Niseko Explorer Tour4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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    HOSTED & GUIDED ADVENTURE
    10 Nights - Niseko + Other Ski Areas
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    USD 3,131
    Deposit must be paid by end of the promotional period to qualify for discount; no exceptions.
    CHRISTMAS DEAL: last few spots on Dec & Jan tour dates- take 4.8% off advertised price
    Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
    Do you want to get the full Niseko "Whiteroom" experience? That's what you will get with this Niseko Explorer tour; 7 nights in Niseko, 3 nights in Otaru, multiple resorts, complete flexibility & as much POW as you can handle!
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    Inclusions
    • 10 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
    • 8 days of lift tickets
    • Daily guiding with a ratio of 1 guide to 6 guests
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Airport transfers & ground transport
    Add-ons
    • Single share accommodation
    • Avalanche gear rental $180
    • Additional guided days
    • Tokyo stopover / Kyoto cultural side trip
    • Extra nights accommodation
    Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Sidecountry
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    Availability
    Dec 27 - Jan 06, 2018
    11
    USD 3,131
    Almost Full
    Jan 19 - Jan 29, 2018
    11
    USD 3,131
    Almost Full
    Feb 03 - Feb 13, 2018
    11
    USD 3,367
    Almost Full
    Feb 10 - Feb 20, 2018
    11
    USD 3,336
    Available
    Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2018
    11
    USD 2,842
    Available
    Future rates & dates are currently not yet available for this operator. Click here to enquire.

    Niseko Explorer Tour Overview

    Over 10 nights and 9 days you will get to ski multiple resorts in the Niseko and Otaru areas. Each day you'll be taken to the resort with the best conditions in the comfy 4WD van and together with your guides, you’ll explore beyond each resort’s boundary and into the terrain that few know about.

    Most people come to Niseko and barely touch the surface of what’s on offer, let alone visit its neighbouring resorts. Whether it be Niskeo itself or Rusutsu, Moiwa, Kiroro, Kokusai, or Teine, the guides have their fingers on the pulse to get you into the deep stuff and having fun.

    About 80% of the time will be spent riding the off-piste and lift accessed sidecountry & backcountry of each resort. The other 20% is to get to and from the lifts to the powder!

    During the days the guides will show you the best snow and terrain. At night you'll be taken to some of the best local restaurants and bars in Niseko and Otaru. You've also got the option to relax in front of the fire and eat in, enjoy a soak in the local onsen (hot spring bath) or just hang out with your new friends.

    Ability Level

    You will need to have strong intermediate ability in powder as a minimum and be an advanced rider on-piste (ie ski the whole mountain and get down all runs confidently at a decent speed).

    You'll also need a good level of fitness. Groups will be split up into ski/board/ability levels and some groups will be undertaking some hiking (traversing/boot packing) to get to the goods.

    If you're only an intermediate skier or rider and/or need to work on your powder technique, check out the Niseko Progression Tour as an alternative (Niseko Progression Tour for Skiers and Niseko Progression Tour for Snowboarders). Or if you have a friend or family member who is an intermediate, this Niseko Explorer Tour runs simultaneously with the Progression Tour so you'll at least be able to hang out together in the evenings.



    You'll get plenty of this....

    ..and this....

    ....and a bit of this!!
    In Niseko you’ll be staying at the lovely Pension Full Note. It is a Japanese-style bed & breakfast located in the centre of town, with lovely staff and a warm and cosy country style atmosphere. It has a sunken lounge, fireplace, and a long communal table where we have our Sabu-Sabu welcome dinner party and daily breaky. We love this place!   

    You will stay at the Grand Park Otaru right on the water with views up and down the coast, and on the other side of the hotel there are views to the hills you'll be skiing over the next few days. You'll stay in luxury here with all the comforts of home and then some. The breakfast is amazing and with a shopping centre, bars and restaurants below the hotel you'll have plenty to do when you're not skiing.


    Pension Full Note

    Otaru

    Grand Park Otaru
    Typical Itinerary
    Travel Day
    Upon landing at Sapporo’s Chitose Airport you’ll be transferred by Niseko Airport Shuttle to the Hirafu Welcome Centre where you’ll be met by the team and then checked into Full Note . That night you'll be hosted in the Half Note Bar where you’ll meet the lead guide and managers who will run you through the tour, weather and answer any questions you have.

    Day 1 (Ski Niseko)
    First days on the mountain. Your guides will show you around Niseko United. You'll have the chance to get your feet and hunt out some powder stashes. Celebrate your awesome first day with the Welcome Dinner Party.

    Day 2 (Ski Niseko)
    Your guide will take you to some of the more hidden places in Niseko (yes they do exist). Hike the peak with your guide and head into the back bowls if conditions are good. Finish the day soaking in an onsen and perhaps head to Kutchan for a sushi train dinner.

    Day 3 (Ski Moiwa)
    Day tour to Moiwa Ski Hill. Departing in the morning, you will be guided through the trees and bowls of Moiwa.

    Day 4 (Ski Kiroro)
    Pack your onsen gear and a snorkel as you'll be heading off to Kiroro today. This powder gem has some awesome terrain and fresh lines all day. WRTs is one of the few guiding companies allowed to operate in Kiroro so you'll get full access to the new backcountry gated terrain.

    Day 5 (Ski Rusutsu)
    Day tour to Rusutsu Resort. Departing in the morning, you will spend the day being guided through the trees and gullies of Rusustu. So many natural hits here and so few people! Check out a few of the bizarre Japane-isms at the Rusutsu Resort such as the singing tree.

    Day 6 (Ski the best area around Niseko)
    Enjoy your last day riding at any of the Niseko area resorts - your choice! Use the knowledge your guides have imparted and go at your own pace on this free ski day. Finish with an onsen to round off the Niseko experience.

    Day 7 (Travel with option to ski Kiroro)
    Today you'll check out of Full Note and get driven to Otaru. You may choose to rest up on this day or ride Kiroro on the way to Otaru - it's up to you and the weather.

    Day 8 (Ski Kokusai or Teine)
    After an awesome breakfast at the Grand Park Hotel you'll jump in the van and get driven to whichever resort is getting the goods - Kokusai or Teine.

    Day 9 (Ski Kokusai or Teine)
    Same as above only the other mountain. Otaru is a beautiful fishing town with an interesting historical canal area, great restaurants and cool bars. Tonight you'll be taken to one of WRTs favourite restaurants where you'll sample the local sashimi, crab or anything else you fancy for the farewell dinner.

    Day 10 (Travel Home or Onwards)
    Time to check out and say good bye and transfer to Sapporo and your flight home.

    NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour will be run largely by the weather and each day will fit around where the best conditions are. This is the beauty of such a tour.

    Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

    2018 Dates & Rates

    27th Dec 2017 to 6th Jan 2018 - $4120 $3390

    19th to 29th Jan 2018 - $4120 $3390

    3rd to 13th Feb 2018 - $4430

    10th to 20th Feb 2018 - $4120

    28th Feb to 10th March 2018 - $3740

    Inclusions
    • 10 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
    • 8 days of lift tickets
    • Daily guiding with a ratio of 1 guide to 6 guests
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Airport transfers & ground transport
    Optional Extras
    • Single share accommodation
    • Avalanche gear rental $180
    • Additional guided days
    • Tokyo stopover / Kyoto cultural side trip
    • Extra nights accommodation
    • Accommodation upgrade to Kimamaya, M-Lodge or M-Hotel in Niseko
    Not Included
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