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Power Trip

Power Trip4.5/54
Power Trip4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share option for 2019-20 season for feb group tour.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,060

GUIDED POWDER CHASING ADVENTURE
8 Nights | 7 Days Guided Skiing

10% discount off advertised price for Jan 2-10 tour
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 2019-20 season for feb group tour.
Base/invoice currency is in JPY in taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,060
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
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Fixed Date(s): Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2019
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,060
Availability: Available
Fixed Date(s): Jan 02 - Jan 10, 2020
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,060
Availability: Filling
Fixed Date(s): Feb 16 - Feb 24, 2020
Days: 9
Price: USD 3,060
Availability: Sold Out
Future rates & dates are currently not yet available for this operator. Click here to enquire.
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Min Days
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Custom Booking Period: Dec 20 - Mar 14, 2020
Min Days: From 7
Price: Enquire
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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.

Top Dog at Powderhounds.com experienced the Power Trip tour first-hand in Feb/March 2012. See his review here and check out more photos here.

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 19/20

  • Scheduled date group tour: 329,000 yen
  • 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 25,000 yen
  • Touring gear rentals (touring gear required)
Not Included