7 day Backcountry Camp in Central Hokkaido

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  • Price per Adult: ¥320,000
  • Minimum Persons: 8
  • Maximum Persons: 4
  • Duration: 7 days

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The Central Hokkaido Camp will take Japanese skiing to a whole new level with a mix of lift access side country and backcountry touring in the highest, steepest and deepest terrain in Japan. You will stay in central Asahikawa to make this tour affordable and allow us the flexibility to take you to wherever is best on the day based on snow and weather conditions. Added to this Asahikawa will give you a real insight into Japanese culture and food, and we will host you nightly to show you the best eating and drinking holes in the city and surrounds.

This is a fast paced trip 100% focused on finding you pow and ensure you do the best skiing of your life. There are no rest days, and we will ski every day that we can and find you the best conditions every day. To keep you safe, you will have a lead and tail guide daily, who as a bonus are both professional photographers. One will be taking photos for the entire trip and the other will be developing a short video for you all to remember it by. You will go to pow heaven on this tour!

Itinerary:

Day 1
You will be picked up from Chitose airport in the morning and drive directly to Asahikawa. Depending on the road and snow conditions this trip can take anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. We will stop along the way to sight see, but the aim of this day will be to get to our accommodation and get all our gear set up to leave nice and early for skiing the following morning.

Day 2

The first day will be a lift access side country warm up day. This will be an opportunity to warm up the legs, get plenty of fresh pow without having to earn your turns and an opportunity for us to get to know you and your style. The resort we take you will depend on where there has been the most amount of snow overnight, but will most likely be Furano. The day will be finished with an optional onsen and dinner at a local Japanese restaurant.

Day 3

This will be our first backcountry day where we will head to the Asahidake ropeway. This day will be a combination of ropeway access pow and some touring. If the weather is clear we will be able to skin right up to the Asahidake fumaroles and ski off the peak. If it is overcast there is still plenty of epic terrain to ski from the ropeway. We will finish with an optional onsen and dinner at some exploration of Asahikawa at night.

Day 4

On this day we will spend our time touring around the peaks of Tokachidake. These mountains are some of the steepest in Japan.. combined with deep dry powder, this is a backcountry dream. We will finish up once again with an optional mud onsen at Ryounkaku Onsen and dinner at a local Japanese restaurant.

Day 5

On day 5 we will head out on another backcountry day. This camp is not for the faint hearted. There are no rest days and we are determined to find the best powder we can every day and give you one of the greatest skiing experiences of your life. So this day you will strap on your touring gear once again and we will take you wherever is best based on the snow and weather conditions.

Day 6

On this day we will have a little more mellow day to rest the legs after two big BC days. We will most likely do a lift access side country day at Kamui Ski Links, a fun little resort on the outskirts of Asahikawa. We will finish up with an optional onsen, dinner and a night out in Asahikawa to finish off the trip ;).

Day 7

On your final day we will leave early to get to Kokusai Ski Resort in the morning where we will ride the untouched side country runs of this fun little Japanese resort and further explore into their backcountry zones with potentially a bit of touring after lunch. Once finished we will stop at Jozankei to freshen up at an onsen before dropping you back to Chitose airport that evening.

What You Need:

If you don't have your own ski gear, we can arrange this for you.


Additional Information:

This tour is ideal for intermediate to advanced skiers or boarders who are looking to escape the resorts and start exploring everything the Niseko area has to offer. It will be a high-paced advanced tour with steep and deep lines. If you haven’t done a lot of backcountry yet that is ok, we will teach you… just as long as you are fit and determined, and confident skiing/boarding super deep powder. This camp is not for beginners.

Accommodation - You will have a twin share room at the Court Hotel in Asahikawa. It is centrally located near all the restaurants and the city's night life so you can do some exploring after skiing in the evenings.

Transport - We'll pick you up from and drop you back to the airport, as well as provide all transport whilst in Niseko.. so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, and enjoy 20% off at our bar.

Food - You will be supplied a simple breakfast and dinner at a local Japanese restaurant daily. If you have dietary requirements please let us know and we will do out best to accommodate you.

Photography - Your guides are also photographers and will take magazine-quality photos of you. You'll receive these high-resolution images as well as a short video within one week of the camp.

Lift Passes - For your 4 days worth of lift/ropeway access side country tours we will arrange all your passes. So all you need to do is get into the car and you are on your way to riding deep powder without a worry in the world all day!

Equipment - We will provide you with avalanche safety equipment daily. It will include a Ortovox 3 plus beacon, probe and shovel. We recommend renting your ski gear at Rhythm Snowsports.


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