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    LOCAL GUIDED & HOSTED TOUR
    3 Nights | 2 Days Skiing/Riding | Up to 2 Resorts
    From price based on twin/triple-share room.
    Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc. taxes.
    *Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
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    From price based on twin/triple-share room.
    Base/invoice currency is in JPY inc. taxes.
    *Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
    USD 716
    Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
    Get a taste of the powder in Furano & the Central Hokkaido region with this mini tour; the perfect add-on to your Japan ski holiday. Local guides will show you their way of life, skiing great powder, relaxing in onsens (hot springs) & the good times of eating & drinking at their favourite local Japanese restaurants.
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    Inclusions
    • 2 days guiding & lift passes – max 1 guide to 6 guests
    • 3 nights twin or triple share accommodation with en-suite.
    • Daily breakfasts (continental)
    • 1 hosted dinner in town; welcome drinks at accommodation
    • All daily mountain transfers/shuttle
    Add-ons
    • Avalanche gear rental 2 days JPY 8,000 (Beacon, shovel, probe and backpack)
    • Twin share (deluxe room) upgrade JPY 4,300 per person per night.
    Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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    These dates are for fixed date tours. Most fixed date tours are for mixed groups i.e. you can join a group as a solo, couple or small group Fixed Date(s)
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    • Available = 5 or more spots
    • Filling = 3 – 5 spots
    • Almost Full = 2 or less spots

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    Availability
    Jan 07 - Jan 10, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Jan 14 - Jan 17, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Jan 21 - Jan 24, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Jan 28 - Jan 31, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Feb 04 - Feb 07, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Feb 18 - Feb 21, 2018
    4
    USD 716
    Available
    Future rates & dates are currently not yet available for this operator. Click here to enquire.

    Furano/Central Hokkaido Quicky Overview

    Furano/Central Hokkaido Quicky is about sampling some great off-piste skiing in the Central Hokkaido region over 2 days of being guided by a local guide. This tour gives you a small insight into what this region has to offer which may leave you wanting more for your next visit. This tour focuses on picking the right resorts on the right days to get the best powder that the region has to offer.

    Furano Snow Tours is a small local guiding company in Furano. Our bilingual guides will surely give you the best experience skiing/riding in Furano and the Central Hokkaido region, as well as a real cultural experience going to some relaxing onsens (hot springs), and taking you out to some of their favourite local Japanese restaurants where few tourists go.

    We will be based at the newly built boutique accommodation Element, 5 minutes drive from Furano town surrounded by the natural beauty of its rural location. Each morning we will head out to wherever the best snow will be that day, either Furano, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro or Asahidake.

    Mixed GroupsThis tour can be for a private group or you can also join as a solo traveler or a couple/small group. Rooms are twin or triple with private bathrooms or subject to availability, you may be able to upgrade to a private room as a solo traveler for an additional fee.

    Tour Dates & DurationWhilst the sample pricing is based on the 3 night Quicky package with 2 days of skiing/riding, there are 3 packages available for this tour of varying durations:

    1. The Experience - 7 nights (in Sundays/out Sundays), 6 days skiing/riding (2 days Furano + 4 other nearby resorts)
    2. The Taster - 4 nights (in Wednesdays/out Sundays), 3 days skiing/riding (1 day Furano + 2 other nearby resorts)
    3. The Quicky - 3 nights (in Sundays/out Wednesdays), 2 days skiing/riding ( 1 day Furano + 1 other nearby resort)

    All dates are fixed periods as per the "rates, dates & availability" tab above.

    AbilityThis tour is for skiers/boarders who are high intermediate to advanced level in powder.

    Avalanche safety equipment is a requirement as this tour focuses on lift-accessed skiing off-piste and backcountry terrain. Those without avalanche safety equipment can rent an avi pack from FST. Fat skis and long wide snowboards are recommended for skiing deep powder. Powder snowboard rentals are also available.

    Lodging

    You will be based at Element, a newly built boutique accommodation 5 min drive from Furano town surrounded by the natural beauty of its rural location.

