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Guided Japan Tours

EXPLORE THE BEST OF HOKKAIDO AND TOHOKU 

Our guided ski & snowboard tours range in duration from 8 to 13 nights including accommodation, breakfast, welcome and farewell dinners, lift passes, transfers, transport and guiding.

Whiteroom’s range of tours provides options for everyone; instructional focused Progression tours, resort based Powder tours where we explore the nearby backcountry in Hokkaido and Tohoku, Lift Accessed Backcountry tours, and pure Backcountry tours where you’ll earn your turns on the highest mountains in Hokkaido!

Some tours we run only once, while most tours have several dates to fit in with your schedule.

SKIING AND RIDING ABILITY

We are often asked what ability is needed to join our Powder Tours and what ‘advanced’ in powder means. As a guide:

Confidence making consistent, controlled turns in trees and deep powder – and have experience doing so. 

If you’re unsure get in touch and one of our consultants will find the tour that matches your abilities and goals so you can make the most of your time in Japan. 

Progression Tours

Take your powder skills to the next level with our experienced coaches on these instructional based tours. A few tips on technique goes a long way toward making the most of Japow!

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Ability recommendation:
Advanced on-piste, new to powder to high intermediate in powder

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8 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS INSTRUCTION – 2 GUIDING

Do you charge the piste but struggle in powder? Gain confidence in Japan’s famous snow with our certified instructors and guides. Based in Niseko. SKI ONLY

9 NIGHTS / 7 GUIDED DAYS

From beautiful Otaru through to Furano and the surrounding powder belt, perfect your powder skiing or riding on this popular tour. SKI & BOARD (see dates)

Powder Tours

See the best spots at each resort: great tree runs, powder fields and most importantly the easiest way back to piste! We’ll also show you our favourite areas in the nearby backcountry. 

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Ability recommendation:
Advanced in Powder

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10 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS GUIDING

Our most popular tour, and for good reason! Based in Furano you’ll enjoy deep dry powder, a variety of epic terrain including Asahidake and less crowds. 

10 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS GUIDING

A powder hunting road trip from Hakodate in the south, then north towards Rusutsu, Niseko, Moiwa and up to the beautiful seaside city of Otaru.

12 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS GUIDING

A road trip to remember across Niseko, Otaru, Sapporo, Furano and Asahikawa showcasing the best of Hokkaido. Storm chasing at it’s best!

13 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS GUIDING

Our longest tour covering the most terrain. See the best of both islands as you journey across Tohoku and Hokkaido on this epic road trip.

10 NIGHTS / 9 DAYS GUIDING

The last frontier for snow lovers – ancient culture, quiet resorts, fresh powder and endless backcountry. Based in Morioka and Aomori.

Lift Accessed BAckcountry Tours

Get the goods without working too hard for it: access the backcountry using the resort lifts, enjoy pow, repeat.  Bring your touring gear so that once the in close pow is tracked we can go further and get you more fresh deep powder!

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Ability recommendation:
Advanced and up with Touring gear (required)

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9 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS GUIDING

Based in Furano you’ll explore the mountains, resorts and volcanoes of Central Hokkaido and it’s famous deep, dry powder!

8 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS GUIDING

Get even deeper into Japan’s last frontier and tour into the endless backcountry of this wild region. Based in Morioka and Aomori.

Backcountry Tours

With a pure backcountry focus, we’ll be ski touring and splitboarding each day. Choose from a variety of terrain in the region depending on the weather and your fitness. With snow all the way to sea level we have the unique ability to tour almost anywhere – the options are almost limitless!

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Ability recommendation:
Advanced and up with Touring gear (required), good cardio fitness

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7 NIGHTS / 6 DAYS GUIDING

We’ve brought back this popular tour for 2024 and stepped it up a notch! Based in world-famous Niseko, get away from the crowds and into the less-visited backcountry areas in the region.

9 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS GUIDING

This is our flagship backcountry trip for the seasoned tourer. Endless powder, beautiful terrain and natural onsens to experience from Furano to Niseko.

Guided ski and snowboard tours in Japan is what we do best!

If you are travelling with 4 or more people, we can customise a private-guided tour like the examples above but just for your group!

If none of the above suits you or your travel dates, our Whiteroom Guides can be booked to create your own personalised guided ski tour. You can use our tours as a starting point then contact us for help making it an unforgettable guided Japan ski holiday.

Why do a group Tour?

  • Check out the best local spots (from a locals perspective)
  • Chase the best weather conditions and ski multiple resorts
  • Meet new people, and ski/ride with a bunch of like-minded people (at a similar ability level)
  • Minimise the hassle and stress in organising your own trip (we do that for you!)
  • Learn how to master powder skiing in a fun supportive environment.

All the above tours are designed so that as you progress in ability there is always a tour for you. Choose from a variety of destinations and if one is not enough, combine two tours and you’ll get ¥ 10,000 off each tour!

Don’t forget Japan is a cultural wonderland and if you have time we highly recommend stopping in Tokyo before or after your Japan powder tour. Kyoto is also a must if you have more time to spend, ask your consultant for their recommendations.

Our Guides

We take two things very seriously – safety on the mountain, and getting the most from each day. With qualified and experienced guides from all corners of the globe, we’ll show you some amazing places and get you deep into that famous Japanese powder.

Backcountry Rental

Prefer to leave your gear at home? We now offer our clients backcountry rental with a range of touring skis, splitboards and equipment from Weston, Moment, Tyrollia, Spark R&D, Black Diamond and Mammut.

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