This trip runs from February 2 to 13, 2024. This is an Ikon Pass destination. 4 spots left.
Niseko Ski Resort is the most famous ski destination in Japan, thanks to its vast terrain, beautiful winter woods, and legendary powder. Located roughly an hour from Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Niseko is set on the slopes of Mount Yotei and features over 900m (3,000 ft) of vertical terrain.
Niseko is comprised of four separate ski resorts: Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Hanazono, Niseko Grand Hirafu, and Niseko Village. The trip includes 5 days of skiing in Niseko and a 6th day at the lesser-known Rutsutsu resort. The resorts are linked by over 40 ski lifts and receive over 15 m (50 ft) of light, dry powder snow each year, blowing off the Sea of Japan from Eurasia. While off-piste and backcountry powder skiing is renowned at Niseko, on-piste runs should not be dismissed — every type of skier and rider can enjoy the Niseko experience.
Off the mountain, you can also enjoy a variety of unique cultural experiences, like a soak in a traditional Japanese onsen, enjoy a delicious Japanese meal at a local restaurant, and much more.
The trip concludes with two days of exploring Tokyo.
Jack Mackay, Senior Experience Manager & Karen Nasmith, President
Starting from $6730 CAD per person, double occupancy
To reserve your spot: 50% deposit per person at the time of booking (non-refundable), with the full balance due 45 days prior to departure. Book by November 3rd, 4 spots left.
*$7170 CAD per person, double occupancy
*$6730 CAD per person, double occupancy with an Ikon Pass
*$8890 CAD per person, single occupancy
*$8450 CAD per person, single occupancy with an Ikon Pass
Included in this trip package:
Part one of this trip
Part two of this trip
*Price is based on current flight availability and may change at the time of booking
Niseko Village Ski Resort Area
Niseko Village on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, has quietly become legendary among the skiing cognoscenti. Though already well known as the powder mecca of Japan domestically, it has only been more recently, beginning in the 1990s, that the international ski crowd has learned about JAPOW (Japanese Powder). Today, the resort has earned a reputation as one of the premier powder mecca in the world and an all-season destination where deep and dry Hokkaido powder blankets the slopes every year; an amazing 18 metres annually. Niseko Village is centrally located within the Niseko United ski area and accesses its inter-linked ski resorts, boasting a combined 2,191 acres of skiable terrain.
Chitose Airport Hotel
Chitose Airport Hotel is a 4-minute walk from exit 2 of JR Chitose Train Station, which is a 7-minute ride from New Chitose Airport. It has a free morning airport shuttle, serves a Japanese/Western breakfast buffet and provides free wired internet and private bathrooms. Renovated in 2004, the air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Air Terminal include an LCD TV.
Hotel Green Leaf
Inspired by a fusion of world-class design, local artistry and breathtaking scenery, the 200-room all season destination hotel in Niseko provides ski-in ski-out access during winter and a convenient base to explore tranquil spa and natural onsen facilities and a fantastic variety of bar and dining options featuring local seafood and seasonal Hokkaido produce. The hotel embraces creative touches by Emi Shiratori, a renowned local graphic artist whose trademark hand-drawn style breathes life and warmth throughout the spaces. Experience the quintessentially Japanese thermal pool (onsen) which are commonly found across Japan due to its volcanic activity. Water for the Green Leaf onsen originates from a 100% natural mineral spring deep within the earth, emerging at 53.2 degrees before being cooled to between 30 and 36 degrees and fed into the thermal pool. Onsen water is believed to have natural healing powers derived from the mineral content.
Shinjuku Prince Hotel is located in Tokyo’s Kabuki-cho entertainment district. This multifaceted hotel features 571 guest rooms on the 10th through 24st floors, as well as the Seibu Shinjuku PePe shopping center from the second basement floor through to the 8th floor, where you’ll find shops stocked with daily necessities, fashion boutiques, and more. Seibu-Shinjuku Station is located on the second floor, while Shinjuku stations for JR rail, the Tokyo Metro, and private rail are all a mere five minutes’ walk away. Additionally, areas such as Ginza, Marunouchi, and Kasumigaseki are easily accessible, within 20 minutes’ reach of the hotel.
Jack Mackay, Senior Experience Manager 519.780.6612