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Hokkaido, the myth of the powder!

Ski touring in the world
Duration: 9 days
from 3500 €
* each one if 6 people, others see details
Technical level required:
Physical level required:

Minimal level : good skier any snow (especially powder !)

Walking time : Day 1and 2, no/ Day 3, no/  Day 4 ab 1h / Day 5 ab 5h / Day 6 ab 3h/  Day 7, no/ 

Altitude difference : Day 1 and 2, no/ Day 3 : D- ab 2000m / Day 4 : D- ab 2000m / Day 5 : D+ ab 1500m, D- ab 1500m/ Day 6 : D+ ab 750m, D- ab 1500m/ Day 7 : D+ ab 900m, D- ab 1500m/ Day 8 : D+ ab 750m, D- ab 1500m/ Day 9 : no

Luggage porterage :  No

Coaching:

Name : Verollet christophe
Diploma : High Mountain Guide
Mobile phone : +33 (0) 633 078 537
E-mail : chr.verollet@gmail.com 

Discovery of the island of Hokkaido through its famous ski resorts and mountains, as well as in backcounty skiing as

ski touring.

The island of Hokkaido is known to be the myth of the powdery with an average of 16m of accumulation of snow by winter!

Group size

Required minimum number: 4  participants
Required maximum number: 6  participants
Maximum number of groups: 1 
Beyond 6 people, a second guide will be necessary

Accommodation type

Hotel ** or *** double room, or local lodge « Ryokan » with double room or dormitory.

Restoration

Breakfast and buffet for picnic taken) out of the bag.

The evening, discovered by the local restaurants!

Transportation

Plane, rental car, and ski lifts.

Formalities

Police formalities : compulsory ID card with date of validity.

Sanitary formalities : Warn your guide of any medical risk. To realize this stay in the best conditions, we advise you to make beforehand a medical balance sheet with your general practitioner to confirm your capacity for the trekking.

Access to the meeting

By every possible means at your convenience, train or personal vehicle

Filght

Flight form France to Japon return

Weather

Same as Alps’s  january month, cold and snowy.

Dates

See product

Price

3500€/pax if 6 persons.
3600 €/pax if 5 persons
3800 €/pax if 4 persons.
These price lists include the price of the 773-€ plane ticket on 21/06/2017, Price reevaluable at the time of the purchase of the ticket.

The price includes

Elements described above concerning: 

the preparation and supervision of the stay by UIAGM french mountain guide, the air transport from Paris CDG or from Geneva, the car rental and gasoline, the accommodation, the catering ½ pension.

The price don't includes

Elements described above concerning:

the personal drinks and foods of tansfer days (Days 1 and 2, and 9), Dinner in local restaurants, the hot baths " Onsen ", Ski passes for ski lifts (to see on-the-spot following conditions and envies for sealskin), The personal insurances: personal civil liability …, The individual equipment, Drinks, Police formalities and sanitary, All which is not mentioned in this document

Payment terms

Acompte de 50 % à l'inscription. Solde à 60 jours du départ.

Règlements acceptés par virement bancaire, carte bancaire ou chèque à l'ordre de Vanoise Voyages.

Billet d’avion non modDeposit of 50 % in the registration. Pay in 60 days of the departure.

Regulations accepted by bank transfer, bank card or check payable to Vanoise Voyages.

Not modifiable and not refundable plane ticket, according to conditions of the Company of the ticket. 

Held in case of cancellation from 45 to 21 days: 30 % of the total amount of the journey; from 20 to 14 days: 50 % of the total amount of the journey; from 13 to 8 days: 75 % of the total amount of the journey; less than 8 days: 100 % of the total amount of the journey.

Insurance

Every participant have to be a holder of a civil liability as well as an individual guarantee multirisk with the aim of protecting itself incidents or accidents which can arise before either during the trekking.

If needed, we propose you several formulae of insurances, under the condition that your place of residence is in Europe:

- ASSISTANCE : repatriation / expenses of help and search in 1 % of the amount of the price,

- CANCELLATION in 3,5 % of the amount of the price

- In the case of purchase of both formulae, Assistance + cancellation to 4,5 %, you will be also covered for the interruption of stay. 

General arrangements of Insurance on brochures Europ Assistance.

Day 1 and 2 : Flight France-Japan. Access up to the station of Kiroro. Night ski (according to arrival time) on the station!

Day 3 : Off-piste skiing on the station of Kiroro. The Japan’s "factory of powder" !

Day 4 : Ascension day in ski touring of Yotei San (1898m, D + ab 1500 m), magnificent volcano which reminds the famous Mount Fuji San.

Day 5 : Car transfer about 1h30 mn for the resort of Rusutsu in the South of Niseko, much more quiet. Ascension Day in ski touring of Eniwadake (on 1320 m), D + ab 750 m, magnificent volcano with a view of the sea !

Day 6 : Transfer in the station of Furano in the center of the island (approximately 4 h). Ascension Day of Sandanyama (on 1647 m) on the route, D + ab 700 m.

Day 7 : Ascension Day in ski touring of Asahidake (on 2291 m), D D+ ab 900m. Here there is only a single ski lift. Volcano Asahidake is active. A magnificent hike about 3 hours will lead us to the summit if the conditions allow it us. Otherwise ski on the domain.

Day 8 : According to envies : ski on the resort of Tomamu in forests Magic of birches, or ascent of Tokashidake (2077m situated In the National park Daisetsuzan, before bathing in them springs of natural hot waters.

It is of course only area code, it will be necessary to us to adapt ourselves to the hazards of the weather report as well as in the conditions of the mountain and the participants. In the last resort, the mid mountain guide remains only judge of the program whom he can modify because of imperatives of safety.

Equipment furnished

Beeper, shovel and probe. Backpack if needed.

Personal equipment to be planned

For Japan, fat skis (90-100mm are recommanded) !

  • Ski boots with soles Vibram
  • Skis + touring bindings
  • Seals skins (well glued)
  • Ski crampons
  • Sticks
  • Pants typify Gore Tex
  • Under low clothes and high inhaling type Merino wool
  • Down jacket (with hoody if possible)
  • Jacket Gore Tex (or cut wind)
  • Hot gloves (possibly 2 pairs)
  • Thin Gloves 
  • Facial protection néoprène
  • Buff
  • Cap (or other)
  • Googles cat 3
  • Glasses category 4 (high mountain) 
  • Sunscreen and stick lip with high protection factor
  • (50)
  • Mini pharmacy (protection against blisters, quies balls)
  • Personal medicine if need
  • Backpack of 35L (or less) with system of porterage of skis
  • Bottle of water about 1,5L and/or thermos jug of 50 in 75cl
  • Energy bars and bicuits, coca cola, dry fruits, nuts.. 

Not exhaustive list