Southern Hokkaido Tour
FULLY GUIDED & HOSTED RESORT & BACKCOUNTRY POWDER TOUR
Join us on this epic powder hunting road trip! Starting in Hakodate you’ll head north inland to Rusutsu, Niseko, Moiwa and wind your way along the coast to Otaru. This area of Hokkaido gets the most snow of anywhere on the island and you’ll be storm chasing the whole time so pack your snorkel!
This is a resort and backcountry tour where hiking is optional but encouraged!
If you want to get the best conditions day in day out our guides are there to show you the way and get you deeper in the white stuff than could possibly be imagined. All our guides have years of experience finding the best terrain and snow whilst keeping in mind your safety and maintaining the stoke on high! This is the true “whiteroom” experience.
After arriving in Tokyo we recommend taking the Shinkansen train to Hakodate for a true Japanese experience. Steeped in history, Hakodate was the first city to be opened to western trading in the late 1800s. It has a beautiful mix of Japanese and Western architecture and two great resorts nearby with great tree skiing, dry pow and not a gaijin to be seen expect your new tour friends! Each night you will return to Hotel Emi to soak in its natural onsen and relax.
In Niseko, we’ll head straight through the gates and into the backcountry to experience why Niseko became the birthplace of the Japan powder revolution. From there we’ll head to Rusutsu to enjoy the perfectly gladded trees, deep pow and views to the sea. Moiwa is a small resort that packs a punch when it comes to easy backcountry access and deep snow accumulating in its back bowls.
Throughout the tour, your guides and hosts will make sure you get the best out of your ski holiday. After skiing all day you’ll be taken some of the best local restaurants and bars in both Niseko and Otaru. You can also choose to relax in front of the fire and eat in, enjoy a soak in the local onsen (hot spring) or just simply hang out with your new friends.
Next stop is Otaru where you will be based for the next 3 nights and on the way we’ll hit Kiroro – and yes the rumours are true! The pow is deep, so deep it doesn’t see the sun for most of the season – you’ll love Kiroro.
If we need a rest or the weather doesn’t cooperate we will take you to the Yoichi Whiskey Distillery, soak in a natural onsen, feed you some delicious local sushi and recharge.
From Otaru, you’ll also ski the backcountry of Kokusai as well as Teine, known for its steep terrain and amazing views across the water. Along the way, and we don’t advertise these for good reason, there are a variety of options pending conditions including road drops & short touring options are all possible.
Finally, your guide will drive you to Otaru station were you can transfer by train to New Chitose Airport.
Our Japan Ski tours are designed for anyone who loves skiing or snowboarding, is keen to ride with like-minded individuals and wants to get the most out of their ski holiday.
10 NIGHTS | 11 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 in powder
THE POWDER IN SOUTHERN HOKKAIDO HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED! JOIN US AND EXPLORE ONE OF JAPAN’S SNOWIEST REGIONS STRETCHING ACROSS HAKODATE, THE NISEKO REGION AND OTARU
Southern Hokkaido Powder Tour Details
- Fully guided & hosted
- 2 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Emi Hotel in Hakodate
- 5 nights twin/triple share accommodation at Full Note Pension in Central Hirafu
- 3 nights twin/triple share accommodation at OMO5 Otaru
- 8 days worth of lift passes
- Transfer from Shin-Hakodate train station
- Hakodate local sashimi welcome dinner
- Farewell dinner
- Daily cooked breakfast
- Onsen (hotspring) experiences
- Whiteroom merch
" The best part had to be the 3 days in Otaru, lovely city, great meals and most of all we got some all time conditions at Kiroro, Kokusai then Sapporo-Teine. Everyday better than the last "
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.