Whiteroom Tours

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Whiteroom Tours

Whiteroom Tours4.7/538
Whiteroom Tours4.7 out of 5 based on 38 reviews
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Paul Ellis is the founder and owner operator of Whiteroom Tours
Paul Ellis is the founder and owner operator of Whiteroom Tours
Whiteroom Tours now have their own property & base in Furano....inc coffee shop!
Whiteroom Tours now have their own property & base in Furano....inc coffee shop!
The WRTs specialty is guided Japan ski tours and snowboard trips
The WRTs specialty is guided Japan ski tours and snowboard trips
Where they will make sure you don
Where they will make sure you don't go home without finding the goods
And all Japan ski tours include cultural experiences and great food
And all Japan ski tours include cultural experiences and great food
Some Japan ski tours are lift-accessed and others require touring
Some Japan ski tours are lift-accessed and others require touring
Whiteroom Tours also run guided New Zealand ski tours to resorts & club fields
Whiteroom Tours also run guided New Zealand ski tours to resorts & club fields
And they run NZ heliskiing trips and combo heli & touring trips
And they run NZ heliskiing trips and combo heli & touring trips
And guided hut tours in the NZ alps
And guided hut tours in the NZ alps
So be prepared to ski powder like this
So be prepared to ski powder like this
And hang out with their professional and qualified guides (who really don
And hang out with their professional and qualified guides (who really don't like their jobs!)
Japanese experiences
Japanese experiences
The owner of WhiteRoom Tours loves his job!
The owner of WhiteRoom Tours loves his job!
Hopefully you
Hopefully you're hungry for powder
The powder hunt begins
The powder hunt begins
Deep in Japan
Deep in Japan
Onsen are a common feature of the Japanese tours
Onsen are a common feature of the Japanese tours
Japanese food - yum!
Japanese food - yum!
It
It's hard not to have a good time!
Getting into the Japanese way of things!
Getting into the Japanese way of things!

Whiteroom Tours

Overall Rating

Whiteroom Tours4.7/538
Whiteroom Tours4.7 out of 5 based on 38 reviews

Whiteroom Tours

Whiteroom Tours specialises in guided Japan ski tours and snowboard trips, with both Hokkaido ski tours as well as Tohoku (northern Honshu) multi-resort safaris. Multi-day Hokkaido ski tours and snowboard trips on offer include powder progression weeks, and multi-resort tours that explore the sidecountry and/or backcountry of Hokkaido. White Room Tours also offer day guiding services out of Niseko and Furano for private groups, that explore the nearby ski areas.

 Overview of Whiteroom Tours
 Tour Name   Nights  Tour Type   Ability   Region/s
Powder Progression Skiers  8  Powder instruction  Advanced on-piste, new to powder  Niseko
Sky to Sea Powder Tour  9  Powder instruction  Advanced on-piste, intermediate in powder  Central Hokkaido, Otaru
Southern Hokkaido Tour  10  Resort powder tour  Advanced and up  Niseko, Otaru, Hakodate
Central Hokkaido Tour  10  Resort powder tour  Advanced and up  Central Hokkaido
Hokkaido Explorer Tour  12  Resort powder tour  Advanced and up  Niseko, Central Hokkaido, Otaru
Tohoku Powder Tour  10  Resort powder tour  Advanced and up  Northern Tohoku, Zao
Inter-Island Explorer Tour  13  Resort powder tour  Advanced and up  Central Hokkaido, Otaru, Northern Tohoku
Tohoku Backcountry Tour  8  Lift access backcountry  Advanced and up  Northern Tohoku
Powder Belt Backcountry Tour  8  Lift access backcountry  Advanced & up with touring gear  Central Hokkaido
Hokkaido Backcountry Tour  9  Backcountry touring  Advanced & up with touring gear  Central Hokkaido, Niseko
Niseko Guiding  0  Day guiding  Strong inter in powder as min.  Niseko
Furano Guiding   0  Day guiding  Strong inter in powder as min.  Central Hokkaido
  • Powder Instruction Tours: these are ideal for riders who can charge the piste but struggle or lack confidence in powder. The coaches provide some tips to progress away from the groomers and into the deep fresh snow.
  • Resort Powder Tours: if you already know how to ride powder, the guides show you all the best inbounds and slackcountry powder. Mostly lift accessed with the occasional hard traverse or quick boot pack gets you to primo powder, and there may be a few road drops with van pick-up.
  • Lift Accessed Backcountry Tours: you want the powder goods but only want to put some work into getting it. You'll use the lifts and sometimes use touring gear to get further afield.
  • Backcountry Touring Tours: occasionally the lifts might be used but ski touring or splitboarding to get away from the resorts is key to sublime powder and terrain.

