The Dream Trip

Your Dream. Delivered.

THE DREAM

 

Got a vision? Tell us! We’re here to customize your adventure in Hokkaido to your wishes. Looking for several days in the deep powder with local mountain guides? Check. How about a catski or snowmobile outing? Check. And what about a few spa days? No problem! We got you covered. With Snowminds, you can expect us to do whatever it takes to make your wildest powder dreams come true.

 

 

 

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

 

Together with our locals guides, we will make sure that safety, powder hunting and crazy fun are the top priorities. Our focus is always to serve you. The Japan Dream Trip specifically puts you in the driver’s seat. You can choose the trip length, ski resorts, various activities and even add-on a side visit to Tokyo. We see our job as turning your dreams into reality. If you have any questions, you can ALAYS contact to start the conversation.

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 

When you travel with Snowminds we take care of all the practicalities. That way you can pack your bags and good vibes and focus on preparing for your next adventure.

 

This trip includes the following:

 

  • Transfer from the airport to/from destination
  • You decide the # of nights breakfast included
  • You decide the # of days on ski/snowboard
  • Lift pass all days
  • English-speaking Snowminds representative at destination
  • Travel company who’s member of the travel Guarantee fund
  • A total awesome JaPOW experience!

 

Whats is not included but can be arranged?

 

  • Fly t/r between home country and Japan
  • Equipment (ski/snowboard avalanche equipment)
  • Snowmobile, catski or other locally-guided tours
  • Anything else your heart desires

 

Note: We believe everything is possible. Each trip can be tailored to specific wishes, such as aircraft, equipment rental, number of ski days, number of mountain guide day, etc.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How does the trip runs?

A typical day begins with breakfast. In days where you have planned to spend the day with a local guide they will pick you up where you live. They will guide after that days snow conditions and weater. This will prepare you for a perfect adventure day in the powder! All day you will get new fantastic experiences! We guarantee a lot of powder! After a day in the powder you can go spend your evening in Japanese spa and eat sushi or ramen for dinner.

The Week:

Fly from home country

Day 1: Arrive in Sapporo airport and transfer for Niseko

Day 2: Tailored program with either ski / snowboarding on your own in Niseko or the possibility of purchase of extra guided tours, snowmobiles, catski etc.

Day 3: Tailored program

Day 4: Tailored program

Day 4: Tailored program

Day 6: Tailored program

Day 7: Tailored program

Day 8: S Tailored program

Day 9: Transfer for Sapporo airport to go home.

*The week can be adjusted after your wishes, just concact us to here more

What about accommodation?

Accommodation will be in a nice family-run pension close to the ski area. The guesthouses are built and decorated in a Western style, but with a touch of Japanese culture, and typically divided into 2-person rooms. The hosts are incredibly sweet and hospitable and provide breakfast and cleaning daily. You get a lot of value for money, and it’s an obvious choice when you spend the whole day invading the powder.

It is possible to upgrade to an apartment or hotel – please contact us if this is of interest.

When can I go?

Whenever you want!!

In high season (December until marts) will the powder skiing be best! We arrange off piste trips in all weeks in this period of time.

Off piste trips will typical be in groups and in all trips, we can arrange some changes there will fit your wishes best! Contact us and let’s have a chat about what you want.

What can I add?

We have basic package! But we always open for changes, add on or adjusting after your wishes. Below you will find the things which can be arranged:

  • Fly t/r between home country and Japan (inkl. ski/snowboard transport)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Rental ski/snowboard
  • Rental of avalanche equipment
  • Japanese spa (Onsen)
  • Upgrade of accommodation
  • Extra guided trips (hike Mount Yotei, sidecountry, backcountry)
  • Snow mobile
  • Cat ski
  • Extra skiing/ snowboard days

What level should I have in skiing/snowboarding?

Off piste skiing trips are primarily for the experienced skier / snowboarder, who manages varied terrain outside the piste (steep slopes, deep snow, narrow passages and between trees).
We have the opportunity to tailor every day to match the level of specific groups. This allows us to arrange trips for the skilled skier / snowboarder who wants to explore the terrain outside the piste or learn for the first time.
If you are interested in teaching on the piste, we refer to school lessons through our Skimundi booking platform.

What equipment should I have?

It’s important to have the right gear when you want to go on a off piste trip! If you want to go on a trip like this, you need special equipment for off piste. It’s important to have the right clothing and avalanche equipment.

The ski runs require off-piste skiing and backcountry touring equipment, and snowboarding requires either split-boards or snow shoes (but we recommend split-boards as snow shoes make it difficult to follow skiers). We recommend having your own ski / snowboard equipment, but it is possible to rent at the destination.

Clothing

We will recommend you Shell jacket and pants (with snow skirt) and a good middle layer in between (merino wool is clearly recommended) It is breathable, as you both sweat when you go upwards, but still have to keep the heat down to minus 25 degrees.

  • Goggles with more than one glass – primarily you should get one to cloudy/snowy weather with low visibility
  • Two pairs of gloves – so you can change
  • Buff (this is a must have, highly recommended that you can cover the entire face with it, because you will get a lot of snow in your face)

Avalanche equipment.

Avalanche danger in Japan is generally smaller than other ski areas. But it’s a must have with the most general avalanche equipment (tracker. Shovel and probe – ABS backpack it’s not a must in Japan)

  • We recommend a good backpack with room for all equipment (avalanche equipment, extra goggles lenses, gloves, water, snacks, etc.) and good options on the chest and waist so that the bag is well placed on the back.
  • Tracker. Shovel and probe (we recommend that you have your own avalanche equipment that you use every time so you have trained and know it very well. However, it is always possible to rent avalanche equipment at the destination).

 

What insurrance should I have?

We are a Danish company who’s member of the travel guarantee fund.

You need to make sure that your own insurance covers you when you go skiing and travel internationally. This includes:

  • Cancellation
  • Travel insurance

If you doubt that you covered or not, then we will advise you to call your insurance company.

 

WHAT DO OUR FRIENDS SAY?

 

"January 2017 became a highlight in my skiing life. The trip to Japan, Sapporo was a huge experience. The wildest snow, the wildest country and the wildest guides. The rumors about Japan and Snowminds are not just rumors."

- Flemming

"The trip had it all and fulfilled my requirements to the absolute full. The ski run is the best I have experienced and can't be compared to Europe. Snowminds gets the warmest recommendations from here for the ultimate off-piste!"

- Mads

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