Unforgettable Adventure to The Powder Capital

If you are a powder hunter you should definitely visit Japan. Regarded as the powder capital, Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island offer on average as much as 15 meters of snow in a typical winter season. And that's a lot of pov. To get the most out of this trip, you should consider hiring a guide who knows the area the best. Adrex.com introduces Hokkaido Powder Guides, experienced ski guides combining culture and adventure with Japan’s fabled deep powder.
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Hokkaido Powder Guides

Located in the northernmost of Japan, Hokkaido Powder Guides is owned and operated by Chuck and Toshie Olbery. Together they have been operating the business for 10 years, combining their backgrounds in the travel and ski guiding industries. They and the guiding staff offer backcountry ski guiding and avalanche course instruction on the highest professional level as all of them have enough experience in guiding gained from years working for operations in Japan and abroad. 

Snow Conditions

Whether you seek a pure backcountry action or want to play it safe off the resort piste, you wouldn't probably find better place with the most consistently good snow conditions anywhere in the world - it is simply that good. The snow that falls on Hokkaido's hillsides is light and dry and you typically get 10-15cm of fresh snow fall on 3 or 4 days each week of the season from December to March. 

Like many areas of Japan, Hokkaido is seismically active. The center of the island has a number of mountains and volcanic plateaus and a ski trip to Central Hokkaido is an opportunity to ski some of the lightest powder in the world due to the consistent precipitation falls coming from continuous low pressure systems from Siberia.

HPG offer several trips:

Hokkaido Powder Trip

Starting in Niseko, you will spend four days skiing  Hokkaido’s famous powder on some of the area’s accessible off-piste and side-country terrain. You will then travel to Daisetsuzan National Park and ski on the highest volcano in Hokkaido.

Hokkaido to Hakkoda 

If you want to have a traditional Japanese ski experience in two of the foremost powder areas of Japan, this trip is for you. You will spend three days skiing Sapporo surrounding resorts and then travel to the tip of the main island to the mountains of Hakkoda.

Rishiri's Island Volcano

This is a must do for any skier! This true Japanese backcountry ski adventure combines touring from a traditional ryokan accommodation, bathing in hot thermal springs and savoring delicious local seafoood. 

If you want to get in touch with HPG to find out more, call them at 81-80-3492-0433 / +81-167-22-5655 or drop them an email at info@hokkaidopowderguides.com. They are certified through Japanese and international organizations and all are English/Japanese bilingual. HPG also offer Avalanche courses (AST), lodgings and customized trips.


Hokkaido Powder Guides 
2-14, Kitanomine chou, Furanoshi, Hokkaido, Japan 

Photos: © Takahiro Nakanishi, copyright applied.

Source: http://www.hokkaidopowderguides.com

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