Power Trip4.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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GUIDED POWDER CHASING ADVENTURE
9 Days | 7 Days Guided Skiing
From price based on twin/double-share option.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
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From price based on twin/double-share option.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,928
Ability: Expert
This is the ultimate powder hound tour for those who feel comfortable just going with the flow and knowing that you will be skiing the best available POW on the day (and drinking the best Japanese beer or sake!).
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Inclusions
  • 8 nights twin or triple share accommodation
  • 7 days of lift tickets
  • 7 days of guiding by qualified guides
  • Airport transfer to Niseko & ground transport
  • Avalanche safety gear
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade 23,000 yen
  • Touring gear rentals
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Jan 09 - Jan 17, 2018
9
USD 2,928
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Dec 20 - Mar 14, 2018
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Black Diamond ToursWith many years of experience in Hokkaido, not only does Black Diamond Tours know its mountains inside out, they also know what weather works best for each zone they visit. Combine this with the networked information their guides bring back from the field every day, ensures that you will be enjoying the best possible conditions throughout your holiday.

Top Dog at Powderhounds.com experienced the Power Trip tour first-hand in Feb/March 2012. See his review here and check out more photos here.

Power Trip Overview Designed only for the most serious skiers and riders out there (riders must be advanced to experts to join this tour), this is the type of holiday that you go back to work to recover from!

Black Diamond Tours will cram as much into one week as possible and guarantee that you will be riding the deepest snow on the island of Hokkaido all week long.

With no set itinerary, BDT will follow the snow to the best of the best over seven days. Equipped with a full set of backcountry touring equipment, 2 vehicles and 2 to 3 certified backcountry guides, the options are almost limitless. You will be able to tap into every available option at all the resorts visited including car shuttle runs off the back side of several resorts. Along the way, BDT can pull up to build kickers or hit some classic roadside pillow lines such as the avalanche fences.

Whilst the destination ski areas are ultimately determined by the weather and snow conditions, it is highly likely that you will visit resorts such as Rusutsu (near Niseko), Kiroro, Asahidake, Kokusai and Sapporo Teine. By the end of the tour you won't know north from south as you will have been to so may different places!

Following the ski days BDT will take you to the best restaurants, onsens (hot springs), and of course out on the town to investigate the Japanese night life. It is unlikely that you will spend more than two nights in any given hotel, and expect some driving every day, because the key to keeping up with the snow is mobility and spontaneity - so pack lightly and be prepared for plenty of early mornings... and late, late nights! 

The 4WD vans come equipped with CD players to keep you entertained, and an ice box to keep the drinks cold. If it is a full group of 10, you will most likely travel in the larger bus which also has a TV/DVD.

This success of the trip is as much up to you as it is BDT, so it's anybody’s guess how things will unfold, but one thing is for sure - this will be one heck of an excursion and possibly the best time of your life!!!

Costs have been kept to to a minimum in an effort to accommodate the real ski bums out there however this doesn't mean BDT has scrimped on accommodation; you will generally stay in good quality 3-star or better hotels and lodges.
Limit 10 people per tour so be quick; these tours sell out fast!

Customised Tours:If this tour doesn't suit your group's schedule and / or preferred itinerary, you can customise your very own tour.

(locations dependent upon best snow conditions)

Day 1: Transfer to Niseko

Day 2: Guided skiing in Niseko area. Options include: Rusutsu, Moiwa, Shiribetsu.

Day 3: Guided skiing in Niseko area. Options include: Rusutsu, Moiwa, Shiribetsu.

Day 4: Guided skiing in Niseko area. Options include: Rusutsu, Moiwa, Shiribetsu.

Day 5: Guided skiing in Sapporo area. Options include: Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine.

Day 6: Guided skiing. Location TBD.

Day 7: Guided skiing. Location TBD.

Day 8: Guided skiing. Location TBD; Transfer to Sapporo for dinner and drinks.

Day 9: Transfer day.

Rates
Based on twin / triple occupancy
Max guest:guide ratio 5:1
Scheduled date group tour: price = 329,000 yen per person
Private customised tours, price examples
  • 4 person group: 359,000 yen per person
  • 5 person group: 329,000 yen per person
  • 6 person group: 359,000 yen per person

Single Room Upgrade
23,000 yen/person
 
Inclusions
  • 8 nights twin or triple share accommodation
  • 7 days of lift tickets
  • 7 days of guiding by qualified guides
  • Airport transfer to Niseko & ground transport
  • Avalanche safety gear
Optional Extras
  • Single room upgrade 23,000 yen
  • Touring gear rentals
Not Included