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THIRD EYE BACKCOUNTRY

SKI HOKKAIDO

JAPAN

Prepare yourself for the bucket-list ski adventure of a lifetime! Spend a week in Central Hokkaido in search of the best powder skiing in Japan, minus the crowds. Each morning, we will brief the many options (on piste, side country, human-powered backcountry, summit attempts) for the day based on preferences and conditions. When not on skis, prepare to indulge in amazing cuisines like sushi, ramen, and local Hokkaido Wagyu beef, soak in one of the many Onsens (hot springs baths), sip on a cold Sapporo or Japanese whiskey, and explore all that Furano and Central Hokkaido has to offer. As always, the trip is yours and we are happy to customize per request. 

$3,200

 

Includes:

Breakfast

 

Begin each day with hot coffee or tea and breakfast while we go over ski options for the day. 

Lodging

 

Spend 6 nights of private accommodation in a house in the heart of Central Hokkaido

Guided Skiing

 

For 5 days, you will be accompanied by a professional guide, ensuring that you have the best possible experience on the snow.

Onsen

 

After skiing, relax your body in a traditional Japanese Onsen, or hot spring spa.

Dinner

 

Enjoy the many traditional Japanese cuisines such as sushi, yakiniku, shabu shabu, ramen, and Furano curry.

Local Transportation

Transportation to and from the Asahikawa airport as well as daily transportation is included. Please contact us for custom transportation.

 

Highlights

access some of the newest backcountry terrain in Japan

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enjoy Hokkaido's culinary highlights

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stay in a private Japanese lodge

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soak in healing onsens 

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ski the famous Japow with expert guides 

We have traveled the world with our skis. On most of the trips we budget enough time to be able to do the research and figure it all out on our own once we are there. And of course Mother Nature ultimately has the final say in it all. When it came time for a trip to Japan with a limited window of time, we realized we could spin our wheels and squander precious days wading through logistics. Fortunately we were pointed toward Third Eye. From knowing where to go given the conditions, whether it be backcountry or sidecountry, to the onsen-a-day apre ski, to the best food Furano has to offer, we were able to maximize our trip window. This would not have been possible had we done it on our own. Thank you Third Eye, we'll be back.

 

Mary Lewis and Jeff Hollenbaugh

Frequently Asked Questions

What is not included in the trip price?

Airfare / train to Asahikawa

Backcountry gear - beacon, shovel, probe (available for rent)

Ski rentals

Lunch, Alcohol

Trip Insurance (required)

Lift tickets

Gratuities

What does an average day look like?

Skiing Japow! Each day's objective will depend on snow and weather conditions as well as your personal preferences. Our guides closely monitor conditions and will present options to you each morning. 

Expect your days to look something like this:

Discuss and decide as a group over some hot tea and coffee

Enjoy a traditional Japanese or western style breakfast 

Ski like gluttonous powder pigs all day

Relax and soak in an onsen 

Indulge in some top notch sushi, shabu-shabu, ramen, teppanyaki, or Japanese curry for dinner

Can I bring the whole family?

This trip is yours; make it yours. Furano has lots of diversity to offer families in the winter and we are happy to accommodate. Please contact us to customize the trip to make it an adventure of a lifetime for the whole family!

One week isn't long enough!

Don't worry! We can help you extend your trip in Furano or beyond to ensure you get your fill of Japan. 

What are the payment terms?

We ask for a $1,000 deposit upon reservation. The remainder is due 60 days prior to the trip. Please see our Program Policies page for more information.