we did a groomed run at any time during our stay. It was always backcountry and trees and somehow we’d pop out at the bottom of each lift (which never had lines). Epic.
My powder technique definitely improved from being challenged in more difficult terrain and from Greg’s instruction. He was super approachable and I felt safe everywhere we went.
Full Note Pension totally catered for my vegetarian diet. Tomoko even made a separate welcoming and farewell dinner for me. She even drove me to the supermarket so I could buy broccoli. Haha what a legend! Yu Kondo did not allow me to lift a finger haha. He carried all my luggage and made sure I had everything I needed. Excellent manager.
If I could afford this trip each year, I would do it…and bring a mass of my buddies. It’s definitely worth it. The pension is in a great spot and is beautiful, the guides are super friendly and challenge you, you visit various onsens with a cold beer and the guides drive you everywhere. All you have to think about is waking up to freshies and having an epic day riding.