Everyone who travels to Japan for skiing or riding is no doubt looking for some great days riding deep powder, but here at Whiteroom Tours we also want to give you a good taste of Japanese culture. Our Central Hokkaido Tour offers you a chance to explore the rural areas of Hokkaido and visit a range of mountains.
Each tour we run has a varied itinerary, as our goal is to chase the best fresh powder each day. Running for 9 days in total, with 7 guided days, here is an example of what you can expect if you join us:
We start out with a day at our home resort of Furano. After a fun day reacquainting your legs with powder riding, we’ll join you for traditional Japanese cuisine at the welcome dinner, hosted by North Country Inn.
We head to Sahoro for some great open tree runs plus a few laps somewhere special… no tracks to be found when we head into the backcountry!
Back to Furano for a group dinner and Karaoke.. no trip to Japan would be complete without it. With all you can drink coming standard, a great night is guaranteed. Every night starts with “I’m not really that into karaoke” and ends with rousing team renditions of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’. Fun times!
It’s off to Kamui for a day of sightseeing, backcountry laps and a great natural onsen to end the day. There’s nothing better to refresh your muscles after a few big days of skiing and riding. We won’t include pictures of the onsen experience in the interest of privacy!
After three big days for everyone on tour we call a rest day. Clients are free to explore the town of Furano (population ~25 000) or have an unguided day on the mountain (day pass included as part of the tour).
With a big snowfall overnight it’s time for our second guided day at Furano, this time we push out into some new areas. We also hike up into the top bowls for great open lines… time to earn some turns!
Continued in Part 2…