Multi-Day Tour Comparison Chart

Group Photo with Asahidake in the background

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 NameUltimate Early Season CampsThe Power Trip – NY SpecialThe Power TripShimamaki Snowcats – 2 days
I want to…These tours are for strong intermediate skiers and boarders who would like to learn more about avalanche safety and backcountry travel.Enjoy the New Year Holidays but also 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! 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! Experience the authentic side of Japan and ride exclusive backcountry
Tour DatesDec 15 – 23,
Dec 22 – 30,
Dec 29 – Jan 6 Feb 25 – Mar 5Any days between Jan 10 – Mar 15
Cost per person209,000 – 259,000yen 319,000yen329,000yen 159,500
Duration (days)9993
Guided days5672
Group Size12101012
Number of Guides2222
General Ski LocationsNiseko, Sapporo, Chisenupuri Niseko, Chisenupuri, Sapporo, Central HokkaidoNiseko, Chisenupuri, Sapporo, Central HokkaidoShimamaki
Uphill MethodWe will generally use lifts to gain elevation, but to find better snow we will use touring gear and hike. There is one day of cat skiing included. We will generally use lifts to gain elevation, but to find better snow we will use touring gear and hike. There is one day of cat skiing included. We will generally use lifts to gain elevation, but to find better snow we will use touring gear and hike. There is one day of cat skiing included. Sit and relax on the cat!
Minimum Downhill Skill LevelCapable of skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditionsCONFIDENT skiing variable terrain and conditions
Minimum Uphill Skill LevelBeginner IntermediateIntermediateNo need for walking!
Starting LocationNisekoNisekoNisekoNiseko
Ending LocationSapporoSapporoSapporoNiseko
InclusionsInclusionsInclusionsInclusionsInclusions
Lift tickets4 days of lift tickets + 1 day of cat skiing 5 days of lift tickets + 1 day cat skiing
6 days of lift tickets + 1 day cat skiing
Cat Skiing
Accommodation8 nights 8 nights8 nights2 nights
Avalanche GearProbe, 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.
BreakfastEverydayEverydayEverydayEveryday