Niseko and Kiroro Ski/Snowboarding Trip

2019 January 18-21 (Friday-Monday)

Niseko/Kiroro, Hokkaido

An amazing mid-winter trip to Hokkaido snow wonderland!

This Trip Features;

  • Ski/snowboarding at Niseko; voted as No. 1 ski resort in Japan
  • Day trip to Kiroro; a relatively unknown ski area in Hokkaido with unbelievable amount of powder snow and the lack of crowds is an advantage for discerning powder maniacs
  • 3 to 4 days of snow fun
  • FREE beginners ski/snowboarding lesson on Saturday (Jan 19) from 9:30am-12pm
  • Flexible itinerary. You can extend your stay to get more days of riding
  • Nice, cozy and clean lodge just for our group
  • Regular shuttle bus from/to the lodge/Hirafu Welcome Center
  • Fun apres-ski parties at different bars/clubs

Niseko is widely considered as the best and most famous ski resort in Japan amongst international skiers and snowboarders. For those who love powder, Niseko is the number one pick because it seems to constantly snow, and the deep, deep powder is way too enticing. Niseko is one big powder playground!

Kiroro is a relatively unknown ski area in Hokkaido with unbelievable amount of powder snow and the lack of crowds is an advantage for discerning powder maniacs who make the most of the abundant snow and off-piste ski/snowboarding. Kiroro is blessed with lots of yuki and because the ski resort is uncrowded and very few riders go off-piste, there’s a very high chance of scoring freshies. You’d better get to Kiroro before anyone else discovers the joys of this little treasure.


Airfare is NOT INCLUDED in the package in order to make sure you get the most convenient flights that suit your schedule and budget. Airfares will vary depending on the availability at the time of booking. You can book a round-trip plane tickets to Sapporo for as low as 13,600yen (if you book fast enough) and as high as 45,000yen (if you book last minute).

You can book/buy discounted plane tickets ONLINE through the following carriers websites (1) Sky Mark (2) AirDo (3) Jetstar (4) Air Asia (5) ANA (6) JAL. Please let us know if you're having problems booking your plane tickets and we'll help you sort it out.


Don't miss out on this epic mid-winter snow adventure!

Trip Itinerary

Friday (Jan 18)

  • Meet our staff at Shin-Chitose airport (outside Skymark arrival gate) between 8:30am until 9:30pm (Please book a flight arriving around this time)
  • Get on the bus (between 9:30am-3:30pm) or at 10:15pm
  • Arrive in Niseko Hirafu
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Afternoon or night ski/snowboarding (if arriving on an early flight)

Saturday (Jan 19)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Niseko (8:30am-5pm)
  • Visit one of the nice onsens nearby
  • Group dinner at one of the restaurants (not provided)
  • Visit one of the local bars/clubs

Sunday (Jan 20)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Get the gear on
  • Ski/snowboarding at Niseko (8:30am-5pm) or join the optional day trip to Kiroro (7:30am-6pm)
  • Visit one of the nice onsens nearby
  • Group dinner at one of the restaurants (not provided)
  • Visit one of the local bars/clubs

Monday (Jan 21)

  • Breakfast at 7:30am
  • Ski/snowboarding until 3pm (only possible if you booked a late flight)
  • Get on your scheduled bus from Hirafu Welcome Center
  • Arrive back at Shin-Chitose airport an hour before your flight

Trip Inclusion - Extras - Discounts

Price includes;

  • Round-trip bus transportation (Sapporo airport - Niseko Hirafu - Sapporo airpor)
  • 8 hour "Niseko All Mountain" or 1-day Hirafu/Hanazono lift pass
  • Three (3) nights shared accommodation
  • Breakfast for Saturday, Sunday and Monday
  • Travel insurance
  • Fun and cute (English/Japanese speaking) snow guide
  • 8% consumption tax

Extras;

  • Kiroro day trip (9,000yen) *Includes round-trip bus, 7 hour lift pass and tips to find fresh powder
  • Niseko Grand Hirafu and Hanazono discounted 1-day lift pass (4,200yen) *5,500yen at the counter
  • Extra night accommodation with breakfast (7,500yen/person/night for shared room | 9,000yen/person/night for 2 persons room)
  • Skis/boots/poles set rental (8,000yen for 2 days | 10,500yen for 3 days)
  • Snowboard/boots set rental (8,000yen for 2 days | 10,500yen for 3 days)
  • Ski jacket/pants/gloves set rental (6,000yen for 2 days | 7,500yen for 3 days)
  • Goggles rental (500yen/day)
  • Helmet rental (700yen/day)
  • Private room for 2 persons (1,500yen/person/night)

Discounts;

  • Beginners (3,000yen) *No lift pass provided
  • Birthday on Jan 18-21 (3,000yen)
  • Group of 4-5 (1,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Group of 6 or more (2,000yen/person) *Group leader or name required
  • Regular member (1,000yen) *Joined more than 5 TG trips/Cannot combine with the group discount
    *** Check Discount Policies ***
Price: 40,900Yen
Space left: 33 out of 36

Important Notes

  • Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
  • You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able to join. You can also buy ski/snowboard insurance online to make sure you're fully covered [WorldNomads.com].
  • Rooms will be allocated to your preference.
  • Rooms with beds will be allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.
  • Minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 persons for shared rooms.
  • Male/Female only rooms are available.
  • Group of friends can have their own room.
  • Twin bed rooms available for an extra 1,500yen/person/night (limited rooms).
  • Our lodge is located just a 10min walk to the closest chairlift and onsen.
  • Private shuttle bus (every 30mins) to/from lodge - main town or ski resort in the morning between 8:30am-10:30, and in the evening between 4:30pm-8:30.
  • Some restaurants and shops in the ski resorts don't accept credit cards so please bring enough cash.
  • You can send your gear by delivery service (takkyubin) to the lodge. Address will be provided upon request.
  • You must check out of your room before 10am on Monday (Jan 21). You can put your luggages in the cloak room (for a small fee) at Hirafu Welcome Center if you're planning on ski/snowboarding that day.
  • This trip involves long time preparation, a year in advance lodge booking and a lot of logistics so cancellation fee is different from our normal cancellation policy. Cancellation made 10 days (or earlier) before the trip incurs a 10,000yen cancellation fee. Cancellation made 2-9 days before the trip incurs a 20,000yen cancellation fee. No refund for cancellation a day before the trip or on the day.
  • Final details will be sent to the participants by email two days before the event.

What to wear/bring

  • Skis/poles/boots
  • Snowboard/boots
  • Ski jacket/pants/gloves
  • Ski goggles
  • Helmet
  • Winter/warm clothes
  • Beanie/hat
  • Winter gloves
  • Comfortable shoes/socks
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Eye masks
  • Ear plugs
  • Music player
  • Book (to read on the bus)
  • Camera
  • Smartphone
  • Cash

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