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GUIDED PROGRESSION TOUR
10 Nights | 7 Days Instruction Furano/Otaru
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USD 2,728
Deposit must be paid by end of the promotional period to qualify for discount; no exceptions.
CHRISTMAS DEAL: last spots on Dec & Jan tours - take 5.8% off advertised price
Ability: Intermediate to Advanced
Do you want to learn to snowboard in powder? And also see some of the best Hokkaido ski resorts and experience the Japanese culture? The focus of this Furano and Otaru based tour is to help you develop your powder snowboarding skills without boring drills.
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Inclusions
  • 10 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 7 days of lift tickets at up to 9 different resorts
  • 7 days guiding/instruction at various ski areas
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
Add-ons
  • Single share accommodation
  • Avalanche gear rental - $180 (compulsory for tour)
  • Backcountry touring day
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
  • Extra nights accom & ski days
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
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Dec 27 - Jan 06, 2018
11
USD 2,728
Available
Jan 24 - Feb 03, 2018
11
USD 2,728
Almost Full
Feb 07 - Feb 17, 2018
11
USD 2,728
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Feb 21 - Mar 03, 2018
11
USD 2,189
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Sea to Sky Progression Snowboarding Tour - New For 2017-18 Season

The Sea to Sky Progression Tour from WhiteRoom Tours is based in Furano (Central Hokkaido) and Otaru (by the sea). The Sea to Sky Powder Progression Tour will have you road tripping each day to different Central Hokkaido ski areas and the coastal powder zone of Otaru whilst simultaneously improving your powder snowboarding skills.

Central Hokkaido and Otaru are the last areas of Hokkaido not yet overrun by gaijin (foreigners). Expect run after run of untracked powder, no crowds and a true cultural experience. Your certified instructor and guide will help you gain more confidence in all types of powder filled terrain.

For the first 7 nights you’ll be staying in our base in Furano. From there we will ski Furano, Kamui, Asahidake, Tomamu, Sahoro or Pippu – whichever has the best conditions that day. The terrain of each resort will help you gradually progress your powder boarding – from the wide open trees on a 25 degree pitch at Tomamu to the steeper powder slopes of Asahidake. Each ski area has its own weather zone so you’re always guaranteed to find some powder to play in.

Central Hokkaido also offers up a great Japanese cultural experience with beautiful volcanic onsens, amazing local food and local Japanese experiences.

From Furano the group will head through Sapporo to Otaru famed for being the snowiest place in Japan. Along the way we’ll have a cultural excursion in Sapporo and if you’re joining us on the 24th January tour see the Sapporo Snow Festival.

During the time in Otaru, Sapporo Kokusai, Teine and Kiroro are potential resorts to be hit up and whichever two of these has the best weather will have the pleasure of our presence.

Ability Level

Strong intermediate and above. This tour is specifically designed for those who can confidently ride the whole mountain on piste and have maybe encountered some powder but struggle when boarding off-piste and in deep powder.

The tours have a maximum of 12 people (generally 6 skiers/6 snowboarders) and a 6:1 client to guide ratio.



New friends to hang with......

..quality lodging....

....and you get to do lots of this!!

Accommodation

Furano

In Furano the tour stays at North Country Inn. It is conveniently located between the two sides of the ski hill giving you access by regular free shuttle to the Furano side before anyone else! It has both traditional Japanese and Western style rooms with en-suites. Shared onsen style bathing is also available. Facilities include 2 dining restaurants, winery, lounge/bar with satellite TV, rental cars, foreign exchange, wireless internet, souvenirs, common laundry, ski hire, and regular guest shuttle to the ski lifts.

Otaru

The 4.5 star Grand Park Otaru Hotel is 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.

2017/18 Rates, Inclusions & Add Ons

  • 27 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018 – $3590
  • 24 Jan - 3 Feb 2018 – $3590
  • 7 - 17 Feb 2018 - $3590
  • 21 Feb – 3 March 2018 – $2880

Other dates and private groups on request pending availability.

  • Rates in AUD

 

 

Inclusions
  • 10 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 7 days of lift tickets at up to 9 different resorts
  • 7 days guiding/instruction at various ski areas
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
  • Cultural day tour to Sapporo & onsen tour
  • Tour fully hosted
Optional Extras
  • Single share accommodation
  • Avalanche gear rental - $180 (compulsory for tour)
  • Backcountry touring day
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
  • Extra nights accom & ski days
  • Furano Physio massage session
Not Included

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