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Road Trip: Japan

The plan: a two-week road trip though the Northern Japanese Alps and outlying regions to search out the best snow, peaceful onsens and life-changing food.

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Head chef @_just_sheila does not mess around. Who’s hungry for some lodge life? #whitecapalpine #backcountrylodgesofbc #winter
The sign says: “Ski in Japan or bust.” Our Japan program is on fire this year with trips in Hakuba, Myoko and Hokkaido. Book now, or forever wish you did. Link in our bio for details. Photo: @robinoneill #whitecapinternational #japan

Weather Conditions

When you come to the lodge it’s important to be prepared for all conditions.

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Yesway Norway

Say Yesway to Norway. Christina Lustenberger will explain why.

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“Don’t bother packing your cellphone and trying to get the ‘gram. The staff will take all the photos you need, while you enjoy skiing the endless amounts of untouched terrain.”

Last winter @dhayder took Mike, Mimi and Ebi-Su the Super Van on a two week, Japow hunting roadtrip through the Northern Japanese Alps. Read Hayden’s trip report through the link in our bio and join us for one of our Myoko/Hakuba road trips this winter. #whitecapinternational #hakuba #japan #winter
New look, same us. Our new website and updated winter tours & trips are ripe for the lookin’ and the bookin! You know where to click. #whitecapalpine #winter


Always pack your hut slippers. After a long day of skiing powder it’s a quick way to warm up your feet.

Joe Schwartz, Whitecap Guide