Terms & Conditions of Whiteroom Tours

COVID-19 DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY

(Updated 9 March 2022) We understand that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you may have concerns about booking a trip to Japan. In response to the current situation Whiteroom will continue to offer flexible and fair booking options. Our goal is to provide you with maximum peace of mind when booking while also ensuring that we keep our wheels turning. In addition to what’s below, we want you to know that we are open to discussion and figuring out what works for all of us, as has always been the case. For all CURRENT bookings made previous to 1 MAR 2022 the following terms and conditions will apply once Japan’s borders open for inbound tourist travel with a compulsory quarantine period of 3 days or less both upon arrival into Japan and upon returning home. For all NEW bookings for the ’22-23 season the following terms and conditions will apply from 1 March 2022.

TOUR PRODUCTS

  • DEPOSIT: A 20% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. This deposit is fully transferable to a future tour till August 31, 2022.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: A non-refundable final balance will be due by October 31, 2022. Failure to make this payment will result in the cancellation of your tour.

GUIDING AND INSTRUCTIONAL PRODUCTS

  • DEPOSIT: A 20% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. This deposit is fully transferable till 60 days prior to the start date.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: A non-refundable final balance will be due 60 days prior to your start date. Failure to make this payment will result in the cancellation of your booking.

GENERAL TRAVEL PRODUCTS

  • DEPOSIT: A 20% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. This deposit is fully transferable to a future booking till 60 days prior to the start date.
  • NOTE: other suppliers may request a higher deposit percentage or specific amount and these amounts may be non-refundable. Supplier terms and conditions will be outlined on your quote confirmation if they are stricter than our own.
  • FINAL PAYMENT: A non-refundable final balance will be due 60 days prior to your start date, or 5 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 60 days. Failure to make this payment will result in the cancellation of your booking

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVE POLICY

If a travel ban is in effect restricting travel to Japan or to and from your home country or if it is mandatory to quarantine either upon arrival into Japan or when returning to your home country for 4 or more days in either instance the following terms and conditions will apply unless third party supplier terms and conditions are stricter (you will be advised of this upon booking):

Up to 60 days prior to your start date:

  • 100% of payments made are transferable to the following year.
  • Or you may also cancel and receive a refund less 10% of the total booking (this amount can be reclaimed in the form of a credit on a future booking)

30 – 59 days prior to your start date:

  • 50% of payments made are transferable to the following year.
  • Or you may also cancel and receive a refund less 50% of the total booking (10% this amount can be reclaimed in the form of a credit on a future booking)

Less than 30 days prior your start date:

  • 25% of payments made are transferable to the following year.
  • Or you may also cancel and receive a refund less 75% of the total booking (10% this amount can be reclaimed in the form of a credit on a future booking)

Back-to-back cancellations:

  • If we are holding only a deposit and are forced to cancel your trip two seasons in a row, that amount will become entirely non-refundable and non-transferable.
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RIGHTS RESERVED

We reserve the right to cancel trips at any time due to unsettling political, social or environmental events, in which case the same transfer/refund options we’re offering for COVID will apply. We additionally reserve the right to cancel due to inadequate client registrations, at which time we will offer a refund in full.

EXCLUSIONS

We cannot offer refunds for missed reservations, early departures, inclement weather/extreme avalanche danger, snow conditions, or force majeure events beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, and are not responsible for additional expenses incurred in preparing for the trip (e.g. airline tickets, visa application fees, equipment purchases, etc).

RATE & PRICE VARIATION

All prices on this website are based on Japanese yen rates which are then converted to your chosen currency based on mid market rates. Whiteroom reserves the right until final payment has been received in full, to vary prices and rates in the event of changes in currency exchange or price increases made by our suppliers or airlines.

