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GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY TOUR
6 Days | 5 Nights | 4 Days Touring/Skiing
From price based on twin/double-share option.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
From price based on twin/double-share option.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 1,552
Ability: Advanced to Expert
The Tokachi Backcountry Powder Tour is pure backcountry skiing at its finest at Tokachidake. Earn your turns to score powder immersion and retreat to a Japanese inn for cultural immersion.
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Inclusions
  • Experienced and qualified guide throughout (max 1:6 ratio)
  • 5 nights twin share accommodation (couples get a private room)
  • 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Private transfer from Tokachi to either Asahikawa or Chitose airports
  • Transfer from Furano to Tokachi
Add-ons
  • Ski touring gear rental (10% discount)
  • Avalanche safety gear hire
  • Private room upgrade for singles (subject to availability)
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
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Availability
Jan 23 - Jan 28, 2018
6
USD 1,552
Almost Full
Feb 09 - Feb 14, 2018
6
USD 1,708
Available
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Tokachi Backcountry Powder Tour

The fully guided Tokachi Backcountry Powder Tour with Journey Into Japan explores some of the best backcountry terrain in central Hokkaido. Head to Tokachi-dake with the backcountry touring veterans of Central Hokkaido.

This is not a lift-accessed sidecountry tour; this tour is full backcountry touring and skiing at the fabulous Tokackidake where you'll earn your incredibly joyous turns. You'll stay at a Japanese inn at Tokachi and can soak in the famous reddy-brown onsen.

The tour dates are designed to align with other tours so you can either take a short tour or go the full powder inhaling buffet!

The Tokachi Backcountry Powder Tour can be combined with the Asahidake Powder Tour to form the Backcountry Powder & Sushi Tour.

Or it can be combined with the Asahidake Powder Tour and the Backcountry Delights Tour to form the Ultimate Backcountry Tour.

Or combine it with the Asahidake Powder Tour and the Powder Road Trip (mostly lift access) to form the Powder Extravaganza.  

This tour is ideally suited to advanced skiers & snow boarders with a very good level of fitness as there will be a lot of hiking/skinning involved. However it should be pointed out that there is quite a bit of traversing and flat-spots and unless you are an extremely fit and experienced snowboarder; these tours might not be for you.

With regards to gear, you will need climbing skins and climbing style telemark or alpine touring bindings plus avalanche safety gear. If you are a snowboarder you will need either a split-board and skins or snowshoes with risers. If you dont have your own gear you can rent it through the JIJ shop.

Here is a little teaser video from the recent Backcountry Delights trip we did with Journey Into Japan.

Accommodation

This tour uses traditional Japanese-style accommodations so you can be assured of the chance to experience authentic local food and hospitality. The following property is where the tour usually stays, however they may vary due to availability but these will be typical of the alternatives.

Tokachidake 
Accommodation at Tokachidake is typically at Ryounkaku which is a simple traditional Japanese mountain lodge. It has a superb outdoor hot spring with spectacular views and offers traditional Japanese multi-course cuisine for dinner and a western Japanese buffet breakfast in its dining area. Rooms are Japanese-style (futons on the tatami floor) with private ensuites. Free wifi is available in the common areas.



Typical Japanese-style room

... onsens..

...experience superb Japanese cuisine

Itinerary

This tour starts in Furano (or transfer from Asahidake if doing the combined tour) and ends in either Asahikawa Airport or the Chitose Airport.

Day 1
Meet at Furano station at approximately 5pm where you will be picked up in a private 4wd minivan and driven to your first night's accommodation at Tokachidake. Experience your first night of amazing Japanese cuisine and squeeze in a relaxing bath in the indoor and/or outdoor hot springs.


Days 2-5
For the next 4 days you will explore the massive area of the Tokachidake range which is renowned for its deep and consistently dry powder snow. There is no lift assistance here. You will earn your turns from start to finish each day and will be rewarded with some of the most incredible skiing you will have ever experienced.

See more information about Tokachidake here.

In the evenings you will be spoiled with incredible cuisine and have several options for hot springs.

Day 6
In the morning after breakfast you will transfer to your point of preference: Chitose Airport or Asahikawa Airport.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

From AUD $1,990
  • rates/invoice currency is in Australian dollars - convert to your currency here
  • displayed prices are per person twin-share room
  • displayed prices include tax
Inclusions
  • Experienced and qualified guide throughout (max 1:6 ratio)
  • 5 nights twin share accommodation (couples get a private room)
  • 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners
  • Private transfer from Tokachi to either Asahikawa or Chitose airports
  • Transfer from Furano to Tokachi
Optional Extras
  • Ski touring gear rental (10% discount)
  • Avalanche safety gear hire
  • Private room upgrade for singles (subject to availability)
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.