Hittin’ the road in Hokkaido! Our Hokkaido Road Trip delivers the quintessential Japanese ski experience: deep snow, onsens, amazing food and a cultural experience to remember.
We will meet at the airport in Sapporo, Japan on January 12 to kick off ten days of exploring Central Hokkaido and it’s blower pow. The goal is to chase the best conditions in more secret zones of the region while staying away from the busy areas in Niseko and Sapporo.
This trip has room for 6 people.
Whitecap and Whitecap International cannot make exceptions to this cancellation policy for any reason, including personal emergencies and weather.
All cancellations must be received in writing. If we receive your cancellation more than 10 weeks prior to the start of your trip, you have two options:
a) We are happy to rebook your reservation if you find an alternative date of the same season at Whitecap and McGillivray Pass Lodge, or Whitecap International.
b) We provide a full refund, less a $400 administration fee
If notice is received less than 10 weeks prior to the starting date, no money will be refunded.
For more information about our cancellation policy, please contact us by calling toll-free at 1.604.862.9757 or by email at info(at)whitecapalpine.ca
We strongly recommend that all guests purchase trip cancellation insurance and most importantly trip medical and evacuation insurance.
We also do recommend that all guests purchase medical insurance and evacuation insurance if you
do not already have a policy. The specific is evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage, most travel policies do not cover this, please check with your provider to see if you are covered. If you are injured while skiing in Japan and need to be evacuated to a higher level of care, the evacuation expense is to be covered by the injured party. Basic travel insurance does not cover this and we want to ensure that you are adequately protected in the event of an injury.
Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
Small thermos (optional)
All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
Warm socks (3 Pair)
Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair)
Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood)
Gore-tex over pants
Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
Toque (ski hat)
Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana
Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…)
Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment)
Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector)
Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems)
Headlamp or flashlight
The skiing we do in Japan is human powered, for this reason and the fact that the days are long, we recommend this trip to experienced backcountry skiers with intermediate to advanced skiing/snowboarding abilities and good fitness levels. Ideally, you have been ski touring throughout the winter to be comfortable on a number of full days out!
Transportation (excluding flights)
Breakfasts & Lunches
*Dinner and alcohol are not included so we are free to explore the best cuisine the area has to offer.