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Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share room group fixed date tour for 2020 season.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,444

8 Nights - Various Backcountry Areas

Early bird if you pay in full by June 30
Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share room group fixed date tour for 2020 season.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,444
Earn your turns and experience some of the best backcountry terrain in Southern Hokkaido including Goshiki Onsen area near Niseko, Yoichi-dake (Kiroro), Kokusai backcountry, Shiribetsu & Mt Yotei. You will need to be a FIT ADVANCED skier/boarder. Based in Niseko.
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Coast to Coast Backcountry Tour

The 8 night Coast to Coast Backcountry Tour will take you away from the lifts in search of fresh virgin lines in spectacular surroundings. Only bordered by the Sea of Japan to the east or the Pacific Ocean in the west, this tour will span across Southern Hokkaido chasing the best storm cells Siberia can produce. With no set agenda each day, the goal will be to get you hiking into some wide open volcanic bowls and smashing endless fresh lines through spectacular white birch forests.

You have the option to join the scheduled date group tour, or if you have your own group you can make an enquiry regarding a customised private tour.

Each year Southern Hokkaido is blanketed in up to 18 metres of some the driest snow on the planet. From the base in world famous Niseko, you will venture away from the crowds and into the less vistited backcountry areas in the region. Expect to explore the Goshiki Onsen area of Niseko, Yoichi-dake behind Kiroro, the backcountry of Kokusai as well as climbing iconic peaks like Shiribetsu-daki. Summiting Mt Yotei is on everyone’s Niseko touring bucket list and if the weather gods play ball, you will be among the few to do so and will be rewarded after your 4-5 hour slog with a blissful run into the volcano’s crater then the epic 1,600m of vertical down!

This tour is laid out for those that wish to have a true Japanese backcountry adventure. After chasing the snow gods all day expect to rest your legs in soothing onsens and to eat some of the best local cuisine on offer.

Guided by the most experienced guides, the Coast to Coast Backcountry Tour will allow you to get the most of your touring experience in Japan as well as enjoying unique Japanese cultural experiences.

Ability Level

You will need to have advanced ability in powder and touring as a minimum. This tour requires that you must be able to ski the whole mountain with confidence and at speed in powder, through trees and in variable conditions.You must also have a very good level of (ski) fitness. Snowboarders must be able to keep speed in all situations as well as hold a high traverse line. Please make a an honest assessment of your abilities whilst keeping fitness in mind as to not slow the group down. Touring equipment (AT-skis or split-boards) is required.

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Pension Full Note

In Niseko you’ll be staying at the lovely Pension Full Note. It is a Japanese-style bed & breakfast located in the centre of town, with lovely staff and a warm and cosy country style atmosphere.

It has a sunken lounge, fireplace, and a long communal table where the group will have the Sabu-Sabu welcome dinner party and daily breaky.

Pension Full Note

A typical twin western room

Full Note dining area/lounge/bar

Rates, Inclusions & Add Ons

260,000 JPY / Person

Rates Notes

  • Base rates are in Japanese inclusive of taxes
  • Fixed date tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to run. 6 people max per tour
  • Please enquire to get a quote for a private customised backcountry tour
  • 8 nights twin / triple share accommodation at Pension Full Note
  • Daily breakfast, welcome & farewell dinners
  • Daily guiding with a ratio of 1 guide to 6 guests
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
  • Onsen (hot spring) tour
  • Optional cultural day tour to Otaru
  • Flights - check out flight options
  • Avalanche awareness course
  • Single share accommodation
  • Extra nights /days guiding
  • Avalanche gear rental - 12,500 yen
  • Rental gear (touring etc)
  • Cat skiing
Not Included
  • Lift passes are NOT included due to the flexible nature of this trip and often only 1 ride passes are required

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