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WOMEN'S ONLY INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY
8 Nights | 5 Days Skiing
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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.
USD 2,800
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Be guided by female guides, explore the side country, get some powder instruction then progress out to the backcountry. Learn how to use alpine touring gear & put skins on your skis and venture out to a local mountain and explore for fresh powder runs.
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Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation twin share (single option available)
  • 3 dinners and 7 breakfasts
  • Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout (Max 1:6 ratio)
  • private mini bus transfers from day 2 to day 7
  • 3 day lift passes
Add-ons
  • Ski touring gear hire (10% discount available)
  • Avalanche safety gear hire
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
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Jan 28 - Feb 04, 2018
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USD 2,800
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Women's Powderfest

This tour is designed to introduce women to the excitement of backcountry skiing without the pressure of having to go hard & fast.

You will access the sidecountry & backcountry assisted by lifts in ski areas such as Furano, Kamui Links, Asahidake & Kurodake & have the opportunity to try a day or two of ski touring at Tokachidake where there are no lifts.

You will learn how to use alpine touring equipment & avalanche safety gear to enable you to access some of the deepest driest snow on the planet.

Without doubt, if you are looking to push your skiing to the next level, this will be an experience of a lifetime.

Join this tour as a solo traveler, with a friend or a small group of friends.

AbilityThis tour involves some ski touring which requires a moderate level of fitness. In terms pf your ski ability, you should be able to ski advanced slopes with confidence. You do not need any former powder experience as part of the tour is to provide tuition for those who want/require it.

Program Itinerary

This tours starts in Asahikawa at the designated hotel and ends with a transfer to either Asahikawa airport or Sapporo Chitose Airport.

Day 1

Arrive late afternoon and check into hotel in Asahikawa (ask about transfer if on Sunday you are in Furano). Meet guide 5:00 pm in hotel Lobby. Evening introductory Japanese meal. Free to explore town.

Accommodation Premier Cabin Hotel or similar. Incl: 1. Meet and greet 5:00 pm, 2. Local style accommodation twin share, 3. Dinner.

Day 2/3
Your guide will decide which areas you will ski based on the best snow conditions possible. This will be either Kamui, Asahi Dake, Kuro Dake, or other nearby small areas that may have a secret stash of powder either on or off piste.

Accommodation Premier Cabin Hotel or similar. Incl: 1. 2 x Local style accommodation twin share, 2. 2 x Breakfast, 3. Guide, 4. Transfers, 5. I x full day lift ticket.

Day 4
Early morning pack and depart Asahikawa by private mini bus. Depending on snow conditions, today you will ski either Kamui, Asahi Dake or Furano, depending on snow conditions. After skiing transfer to Furano.

Accommodation New Furano Hotel or similar. Incl: 1. Local style accommodation twin share, 2. Breakfast, 3. Dinner, 4. Guide, 5. Transfers, 6. I x full day lift ticket.

Day 5/6/7
Your guide will decide which areas you will ski based on the best snow conditions possible. This will be either Furano, Asahi Dake, Tomamu, Tokachi or other nearby small areas that may have a secret stash of powder either on or off piste.

Accommodation New Furano Hotel or similar. Incl: 1. 3 x Local style accommodation twin share, 2. 3 x Breakfast, 3. Guide, 4. Transfers, 5. 1 x lift ticket, 6. Last night dinner in Japanese “Izakaya” restaurant.

Day 8
Depart for Chitose or Asahikawa Airports by bus. Sunday Arrive Asahikawa Airport approximately mid morning or Chitose Airport early afternoon. Own arrangements.

Incl: 1. Transfer to Airport, 2. Breakfast.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

AUD $3,590
Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation twin share (single option available)
  • 3 dinners and 7 breakfasts
  • Experienced and qualified ski guide throughout (Max 1:6 ratio)
  • private mini bus transfers from day 2 to day 7
  • 3 day lift passes
  • transfer back to either Asahikawa or Chitose airport at the end of the trip
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.