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Japan - Hokkaido Tour and Powder Trip

Hokkaido has more to offer than the now world-famous Niseko. On our Tour and Powder Trip we discover hidden runs on beautiful volcanoes and in the coastal mountains. If you are looking for the perfect line, you feel like climbing over 1000 meters in altitude on skins, this trip will become a powder highlight for you.

Price: 2800 EUR

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There is no shortage of fresh snow here!

We have been visiting the northern island of Japan, Hokkaido, almost every winter for the past 15 years. If any region on earth can boast the lightest powder, it is certainly here. Cold air masses sweep over Russia and become charged with moisture over the Sea of Japan. The result is more than 20 meters of snowfall per winter. Due to the favorable location, temperatures are almost always below zero from November to April, so the snow often falls in large crystal-shaped flakes and transforms the landscape into a winter wonderland. Probably the most famous ski area on Hokkaido is Niseko, it is now known worldwide and freeriders from all over the world seek their powder luck here.

We like having the slopes and mountains a little more to ourselves, so the idea of offering a Hokkaido Tour and Powder Trip came up. On this trip you have the best chance to ride the most beautiful powder lines.


After your arrival at Chitose Airport (Sapporo), you will take the minibus through snow-covered landscapes to our lodge, about 2 hours away, on the edge of Mt. Yotei National Park. From here we can spontaneously decide where the day will take us, depending on the weather and snow conditions. On days with heavy snowfall, we like to visit one of the ski resorts Niseko, Rusutsu or Kiroro. If the runs in the areas are covered with tracks, the day takes us to one of the very worthwhile ski touring destinations. One of the highlights is Mt. Yotei at 1860 meters. Mt. Yotei is a real workout, it will take about 5 hours to reach its top. There are still a number of other beautiful destinations waiting for us. On Shiribetsu Dake we usually find the finest powder in light birch forests and from Chisenupuri we have a direct view over the Sea of Japan, surely weather permitting. After a day of skiing full of experiences, we like to stop off in a typical Japanese restaurant and enjoy a freshly baked Okumenjaki before going to one of the various hot onsen. After the last day of skiing we drive back to Chitose, where we are accommodated in a middle class hotel. In the lively small town we enjoy a delicious dinner in a typical Japanese ambience. The following day we start our journey back home.

The Ski Terrain

The ski terrain on Hokkaido is dominated by volcanic landscapes. A whole series of still partially active volcanoes are strung together. Its slopes offer ideal skiing terrain with descents of up to 35 degrees. Many of the runs are in light birch forests, which still offer sufficient contrast and visibility in heavy snowfall. The tree line is at about 1000 meters. All runs above the treeline therefore are rather unfavorable in heavy snowfall.

Our Hotel

The Green Leaf Hotel is located right at the foot of Mount Niseko Annupuri in the Niseko Village. The ski area is in the immediate vicinity and so the hotel offers "ski-in ski-out". The rooms are tastefully furnished in an international style and offer plenty of comfort. A spa & onsen invites you to relax after a long day of skiing.

You can get a first impression here: 

Attention! Only double rooms for single use are available as single rooms, which is why the surcharge is comparatively high.

The Most Important Details at a Glance

Requirements and Equipment

  • This trip is only suitable for good skiers with several years of powder snow experience.
  • Ascents of up to 1500 meters should be possible for you.
  • Flexibility and spontaneous decisions regarding terrain and destination shouldn't be a problem for you.
  • Light ski touring freeride equipment is essential for this trip.


  • Individual flight by plane to Sapporo/Chitose. You will be met by our mountain guide at Chitose Airport and we will drive to our accommodation in a minibus.


The minimum number of participants is 5, maximum 7 people.

Included in the Price of 2800 EUR

  • 7 nights in a double room with breakfast in the Green Leaf Hotel in Niseko
  • 1 night in a double room with breakfast in a hotel at Chitose Airport
  • All transfers from/to Chitose Airport
  • All transfers between ski resorts
  • 9 days travel companionship by one of our UIAGM team mountain guides
  • 7 days of skiing guided by of one of our UIAGM team mountain guides

Not Included

  • Flight Europe – Sapporo (from 900 euros depending on booking date)
  • Lift pass on days when we have lift support around 70 euros / day
  • Dinner (about 25 euros per day), lunch and drinks
  • Single supplement 100 euros per night

Travel Preparations

Meeting Requirements and Fitness Level

A realistic self-assessment and an appropriate fitness level is required to join our trips. In order to enjoy a long day of skiing and to reduce the risk of injury, it is important to get in shape and possess a good level of fitness.

Travel Requirements

Please contact your own ministry of foreign affairs for the travel requirements to enter Kasachstan.

Current Country-Specific Information, Vaccines and Health

Please contact your own ministry of foreign affairs for current information about your destination.


Travel Insurance

Please note that there is a potential risk of injury on skiing trips. In addition to travel cancellation insurance, comprehensive medical and accident insurance that cover the costs of search and rescue, as well as transport costs, are imperative. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are insured before departure.

Comprehensive medical and accident insurance that covers potential costs of search and rescue operations as well as any medical costs is mandatory for all of our trips abroad.

It is required that you state this information during registration in our registration form in order to ensure 24h emergency assistance. 

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Please also check your credit card policies as it is possible that these already include insurance.


To sign up for a trip, please click on your preferred date and fill out the booking form carefully.

Please also note our terms and conditions .

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