Final payment is required in the currency chosen at the time of booking confirmation. The total amount due will be calculated using the exchange rate on that day. This means that any increase or decrease in the exchange rate will affect the total of your package and final due amount of your package. Whiteroom Tours is not liable for any price increases. Only payment in full will lock in the exchange rate.

If you plan to make the full payment at the time of booking or before the final due date you must notify your consultant who will recalculate using the mid market rate on that day.

If your booking has increased in price due to an exchange rate fluctuation and you do not pay the increased price your booking will be subject to cancellation. Please note that cancellation charges will apply. All prices are subject to availability & can be withdrawn or varied without notice. Airline taxes remain subject to change at all times until payment has been received in full and your tickets have been issued.

QUOTATIONS AND VALIDITY

All prices quoted are valid at time of quote. All quotes are subject to confirmation of the components at time of booking. All components of your quote are subject to availability at time of booking request. The prices listed are based on the costs and exchange rate at the time of quoting. Whiteroom Tours reserves the right to alter these prices at any time due to exchange rate fluctuations, rate change by a supplier or consultant error.

BOOKINGS

When you have advised Whiteroom Tours that you wish to go ahead with a booking we will then seek confirmation from our suppliers. If there is no availability for some/all of your components we will advise you of this & offer an alternative where possible. The alternative product offered may be a different price. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.

By making a payment on a booking you agree to these terms and conditions as outlined on this page.

ITINERARY

The itinerary supplied with your final documents represents the products & services that will be supplied & supersedes any previous arrangements or understanding, whether written or oral.

TOURS & ABILITY

Whiteroom Tours reserves the right to remove a client from any tour if he or she is of an ability not suited to that tour. No refund will be due for any unused portion of the tour. The client takes full responsibility for the self-categorisation of their ability based on the descriptions provided on the Skier/Rider Level tab on each tour page.

PROFESSIONAL FEES

Whiteroom Tours charges the following non-refundable fees. These professional fees are in addition to any fees which may be charged by airlines, accommodation providers, transfer suppliers or any other supplier.
¥5,000 Booking Amendment: charged per amendment once a booking has been confirmed.
¥20,000 Booking amendment inside 14 days: charged per amendment for changes inside 14 days of departure.
¥5,000 Late payment: charged per week for any final payments not received by the due date.

RESPONSIBILITY

Whiteroom Tours acts only as an agent for the companies (Principals) providing or offering the means of travel, accommodation and other services and as such has no control over any services or products provided by these Principals. All bookings made are subject to the booking terms and conditions under which these services are provided. The Company and its Principals reserve the right, without liability or right of compensation, to prohibit or restrict any activity, or cancel or alter any service or itinerary component, without notice. Whiteroom Tours will not be held responsible for the inability of the Principals to comply with any special request relating to age, medical conditions, physical ability or disability, dietary requirements, allergic conditions, smoking or non-smoking accommodation.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Whiteroom recommends purchasing travel insurance when you pay your deposit as that way you may be covered for accidents that prevent you from travelling as well as for your holiday.

PRIVACY

Whiteroom Tours collects information about you in order to book components of your travel package. You authorise Whiteroom Tours to provide this information to suppliers who require this information before they will provide products or services to you.

BOOKING FORM

A booking form is required for each passenger booked to travel. For group bookings, it is the responsibility of the person whose name holds the booking, to ensure that each member of their group is aware of the booking conditions and completes and returns a booking form. Booking forms are required at the time of booking deposit or flight reservation. The information provided on your booking form is essential for your booking details and travel arrangements. This information is required for your booking to proceed. Whiteroom Tours will not book any component of your travel package without receiving a signed booking form from you.

REFUNDS

If you are eligible for a refund once a booking has been cancelled, the balance less any non-refundable amounts and cancellation fees will be forwarded to you upon receipt of the refund from the supplier or airline. Whilst Whiteroom Tours will endeavour to get your money to you as soon as possible, some refunds can take up to 12 weeks to process.

