ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
The program proposed by Bruce Goodlad and his Japanese partners is outlined in our itinerary (please speak to a member of our team to request this). This trip includes 9 full days with the guide in groups of 4, where you’ll receive expert tips and insights. You will need to be an advanced or expert off-piste skier who is comfortable skiing in deep powder. If you are unsure of your skiing standard, please see our Ski Profile Page.
Members should be able to skin up to 1000m per day. It is worth noting that the group will be skinning at sea level so it is much easier than in the Alps or at other altitude destinations.
On this trip you’ll find yourself staying in a mixture of traditional Ryokans or guest houses. A Ryokan is a Japanese-style inn where you will really soak up the culture whilst experiencing the comforts of Japanese hospitality. They often possess elements such as tatami floors and futon beds whilst offering a selection of local cuisine. This kind of accommodation is only available in Japan so is not to be missed! The accommodation is all on a half board basis and will often have an Onsen (hot spring) present or nearby.
All land transfers and transport between airports are included. For further information and for recommended flight times to tie in with the transfers please speak to a member of Freshtracks on 020 8410 2022.
During this trip you will get to explore an abundance of unspoiled terrain with Bruce and his Japanese colleagues. You will experience a mixture of skiing from the road with some lift access, and even a snow cat one day in order to access some of the incredible terrain South Tohoku has to offer. For more information on some of the areas you will get to visit, please contact the Freshtracks Team and ask for the itinerary.
EQUIPMENTDue to the itinerary on this trip, it is not possible to rent equipment in Japan.