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Price p/p Price is per person based on group tour with minimum of 4 in group for 2025 season.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
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USD 3,968

12 Days | 11 Nights | 10 Days Guided Skiing

Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p Price is per person based on group tour with minimum of 4 in group for 2025 season.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
Displayed price may vary slightly to actual due to currency fluctuations
USD 3,968
Explore the 3 best zones Hokkaido has to offer so you can tick Hokkaido off the bucket list. Your certified guide will showcase the best areas. Join a mixed group tour or do a private tour so you can do it exactly the way you want
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 07 - Jan 18, 2025
Days: 12
Price: USD 3,968
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 18 - Jan 29, 2025
Days: 12
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 02 - Feb 13, 2025
Days: 12
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 14 - Feb 25, 2025
Days: 12
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Custom Booking Period: Jan 01 - Mar 15, 2025
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Hokkaido Classic Tour

The Hokkaido Classic Tour is a multi-day tour that takes in the 3 "classic" powder zones in Japan. You'll cover the best of Hokkaido powder skiing and riding.

You'll start in the Niseko area, which is renowned for amazing bountiful powder because the powder factory often goes into overdrive.  lovely tree skiing, and some alpine objectives. Next on the agenda is Otaru which is a small city near the sea that has lots of great restaurants. The ski areas near Otaru are up there in the top snowiest ski resorts in Japan. You'll finish in Central Hokkaido staying in Furano, where the powder is lighter and the mountains steeper.

This tour has an option for fixed date mixed group tours that solos and couples can join. The terrain focus for mixed group tours is lift-accessed powder in the off-piste and backcountry of the ski areas, with the occasional bootpack. If it so happens that all the group are keen to earn the turns in the backcountry, that can also be on the agenda.

The other option for the Hokkaido Classic Tour is to do it as a private group (minimum 2 people) and the terrain focus can be whatever you like, pending weather and snow conditions. On snowy days it may make sense to ride the powder off the lifts, whilst on others you may use a ski resort lift or cable car (ropeway) to get an initial lift and other ascent is under human power. If you have any questions or want to check availability for a private tour you can make a booking request

Local weather patterns typically vary somewhat, and your guide will have some flexibility to adapt the trip to chase snow conditions in order for you to get the best possible experience. 


Private Tours: This tour requires advanced riding skills with entry level backcountry knowledge. Riders should be fit and comfortable skiing black runs and progressing into powder snow.

Group tours: All riders must be at least advanced ability with some backcountry knowledge to join in a group tour. Riders should be fit and comfortable skiing powder.

Your guide can give you a few tips along the way if you wish, regarding efficiently riding powder or backcountry safety. 


For group tours, if everyone in the group wants to do some touring then backcountry ski and snowboard equipment will be required. For touring skis we recommend a minimum of 100+ underfoot and these can be rented via SummitSki.

Avalanche safety equipment will be essential. For more information on equipment rental please contact us for details.


The itinerary may be switched for the first group tour due to snow conditions.

Day 1

  • Pick up from Chitose Airport and relax as you are driven through the snowy mountain passes until your arrival in the world's number 1 powder Mecca- Niseko.
  • Check in to your accommodation, get settled in.
  • 7pm briefing on the trip.

Day 2 & 3 - Niseko Zone

  • There's no holding back. The most famous zone in Hokkaido is known for deep powder. Get those legs working as the guides can choose from 2 resorts / options for lift assisted touring combo / drive for a hike in the lesser known areas of the Annupuri range.

Day 4-7 - Otaru/SapporoZone

  • Head to the city bordering a complex mountain range with short and unique features and terrain. This zone actually gets more powder than Niseko! A more authentic experience with fewer tourists and small local restaurants.
  • The choice of 4 resorts and numerous backcountry stops are here with a break day for cultural events and sightseeing.

Day 8 - 11 - Furano zone

  • The mountain’s are bigger, the powder is dryer and the touring options are endless.
  • The knowledgeable guides lead the way to numerous spots in and around Daisetsuzan national park.
  • With the choice of 6 resorts and a lot more backcountry areas, this definitely is a favourite, especially Asahidake on clear days
  • A night time onsen trip is optional for those wanting to go. 

Day 12 - Departure

  • Return to Chitose / Asahikawa airport


You will be staying in a hotel in Niseko and in Furano within walking distance to restaurants, bars, and convenience stores. Rooms are shared twin bed rooms.

In Otaru you will be staying in walking distance of the restaurant district.

If you are a solo traveller there is the option to upgrade to a single room for an additional charge.

Please make a booking request for more details on lodging.

2025 Rates & Inclusions


Mixed group tour - ¥620,000 per person (minimum 4 people, maximum 5)
Private tour - ¥820,000 per person (2 people), ¥720,000 per person (3 people)

  • prices are per person
  • base/invoice currency is in Japanese Yen
  • group tours require a minimum of 4 people to go ahead
  • for a private tour please make a booking request for a quote for your group and to ask about availability
  • 11 nights accommodation twin share
  • Daily breakfast
  • 10 guided days of skiing/riding
  • Lift passes
  • Transport for duration of trip
  • Single room supplement
  • Ski rentals and avalanche safety equipment
Not Included
  • Flights
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Lunch, dinners or drinks
  • Optional tipping to guides