Multi-Day Tour Comparison Chart
Have you decided which guided Hokkaido backcountry tour you would like to join? Use this chart below to see which one suits you the most!
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|Tour Name||The Power Trip||Hokkaido Unplugged||Japarch Special||Shimamaki Snowcats – 2 days|
|I want to…||Shred as much powder as possible which usually means riding lifts, but if there isn’t great snow in the resort I’m willing to walk!||This will be a touring focused trip where we will mainly use touring gear to gain elevation.||This tour is for someone that wants to summit the famous peaks in Central Hokkaido. Longer days means more shredding to be done!||Experience the authentic side of Japan and ride exclusive backcountry|
|Tour Dates||Dec 20 – 28, Jan 2 – 8, Feb 17 – 25||Feb 4 – 13||Mar 4 – 10||Any days between Jan 10 – Mar 15|
|Cost per person||329,000yen||319,000yen||249,000yen||159,500yen|
|Number of Guides||2||2||2||2|
|General Ski Locations||Niseko, Chisenupuri, Sapporo, Central Hokkaido||Niseko, Sapporo, Central Hokkaido||Central Hokkaido||Shimamaki|
|Uphill Method||We will generally use lifts to gain elevation, but to find better snow we will use touring gear and hike||We will mainly use touring gear to gain elevation except for the tram at Asahidake.||We will mainly use touring gear to gain elevation except for the tram at Asahidake and Kurodake.||Sit and relax on the cat!|
|Minimum Downhill Skill Level||CONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions||CONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions||CONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions||CONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions|
|Minimum Uphill Skill Level||Intermediate||Advanced||Advanced||No need for walking!|
|Lift tickets||6 days of lift tickets + 1 day cat skiing||2 days of lift/tram tickets||3 days of lift/tram tickets||Cat Skiing|
|Accommodation||8 nights||9 nights||6 nights||2 nights|
|Avalanche Gear||Probe, Shovel, Beacon, and Pack||Probe, Shovel, Beacon, and Pack||Probe, Shovel, Beacon, and Pack||Probe, Shovel, Beacon, and Pack|
|Transfers||All except departure airport transfers.||All except departure airport transfers.||All except departure airport transfers.||Niseko to/from Shimamaki. Airport transfers can be arranged.|