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USD 2,867

7 Nights | 5 Days Instruction Niseko + 3 Other Ski Areas

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Location: Japan | Tour Focus: Guided-Progression | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste
Ability: Advanced
Price p/p From price based on twin/triple-share option for group tours 21/22.
Base/invoice currency is in Japanese yen inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 2,867
Do you and your friends want to learn to ride deep powder and look like a pro? This Niseko based PRIVATE tour focuses on those who are new to powder riding but can snowboard well on the piste. Includes day trips to Rusutsu, Moiwa & Kiroro.
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 08 - Jan 15, 2022
Days: 8
Price: USD 2,867
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2022
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 05 - Feb 12, 2022
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2022
Days: 8
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Niseko Powder Progression Tour for Snowboarders

The Niseko Powder Progression Tour is ideal for snowboarders who can charge on the piste at ski resorts, but don't know how to ride powder. Take the leap into Japan's deep powder with the certified coaches. 

Based in Central Hirafu in Niseko Japan, you will get to explore the mountains that make up Niseko United, as well as surrounding areas such as Moiwa, Rusutsu and Kiroro.

THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR so if you have your own group you can organise a customised private trip. You can enquire for a quote for your group.

The Niseko Powder Progression Tour is a guided instructional tour with a focus on powder coaching with certified instructors. The tour has been designed for those who are new to the techniques required to ride Japan’s deep snow and want to build confidence to enjoy powder. You may have ridden some powder on piste or on top of compacted off-piste but you will have never ridden the bottomless powder we get regularly in Japan. Your coaches will structure your learning so that you gain confidence and progress away from the groomers to experience the deep fresh snow and terrain you have always wanted to conquer.

With years of powder coaching behind them, Whiteroom’s experienced coaches have found that often simple technique correction and confidence building will unlock the secret to powder riding. You and your powder coach will analyse and then improve your technique and build on what you have learnt through goal setting and skill development. By the end of the tour, you will have progressed from piste to powder and a whole new world will have opened up.

Ability Level

The required ability level is advanced on piste and new to powder. This tour is specifically designed for boarders who are confidently in control at all times of their speed and demonstrate rhythm on moderate black diamond piste trails, can make parallel and carving turns and can ski/board very well at speed on intermediate runs. You should be adept at adjusting to the size and length of your turns and are relatively new to the techniques required to ride deep powder. To get the most out of this tour we recommend you have a good level of fitness. Please make an honest assessment of your abilities whilst keeping fitness in mind as to not slow the group down.

You'll do lots of this.......

..hanging out in Niseko...

....this will be the trip of a lifetime!!

Typical Itinerary

Travel day
Upon landing at Sapporo’s Chitose Airport you’ll be transferred by Niseko Airport Shuttle to the Hirafu Welcome Centre where you’ll be met by the team and then checked into Full Note. That night you'll be hosted in the Half Note Bar where you’ll meet the lead guide and managers who will run you through the tour, weather and answer any questions you have. (NB: If you wish to organise rental snowboard equipment it is advised that you try to arrive with enough time on the arrival day to be fitted)

Day 1
First day on the mountain. Your instructors will work on the basics and assess what level you're at and what your goals should be for the tour. At the end of the day you will all enjoy a traditional Japanese meal and a few drinks around the fire.

Day 2
Today you'll be shown how big Niseko is and simultaneously you'll hunt out some powder stashes and work on those skills.

Day 3
Depending on how you feel the group may either head to nearby Moiwa Ski Area or rest weary legs. Departing in the morning, you will spend the day guiding you through the trees and bowls of Moiwa. This is a great place to really work on those deep powder turns with no one around and terrain for all abilities.

Day 4
If you didn’t have a rest day before you will today as fatigue will have certainly set in. You can chill at the lodge, walk around the streets of Niseko, soak in an Onsen or the guide can organise cultural experiences or lunch or dinner at one of the great restaurants in the area. You could even take a day trip to the seaside village of Otaru or if the Snow Festival is on head to Sapporo by train.

Day 5
Pack your onsen gear and a snorkel as you’ll be heading off to Kiroro today. By now you’ll really be getting the hang of the techniques you need to charge through the pow. This powder gem has some awesome terrain and fresh lines all day.

Day 6
Day tour to Rusutsu Resort. Departing in the morning, you will spend the day guiding you through the trees and gullies of Rusustu. You will now be fine tuning your movements and maybe even look to start hitting some of many natural features in Rusutsu. Time to take it to the next level! Finish with an onsen and farewell dinner party to round off your Hokkaido powder experience.

Day 7
Time to check out and say good bye and transfer to Sapporo and your flight home.

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour will be run largely by the weather and each day will fit around where the best conditons are. This is the beauty of such a tour. This itinerary may change depending on snow and weather conditions. Your guides will always try to get you into the best conditions on the day possible. 

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates Notes:

  • rate = 295,000 yen per person for a group of 5. If you have your own group, you can get a customised private trip - enquire here for a quote.
  • base/invoice currency is Japanese yen inc tax
  • prices are based on twin/triple share room
  • 5 to 1 client to coach ratio. 5 people maximum per tour, 4 person minimum.
  • rates are per person to join a group tour. If you have your own group, you can get a customised private trip - enquire here for a quote
  • 7 nights twin / triple share accommodation with daily breakfast
  • 5 days of lift tickets
  • 5 days instruction at Niseko, Rusutsu, Moiwa & Kiroro - 5:1 client to coach ratio
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport transfers & ground transport
  • Fully hosted and guided (instruction)
  • Cultural day tour and onsen tour
  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Avalanche gear rental - 11,500 yen for 6 days (compulsory for tour)
  • Tokyo stopover/Kyoto cultural side trip
  • Single share accommodation - price on request
  • Extend your stay in Niseko or Hokkaido
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