TBC January 2022
Japan Powder Trip 2022
Day 1 (TBC):
Fly from either London or Geneva to Sapporo.
FinnAir flight AY1332 from LHR 10:20 > 15.15 HEL, then AY65 HEL 17:05 > 09:00 CTS (Sapporo)
Japan Airlines JL6846 from GVA 10:50 > 14:55 HEL, then JL8300 HEL 17:05 > 09:00 CTS (Sapporo)
Transfer from Airport to resort.
Afternoon tea & team meeting & chill
Day 3 - Day 8:
Powder skiing and coaching
Transfer to Sapporo
Check in Hotel
Explore Sapporo; Temples, herb gardens etc
Dinner out in local Japanese Raman/Sushi/Saki restaurant
09:30 Taxis to airport
Flight times will be confirmed here....
Hokkaido is famed for having the most reliable powder skiing in the world. During the season the resorts in central Hokkaido receive around 9-10 meters of snow (more than 2018 in Val d'Isere).
The mountain is full of trees with runs cut through them, and also some of the best tree skiing in the world too. Therefore constant snow is not a problem for visibility. Furano is more central than other Hokkaido resorts and therefore does benefit from more bluebird days.
The skiing will therefore be a mixture of on and offpiste depending on the coaching format of the day and the needs of the team. The overall aim is to develop powder skiing ability amongst the group.
The accommodation is still to be confirmed.
Skis: Go wide and with a huge amount of rocker. The width will help you float in the very very deep soft snow, and the rocker will make it much easier to turn when the skis are under the snow, it in deep snow in the tree runs. We recommend something 105-115 under foot. I.e. Rossignol Soul or Super 7.
I will be skiing the Super 7 (which is 116mm) in a 180cm length, I'm 5ft11 and 10st7. So don't be afraid to go wide and longer than normal.
Boots: Comfort and warmth is important. And not too soft, as we'll be skiing a large ski, the boot needs to be strong to dictate the movements.
Please ask for any further information, and a full kit list will be issued. There are good rental shops in Furano, and there will will time on the arrival day to go and source appropriate kit. Terry & RIch can help.
Price TBC (but probably £4200). A 20% deposit is required to confirm your spot, with full payment required by 1st November 2019. Due to the nature of our business, it's possible that not enough people will book on, we will make the decision by 1st December 2019, and fully refund any deposits/payments, should the trip not go ahead.
Bookings to be made through firstname.lastname@example.org, whom will require proof of travel insurance, and tdc-expeditions booking forms on booking. Contact us for any further information.
The trip cost includes:
Return transport from Airport to Hotels.
Breakfast and Hotels.
6 Days Powder Skiing and coaching in max ratio of 1:5.
Spa, hot springs visits.
Hotel and restaurant meal on night of departure.
What is not included:
Lunch - Dinner in Furano
Ski, Boot, Binding, Kit hire.
Personal Travel insurance. We recommend the BMC ski trip insurance.
FAQs, Information & Links
The trip has a minimum number of people required to run. We will advise buying flights as soon as the mimimum participants is reached.
Alpine & Ski Travel insurance is recommended from the BMC.
This section will be updated as more questions come in to us.