LIABILITY

Your safety is Whiteroom’s number one priority. However skiing and snowboarding are sports that are hazardous and have inherent risks of injury and/or death. By travelling with Whiteroom you voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injury or death that may result from skiing or snowboarding. As such you agree to hereby release Whiteroom Tours and their employees and agents of any obligation to advise you in relation to the dangers obvious or not, inherent in the sport. You accept that you will participate in such sport(s) of your own free will and never at the direction of Whiteroom Tours and/or their employees and agents. You voluntarily take full responsibility for any damage or injury to myself or which you may cause to others.

JAPANESE ACCOMMODATION

Some Japanese properties may differ from those encountered in Western ski resorts. Whilst hospitality and service levels often surpass Western standards, rooms generally have less furniture & hanging/storage space. Ensuites are generally smaller and some are of a modular design. Some Japanese properties also allow smoking in common areas & some guest rooms. Traditional Hotels or Ryokans often have rooms with Tatami Matt flooring and futon beds. Some rooms will not have ensuites and instead will have shared bathing in segregated bath houses or onsens. We will inform you of these cultural differences and you may be pleasantly surprised by how easily you can adjust to the Japanese way of life. If not please request a western style accommodation.

WAIVER

If you are participating in a Whiteroom Tour or are being guided by Whiteroom you will be required to read and sign our wavier before participation. Failure to do so will result in you not being able to accompany our guides on any activity.

Worth His Weight in Gold

31/08/2020

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  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    December
  • Admin Rating
    5

Worth His Weight in Gold

31/08/2020
Ross showing us the best powder stashes
Our guide knew that there'd be little bamboo to contend with
Knew the spots to head to
Ross showing us a nice zone
Nice pick for a run
Having a great guide is usually highly beneficial to finding the great stashes, but considering our timing, a guide was critical to us having an absolutely epic time in the powder. It was early season (between Xmas & New Years) in a really lean season, and the off-piste at most of the Central Hokkaido ski areas was pretty rank due to an abundance of leg catching bamboo. However our WRTs guide knew that Asahidake would be the best spot for powder hunting that day due to his knowledge of the weather patterns, its high elevation, and subsequent lack of bamboo.

Our guide Ross was also worth his weight in gold because Asahidake is an amazing powder gem, but only if you know it intimately. We’ve been to Asahidake multiple times, but still don’t know all the amazing zones or the exact best spot to push out. Thanks to Ross, we skied divine deep powder on some nice steep pitches. That night back in Furano, others were incredibly envious because they’d spent the day getting bamboozled elsewhere.

Thanks again WhiteRoom for a fantastic day of powder skiing and plenty of fun banter. See our video here

Great Powder Skiing

Mr. Jim Haught
03/03/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Alpine Skier
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Age
    51-70
  • Home Country
    United States
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Great Powder Skiing

Mr. Jim Haught
03/03/2020
All aspects of the trip were great, and even the weather cooperated. Great places to stay, excellent on and off piste terrain, wide variety of mountains, and a guide that could not be have been better. Would recommend for those that love glades and want to lay down fresh tracks in deep powder. Some experience in powder is helpful, and strong on piste is required IMO. Would do this trip again without hesitation if money grew on trees. See our video here

Mixed success

Pedro
10/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

Mixed success

Pedro
10/02/2020
It was a tough year, due to low snow pack. Even though, it was expertly led on the slopes. We visited 7 destinations in 10 ski-days. All events transpired smoothly. The trees were tight and there was excessive brush that made linked turns rare. The best runs required hiking in varied lengths. We got 2 good powder days that made the trip.

On the not-so-hot list, the hotels varied widely from top shelf to unacceptable (shared room, bath down the hall, pounding music until midnight). Guide knowledge of local culture and history was zero.

I recommend this tour to the young at heart who don’t care about anything but skiing/riding. Bring your earplugs. See our video here

Awesome tour and instruction

Wayne
04/02/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Alpine Skier
  • Ability
    Intermediate
  • Age
    51-70
  • Home Country
    New Zealand
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Awesome tour and instruction

Wayne
04/02/2020
I think the thing that stood out to me most was the incredible team that Whiteroom have.
Nate ( our guide) was fantastic, he always went out of his way to ensure we were getting the most out of the tour. His willingness to help out by dropping us off places, recommendations and follow up were brilliant. The pics and videos he took will be treasured. He always followed up on requests, kept us up to date, read the group well and went the extra mile. Fantastic instruction and guiding.

