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Indulge your powder cravings while experiencing one of the world's most fascinating landscapes and cultures. Japan's resorts generally receive the most snowfall of any in the world, (the Oku-Tadamii ski area is frequently pounded with over 18 metres of snow!) yet so few foreigners experience this powder Mecca.

Starting in the high-tech world of Tokyo, we'll head to Nagano, Hakuba and the Island of Hokkaido to experience some of the best riding in the world. Accompanied by expert instructors and local guides you'll experience amazing tree runs, magical backcountry tours, endless trails and an unforgettable ride in a dormant crater (if weather permits). You'll also visit several outdoor onsen (hot springs), experience Japan's famous snowmonkeys, visit a renown Buddhist temple, stay in quality accommodation, and eat delicious Japanese cuisine.



INSTRUCTION


Our Japan snowboard coaching program is especially designed for intermediate & advanced riders who wish to improve their all-round riding and especially their freeride and powder skills. Our expert instructors will work with you to develop such skills as carving, powder riding, tree riding, backcountry riding, riding steeps and picking lines. For those who are interested, there will also be opportunities to receive freestyle instruction. Riding alongside former professional snowboarders, you'll be encouraged to ride with increasing speed and confidence, to push your performance, and to optimize your style and technique.
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ITINERARY - JAPAN SNOWBOARDING TOUR


DAY 1: Our Japan snowboard tour begins!

Pick-up at Tokyo`s Narita airport. First dinner of authentic Japanese food. Check into contemporary hotel in exciting Shinjuku district.


DAY 2: Sights & sounds of Tokyo; Bullet train to Nagano

Stroll around Electric Town, a bustling area in Tokyo. Bullet train to Nagano. Stay in modern hotel.


DAY 3: Hit the Slopes!

Ski Nagano Valley resorts for amazing powder & tree runs. Dinner & drinks in Nagano with locals. Stay in modern hotel.


DAY 4: Locals only resort & Volcano ride

Head to locals only resort with amazing freeride terrain. Optional backcountry trip to volcano rim. Visit hot spring in evening. Stay in modern hotel.


DAY 5: Famous Temple, snow monkeys & Travel day

Visit one of Japan's most famous temples. See legendary snow monkeys. Travel to our next location - Hakuba. Stay in cozy lodge just meters from the lifts.


DAY 6: Wide runs & Powder bowls

First taste of Hakuba's awesome powder & extensive backcountry. Dinner & drinks. Stay in cozy powder lodge.


DAY 7: Backcountry tour

Optional backcountry tour and more powder runs. Visit hotspring in evening. Stay in cozy powder lodge.


DAY 8: Wide runs & Powder bowls

More powder runs. Farewell dinner for guests on 9-day trip. Stay in cozy powder lodge.


DAY 9: Departure for 9-day trip. 13-day trip continues

9-day tour guests take train back to Tokyo`s Narita Airport. 13-day tour guests travel onwards to Matsumoto Airport for flight to Hokkaido Island, Niseko. Stay in modern ski chalet.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION - Hokkaido Island (Niseko) 4 Additional Days & Nights.


DAY 10: First taste of legendary Niseko

Ride Niseko - the world's greatest powder resort. Optional nighttime riding. Stay in modern ski chalet.


DAY 11: Hike & ride Niseko

Explore more of Niseko's amazing terrain. Dinner at unique Mongolian tent restaurant. Stay in modern ski chalet.


DAY 12: Backcountry tour & Hot springs

Short hike followed by long backcountry run. Or, visit a nearby resort for those who prefer to stay on trails. Visit natural hot spring, followed by farewell dinner & drinks. Stay in modern ski chalet.


DAY 13: Our Japan snowboard tour is over

Ground transport to Chitose Airport for flight back to Tokyo's Narita Airport.


QUICK FACTS

Duration

9 & 13 Days


Dates

March


Prices from

Waitlist Only


Skill level

Int - Adv


QUICK LINKS
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+1 (650) 492-4778
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IS IT FOR ME?
Our Japan snowboard tour is ideal for those who want to experience some of the world's best powder resorts while also enjoying the unique culture & scenery of Japan. This trip is not suitable for total beginners, but so long as you are comfortable riding slopes you will love this trip. Optional backcountry excursions are available for more advanced riders.


HIGHLIGHTS
* Experience deep powder in Japan's three best snowboard regions
* Snowboard inside a volcano crater & enjoy other backcountry runs
* Receive high quality coaching & be guided by locals who know all the 'secret' spots
* Visit outdoor hotsprings, Japan's snowmonkeys, a famous temple & Tokyo's renown `Electric Town`


TRIP DETAILS

Terrain

Up to 8 different resorts, wide slopes, tree-runs, backcountry




Instructor to Guest Ratio

1:5


Max Group Size

10


Accommodation

Modern hotels, a 4-star premier resort & modern ski chalet




Food

All breakfasts and one dinner




Travel Info

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TESTIMONIALS
Stacey (USA): I still cannot say enough to express how invaluable Steve in the office was in preparing my trip! Brilliant!