Inter Island Explorer Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED RESORT & BACKCOUNTRY POWDER TOUR
Buckle up! This epic tour has you road tripping for 14 days from Morioka up to Aomori, over the Tsugaru Strait toward Otaru, before finishing up in Central Hokkaido. This road trip is one for the books and will offer everything a powder hunter will want out of a trip to Japan.
This is the ultimate Japan Ski Tour – Powder, Culture & Adventure all in one!
For those of you starting in Morioka, each day you’ll head out to any of the 5 resorts in the region, Appi, Shizukuishi, Hachimantai, Tazawako and Geto Kogen. At night your guides will take you out for delicious local food and the vibrant nightlife of Morioka.
Your next 3 nights are spent just below the epic Hakkoda mountain in a lovely onsen hotel. Known for it’s snow monsters and expansive backcountry Hakkoda is a once in a lifetime ski experience. We will also head over to Aomori Springs, a lesser known resort with some fun powder filled terrain and epic tree skiing. This untapped region is renowned for a mix of the new and old world and loads of untracked powder!
After an enchanting 7 nights in Tohoku, you’ll jump on a ferry across the Tsugaru Strait to Hakodate, to explore the seafood markets and quaint European style Japanese town.
From Hakodate you’ll transfer onwards to the powder capital of Hokkaido, Otaru, for two nights and the deepest snow of your lives at Kiroro, Kokusai or Teine. Staying in Otaru city you’ll explore the old European canals, enjoy local beer or visit the Yoichi Whiskey Distillery and eat some of the freshest sashimi in all of Hokkaido.
The last leg of the tour sees you visit Central Hokkaido, where you’ll spend your 4 nights in Furano at the modern Hotel Munin. With over 15 years of experience operating in the region, we have the area well and truly mapped out and know where to go to find the goods on any given day. You’ll have the opportunity of skiing or riding on Hokkaido’s highest peak Asahidake, as well as exploring the resorts and backcountry of Furano, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro and Pippu.
To get an idea of what’s in store on this tour check out the vid below showing one of our private tour groups doing this tour a few seasons ago! It was epic to say the least!
If you’d like to read about taking the train from Tokyo to the north island, check out our blog article on the journey from Tokyo to Hokkaido by Shinkansen Bullet train!
13 NIGHTS | 14 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.
A TOUR OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. LINKING CENTRAL HOKKAIDO AND OTARU TO THE MAIN ISLAND SNOW MECCA THAT IS TOHOKU, THIS TOUR IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE THAT WANT A TRUE ADVENTURE.
Inter Island Explorer Tour Details
- Fully guided & hosted
- Resort Liner coach transfer Furano – Chitose Airport
- Transfer from/to Morioka Station or Hanamaki Airport
- 4 nights accommodation at Grand Hotel Annex, Morioka
- 3 nights twin share accommodation including dinner at Azumashiya, Kuroishi
- 2 nights twin share accommodation at OMO5, Otaru
- 4 nights twin share accommodation at Hotel Munin, Furano
- All lift passes as required
- Ferry from Honshu to Hokkaido Islands
- Welcome & farewell dinner parties
- Daily cooked breakfast
- Onsen (hotspring) tour
- Whiteroom merch
" Loved every minute. Great trip. Great guide. Great group. Great experiences. Great food. Great riding. Highlights were the onsen hotel in Hakoda, the ferry trip, all the different ski areas we visited and the onsen and the great food. No improvements… Excellent planning and logistics. "
Will Davies 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.