Japan Powder Skiing & Hot Springs

Seaton MacMillan, Ryounkaku Lodge, Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaido, Japan

Exotic, mysterious, adventerous … these are a few of the words that come to mind when one thinks of skiing in Japan. The northern island of Hokkaido holds some of the deepest and driest powder skiing in the world.  Cold air from Siberia sweeps across the Sea of Japan dumping consistent snowfall on the volcanic peaks of Japan’s northern most island.  Irwin Guides is offering two trips for your powder skiing pleasure in 2015:

Trip 1: Niseko Ski Resort Off-Piste Week, Jan 24 – 30, 2016

Based in the ski resort of Niseko we will use the ski lifts to access world class off-piste powder skiing!

  • Depart US on Jan 24th, arrive Sapporo on the 25th, shuttle to Niseko
  • 6 night accommodations with breakfast (double occupancy)
  • 5 days skiing Niseko resorts
  • Depart on Jan 30 via shuttle to Sapporo

Trip 2: Diasetsuzan National Park, Feb 1- 10, 2016

Diasetsuzan means “Great Snowy Mountains”.  With a boost from a 100 person tram we skin and ski in the untouched mountains of Japan’s largest national park.

  • Depart US on Feb 1st, arrive in Sapproro on the Feb 2nd, stay in Sapporo
  • Feb 3rd, travel to Asahidake
  • Feb 4th, ski touring Asahidake utilizing the tram to access the region’s highest peaks
  • Feb 5th, ski touring Asahidake, transfer to Tokachidake
  • Feb 6th  - 8th, ski touring Tokachidake area
  • Feb 9th,  return to Sapporo, check out Snow Festival or return to airport
  • 8 nights accommodations with breakfast and 7 dinners