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The perfect snowflake: Japan.

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If you are looking for a ski trip with a powder day every day, Japan is the place for you!

Japan ski resorts are known worldwide for having the highest consistency of snowfall. On the island of Hokkaido we experienced snowfall each night followed by good visibility in the morning, a real dream for powder lovers!

We will guide you through the Japanese snowfields and its magic frozen forests to ensure you epic untouched lines.

The magic Japanese forests create a unique environment

The magic Japanese forests create a unique environment

Ski touring is very useful to get first tracks in the afternoons or in the rare case of no snowfall for couple of days. Many areas can be accessed with short hikes of 500-600 vertical metres. This will lead you to your daily dose of virgin snow though the softest snow-pillows you have ever skied!

There are also longer trips to access more remote terrain and longer rides.

One of our favourite things after a pow-day is relaxing in the traditional Japanese thermal “Onsen”, a real must during your stay.

At the end of the day your RideYourTime coach will guide you through the experience of real Japanese food, because a good meal is the best way to end an epic day on the mountain!

Typical Japanese Yakiniku grill

Typical Japanese Yakiniku grill

In order to make the most of your Japan trip, we suggest to bring skis with minimum waist of 100mm, touring bindings, skins and avalanche transceiver. It’s also possible to rent all the equipment on place. The ABS system is not necessary as the avalanche risk is very low, and most of the lines we will do will be through the trees.

The best time of the year to shred the Japow is January and February. In order to make the most of the long journey and have more time to enjoy the 2 main ski areas, we would recommend to book your RideYourTime guides for 10 days (minimum 7 days).

A helicopter just increase the options, Hokkaido Backcountry Club runs daily six-runs trips to the Shiribetsu-Dake, starting from 1445$.

All the logistics will be organized by your RideYourTime specialized guides and the transfers will be in minivans.

Beautiful sunrise view in the big town of Sapporo

Beautiful sunrise view in the big town of Sapporo

The Japow trip can be private for a group of friends or can be ran as a camp, where you can ski and meet new people.

If you are seeking for the Perfect Snowflake come and join the RideYourTime ski guides for this unforgettable experience!