Ski Japan – Best of Hokkaido
Hokkaido, located north of Honshu, is perhaps the crème de la crème of ski resorts, although slightly more challenging to get to. This second largest island in Japan spends over half of the year covered in snow. Powerful winds blow in from Russia between November and April bringing powder snow, and plenty of it! We have compiled this week long Ski Package for all budgets but with one thing in mind – amazing skiing/snow boarding. Whether you are a beginner or a seasonal pro, you will find so many different runs to ensure every day on the slopes will be magical & different. Facilities in Japan for skiing are five star. The Japanese people love to ski anyway so they take great pride in their resorts. If you haven’t been yet, try it! We guarantee you will become a regular visitor to this powder snow paradise.
Route: Sapporo - Niseko & Furano - Sapporo
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Dates: Early December to Late April
Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Route: Sapporo - Niseko & Furano - Sapporo
Tour Type: Self-Guided with UJT's Local Assistance
Prices from: Price on request
Accommodation Category: Standard, Superior, Deluxe Packages available
Make your way to Sapporo in the northern island of Japan Hokkaido and we will look after you from there. Flights from any of the major hubs inside Japan will get you here in 1.5 hours (from Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Fukuoka). If you need help with this, we can arrange. If traveling from a far, check out which airlines fly into Sapporo directly, e.g. Finnair, Cathay Pacific are among many.
Sapporo is a great city. Full of energy all year round but especially in the Winter season when so many visitors flock to the slopes. Renowned for its signature ramen (noodles/broth), fresh fish markets, sapporo beer museum, yaki niku (BBQ style dining), great night life, Japanese Biscuit Factory (Shiroi Koibito) and giant crab meat, Sapporo deserves at least one night while on this trip. If you prefer to stay an extra few nights, just ask. Whether you are a group of friends on an annual ski trip, a family with teenagers or early learners, a loved up couple, or a solo traveler – you will find something to do in this incredibly vibrant city. We just love it, so are sure you will too!!
Niseko is probably Japan’s most popular ski resort town, and rightly so! The quality of powder, the long wide runs, the backcountry options, and the amazing facilities deserve such high regard. Niseko comprises of four resorts on the one mountain, Niseko Annupuri (1,308 metres). The three major resorts include Grand Hirafu (largest), Niseko Village, and Annupuri. You will be provided with a Niseko All Mountain Pass so you can access all resorts for the duration of your stay. We usually base people in Grand Hirafu in the centre of the action.
Read our blog on Niseko, Aspen of the East, here.
A second day-trip to Rusutsu is a must. Covering more than 4,000 acres it is considered Japan’s single largest winter resort and has retained much of the Japanese atmosphere and traditions you would expect compared to neighbouring Niseko. Rusutsu receives over 13 meters of deep, light powder snow every year, making it one of the snowiest resorts in the world. With a broad range of long runs and a good mix of groomed trails Rusutsu has slopes for all levels. Factor in its superb night-ski options and other attractions like restaurants and shops, pool facilities and hot spring baths, and Rusutsu is a fantastic choice for family trips!
Niseko (6 Nights)
Sapporo (1 night)
|Airport Transfers (Arrival & departure / door to door service)||Shared Transfer to/from Sapporo Airport to Niseko Ski Resort||Private Return Transfer to/from Sapporo Airport to Niseko Ski Resort||Private Return Transfer to/from Sapporo Airport to Niseko Ski Resort|
|Accommodation||3* Standard Hotel OR Chalet x 6 nights + 1 night in Sapporo at the end|
|4* Superior Hotel OR Chalet x 6 nights|
|5* Ski In/Out Deluxe Hotels or Chalet x 6 nights|
|Meals||7 breakfasts + 4 dinners||7 breakfasts + 4 dinners||7 breakfasts + 4 dinners|
|Ski Lift Passes||6 – Day Niseko United All Mountain Lift Pass||6 – Day Niseko United All Mountain Lift Pass||6 – Day Niseko United All Mountain Lift Pass|
|Ski Rental (Ski or Snowboard)||Standard Rental Ski/board & Boot for 7 Days||Superior Rental Ski/board & Boot for 7 Days||Deluxe Rental Ski/board & Boot for 7 Days|
|UJT Essential Travel App:||Features all necessary information you need from live flight updates, weather, travel tips, itinerary, hotel vouchers, access maps, etc.||Features all necessary information you need from live flight updates, weather, travel tips, itinerary, access maps, etc.||Features all necessary information you need from live flight updates, weather, travel tips, itinerary, access maps, etc.|
To get an accurate quote, send us your request with dates, number of people, and level of skiing here.
How to Book
Step 1: PAY BOOKING DEPOSIT
Step 2: Book Your Flight
If you need help, ask our team for a quote.
Step 3: Final Payment Due 8 Weeks Prior
Your Essential UJT Travel pack will be couriered to your home address 2 weeks prior.
Step 4: See you in Japan!
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