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A Boeing 747-400 touches down at a snowy Sapporo airport 

Goneski has thought of everything to create the best value Japanese powder adventure you could possibly EVER have!

  • 10 nights ski lodge/backpacker style accommodation

  • 8 days skiing or snowboarding (max 8 hours per day)

  • All transport to and from lodge to every ski field on tour

  • Train station to ski lodge transfers at the start and end of your tour

  • Lift passes to 10 different ski fields!

  • Personal Hosts to optimize your time in Japan

  • Small Groups of only 6 people per trip!

  • Continental breakfast every day

  • Hot cooked authentic Japanese lunch every day

  • Entry to 4 different Japanese Onsens (Japanese style bath house)

  • Free day in Otaru City, possibly the snowiest historic city in Japan!

  • Shrines, Temples, amazing Japanese food and more!

Goneski's Haru Yasumi Tour is perfect for those seeking bluebird skiing, a touch of comfort and a road trip into central Hokkaido!

  • 6 nights ski lodge/backpacker style accommodation

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Asahikawa

  • 7 days skiing or snowboarding (6 to 8 hours per day)

  • All transport to and from lodge and hotel to every ski field on tour

  • Train station to ski lodge transfer at the start of your tour

  • Hotel to Airport transfer at the end of your tour

  • Lift passes to 10 different ski fields!

  • Personal Hosts to optimize your time in Japan

  • Small Groups of only 6 people per trip!

  • 6 Continental breakfasts

  • 4 Cooked Hotel breakfasts

  • Entry to 2 different Japanese Onsens (Japanese style bath house)

  • Free day in Otaru City, possibly the snowiest historic city in Japan!

  • Shrines, Temples, amazing Japanese food and more!

You touch down in New Chitose airport in Sapporo. You have collected your luggage and you have hopped on the train to Otaru City. Don’t worry, we will give you all the transfer details closer to the date. Your host will meet you at Otaru train station... you made it! Let the adventure begin!

When we arrive at the lodge, unpack and just relax. For those on Powder tours, this is our base for the next 10 nights so make yourself at home. Spring tours will stay for 6 nights before road tripping to central Hokkaido for 4 nights. Once everyone has arrived your host will brief you on the plan of attack for the next 10 days.

Historic Otaru City 

POWDER TOURS - Days 1 to 4

We will kick of day one riding two local Otaru ski fields, Tenguyama and Asari. These are brilliant little local ski fields, perfect for a bit of fun and to get your ski legs back! Day 2 we step it up a little with Kokusai, deep in the back of the beautiful forests of Mt Asari. Day 3 we go large and visit Rusutsu, the largest single ski field in Hokkaido, famous for its fantastic tree skiing! Day 4, Teine, home to the 1972 Winter Olympics and a popular ski field with Sapporo locals with some pretty sweet back country!

SPRING TOURS - Days 1 to 4

We start day 1 at Kokusai, deep in the back of the beautiful forests of Mt Asari. Day 2 we head to Teine, home to the 1972 Winter Olympics and a popular ski field with Sapporo locals. Day 3 we take a day off the slopes. This is a free day giving you the chance to relax and check out down town historic Otaru city at your own pace. Day 4 we go large and visit Rusutsu, the largest single ski field in Hokkaido, famous for its fantastic tree skiing!

Looking down over Otaru from the Tenguyama ski field 

POWDER TOURS - Days 5 and 6

Day 5 we take a day off the slopes. This is a free day giving you the chance to relax and check out down town historic Otaru city at your own pace. Day 6 we will head to Kiroro, who claim to be the best ski field in Hokkaido!

SPRING TOURS - Days 5 and 6

Day 5 is mega! Today we will visit the world famous Niseko United group. This is 4 ski fields in one! Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Hanazono! Catch the chair lift to the top of any of these ski fields to access the whole area... truly epic! Day 6... ROAD TRIP! Yes today we pack up and say Sayonara to Otaru as we head to Asahikawa in the center of beautiful Hokkaido! Temples, shrines, burgers and ice cream, a true road trip awaits!

Dropping in at Niseko with beautiful Mount Yotei in the background 

POWDER TOURS - Days 7 to 9

Day 7 is mega! Today we will visit the world famous Niseko United group. This is 4 ski fields in one! Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Hanazono! Catch the chair lift to the top of any of these ski fields to access the whole area... truly epic! By day 8, hopefully you would have rode all 10 ski fields. So for days 8 and 9, your host will carefully assess the weather, talk to the group and make a plan on where we will re-visit over the next 2 days, taking into account the overall favorite spots the group liked the most and any ski fields we may have missed due to stormy conditions.

SPRING TOURS - Days 7 to 9

Day 7 we head to Kamui Ski Links, a fantastic little ski field popular with the Asahikawa locals. Day 8, Furano. This is a very up and coming ski field with fantastic views looking out over to the Daisetsuzan National Park. We end the tour on day 9 on a real high, literally! Riding on the highest mountain in Hokkaido at 2291 meters, Mount Asahidake is a beautiful active steaming volcano right in the heart of the Daisetsuzan National Park!

A local tram in downtown Sapporo 

The local Sento, or bath house  

On the last day of the Powder Tours, your host will take you to the train station to make sure you catch the correct train to get you to the airport on time. People on the Spring Tours will get a ride to New Chitose Airport. Hopefully you will ride that train or bus to the airport exhausted, with tired legs and great memories of what has been the best ski trip to Japan ever!