Overall Rating

Hokkaido Unplugged

Hokkaido Unplugged5/52
Hokkaido Unplugged5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
Hokkaido Unplugged Enquire
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share option for 2021-22 season for group tour.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,903

GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE
9 Nights | 8 Days Guiding

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share option for 2021-22 season for group tour.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,903
So you have had a taste of Japan powder and you are now ready to get away from the crowds and find the best of Hokkaido. This tour visits some epic Hokkaido backcountry areas.This is a touring focused trip where you will be skinning for all guided days & likely to include some secret road side touring.
View inclusions & Add-ons
Click here for rates, dates & availability
Fixed Date(s)
Days
Price
Availability
Fixed Date(s): Jan 31 - Feb 09, 2022
Days: 10
Price: USD 2,903
Availability: Available
Future rates & dates are currently not yet available for this operator. Click here to enquire.
Custom Booking Period
Min Days
Price
Availability
Custom Booking Period: Dec 01 - Mar 31, 2022
Min Days: From 10
Price: Enquire
Availability: Enquire
Enquire

Hokkaido Unplugged

The Hokkaido Unplugged Tour from Black Diamond Tours is a backcountry powder tour of a lifetime! If you're happy to earn your turns and you're looking for the ultimate adventure and most action packed week, this is the trip for you.

You've got the option of joining the scheduled date group tour or if you have your own group, you can request a customised private backcountry trip.

Why depend on lifts when the best untouched powder to be had is just a hike away? Skin up and get ready for the Hokkaido Unplugged! Starting in the Niseko area with legendary lines on Mt. Yotei and Shiribetsudake, this trip is not for the lazy resort goers. You'll make a brief stopover in Sapporo to ski some of the more less-known backcountry terrain, as well as giving you an opportunity to enjoy sights, sounds, culture and culinary delights in the world’s snowiest major city.

You'll then head out to Central Hokkaido to explore some of the more quieter but exciting powder destinations. As with all BDT trips, there are lots of options at each area visited and the plan will be adjusted to weather conditions to make sure we stay deep in the good stuff all week long.


Ski the deepest snow of your life

...untracked all the way..

...you'll cream your thermals!

Itinerary


Day 1:
Transfer to Niseko.

Day 2:
Guided skiing in Niseko region. Options include Shiribetsudake, Yotei, Iwaonupuri.

Day 3:
Guided skiing in Niseko region. Options include Shiribetsudake, Yotei, Iwaonupuri.

Day 4:
Guided skiing in Sapporo region. Options include Kiroro BC, Kokusai BC, Sapporodake. Transfer to Sapporo

Day 5:
Guided skiing in Sapporo region. Options include Kiroro BC, Kokusai BC, Sapporodake.

Day 6:
Transfer to Furano. Unguided day. Either take a rest day or spend the afternoon exploring Furano Resort.

Day 7:
Guided skiing in Tokachidake region.

Day 8:
Guided skiing in Tokachidake region. Transfer to Asahikawa.

Day 9:
Guided skiing in Asahidake.

Day 10:
Transfer to Sapporo / Airport.

Rates & Inclusions 21/22

  • Scheduled date group tour: 319,000 yen per person, based on twin share
  • Rates to be paid in Japanese yen
  • max guest to guide ratio = 5:1

Private trips are available upon request (subject to availability): Private sample rates are below.

  • 4 person group: 389,000yen per person
  • 5 person group: 359,000yen per person
  • 6 person group: 389,000yen per person
Inclusions
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation & daily breakfast
  • 2 days of lift tickets
  • 7 days of guiding by qualified & bilingual guides
  • Arrival airport transfer & ground transport other days
  • Max guest to guide ratio 5:1
  • Avalanche safety gear
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade
  • Backcountry gear rentals (touring gear required)
Not Included

TERMS & CONDITIONS


COVID-19 Terms & Conditions

If you cannot leave your home country or enter in to Japan due to COVID-19 and decide to cancel between July 1st and 60 days prior to the start of your tour date, the following terms and conditions will apply. If travel bans are lifted, the normal term and conditions will apply (see below).

  • Option 1: Receive a full refund minus 10% of your tour price (or up to a maximum of 25,000yen)
  • Option 2: Move your booking to the 2021-22 season without any cancellation fees.

Cancellation between 60 days to your trip start date, the following conditions will apply (normal term and conditions).

  • Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before the trip will result in a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation within 30 days of the trip will result in a 100% cancellation fee.

General T&Cs

  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Full payment will be requested at the time of booking in order to minimize transaction charges; however 75% of this payment remains refundable until 60 days prior to the start of the tour (see condition #2 for more detail on cancellation charges). If you prefer to make deposit only payment, please advise BDTours at the time of booking.
  • Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. If the tour is booked within 60 days of departure, full payment is required to confirm. Cancellation within 60 days but 30 days prior to the tour will incur a tariff in the amount of 50% of the full tour cost. Cancellations within 30 days will incur a tariff in the amount of 100% of the full tour cost.
  • At the time of booking, you will receive a message with your invoice allowing you to complete payment by international bank transfer or with your credit card through Paypal. Paypal is the preferred method on payments under 100,000 yen. Alternatively, bank transfer is the preferred method on large transactions as the associated flat rate fees are lower. All bank transfer details are available on your electronic invoice. If you choose to complete a bank transfer, please ignore the paypal service charge listed on your invoice and only transfer the amount owing on the balance line of your invoice before the paypal service fee.
  • Note: You do not need a Paypal account to use this online system. Simply follow the instructions and links provided with your electronic invoice.
  • All customers signing up for a guided tour are required to read and sign a release of liability waiver before departing. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of the tour without refund. All participants under the age of 19 must also have a parent or legal guardian sign their release of liability.
  • For the group multi-day and day trips, this will be confirmed to run once it has reached the minimum number of participants (5 people for multi-day, 3 people for day trips). If this occurs, you will have the option to change to another tour or recieve a full refund. If the alternative tour price is lower than your original tour, the difference will be refunded, and if the alternative tour price is higher than the original tour, the difference will be charged.
  • Black Diamond reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time (typically due to inclement weather, unsafe backcountry travel conditions or guide injury / sickness). In the event of cancellation, the customer will be offered the opportunity to either reschedule or receive a full refund.
  • Included in all ski packages is the use of backpack, avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel, as well as avalanche briefings. If you need an avalanche airbag, please contact Rhythm Summit.
  • All participants entering the backcountry (anywhere outside of the ski area boundary) on a guided tour must be at least 13 years of age.
  • We ask guests to be honest with themselves about their skill level. If you have booked and paid for a trip with BDTours but it is clear that your skills are insufficient for the trip you have booked, we will cancel the remainder of the day and refund 50% of your booking fee. If you are uncertain please read about our skill level requirements here.