When we first arrived Yu (the Full note accomodation manager) met us with a huge smile, friendly nothing is a problem attitude and was incredibly welcoming and helpful throughout our whole stay. All the staff were great they always asked about our day, made us feel at home and provided great service.

Even when I went down to the office to sort out a bus transfer they phoned around for me, recommended a cheaper ski pass rate than we were going to get and sorted everything out effortlessly. I commented to a friend how nice it was that everyone at full note called us by our names, this again an example of what stood out and a reflection of Whiteroom service and brand. An impressive business and service example for others to follow. Would recommend to anyone. See our video here

Hokkaido Explorer Tour

claudia
31/01/2020
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  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    Australia
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Hokkaido Explorer Tour

claudia
31/01/2020
Incredible guides and amazing skiing. See our video here

Two Guided days in Furano area

27/01/2020

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Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy

Kelly Bleck

Powder Puppy
Powder Puppy
  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Two Guided days in Furano area

27/01/2020
We had a great experience with Ian at Whiteroom Tours. He took us to two different zones in the same area, per our request that we follow the best snow. They were big days - we had requested a challenge and he definitely delivered! We learned a lot about the region, as well as the snowpack, and covered a ton of ground. Ian was very knowledgable and a great companion. He gave us a lot of information that allowed us to successfully explore on our own for the rest of our trip.

Yuko, Whiteroom Tours Guest Services Supervisor & Travel Consultant, was incredibly helpful with our booking, as well as other aspects of our trip. She was extremely communicative and helped us book other accommodations that required Japanese.

We would love to book through Whiteroom again on our next trip, to learn about other areas, and to have the assistance that they provided with so many aspects of our trip. See our video here

Whiteroom Powder Progression

fred steinkellner
06/03/2019
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  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Alpine Skier
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Age
    51-70
  • Home Country
    Australia
  • Admin Rating
    2

Whiteroom Powder Progression

fred steinkellner
06/03/2019
Unfortunately this season in Niseko the famed powder was nowhere to be seen in late February. The Full Note Inn was a lovely place to stay and our hosts were fantastic. The two ski guides were capable and great company. They did the best they could under the circumstances of poor snow conditions, however I personally didn't gain anything in relation to powder skiing from this trip. See our video here

Endless Powder Days

Alex
25/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    United States
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Endless Powder Days

Alex
25/02/2019
Hokkaido, with the exception of parts of the Niseko area, is like skiing Vermont if Vermont were to have the best snow in the world. Modest-sized mountains at low elevation with limited steepness. Lots of tree runs. Beautiful powder that falls endlessly, day in and day out. We didn't have any particular day where it bombed snow, but that was probably for the best as it's not much fun to ski waist-deep powder on mountains that aren't that steep. Rather, we had consistent, light, fluffy snowfall throughout the trip.

Guides were solid. Group was a mix of skiers and boarders, younger and older. We divided up between the two guides accordingly. Eleven ski days with one break day. I'd say about half the skiing with on-piste and the other half was side-country. One day, one of the guides took some of us out touring, which was a first for me and was a lot of fun. Another day we did a bunch of runs with the vans picking us up down along the resort access road.

I personally liked all the places we'd stay, but it was a mix in terms of type. Furano we stayed at a classic roadside ski lodge type place. Nothing fancy, but really enjoyed it, especially their breakfasts. Niseko we stayed in what was basically a skiers hostel. It had a good energy, though aspects of it were inconvenient, e.g. the shared showers being in the basement of the building. Otaru we stayed in a higher-end hotel right on the water. (I wish I had stuck around an extra day to explore Otaru.) I was traveling solo and opted to pay extra to get my own room for Furano and Otaru, the other option being to share a room with someone else on the trip.

Besides the skiing, stopping at a beautiful onsen and then checking out the Sapporo Snow Festival during our break day were highlights.

