Hokkaido 'Now for Pow' Group Ski and Snowboard Trip

Pow, pow, pow! Based on our experience over the last few seasons we've created the perfect trip to deliver you the very best of what Hokkaido has to offer.
Richard Rice
Founder & Chairman
Pow, pow, pow! Based on our experience over the last few seasons we've created the perfect trip to deliver you the very best of what Hokkaido has to offer.
Richard Rice
Founder & Chairman

The Trip

The Trip

Experience Japan's phenomenal powder on our Hokkaido 'Now for Pow' Group Ski and Snowboard Trip, hosted by Ski Safari founder, Richard Rice, and Hokkaido local, Kenji Matsuzawa.

Staying on the north island of Hokkaido, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of Japan's world-renowned and best resorts; Niseko, Rusutsu, Kiroro and Moiwa. Running from 23 to 31 January 2019, when you can expect excellent conditions, the trip includes seven nights at The Green Leaf (B&B), daily lift passes, four days professional guiding, one day cat-skiing, two group dinners in town and return flights and transfers. Our founder Richard Rice will be hosting your trip plus our representative in Japan, Kenji Matsuzawa, will be on hand throughout to share some of his favourite secret powder stashes, local bars and relaxing onsens.

The trip is aimed at intermediate and above skiers and snowboarders with powder experience. For a taste of what to expect, take a look at Kenji's Hokkaido highlights from 2017:

Maximum of eight places. We expect this trip to sell out quickly. Call us on 01273 224067 or email [email protected] to secure your place.

Hokkaido

Hokkaido

Experience skiing on Hokkaido - Japan's snowiest region with an average of 14 metres of light, dry snow falling each season (most of which arrives in January through to mid-March). Your group will be based in Niseko, but guided days might include skiing or boarding at nearby resorts Moiwa, Rusutsu or Kiroro depending on conditions. You can look forward to powder-filled, ungroomed bowls, and world-class tree runs.

The Accommodation

The Accommodation

The Green Leaf Exterior

Ski-in ski-out in Niseko village, The Green Leaf isn't just about convenience. It also has great facilities including on-site ski rental and a relaxing spa and onsen, plus its traditional outside pool is considered one of the best in resort. A free shuttle runs between The Green Leaf, the Hilton and Hirafu, making it easy to access facilities, activities and restaurants outside the hotel.

What's Included

What's Included

The Hokkaido 'Now for Pow' Group Ski and Snowboard Trip will be taking place from 23 to 31 January 2019 and costs from £3,600pp* on a twin share basis and £4,090pp* for a single room including:

  • Return flights with British Airways and JAL from London Heathrow to Sapporo via Tokyo (two pieces of checked luggage per person)
  • Transfers to and from resort
  • 7 nights at The Green Leaf
  • Daily lift passes and inter-resort transfers
  • 4 days powder guiding
  • 1 day cat-skiing
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 group dinners in town (drinks excluded)
  • Fully hosted by our founder, Richard Rice, and representative in Japan, Kenji Matsuzawa

* Prices are subject to flight prices at time of booking.

How to Book

How to Book

Call our Japan expert Andrea on 01273 224 067 or email [email protected] to confirm your place or to find out more about skiing in Hokkaido.

All our ski holidays are tailor-made, so if you want to continue skiing in Niseko, move on to another resort, or perhaps spend a few nights in Tokyo before heading home, we can help you make the most of your time in Japan. Andrea can advise on the best options for extending your trip.

Not for you?

Not too experienced in the powder yet? Try our Riksgränsen 'Goodbye to Groomers' Group Ski Trip, or our Panorama 'Ready for Heli' Group Ski & Snowboard Trip.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224067 for advice from our ski specialists.