The Renaissance Rider
13 days, 6 resorts; the ultimate Japan Ski Package from bottom to top
Maybe you heard of Japan's world class snow from a ski video, from a friend, or from Niseko's new relationship with Vail Resorts in Colorado. Maybe you're tired of the same old resorts that everyone goes to and you're looking for something new, exciting and interesting.
You want to come to Japan and ski, but that's a long way to go to only ski. We think so too. And we want more. That's why we've put together a package ski tour of Japan that incorporates culture, sightseeing, and new culinary experiences with epic snow-shredding that's only possible in Japan--all in one neat and hassle-free package.
Package Tour Summary
After meeting participants in Tokyo's Narita Airport (NRT) we'll head south, getting acquainted with the spiritual center of Japan by visiting Kyoto’s famous ancient temples.
We'll then head to the site of the 1998 Olympics and ski Hakuba in the Japan Alps—an area of six different resorts known for big mountain steeps and hot-springs-soaking monkeys.
After getting our fill of skiing in Hakuba we'll go on a tour of Tokyo's best attractions including the Tsukiji fish market, Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, and take a river boat to visit a 1,000 year old traditional tea house before moving on to an exploration of the night scene in Tokyo.
After Tokyo we head 1,150kms north toward Niseko via a sleeper train kitted out with individual compartments, a dining car, a lounge car, and even a shower (details here). Once at Niseko we ski the endless powder and soak ourselves nightly in our hotel's onsite indoor/outdoor hot springs. We then head to Japan’s best kept snow secret—the Asahikawa area. From centrally located Asahikawa, we storm-chase the best snow on any particular day depending on what the weather is doing.
Ski Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Our ski trips are geared toward intermediate to advanced skiers and riders. As an intermediate skier you should at least be able to ski down blue slopes using short, controlled turns and are in control 90% of the time on all slopes. While this trip includes guided mountain orientation tours, it does not include guided side country or backcountry tours. During the mountain orientation tour, your guide will fill you in on the best side country/backcountry routes where you can ski to some hidden powder stashes.
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