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VOLCANO BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE
10 Nights | 6 - 7 Days Touring
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From price based on twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 4,204
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This backcountry tour takes in Hokkaido's iconic volcanoes; Mt Yotei & Mt Rishiri (on Rishiri Island) & weather/time permitting Asahidake & Tokachidake. This tour is for fit & experienced backcountry skiers.
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Inclusions
  • 10 nights twin-share accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Daily guiding on ski days
  • All ground transfers to/from ski destinations
  • Transfer- Back to New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa
Add-ons
  • Ski touring gear hire (10% discount available)
  • Avalanche safety gear hire
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Feb 14 - Feb 23, 2018
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Feb 24 - Mar 05, 2018
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Hokkaido’s Iconic Volcanoes

This backcountry guided ski/ split board tour heads to both ends of Hokkaido’s volcanic ranges. On the southern end of Hokkaido you will ascend Mt Yotei, often referred to as Ezo Fuiji or the Mount Fuiji of Hokkaido due to its iconic cone shape. Mt Rishiri is way up north off the NW coast of Hokkaido, on Rishiri Island where those famous weather patterns from Siberia bring loads of powder.

The best time to go backcountry skiing in Rishiri is probably late February to early March, before the powder diminishes. In late winter and early spring there’s a slightly higher chance of clear days, although the main weather inhibitor to summiting either volcano is the wind, and the time of year doesn’t impact on that too much. Rishiri is renowned for the often-windy conditions!

The program is focused on ascending Hokkaido’s premier volcanoes. The itinerary will be left open to allow planning the ascents in the best conditions. If time permits we will head to Asahidake to ascend Hokkaido’s largest peak or to Tokachidake for its stunning views and quality of powder.

AbilityThis tour is primarily about ski touring & split-board touring so you should be fit and have some touring experience and be an advanced+ skier/boarder.

Program Itinerary

Day 1
Meet in Furano, Central Hokkaido to prepare for the early morning departure. After checking in to the hotel, you will have dinner at a traditional Japanese restaurant where your guides will discuss the trip logistics.

Day 2
Travel south to Otaru. Stay in the old port city of Otaru. The city has European influences in its architecture blended with Japanese aesthetics. Feast on fresh seafood and check out the local brewery. Ski locally at Sapporo Kokusai or Kiroro to warm the legs up for the coming days of skiing.

Day 3 and 4
Over the next 2 days get an early start and focus on ascending Mount Yotei. Yotei at 1,898m has the longest vertical ski descent in Hokkaido. The mountain rises majestically, but due to its proximity to the sea the weather can come in fast.

Day 5
Travel day to the far north of Hokkaido. Russian influences are obvious due to the town’s close proximity to the Russian Sakhalin Peninsula. Take the ferry to the Island of Rishiri, while viewing the remarkable sight of the volcano protruding from the ocean on the ferry crossing.

Day 6
Over the next three days you will access the mountain's various flanks. When there is a clear day, you will ski from the summit and on low visibility days the group will explore the sheltered tree-line flanks. Finish the day feasting on the local delicacies.

Day 7
Ski, explore, feast then relax in the onsen.

Day 8
Ski, explore, feast then relax in the onsen.

Day 9

Morning return ferry. On the return journey you will stop at a local resort for some sidecountry turns. Or return on day 8 if weather is permitting & travel to Asahidake.

Day 10
Airport transfer from Furano.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

AUD $5,390
Inclusions
  • 10 nights twin-share accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Daily guiding on ski days
  • All ground transfers to/from ski destinations
  • Transfer- Back to New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa
Optional Extras
  • Ski touring gear hire (10% discount available)
  • Avalanche safety gear hire
Not Included

Journey Into Japan (JIJ) Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT & FULL PAYMENT

  • Deposit is $AUD250 per person.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • Final balance due: 60 days prior to departure.
  • All payments are in Australian Dollars (AUD)

CANCELLATION BY YOU

  • more than 60 days prior to departure, full deposit forfeited.
  • 60 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of trip cost is forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days 100% forfeited.
  • JIJ insist you take out travel insurance at time of sending your deposit.

CANCELLATION BY JIJ
JIJ reserve the right to cancel any tour prior to departure. In this case you will receive a full refund. You will not be entitled to make any further claim for compensation, damages, expenses, loss of time or inconvenience.

GROUP SIZE 
Trips costs are based on optimum group sizes. If we don’t get the required number of people (4 for all trips), you will be notified as soon as possible and offered the choice of: 

a) A full refund of the money you have paid.
b) A transfer to another date at no cost to you.
c) Paying a surcharge.

ROUTE & ITINERARY CHANGES 
Due to various factors, such as weather, group ability, gov’t legislation affecting routes and other unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to alter itineraries if necessary. In most cases itinerary alterations will be advised prior to depature.

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED
Please refer to specific trip descriptions for inclusions. Please note that emergency evacuation costs, visa/passport charges, extra meals, alcohol, all items of a personal nature or excess baggage charges are not included.

ITINERARY AND TRIP COSTS
Journey into Japan reserves the right to make any changes to trip dates, itineraries and costs without notice.