Hokkaido Explorer Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED RESORT & BACKCOUNTRY POWDER TOUR
Designed for advanced to expert skiers and snowboarders who are keen to use the lifts to access the backcountry of all the best ski areas in Hokkaido. With only 1 rest day you will be on the move, following the storms on the hunt for powder from Asahikawa in the north down to Niseko in the south and everything in between!
This is an advanced-expert guided tour where we use the lifts to access the backcountry of each resort in search of fresh & deep Hokkaido powder!
Now with 3 nights in Hokkaido’s second largest city, Asahikawa, this tour has become a true Hokkaido road trip. Staying in OMO7, a sleek modern hotel in the heart of the city, you’ll get to experience life in a Japanese city, and easier access to Asahidake, Kurodake, Kamui and Pippu. At night your guide will show you around the sights and take you to some of the cities coolest bars and restaurants.
From there you’ll head south to Furano and the modern Hotel Munin. Furano is one of our favourite mountains for it’s fall line skiiing, powder filled bowls and easy backcountry hikes. We’ll also head over to check out the the southern resorts of Tomamu and Sahoro.
At night you’ll get to sample some of the great local food the area is famous for as well as stopping at some great onsens to soak weary bones at the end of each day.
From Furano we will head through Sapporo to Otaru, famed for being the snowiest place in Hokkaido where we’ll ski and ride Kokusai, Teine and Kiroro. Along the way we’ll have a cultural excursion in Sapporo, checking out Ramen alley, the Sapporo Beer Factory, crazy Japanese shopping and games arcades, and wandering the snowiest city in Japan.
Last or first stop on this powder road trip in Niseko! Many people give this place a bad rap but it is fun, like Whistler is fun, big mountains, loads or terrain and a cool aprés scene. With 12-20 meters of snow each season and some of the best guides in the business you’ll be taken to where the snow is best and the crowds are virtually non-existent.
On this tour you’ll get to experience the Hokkaido we love and the culture and mountains we’ve come to respect.
Are you looking for a tour that includes more lift-accessed touring, where you’ll use skins or split-boards to go deeper into the backcountry for those fresh lines? If so, check out our popular Powder Belt Backcountry Tour.
12 NIGHTS | 13 DAYS
Secure your spot with a 20% deposit. See our Terms & Conditions for more information.
6 to 1 max client to guide ratio
6-10 people max per tour. 4 person minimum
Ability Level: Advanced to Expert in powder. Touring gear not required but encouraged.
THIS TOUR IS A TRUE HOKKAIDO ROAD TRIP IN SEARCH OF THE BEST POWDER IN THE NISEKO, OTARU, SAPPORO AND CENTRAL HOKKAIDO REGIONS.
Hokkaido Explorer Tour Details
- Fully guided & hosted
- Airport transfer to/from Niseko with Resort Liner
- 3 nights twin/triple share accommodation at OMO7 Asahikawa
- 3 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Hotel Munin, Furano
- 3 nights twin/triple share accommodation at OMO5 Otaru
- 3 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Full Note Pension, Niseko Hirafu
- All lift passes
- Sapporo cultural day tour
- Welcome & farewell dinner party
- Daily cooked breakfast
- Onsen (hotspring) tour
- Whiteroom merch
" Excellent +++ on everything including safety, knowledge of the mountains, onsens, dinner arrangements, organization etc. Taneli and Brad (Guides) were outstanding in every respect. "
Mike Walsh 2020
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.