Multi-Day Trip Comparison Chart

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Tour NameThe PowerTripHokkaido UnpluggedJaparch SpecialShimamaki Snowcats – 2 daysShimamaki Snowcats – 4 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! Get away from the crowds and ski untracked as much as possible which means touring, its about the quality, NOT quantity! Hit resorts when it’s on but also ski tour some big lines in Central Hokkaido and get the best views with great weather!Experience the authentic side of Japan and ride exclusive backcountryExperience the authentic side of Japan and ride exclusive backcountry
Tour DatesJan 9 – 17Jan 31 – Feb 9Feb 28 – Mar 6, Mar 7 – 13Any days between Jan 10 – Mar 15Any days between Jan 10 – Mar 15
Cost per person329,000yen 359,000yen269,000yen 145,000yen280,000yen
Duration (days)910735
Guided days78524
Group Size1010101212
Number of Guides22222
General Ski LocationsNiseko, Sapporo, Central HokkaidoNiseko, Sapporo, Central HokkaidoCentral HokkaidoShimamakiShimamaki
Uphill MethodWe will generally use lifts to gain elevation, but to find better snow we will use touring gear and hikeMost uphill travel is on footMost uphill travel is on foot except when it dumps!Sit and relax on the cat! Sit and relax on the cat!
Minimum Downhill Skill LevelCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions
Minimum Uphill Skill LevelIntermediateAdvancedAdvancedNo need for walking! No need for walking!
Starting LocationNisekoNisekoFuranoNisekoNiseko
Ending LocationSapporoSapporoSapporoNisekoNiseko
InclusionsInclusionsInclusionsInclusionsInclusionsInclusions
Lift tickets7 days of lift tickets
3 days of lift tickets
3 days of lift tickets
Cat SkiingCat Skiing
Accommodation8 nights9 nights6 nights2 nights4 nights
Avalanche GearProbe, Shovel, Beacon, and PackProbe, Shovel, Beacon, and PackProbe, Shovel, Beacon, and PackProbe, Shovel, Beacon, and PackProbe, Shovel, Beacon, and Pack
TransfersAll except departure airport transfers. All except departure airport transfers. All except departure airport transfers. Niseko to/from Shimamaki. Airport transfers can be arranged. Niseko to/from Shimamaki. Airport transfers can be arranged.
BreakfastEverydayEverydayEverydayEverydayEveryday