Japan Powder Safari 2019
Join Mountain Addicts and Black Sheep Adventure Tours this January!
You’ve seen it in the movies, and in friends FB videos and photos: Japan’s legendary cold smoke powder! Hokkaido is home to the finest deep powder skiing in the world, all wrapped up in a truly unique cultural experience. So grab the fattest touring skis or split board you can find and join us for an Epic Japow Ski Safari!
Mel at Mountain Addicts has teamed up with Monte over at Black Sheep Adventure Sports to bring you the ultimate Japow ski safari. Having lived, skied, and guided in Japan, Mel knows the local scene: Where to find the deepest pow, amazing local cuisine, and the best onsen (hot springs) for a good soak after a long day of shredding. Monte is an accomplished Ski and Alpine Guide who has spent his life in the mountains.
It snows pretty much every day here, day after day! And this daily accumulation of snow is deeper than what many popular ski areas see in a week. But what’s really amazing is the quality, we’re talking cold blower pow! So if you love widely spaced deciduous trees, beautiful landscapes with undulating terrain, and consistent snowfall day-in and day-out, then this is the trip for you.
Of course half the fun of a Japanese ski holiday is checking out the local culture and food. Sushi, ramen, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and omo-rice might not mean much to you now, but they’ll soon become favorites! Now no trip is complete without a taste of some local beer or spirits though! Not to worry, Japan is famous for it’s amazing Scotch and Sake, but of course it also has a booming craft brewery scene that begs to be sampled as well.
Monte and Mel will meet you at the Sapporo airport before heading over to the city of Asahikawa in two rental vans. The dinning options in Asahikawa will leave nothing to be desired.
Days 2 & 3
On days 2 & 3 you will enjoy an introduction to ski touring in Central Hokkaido. Weather permitting, we can summit Asahidake, the highest volcano on Hokkaido!
The highlight of the trip will be staying on a remote mountain side near Furano. Not only is the snow quality the best and deepest in Japan, you can cap off your day enjoying the view of the active volcano while soaking in the most beautiful hot pools in Japan.
After breakfast, your guides will transport you back to Sapporo. Your tired, yet satisfied, legs will be happy for a rest.
Early-bird Price: $2,400.00 CAD (Book before Sept. 15th 2018)
Regular Price: $2,600.00 CAD
January 19th – 26th, 2019
6 Days Skiing
2 ACMG Certified Guides
7 Nights Accommodation
Onsen entrance (hot pools)
Breakfast & Lunch
Black Sheep Adventure Sports JAPOW hat
Flights to/from Sapporo
Personal Safety Equipment (Transciever, shovel, probe)
Lift tickets (if required)
Dinners – Exporing the local cuisine is a must!