Really nice group of folks from all around the world, many who I hope to keep in touch with and perhaps even ski with again in the future. See our video here

A trip to remember

Bennett
22/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    3

A trip to remember

Bennett
22/02/2019
Had an awesome time as a solo traveler. They interview you a little before you book the trip, to insure everyone is indeed at an advanced/expert level which worked well. We had college aged to mid 60’s but everyone was a very good skier/boarder. Everyone got along great and felt much more like skiing with a group of friends than skiing with strangers. We went to 6 different mountains depending on wind conditions, snowfall, and crowds. Found fresh snow with no/limited tracks everyday of the trip. The guides found the snow, gave us clear instructions on the next route we would take, and did all of the planning for us. If I skied one mountain there by myself for a week, I wouldn’t have found 80% of where they took us.
The lodging is a basic ski lodge setup, but has an onsen, ski drying room, and an alright breakfast. See our video here

Forecast: SNOW -occasionally stops

Shirley Hackett
11/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    51-70
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    3

Forecast: SNOW -occasionally stops

Shirley Hackett
11/02/2019
It was our first time to Hokkaido and we loved the laid back atmosphere of Furano. Our guides, Blackie and Natalie were top notch and lots of fun. After a day with Blackie at Furano we skied there two more days and felt we knew the mountain, the best routes and what to look for for our safety. Natalie took us (sorry I don’t remember name) to another resort about an hour away on the coldest day in recorded history -31 F windchill and then to an Onsen to warm up. The best day was the last with the sun out at Sahoro resort doing van laps in the deep untouched powder. All in all a wonderful experience See our video here

Awesome Trip

James
11/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Age
    18-35
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Country
    USA
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Awesome Trip

James
11/04/2018
Went on this tour in Feb '18. One of the best experience of my life. Guiding was a hard 10/10, and Hokkaido is an amazing place to see. The itinerary allows you to see a good bit of the island.

Accommodations in Niseko & Furano are more or less hostel style, so if you want more hotel style, request the upgrade. See our video here

Untracked Powder All Day

21/03/2018

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  • Would Revisit
  • Would Recommend
  • Age
    36-50
  • Ability
    Expert
  • Rider Type
    Alpine Skier
  • Month:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Untracked Powder All Day

21/03/2018
We lost our guide for a little while!
GB showing us some untracked powder
Ross in the office
Awesome sneaky trees in the afternoon when the sun came out
More beautiful tree skiing
All the stars aligned for us to have the most epic day at Sahoro Resort with WhiteRoom, whereby we skied fresh powder all day long and didn't have to pull the skins out once or walk more than about 50 metres!

Firstly, Puki the Yuki goddess was blessing Sahoro with some powdery goodness so the snow was as fresh as it gets. Secondly, nearly all the guests staying at Club Med and the Sahoro Resort Hotel stayed on-piste, just like we'd asked them to, so the powder in the trees was all ours for the taking! And of course, the tree skiing in the off-piste and side-country zones at Sahoro is a lot of fun.

And last but not least, we had Ross as a guide who took us to so many fabulous stashes. He's an old hand at guiding in Hokkaido and managing snow safety, and it showed in his knowledge of the ski area and ability to sniff out the powder along with his approach to safety. Ross is also a very affable guy; the sort of guy you could banter with for hours and hours, which just added to the experience of the great day.

We also did a few runs with another very competent guide GB (G-Banger) and his group who were on a Central Hokkaido Explorer multi-resort tour.

Thanks WhiteRoom for a fantastic day of powder skiing. See our video here

Powder Progression for Skiers

Cam Fary
19/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Reuse
  • RiderType
    Alpine Skier
  • Ability
    Advanced
  • Age
    36-50
  • Home Country
    Australia
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    2

Powder Progression for Skiers

Cam Fary
19/03/2018
From start to finish it was fantastic. Rachael was a terrific guide- unparalleled experience, competency, service and such easy company. It was also so great to learn so much about Japan from her and get to enjoy authentic experiences like ski touring on Mt Shiribetsu and going to a local onsen. We couldn’t have enjoyed our week more.
We hope to come back again next year and would recommend White Room Tours to all our friends. See our video here

Awesome powder tour - more climbing/hiking would have been nice

Markus
08/03/2018