Hokkaido Snow Trips

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Shred Deep Pow every day in Hokkaido - Japan

Are you a snow addict? Then Hokkaido must be on your bucket list. Japan’s winter gem is an excursion reserved for the diehards and powder junkies. Seasons with snowfalls of up to 20 meters make Hokkaido a perfect place to shred deep backcountry powder. The area’s operators are some of the best in the world, which aligns with the snowy island paradise’s unique and first-class mountain landscape. Experience a unique sensation of floating in bottomless Japow!

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Meet your expert

Our Head of Sales travel is a true board rider. From starting out skating as a kid back home in the UK, to snowboarding in the European Alps and Canada, to chasing waves all across the globe, Mister Jenner has done it all. Now spending his time flipping between the mountains and the ocean, Martin is your go-to guy for Snow Travel and Maldives Surf Trips.

What our customers say

"It was a flat-out great experience! The organization was really flexible, so they made sure we could hit the best snow available. The hotel was nice and we were often equipped with an onsen! I can recommend this tour without any hesitation."

(Black Diamond Tours)

"Special thanks to Goodguides! We had a great vacation with these awesome Guys. Everthing worked really well. Our Guides were fantastic, very friendly and helped in every situation! So, we can definitley recommend the Goodguides!!!"

(Goodguides - Honshu Backcountry Tours)

"I just have one word to describe this trip : FANTASTIC. If you think you have seen a lot of snow you haven't been to Hokkaido... There was so much snow! Unbelievable."

(Rising Sun Guides)

"Cool experience. I always wanted to go to Japan and finally did it. Now i wanna go back every year :) Great snow, great food and great people. What could you want more."

(Paromcamps - Freeride Camp Niseko)

Four Reasons Hokkaido is the Perfect Winter Escape


Hokkaido has world class powder

Most wouldn’t expect an island to hold some of the world’s best powder, but Hokkaido proves that wrong. Hokkaido is an island in Japan where you’ll find abundant, dry and soft white stuff. Perfectly located where the Sea of Japan brings in cool air from Siberia dumping piles of powder on the island, Hokkaido is known for some of the best snowfalls in the world. Every year the island receives a massive annual snowfall, sometimes as much as 20 meters a year. But in Hokkaido, it’s not just about quantity. It’s almost all about quality. Powder hounds will fill their quota of long rides and runs over light and dry champagne powder.


Incredible backcountry skiing in Hokkaido - Japan

The off-piste terrain on Hokkaido’s mountainous island is as good as its snow. Getting out of bounds gives you open slopes, steeps, tree runs, and cliffs comparable to any world-class mountain. Operated by some of the best backcountry guides on the island, our backcountry trips will satisfy even the hardest to please adventurer. Get involved with a freeriding camp at Sherpasride or take a trip with the experts at Hokkaido Backcountry Club. In Hokkaido, you’ll find impeccable snow and fill your memory bank in one of the best Japanese backcountry regions.


Hokkaido is suitable for any snow travelers and most skill levels

Snow trips to Hokkaido are popular for solo travelers, groups, party people and adventurous skiers and riders. The cultural delights in Japan are plentiful, with new foods, new company and new experiences awaiting its visitors. And if language barriers concern you, this place is a favourite of travelers around the world, meaning you’ll have guides to assist and of course new friends to converse with.

Hokkaido is known for being steep and deep, so these trips are best suited to intermediate, advanced and pro skiers and riders. As long as you can keep upright on powder, a Hokkaido ski trip is the perfect choice for anyone with a guaranteed good time in mind. From enjoying the epic powder to experiencing the unique brand of Japanese culture, Hokkaido should be etched onto your must-visit list.


An snow trip to Hokkaido is affordable

Sometimes travel to Japan is considered fairly expensive, but ski trips to Hokkaido are much more affordable than you’d expect. Especially in comparison to skiing at many European and North American resorts. LUEX offers budget and medium-priced trips and accommodation. For more info on how you can experience Japan’s best pow, without breaking the bank, contact LUEX today.

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