Japan 2018 offpiste instruction and guiding week skiing the magic areas Hokkaido
We are proud to support our well loved ski instructor and guide Seb Cazorla who we have used here at Snowshepherd for the last 4 year for our courses in Chamonix
Seb is running this course, but please contact us for the details, email or phone, and we can get more details to you, as a guide then the week will follow the details below
There are only a few places left so please hurry:
General Programation : 6 days of gravity powder skiing
let's stay open mind, we'll be adapting the best way to snow and weather conditions : those proportions can change a bit.
23&24 -International flight to Nagoya then to Saporo/ Chitose airport and drive to Otaru, one of the most famous fishing port city in Japan,
25 Jan -Off-piste skiing at Furano
26 -Off Pist Skiing Hanida Furano Area
27 -Off-pist skiing at Rusutsu,
28 -Off-pist at Asahidake
29 -Off pist Furanodake
30 -Off-pist Ashibetsu
31 -Off-pist Shirogane
1 Feb -Off-piste skiing at Furano ski resort, drive to Sapporo, stay at a hotel at Sapporo or Chitose, last night dinner at local restaurant
2 Feb -drive to the airport, flight from Saporo to Nagoya-flight back
Lodge or hotel half Pension
8 days guiding
local transfert (including airport transfers)
Skiers must have a good experience in powder snow. In touring, skiers should be able to execute controlled kick-turns while climbing. It is essential.
It is possible for those who wish it not to make every day.
A good physical condition is necessary to be able to appreciate every day.
TOURING SKIS: I use and recommend wide skis.There is so much snow in Hokkaido, the best ski equipment to bring are fat skis (100mm widght or more under the foot) with low tech bindings. Diamir or Marker touring bindings are fine.
BAGGAGE: Please travel light! As you will be staying in 2 different places during the Safari, make sure that your baggage is practical, quickly packed and easy to carry.
It will be transported from one hotel to the next, but there are no "porteurs" to and from the rooms. Please, only one baggage per person to be transported and no loose belongings likely to get lost.
SMALL RUCKSACK for daily necessities. 32 liters will be a good choice. Inside your pack you should have:
-Goggles with double anti-fog screen.
-Neck-warmer and powder mask to protect against wind, cold, and powder.
-Sunscreen for lips and face (high protection).
-Foil Blanket in case of accident (or even chair lift breakdowns).
-Puffy jacket, compressed at the bottom of the ruck sack
-Beverages, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, muësli bars...
-Shovel and probe. If you have your own, bring them.
CLOTHING: Most of your time will be spent in ski wear. Remember to bring very warm clothes, you will get cold and humid, It’s snowing hard every day in Hokkaido. If you have room in your already heavy baggages, it may be comfortable to have two skiing outfits. If properly equipped, you'll enjoy the skiing, whatever the weather. We ski in all conditions.
HOW TO REACH NEW CHITOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CTS)
Direct flight from most of the airport in the world to Tokyo Haneda (HND). Domestic flight to Sapporo, New Chitose airport (CTS), your final destination.