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Hokkaido's 3 Volcanoes

Volcanoes, powder, hot thermal springs and sushi. This is a Japanese backcountry experience which will tantalize the senses.

Starting in the Niseko area, you will spend four days skiing some of the areafs dormant and not so dormant volcanoes. Then travel inland to the Daisetsuzan National Park and ski the highest volcano in Hokkaido.

On 3 nights you will stay in traditional hot spring lodges in the mountains. Experience the Japanese culture of hot-spring bathing. Savor delicious Japanese cuisine, and stay in rooms with tatami flooring and futon bedding.


The Area
Niseko is renowned for huge accumulations of snow and for exceptional tree skiing.

The Daisetsuzan National Park contains the highest peaks in Hokkaido that average 2,000 meters of alpine and tree skiing.

Recommended Experience Level
In order that participants are of similar abilities we have rated this trip with Ski Ability and Backcountry Levels.

Ski Ability 4 Backcountry Level Intermediate
To make the most of your trip we recommend that you have a good level of aerobic fitness.

Terrain and Snow
A combination of alpine and tree skiing. Expect to be skiing verticals of 500 to 900 meters.
Low humidity levels produce some of the lightest consistency powder in the world.

GUIDE TO GUEST RATIO
1:6 or (maximum 10 guests with 2 guides)

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EQUIPMENT
Touring and avalanche safety equipment for skiers and snowboarders.

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Program Itinerary

Day 1
From Sapporofs Chitose Airport you will travel to Niseko.

Day 2
Niseko averages 16 meters of snowfall a season. The first day we will have some easy touring from a resort where there are stunning views of Hokkaido's Mt Fuji.

Day 3
You will be riding an area closer to the ocean than Niseko and so gets more accumulations of snow. The tree skiing is some of the best in the region. Finish the day soaking in one of the area's oldest hot thermal springs.

Day 4
Travel to the coast to an isolated backcountry destination today with views over the Sea of Japan. Dinner in a seafood barbecue restaurant by the ocean.

Day 5
The last day in the area, climb the eFuji San of Hokkaido,f the first of the volcanoes, a huge cone shaped mountain. On a fine day ski in to the crater, then one of the longest vertical descents in Hokkaido. Dine in a local micro-brewery.

Day 6
You will travel to Daisetsuzan National Park for the next three days where you will be based in a hot springs mountain lodge. This area is sometimes referred to as ePlayground of the Gods.f

Day 7
Todayfs backcountry tour is a favorite for the local backcountry community. It is an area that has been immortalized in magazines with pictures of skiers trying to keep their heads above the snow.

Day 8
We ski the the Daisetsuzan Volcano. The day will finish with a soak in a forest hot spring which is reputed to have healing qualities.

Day 9
Our last day we travel to the third of our volcanoes which is Asahidake. On clear days you can see plumes of white smoke billowing from its many vents. Transfer to Furano to celebrate the last night. Dine in a local traditional izakaya restaurant to celebrate the end of the trip.

Day 10
Farewell and airport transfer.


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