    Element hotel was architecturally designed, combining the vernacular barn style of Hokkaido, traditional Japanese architectural elements, and modern minimalism. The aim was to create warmth and tranquillity, with the use of raw materials like recycled timber, relaxing colour tones, and a mix of intimate and spacious rooms with views of the surrounding mountains and country-scape. The communal living room is designed to spark conversation and bring people together around the fireplace, whilst the Japanese style mezzanine space is perfect for solitary relaxation.

    You will be sharing a twin or triple room which has 120cm wide beds. All rooms have en-suite with toilet and shower. At the hotel there is also a shared Japanese bathroom with a special timber Japanese bath to relax in.


    Element Furano

    Cozy common lounge area

    Japanese bathroom with tub

    Itinerary

    This itinerary is a guide. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will decide where to go for the best powder conditions.

    Day 1
    Welcome to Furano, a town of about 25,000 people with many great local restaurants and an international ski field which has hosted 12 FIS world cups. Your guides/hosts will pick you up either at Furano JR station or at the bus stop to drive you to Element, a boutique accommodation where you will be staying. That evening we will have a few welcome drinks at the hotel to get to know your guide and others on your tour.

    Day 2
    Skiing/riding: we will head out to wherever the best snow will be that day, either Furano, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro or Asahidake. That evening it’s the Furano Snow Tours dinner in town at one of our favourite local Japanese restaurants where few tourists go.

    Day 3
    Skiing/riding: we will head out to another mountain wherever the best snow will be that day, either Furano, Kamui, Tomamu, Sahoro or Asahidake. After a great day on the snow we will swing by an onsen (hot spring) to relax and sooth your muscles.

    Day 4
    Departing Furano. The time has come to say good bye to our lovely hosts at Element and to your Furano Snow Tours guide. You will be dropped off at the station or the bus stop taking with you memories of good times on and off the mountain.

    Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

    Tour Prices (Japanese Yen)

     Prices are per person in Japanese Yen
     Tour (In/Out) Includes  Price per person
     Experience (Sunday to Sunday) 7 Nights / 6 Days Skiing/Riding  213,000
     Taster (Wednesday to Sunday) 4 Nights / 3 Days Skiing/Riding  110,800
     Quicky (Sunday to Wednesday) 3 Nights / 2 Days Skiing/Riding  80,500
    • rates are per person
    • based on twin/triple-share room
    • base/invoice currency is Japanese Yen
    • include all taxes
    Inclusions
    • 2 days guiding & lift passes – max 1 guide to 6 guests
    • 3 nights twin or triple share accommodation with en-suite.
    • Daily breakfasts (continental)
    • 1 hosted dinner in town; welcome drinks at accommodation
    • All daily mountain transfers/shuttle
    • 1 hot springs visits
    Optional Extras
    • Avalanche gear rental 2 days JPY 8,000 (Beacon, shovel, probe and backpack)
    • Twin share (deluxe room) upgrade JPY 4,300 per person per night.
    Not Included

    Terms & Conditions

    DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT

    • A 20% deposit of the tour price is required to confirm your booking.
    • All deposits are non-refundable.
    • Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start date of the tour.
    • Full payment is required for tours booked within 30 days of the tour start date.
    • All payments are in Japanese Yen (JPY)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    • Cancellation fee for cancellations 30 days and more is 20% of the tour cost.
    • Cancellation fee for cancellations under 30 days is 100% of the tour cost.

    METHOD OF PAYMENT

    • Payment is made by credit card. We will email you an invoice for credit card payment.

    TOUR SIZES

    • Minimum of 4 people are required for a tour to commence.
    • Tour sizes will be no more than 12 people with a ratio of 1 guide to 6 people max.

    WAIVER FORM

    • A waiver form must be read and signed before your tour commences.
    • Customers 18 years and under must have a parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability.

    BACKCOUNTRY SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    • Backcountry safety equipment is a required for this tour.
    • Backcountry safety equipment can be hired which includes, beacon, shovel, probe and backpack.