Frontier Explorer: What's Included
All 3-star lodging. Our hotels are based on shared twin rooms but we do have an upgrade option to a single room if available. You can select this option during check out.
2 English speaking guides 1 lead guide/1 tail guide
One day of Cat Skiing. Yes, fulfill your Cat fantasy as we hire out a Cat and ski down an abandoned ski hill (one of many in this region!). Cat skiing in Japan is different from North America--check out what to expect here.
Daily dinner reservations at restaurants that serve different types of Japanese cuisine (participation optional but highly recommended!). These restaurants have been personally selected for their authenticity and deliciousness and include cuisine such as Sushi, Yakiniku, Tonkatsu, etc. More on food here.
All lift tickets at 6 different ski resorts
Find the best pow with guided off-piste tours for advanced riders with avalanche safety gear. Guided resort orientation minimizes the learning curve and maximizes off-groomer pow time.
Big daily breakfast buffet with western style options available at both hotels
All transportation beginning at Morioka Station and ending at Aomori. You'll need to arrange your own transportation to Morioka station, where you will be met by one of our guides. We recommend buying the JR East Tohoku Pass. More information on this in our Logistics section. Why isn't the pass included?
Snow Shoes are also available for use at no additional cost if guests don't have their own touring gear (this is for the last 2 days in Hakkoda)
Two days of guided backcountry in the Hakkoda mountains. Instead of the usual off-piste, we'll be getting a local Japanese guide to take us to some special spots in the backcountry.
Over the course of 6 ski days, we'll be spending 3 days hitting up some local Onsen Hot Springs. This cost is also covered by us.
International flights to/from Tokyo's Narita Airport (NRT) or Haneda Airport (HND)
Any rentals of ski or snowboard gear.
Avalanche safety gear is not included but is available to rent during the trip booking process. Rental includes a backpack, safety beacon, shovel and probe.
Lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks are at your own discretion for this trip. How much should you plan on spending? See the chart on our Logistics page for an estimate.
Transportation to Morioka Station at the beginning of the trip and transportation from Shin-Aomori Station at the end. You'll need to either: 1) arrange your own transportation to Morioka or 2) buy the JR East Pass Tohoku. More information on our Logistics section.