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Introducing Hokkaido Powder Belt for All Skiers and Snowboarders

June 14, 2018 Ski No Comments Email Email

Introducing Hokkaido Powder Belt for all skiers/snowboarders
Snow season starts from 1st December 2018 until 1st April 2019

Hokkaido Mountains pack a recreational punch – Hokkaido Powder Belt

Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido is just a 90-min flight from Tokyo, a mecca for snow sports and perfect for those powder hounds chasing the adventure of a lifetime. Nestled in the mountains of Hokkaido, with an unmatched quality of dry powder snow and tasty terrains, the area caters for all levels of snow sports; from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders.

The Hokkaido Powder Belt consists of 7 different mountains and world-class ski resorts in central Hokkaido. Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU is a ski-in ski-out resort which owns a private ski area with 29 trails. Other ski areas include Kamui Ski Links, Asahidake, Kurodake, Mount Racey, Furano Ski Resort and Sahoro Resort. Each mountain ski area can be easily accessed from Hoshino Resorts and boasts high quality powder snow along with a diverse range of terrains and slopes catering for all levels of snow sports. Trails range from groomed runs and powder runs to tree skiing.

Convenient and easy access when staying at Hoshino Resorts

Located on the lower east side of the Powder Belt of Hokkaido, the ski-in ski-out resort, Tomamu is the hub for Powder Belt ski tours. Mount Racey, Furano Ski Resort and Sahoro Resort are all accessible in under 1.5 hours by car or bus from Tomamu.

Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa is another option to explore more ski mountains. Kamui Ski Links, Asahidake and Kurodake are all accessible within 1.5 hours by car or bus. The lodging offered at both Hoshino Resorts is designed for skiers and snowboarders seeking the ultimate convenience on their holiday.  Using these resorts as a hub allows skiers and snowboarders to fully enjoy a wide variety of world-class ski areas in Hokkaido, Japan.

Unique ski activities in the Hokkaido Power Belt

  • Riki Japow Guide: Tours by Riki – who became the world’s first freestyle ski instructor at Whistler in 2000 and is one of the  leading experts on freestyle skiing. He will take skiers on an unforgettable hidden backcountry adventure.

At Tomamu

  • CAT Tour: Tomamu’s exclusive Snowcat service offers professionally guided backcountry skiing and snowboarding in pristine untouched powder.
  • Experts Only Powder Area: An area controlled by the resort that is restricted to advanced skiers only, enabling them to enjoy safe freeriding.

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