February 14 -March 4
The SST Japan Ski Tour 2023 is scheduled in to coincide with the BC Day Holiday Week and will run from Feb 14 - March 4th, 2023; the tour is now in the planning stages.
We will fly to Tokyo and then on to the Lotte Arai Ski Resort, the winner of the 2020 World Ski Awards designation as the best ski resort in Japan for a week then followed by a week at Niseko United, the heart of powder skiing in Hokkaido.
Suffice it to say, it is by all accounts a bucket lister of a trip and is only possible perhaps because our suppliers have had 2 years off like everyone else and have had plenty of time to put together what is arguably SST Ski Tours best tour to Japan ever. Although we can't say that we will ski the renowned epic powder that is so highly touted, we are certainly set up to deliver the goods should we be so fortunate to have favorable conditions, but we can say with certainty that we will have an unbelievable authentic Japanese experience, powder snow or not.
This trip is tailored to our every need from arrival in Tokyo to our departure. Although the emphasis is on skiing, there will be an opportunity to see the amazing sights and sounds of Tokyo itself and possibly a side trip to visit the famous Snow Monkeys. We will ride the Shinkasen Bullet Train from Tokyo to our destination in Honshu plus have a day off in Tokyo, to see and experience some of this massive city.
Our first ski destination, Lotte Arai Resort was not only awarded the best ski resort in Japan in 2020 but also awarded best ski resort for powder and Japan's best ski hotel. The region is also well known for hot springs or onsens and natural Japanese hospitality, cuisine and culture.
All SST Ski Tours will host a maximum of 24 people and our guests tend to love skiing but also get along very well and enjoy dining, bathing, relaxing and touring the sites. People entering Japan in 2023 must stay together as a tour group and follow all the Covid protocols that have become so necessary.
The second week of the tour moves north to the resort of Niseko United to our home for the week at the Hilton Niseko where we will enjoy ski in/out accommodations and 7 days of skiing.
Here is a birds eye view of the itinerary:
Ski Lotte Arai 18-24/FEB 6 nights
Ski Niseko 25/FEB-04/MAR 7 nights
Feb 16 - Arr Tokyo, Black Cat luggage to Lotte Arai Ski Resort Hotel.
Feb 17 - Day in Tokyo
Feb 18 - Shinkaisen to ski resort.
Feb 19 - 23 Ski
Feb 23 - Black Cat luggage to Hilton Niseko Ski Resort Hotel
Feb 24 - Shinkaisen to Tokyo Hotel, o/n
Feb 25 - Fly to Chitose, bus to Hilton Hotel Niseko
Feb 26 - Mar 3 Ski
Mar 4 - bus to Chitose Sapporo Airport, fly home
Interested in joining us on this trip to Japan? Registration begins August 15 and here's how you find out all the details, and get yourself and friends info and in the loop. Click this link and you'll be directed to the sign-in page. To sign-in, you will require a password and you can get yours by request using this link. Happy planning!
Note: All Ski Tours are based on a minimum numbers of passengers and all quoted prices are based on reaching those numbers. All tour pricing is based on a minimum of 18 skiers unless otherwise noted. All pricing is quoted in Canadian currency and is based on 2 people sharing with Single Supplement rates often available. SST Ski Tours reserves the right to cancel or offer an alternate tour with notice should a tour not attain the required number of people before the cutoff, usually 90 days from the departure date. Full details outlined as a Term of Agreement in the Booking Form.