Japan Powder Skiing

Japan Ski Touring 2019: Hokkaido

Join us for some Deep Pow on this amazing Japan Ski Touring vacation! 

You’ve seen it in the movies, in friends FB videos and photos: Japan’s legendary cold smoke powder! Hokkaido is home to the finest deep powder skiing in the world all wrapped up in a truly unique cultural experience. So grab the fattest touring skis or the widest split board you can find and join us for an Epic Japow Ski Safari!

Japan Ski TouringThe Crew:

Black Sheep has teamed up with Mel over at Mountain Addicts to bring you the ultimate Japow ski safari. Having lived, skied and guided in Japan, Mel knows the local scene: Where to find the deepest pow, amazing local cuisine and the best onsen (hot springs) for a good soak after a long day of shredding.

The Snow:

It snows pretty much every day here, day after day! And this daily accumulation of snow is deeper than what many popular ski areas see in a week. But what’s really amazing is the quality, we’re talking cold blower pow! So if you love undulating terrain, widely spaced deciduous trees, beautiful landscapes and consistent snowfall day-in and day-out then this is the trip for you.

The Scene:

Japanese Apres

Now half the fun of a Japanese ski touring holiday is checking out the local culture and of course the local food. Sushi, ramen, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, omo-rice and more might not mean much to you now, but they’ll soon become favorites! Of course no foreign vacation is complete without sampling some of the local beer and spirits! Not to worry, Japan’s famous for it’s amazing Scotch and Sake, but of course it also has a booming craft brewery scene that begs to be sampled as well. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Foodie, fine beverage connoisseur or an avid skier just looking for some filling food at the end of a big day you will be more than happy with the local offerings.

The Itinerary:

  • Arrival Day: We pick everyone up at the airport at then drive out to Asahikawa
  • Days 2 & 3: Ski Asahikawa Area
  • Days 4 to 7: Ski Tokachidake Area
  • Departure Day: Have breakfast and then we’ll take you back to Sapporo

Trip Dates:

  • Week #1: January 11-19, 2019
  • Week #2: January 19-26, 2019


  • $2,600 CAD per person
    – Want to ski with your friends? Book a group of 4 and the 5th spot’s half price!


  • 6 Days Skiing
  • 2 ACMG Certified Guides
  • Ground Transportation
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Onsen entrance (hot pools)
  • Lift tickets (if required)
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Black Sheep JAPOW hat


  • Flights to/from Sapporo
  • Personal ski & safety equipment (transceiver, probe & shovel, etc.)
  • Dinners (exploring the local cuisine is a must!)

Fine Print:

  • A $1000 deposit is due upon booking
  • The final payment is due December 1st
  • ACC Vancouver members get a discount on Week 1.
  • Trips subject to 5% GST
  • We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
  • Be sure to look over our Booking Policies
  • Participants will be required to sign a Waiver
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