Flory Kern

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01/02 – 10/02/2019: Japan – Hokkaido Powder Dream Roadtrip – new

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You will find pictures of the trip here

Price: 2,090 EUR

Since the last 13 winters, we were absolutely impressed by the amount and quality of the powder on Japan´s northern island Hokkaido. If a place on earth can say “we have the lightest powder” for sure, it is here. With an annual snowfall of about 20 meters, the region around Niseko is one of the snowiest places on the planet. Due to its setting it is a very favored place. From November until April huge amounts of fresh and light powdersnow are guaranteed. Probably the most known place on Hokkaido is Niseko, although there are many other smaller places that are really worth going like Rusutsu, Kiroro and Kokusai. If you love to ski in heavy snowfall through perfectly gladed terrain, I am sure you will discover the ultimate conditions with us here on this Hokkaido roadtrip.

Trip process

After your arrival at Chitose Airport (Sapporo), we will drive by minivan for about 3 hours through snowy landscapes to Furano. Here we check in to our comfortable hotel for the next 4 days. Depending on weather and snow conditions we are able to choose between 4 different ski resorts. Right behind our hotel Furano Resort is located and especially on days with snowfall an area we should go to. Alpha Resort with great northern runs is located around 40 minutes driving away from our lodge. Another area with excessive snowfalls and the typical Japanese Onsen is called Asahidake. On your fourth day we travel via Sapporo to Niseko, which takes around 5 hours. For sure, Niseko is one of the best freeride spots on Hokkaido. During the next 3 days, we will be able to get to know the best runs of Niseko, Rusutzu and Kiroro. We are based at  Niseko Grand Hotel, a typical japanese style hotel with Onsen. After our final ski day we will head back to Chitose City, where we will spent the last night. The evening we will enjoy with a nice japanese style dinner in the lively city. The next morning our flight will depart back to our home destination.

Please be aware with this trip changes of schedule might happen, due to weather and road conditions.



  • This journey is only suited for good skiers with at least a few years of freeriding experience.
  • The Hokkaido powder is well known by now and on days without snowfall the slopes are tracked pretty quickly. Therefore uphill climbs of up to 1.30 hours or more have to be expected. Adequate gear and experience is required.

The service package of 2,090 EUR includes

  • 4 overnights in Furano in double rooms with breakfast at Hotel Edel Warme
  • 3 overnights in Niseko in double rooms with breakfast at Niseko Grand Hotel
  • 1 overnight in a middle class hotel in Chitose/Sapporo
  • All transfers from and to Chitose airport
  • All transfers between the ski areas
  • 8 days accompaniment by one of our UIAGM mountain and skiing guides
  • 6 guided skiing days by one of our UIAGM mountain and skiing guides
  • Rented safety equipment LVS device, shovel and probe (must be booked at least 30 days prior to travel)

Extra costs

  • Return flight to Sapporo (from 600 Euro from Europe)
  • Lift passes aprox. 48 Euro per day
  • Dinners (from 25 Euro per day), lunch and drinks
  • Single room supplement 40 Euro per night

Hotel Information

In Furano we will sleep at the Hotel Edel Warme, it is centrally located and near to the Furano ski resort. In Niseko we are based at the Niseko Grand Hotel, which is located 5 minutes drive away fromk the Niseko United/ Anupuri Skiarea.




Number of clients per guide

The minimum number of participants is 5, maximum 8. Depending on the demand, there might be 2 groups on spot, which are skiing seperately from each other.

Please note our travel conditions at www.flory-kern.de/agb.

Travel preparations

Please note the following three points after your booking:

A good or very good physical shape =>

A realistic self-assessment and an appropriate fitness level is required to join our trips. In order to enjoy long ski days you need to get in shape and train prior to the trip. A good fitness also reduces the risk of injury.

Information about the destination, vaccinations, health =>

Please keep yourself updated about the current (political) situation and country specific particularities of your destination. You can do so by checking the website of the ministry of foreign affairs of your own country.

Travel insurance =>

Please note that there is a potential risk of injury on a ski trip. When travelling abroad several travel insurances are imperative. Besides a travel cancellation insurance we highly recommend a travel health insurance as well as a travel accident insurance. These insurances need to cover potential costs for search and rescue operations and costs for hospital stays etc. It is your own responsibility to make sure you are covered accordingly.

For all of our trips that include a flight, a travel accident and travel health insurance that cover potential costs for search and rescue operations and medical costs (for example hospital stays) is mandatory. The insurance will be queried in our online registration form and we kindly ask you to fill in that information.

Appropriate insurance companies you can find in the internet. Please also check your credit card, eventually the according insurances are included.

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