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Power Trip

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Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share option for 21/22 season for Dec group tour.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,903

GUIDED POWDER CHASING ADVENTURE
8 Nights | 7 Days Guided Skiing

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share option for 21/22 season for Dec group tour.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,903
This is the ultimate powder hound tour for those who feel comfortable just going with the flow, doing some BC skinning to get the goods, and knowing that you will be skiing the best available POW on the day (and drinking the best Japanese beer or sake!).
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Fixed Date(s)
Days
Price
Availability
Fixed Date(s): Dec 21 - Dec 29, 2021
Days: 9
Price: USD 2,903
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 02 - Jan 10, 2022
Days: 9
Price: USD 2,994
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Feb 17 - Feb 25, 2022
Days: 9
Price: USD 2,994
Availability: Available
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Power Trip Overview

Designed only for the most serious skiers and riders out there (riders must be advanced to experts to join this tour), the Power Trip is the type of holiday that you go back to work to recover from!

Black Diamond Tours will cram as much into one week as possible and guarantee that you will be riding the deepest snow on the island of Hokkaido all week long.

With no set itinerary, BDT will follow the snow to the best of the best over seven days. Equipped with a full set of backcountry touring equipment, 2 vehicles and 2 certified backcountry guides, the options are almost limitless. You will be able to tap into every available option at all the resorts visited including car shuttle runs off the back side of several resorts. Along the way, BDT can pull up to build kickers or hit some classic roadside pillow lines such as the avalanche fences.

Whilst the destination ski areas are ultimately determined by the weather and snow conditions, it is highly likely that you will visit resorts such as Rusutsu (near Niseko), Kiroro, Asahidake, Kokusai and Sapporo Teine. By the end of the tour you won't know north from south as you will have been to so may different places!

You'll get to soak in onsens (hot springs), and of course out on the town to investigate the Japanese night life. It is unlikely that you will spend more than two nights in any given hotel, and expect some driving every day, because the key to keeping up with the snow is mobility and spontaneity - so pack lightly and be prepared for plenty of early mornings... and late, late nights! 

The 4WD vans come equipped with CD players to keep you entertained, and an ice box to keep the drinks cold. If it is a full group of 10, you will most likely travel in the larger bus which also has a TV/DVD.

This success of the trip is as much up to you as it is BDT, so it's anybody’s guess how things will unfold, but one thing is for sure - this will be one heck of an excursion and possibly the best time of your life!!!

Costs have been kept to to a minimum in an effort to accommodate the real ski bums out there however this doesn't mean BDT has scrimped on accommodation; you will generally stay in good quality 3-star or better hotels and lodges.
Limit 10 people per tour so be quick; these tours sell out fast!

Customised Tours:

If this tour doesn't suit your group's schedule and / or preferred itinerary, you can customise your very own tour (pending availability).

Black Diamond Tours

With many years of experience in Hokkaido, not only does Black Diamond Tours know its mountains inside out, they also know what weather works best for each zone they visit. Combine this with the networked information their guides bring back from the field every day, ensures that you will be enjoying the best possible conditions throughout your holiday.

Itinerary

This trip starts in Niseko and finishes in Sapporo.
(locations dependent upon best snow conditions)

Day 1: Transfer to Niseko

Day 2: Guided in Niseko area.

Day 3: Guided skiing in Niseko area. Options include: Rusutsu, Moiwa, Shiribetsu.

Day 4: Guided skiing in Niseko area. Options include: Rusutsu, Moiwa, Shiribetsu (for the New Year's trip, this day is a rest day or unguided day. It's up to you how you want to recover!)

Day 5: Guided skiing in Sapporo area. Options include: Kiroro, Kokusai, Teine.

Day 6: Guided skiing. Location TBD.

Day 7: Guided skiing. Location TBD.

Day 8: Guided skiing. Location TBD; Transfer to Sapporo for dinner and drinks.

Day 9: Transfer day.

Rates 21/22

  • Scheduled date group tour: 329,000 yen (discount on Dec tour)
  • Based on twin occupancy
  • Max guest:guide ratio 5:1
Or you can request a private trip for your group. Price examples:
  • 4 person group: 359,000 yen per person
  • 5 person group: 329,000 yen per person
  • 6 person group: 359,000 yen per person
  • or you can request a quote for a customised trip if you have a different group size or want a different duration trip or other requirements
Inclusions
  • 8 nights twin or triple share accommodation
  • 6 days of lift tickets
  • 7 days of guiding by qualified guides - guest to guide ratio: max 5:1
  • Avalanche safety gear
  • All transfers except departure airport transfer
  • Daily breakfast
Add-ons
  • Single room upgrade
  • Touring 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.