On Tour with Whiteroom – Central Hokkaido (Part 2)

Asahidake on a bluebird day is one you’ll never forget.

Continued from part 1

It’s off to Asahidake (Mount Asahi) for a backcountry adventure. With one ropeway (cable car) and plenty of powder we’ll be exploring this active volcano for the best lines. Our guides know Asahidake well, so we’ll make sure you get to the best terrain and avoid the flat spots. You can read more about Asahidake here.

asa-powbanger2Deep powder is the name of the game at Asahidake.

asa-view1The view to Asahidake on a clear day from the access road.

We head to Tomamu for a fun day of gladed skiing and snowboarding, plus some great backcountry options. With a great variety of easy to access tree runs, quick hikes, a big terrain park and great natural features, plus an indoor wave pool and onsen, Tomamu is always a fun day for our tour crew.

tomamu2Great waist deep skiing at Tomamu on one of our favourite backcountry runs.

tom-pool2One of Tomamu’s many attractions, the indoor wave pool.

The second rest day is called as legs are tired after some big days riding powder. A few people decide to head up for an unguided day at Furano. At the end of the day we all catch up and head to Topical, the local sushi train restaurant for super fresh, cheap and amazing sushi!

Jeff hit 05 copyOur guide Jeff enjoying life in Furano.

sushiAuthentic Japanese sushi train is a must do, and we head there on every tour!

Our last day of the trip, and after another big snowfall we head back to Asahidake for round 2. A few short hikes get us out into some longer runs and fresh tracks. A great way to end the tour and smiles all around!

Asahidake_Dave-stoked-1400x400The Whiteroom guides are all dedicated powder addicts who can’t wait to show you the best lines in Japan!

Our Central Hokkaido Tour finishes with a farewell dinner of amazing Japanese food, where beers and stories of good times are shared.

leavingdinner2Great food, great people and great times!

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